#8875614, By Gradius G20 Protests in London

  • Gradius 20 Jul 2012 19:59:52 2,303 posts
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    DisneyJon wrote:
    The circumstances where police officers are involved in incidents like this are not those joe public would be in, hence that argument is not valid. Fact is the videos shown on tv have no sound and only show seconds of what happened without context.
    The fact that a police officer may face stressful, dangerous, etc, situations more often than an average person doesn't make the comparison invalid at all in my opinion. What does make the comparison slightly invalid is that officers are trained and should theoretically be able to handle certain 'circumstances' much more competently than a normal person perhaps might, so really they should be treated in a harsher way when they mess up (murder innocent elderly people), but of course they get let off, while normal untrained people generally wouldn't be quite so "lucky"..

    Edited by Gradius at 20:01:21 20-07-2012
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