Support should be given to police

I M not condoning the police officer at the G20 protests who struck a newspaper seller - who died minutes after the incident – but the frenzied media attack on the police which has ensued is getting out of hand. There were about 4,000 police officers in t

I'M not condoning the police officer at the G20 protests who struck a newspaper seller - who died minutes after the incident - but the frenzied media attack on the police which has ensued is getting out of hand.

There were about 4,000 police officers in the thick of the protests, protecting members of the public and property, and less than a handful may have overstepped the mark in the heat of the moment. Without the police, anarchy would have ravaged the city and no doubt hundreds of people would have been injured as a result. Vilifying police officers in the current manner will only serve to deter people from entering the police, and then where would we be? A shortage of officers to police our streets is not a world I want to live in.


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