hjd10 wrote:It's interesting to watch how BLM is playing out across the world. I can't help feel that we've jumped on the BLM issue from the wrong perspective.
Have you seen the number of people killed annually by the police in the States, it is something like 3 people a day which is a similar figure to the whole of the UK last year (weren't two of those terrorists?).
Race and terrorism apart it would be interesting to know how many people
killed by US police authorities were using, had used, or were in possession of a lethal weapon at the time they were killed. It feels like criminals in the US are killed unnecessarily, l don't know how often that is the case.
To some extent l think we're fed by Hollywood. The other night l re-watched 'The Fugitive' with Harrison Ford. There is a scene where an unarmed, fleeing Kimble (Ford) who has not just hurt people and there is no reason to assume he's about to, is shot at by the US Marshall. But my (admittedly scant) knowledge of US law enforcement practice is that is well without the boundaries of what's allowable.