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Arm all police officers? Depends if you’re Jean Charles de Menezes, Marc Duggan, Pc Fiona Bone or Pc Nicola Hughes

PC Fiona Bone and PC Nicola Hughes were murdered on duty. Last summer, when Marc Duggan was shot dead by police, the call was for less police guns. When unarmed Jean Charles de Menezes was shot dead by police as he ran for the Tube, did arming all police look like a sensible answer to maintaining law and order?

Now two policewomen have been murdered the call is for more guns. As ever, we hear from the grieving:

Pc Fiona Bone’s father:

“I never expected this. It’s so hard to take. He deserves to be hanged but I know we’ll never get that.”

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Posted: 20th, September 2012 | In: Key Posts, Reviews | Comments (8) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0