Thursday, April 09, 2009

The Quick And The Dead

Three appalling police news stories in a week. It's been a terrible week for the police. And it's been a worse week for the family of a schoolgirl crossing the road, when she was hit by a police car which was travelling at over 70mph without lights or siren on,

for the UK's most senior counter-terrorism officer, who accidentally flashed a secret file about an imminent operation whilst walking to 10 Downing Street.

and for the family of the man in the wrong place at the wrong time.

How the police must be hoping for stories of Quick and the Dead to be forgotten , and for a big punchy terrorist story to break, to remind us all of the threat we face...


Blogger Nowtas said...

The second rush of footage of police behaving badly at the G20 demonstrations happened to pop up via the media just as the Hillsborough anniversary was being covered. I honestly do not believe this was accidental.

It seems politicans and the police are mistiming several of their releases for some attempted distractions, whilst the media and members of the public have learnt to get their timing spot on. Perhaps politicans should have set a better example over the years?

The next terror threat release, if it arrives in the next three or four months, will do the Met very little good when confidence in their abilities has sunk so low.

April 18, 2009 12:45 am  

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