Friday, 29 May 2009

life is a fatal disease

Sheriff calls for blind cord ban (BBC News, Friday, 29 May 2009)

the dangers associated with looped blind cords [...] are linked with the death of at least one child a year in the UK

The incidence of people being shot or assaulted by police, resulting in serious injury or death, is comparable at the very least, and possibly far higher. A few particularly appalling cases spring to mind: Stephen Waldorf (1983), James Ashley (1997), Chris Sherwood (1998), Harry Stanley (1999), Derek Bennett (2001), Jean Charles de Menezes (2005), Mohammed Abdul Kahar (2006), Ian Tomlinson (2009). This is not to mention the around 100 people who die in police custody every year.

So let's ban the police!

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