maarmie's musings

Sunday, November 04, 2007

UK v. US - round one

In the United Kingdom, officials who have weapons can actually be found guilty when they slaughter innocent people. Take the case of the Brazilian man thought to be a terrorist who took part in the London subway bombings. This week, the cops were found guilty unlike those monsters who beat and suffocated a child at a Florida boot camp.

Unfortunately, the cops in the London case don't face any criminal charges or punishments on the job. Instead, the police force is facing a paltry $2.1 million fine for shooting an innocent man in the head seven times on a crowded subway and killing him.

Oops! "Sorry" should be good enough, right?

I call that "murder," however, and I call what the boot camp guards did "murder" as well. Only those creeps aren't likely ever going to be held liable for what they did in any way, shape or form.

It seems like a trend in the United States. Might makes right. Except when the person exercising his or her might isn't a cop and, especially, when that person is black.

1 comment:

Leigh Russell said...

Hi Maarmie and welcome to the UK where I hope you'll be very happy.
The police can't go round shooting people and whether the outcome is a fine or criminal prosecution, the point has been made, hasn't it? I don't suppose they would have been found guilty, after a long court case so it was probably better to draw a line somewhere. There is a case for saying the police put their lives on the line etc. But I don't understand why they don't use some kind of tranquilliser dart instead of lethal bullets??? Call by my blog sometime and let me know what you think of my cover design, if you're into books.