Tuesday, 13 July 2010


We have been a bit crook for the last couple of days - to the point of not even turning on the computer since Sunday. So today we we greeted with the news that yet again two good men have been shot in the line of duty.

In other countries police are feared and respected. Here we have at least two generations who show them neither.

New Zealand is also going to have to wake up to the fact that todays criminals are far more lethal than those of days gone past.

Todays tragedy and that of the siege of Napier were over simple drug busts.

Our police need to be better armed. We need to ensure that they have the weapons to handle any eventuality of any situation. They need to protect themselves so that they can protect the community.
The war on drugs should not let up. And the media needs to stop lionising criminals.

And we need to teach our kids that the police are their protectors and should be shown the utmost respect and that they hold a very important place in keeping the community safe.

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