Dark Days – Dark Deeds

Two female officers from the Greater Manchester Police have, today, given their lives as they went about their normal public service.

29-year-old Dale Cregan was arrested after he walked into a police station in Tameside. Cregan has been arrested on suspicion of two counts of murder in relation to the investigations into the murders of David Short and Mark Short. He has also been arrested on suspicion of the murder of a police officer.

It is actions such as this that reinforce my belief that the death penalty should be brought back.

My thoughts are with the families, friends and colleagues of these two officers

2 thoughts on “Dark Days – Dark Deeds”

  1. My heart also goes out to the families, but I have to respectfully disagree on your Death Penalty view. For a start, it simply doesn’t work (look at America). And secondly, how many guilty people put to death does it take to justify each innocent person who will undoubtedly also be put to death through miscarriages of justice? I can see where you’re coming from. But I just don’t think it’s the answer personally.

    1. Lance, I agree that there will never be sufficient deterrent for the lunatic fringes of society. But I do worry about the rising rate of crimes that involve the use of weapons. The current strategies don’t appear to be working either. This latest incident which included the use of a grenade shows a degree of escalation not seen before. I understand that some gangs have grenades to hold like the old time nuclear deterrent during the “cold war”. There also appears to be a growing bias against the police, no matter what they do there is always some part of society that sees them as the enemy. I personally believe that for crimes such as the killing of a police officer then the death penalty should be an option especially when, as it appears in this case, the police officers were set up. As for the innocents who may be executed I don’t have the answer. I just feel that a positive action is better than inaction.

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