To all those who would like to see the death penalty restored for murder.
Would you rather this man, who is obviously intelligent and wants to do something for his community, had been executed, instead of now having the chance to get on with his life having had his conviction overturned?
You don't need to worry, there is more chance of hell freezing over than capital punishment being restored here! On the other hand if it were to be restored and there were any doubt about the conviction we could just keep the perpetrators locked up for life!
Do you believe in a level playng field or one where the law enforcement agencies have one hand tied behind their back?.
As a 'normal' person I expect the law to protect me and my family if and when necessary, not to wonder if everytime they have to use force, wether they will have to go through a trial to 'Prove' they had done the right thing and that there was no other option.
I agree that the policy 'Shoot to Kill', is not normally best, when shoot to disable may be better, however I believe that our officers are trained to do the right thing at the right time in the circumstances at the time.
Most Newspapers are not there for your or my good, they only want to sell papers and there is nothing like a good scandal for selling papers.