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Killings bring home dangers police face
IF THE shocking case of the two brave police officers murdered while trying to do their job has any worth at all, it would be to bring it home to the public just what risks and dangers are faced by the police every time they go out on a case.
They do a difficult, and mostly thankless, task, knowing that if they put a foot wrong they can expect no understanding from anyone. Of course, the cover-up over the Hillsborough affair was inexcusable, but it surely is a one-off.
Our laws seem to defend the indefensible and protect the unworthy in too many cases, with the ready help from conscienceless solicitors, all too ready to act for criminals who should not expect any mercy at all, for an enormous fee.
The trouble-makers at football matches are not true fans at all – they are simply present to cause as much mayhem as possible and spoil the event for peaceful followers who are there to watch and cheer on the teams.
I still consider we have the very best police force in the world, even if in some cases they try to protect their own, and they deserve all the support they can get.
Heather Causnett, Escrick Park Gardens, Escrick, York.
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