1:59pm Wednesday 11th July 2012
AFTER reading the front-page story about homes being evacuated after a grenade was found in a garden shed (LT, July 9), it would seem that as usual, there was a gross over reaction to the incident.
It just shows that under the guise of ‘public safety’, the police love to flex their authoritarian muscles.
Just look at the drastic over reaction last week to the coach incident on the M6. What a joke.
The officer who spoke to the press came across as an over-excited schoolboy who had been given a power injection.
Imagine seeing people forced to sit in a marked of square like prisoners in Guantanamo bay.
Sorry, folks, I know we have to take reasonable steps but this stinks of incompetence based on inexperience.
That's why we have all the nonsense at the airports. I am afraid the security services are more interested in being seen as some kind of robocop doing the world a favour.
We need sensible people who would have sorted out the incident promptly and the public would hardly have been any wiser.
mavrick (via website).
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