Letter: Blaming the police

P G THOMPSON FROM HAMILTON
Last updated 08:26 08/02/2013

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I am getting heartily sick of newspapers, radio and television reporting all too frequent tragedies as caused by a "police chase".

I believe that, without exception, if these "chased" people had pulled over and stopped when first apprehended, they would all be alive today. The tragedy is not the police chase, but fleeing from the police. So next time one of these tragic events happens, could we please see a headline such as "Teenager dies fleeing from police", rather than "Another death caused as a result of police chase".

Let's put the blame where it belongs, instead of making the police the culprits.

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