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Old 14th May 2020, 07:13
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Originally Posted by KelvinD View Post
Do you think protesters, trouble makers et al go around with a flashing light on their heads indicating "I am mentally disabled but mean no harm"?
And when you say "worthy of court", read this man's story again. How many times did the investigating authorities investigate and determine there was no case to answer?

We put armed young men in a position where they were constantly under threat, from pretty much anyone in the local community, and then expected them to always be 100% right when making a split second decision under stress. There were a lot of unintended victims during the Troubles, the vast majority a result of deliberate acts by terrorists (who have since been pardoned), a very few the result of someone innocent just being in the wrong place at the wrong time.
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