I have thought long and hard before getting this one off my chest - but recent events have driven me on, so here goes... We have recently been told that the casualty rate (and that means deaths folks) of people involved in 'police incidents' is on the increase. This year is some sort of record. These range from entirely innocent people / bystanders killed in car accidents to scrotes killed trying to outrun the police. However, the fact remains, they are all innocent nonetheless. Even if we leave the Menenzes incident well alone (and by all accounts none is going to be charged for that) - it is a fact that not one policeman has been successfully charged as a result of these deaths. A rough law of averages must mean that some of these occurences will have been 'questionable'. The record of the military in this respect is less good - and I have no need to repeat examples here. Yesterday it was revealed how a gang of Booties spent some of their spare time (decided to wind up the press) and, leaving aside the utter madness of the potential fall out in terms of PR, the incident is pretty small beer. That same day a young family of 3 were killed in yet another incident involving the police. A child was involved, albeit delivered prematurely as a result of the incident, only to die later. So where were / are the screaming headlines? 3 deaths versus a bunch of naked loonies. So, I say again, where's the sense of proportion?