On Monday 22nd May 2017 at least 22 people have been confirmed dead and 59 injured in an explosion that took place at Manchester Arena. This latest terrorist attack makes it the sixth attack Europe has suffered in 12 months. The mayor of London: Sadiq Khan in a statement said ‘Londoners will see more policemen on our streets henceforth’. Will posting more armed police on the street protect us? I think it’s time the UK police reform its approach towards protecting the citizens of the UK. The police were on the streets throughout these attacks:
July 14th, 2016, in Nice, France. A truck crashed into celebrating crowds on the coastal resort town’s Mediterranean seafront, killing at least 84 people and 18 others injured.
July 26th, 2016, in Normandy, France. Two men attacked a Catholic church, the victim of this attack was an 86-year-old priest who was stabbed to death.
Also, in December 2016, a truck consciously plowed through a Christmas market in Berlin, Germany, killing twelve (12) people and injuring over 50.
2017 March 22nd, four (4) including a police officer, was killed when an SUV drove by a 52-year-old, deliberately rammed into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge, before the attacker proceeded to fatally stab a police officer.
In April 2017, three (3) days before France’s presidential election, an attack was made on Paris’ Champs-Elysees killing one (1) police officer and two others injured.
Early this year, The Union survey on firearms and Tasers publicized, “Nearly half of Met police officers want more firearms specialists and 75% believe they should all be issued with Tasers. This takes me back to the question: Should posting more police on the street of London make use feel safe? I think all of those attacks outlined above, could not have been prevented if the number of police on the street at the time was doubled. In my opinion, the security leaders should focus more on finding out how these suicide attackers are recruited, rather than throwing more firearms on our streets.
The question is:
How do we school the citizens on how to be more vigilant?
How are these individuals/suicide bombers persuaded?
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