Janq - the last link you posted.... I found this in there:
"Here in America police officers are trigger happy & often shoot unarmed people. The police officers can simply say they felt physically threatend, and get away with it. Arming British police officers is not answer.
Posted by Amy on May 28, 2006 5:18 AM"
What the Hell is that?! I'd be willing to bet that the person who wrote that isn't even living here. Grrrrrrr. I can't believe a lot of the rubbish in that op-ed column's comments.