The headline on the front page of the New Zealand Herald screamed: TWO KILLED IN POLICE CHASE.
A leading news website had: Fatal police chase.
And that sticks in my craw. How about: Two killed by criminal driver? Two dead after failure to stop?
I suppose to the poor grieving families of the couple who were killed, the headlines mean nothing.
To me, though, it seems to suggest that the police were in the wrong and not the disqualified driver who failed to stop when police ordered him to, who ran a red light and who has the blood of two innocent people on his hands.
I'm sick and tired of seeing police having to jump through hoops to justify the actions they take in respect of stopping dangerous drivers.
We couldn't agree more. In the meantime we wonder how our Christchurch "friend" i adjusting to the fact that he's not going to be driving anywhere for some time, and that the "four grey walls that surround me" are going to be his home sometime soon ...