Cop union to determine definition of bravery
New award for outstanding acts of police bravery.The Police Assoc. apologist thought constable Keith Abbott gunning down a man with a golf club in the middle of a deserted street was an act of bravery though didn't he - even claiming that in pulling the trigger four times that Abbott's shooting was axiomatically "always a justified killing" from the moment Abbott formed an intent to kill him several minutes earlier - so it's hard to say what sort of standard the award is going to have.
The Police Assoc. will use the award to push their crystalising gun position of arming officers with hand guns. It will be a political and PR stunt as much as it will be for honouring bravery. If bravery is defined as the strength to act in adverse conditions and in the face of slim odds of success in order to protect and serve the public welfare and security then the bravest thing a cop can do is turn in another cop.