12 December 2005
More than 160 men and women officers have been killed while protecting the public since 1900, but the gunning down of a policewoman yesterday as she did her job immediately brought to mind the death of PC Yvonne Fletcher. She was the first woman officer to lose her life on duty, outside the Libyan Embassy in London in 1984.
So this woman starts off by talking of “160 men and women officers” having been killed since 1900, yet it’s not until 1984 that the first female officer died.
In fact, 154 of the police officers who have died in the last century are male, leaving a mere 6 female. Not quite as equal as she would like to make out. Then she wails about the “mounting toll of women who have lost their lives on duty” as if they were massively over-represented in the figures instead of just the opposite.
Yes, how awful that it isn’t just male cops being killed, because that wouldn’t matter, would it dear?
posted by Duncan Idaho @ 10:20 PM
At 10:40 AM, Slaytan said…
Ah, the “100 people killed, including 3 women” line of thinking at it’s best!
At 5:27 AM, Anonymous said…
Even if it was one woman killed out of 1000, it would still be “men and women killed in great numbers” – but that is just the news people for you…