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    • Frank
    • 25.07.10 | 21:25 (IDT)

    Mizrahi is probably not the type of Israeli policeman, especially of the infamous "Border Police", who kills innocent ethnic Arabs preemptively. He killed an unarmed car-thief who happened to be an ethnic Arab. That was unprofessional because it was an excessive use of power - but the fact remaines that the "victim" was a criminal who tried to get away. Thus the court sentence seems to be measured and sagacious. Now the minister and the police commissioner bump in, blurring the murky line between solidarity and complicity. What is it that they want? A "carte blanche" for uniformed people to kill? Presumably not: they are rather primitive populists!

    from the article: A sick police force
    First published 01:27 25.07.10 | Last updated 01:27 25.07.10
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