I truly expected a better article on this issue. - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Israeli
    • 25.07.10 | 21:01 (IDT)

    Everybody in Israel knows, that lately we had several controversial court decisions against the Police. These are absolutely internal issues, and not connected with Arabs. The controversy arises from the public perception that courts of Law should do more to help the police fight crime. These are standard polemics in Western democracies, where the court has to follow a strict adhesion to legal issues, and the public wants to see felons punished, and couldn't care less about the means. And this goes the same for Israeli or Arab criminals. A proper left-wing article would be to defend the court decision, within the realm of Western-standard justice, and not to drag it into the Arab-Israeli conflict where it clearly does not belong. The main question is how much force should the police be given in order to combat crime, and this concerns all democracies.

    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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