Who-ever slaughtered those two police women should be given a swift trial, found guilty, allowed an appeal, to be completed within six months of the trial, and then taken to a suitable place of execution and hung by the neck until he is dead. Those young women, in their no doubt plod-like way, were acting as our surrogates, or if you like, our servants in doing their duty to investigate what they thought was a straightforward burglary. A murderous assault on them is a murderous assault on all of us. They deserved, indeed, they were absolutely entitled, to the best protection we can provide for them. Arming them would achieve nothing. In so far as I can understand from the MSM, they were lured into an ambush and carrying guns would have availed them nought. Only the certain and sure knowledge in the criminal mind that murdering a policeman (or any public servant) will automatically lead to the rope would have any effect in altering their criminal behaviour. Yesterday's killer will probably spend about 20-odd years in jail swaggering about as he lives on his 'reputation' as a cop-killer. Probably he will be out in late middle-age, free to repeat his cowardly crime. It is even possible that some particularly dimwitted 'Cocklecarrot' will congratulate him on his courage as that idiot did the other day when he let a burglar go free. Finally, a thought for all those people who resolutely refuse to countenance the death penalty - how much responsibility do you - yes, you! - take for the deaths of those two young women?