Spot the difference

There’s this version:

Six people have died on the roads this weekend – two of the deaths after police pursuits.

There is another version: Six people have died on the roads this weekend – two of the deaths after drivers fled police.

Then there’s this version:

Police Minister Judith Collins says she’s confident the police are doing all they can to ensure public safety, despite the deaths of 19 people this year following police chases.

Which could have been written:  . . .  despite the deaths of 19 people this year after drivers fled police

The second puts the blame where it should be.

4 Responses to Spot the difference

  1. pdm says:

    You are 100% correct HP.

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  2. Fredinthegrass says:

    Over coffee this morning with the ‘painters’ one said how cross he was with police at the deaths ’caused by the police chases’.
    Poor fellow – I rounded on him, and the others had to listen.
    It is interesting to note he admitted he was being ‘conditioned’ by the media beat-up on the issue.
    A rational discussion followed my apologies for the outburst, and the consensus was we need to take a more positive stand that concurs with your view,Hp – “drivers that fled from the police”.
    Which I suppose is what pdm said in 5 words!!

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  3. Agree Ele, strongly agree

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