When only the cops and crooks have guns, this is what the rest of the citizens are destined to put up with. Of course, if the cops had been present, they would have been the first to take fire, and the end result would have been the same anyway.
3 Sunni Activists Killed In Iraq
Vote Promoters Slain in Front of Horrified Crowd
By Ellen Knickmeyer and Dlovan BrwariWashington Post Foreign Service
Saturday, August 20, 2005; Page A01
MOSUL, Iraq, Aug. 19 — Gunmen in this northern city Friday abducted and publicly executed three Sunni Arab activists who had been working to draw the disgruntled Sunni minority into Iraq’s political mainstream, and then draped their bodies in a get-out-the-vote banner, officials and witnesses said.
The killings, before a horrified crowd, were the latest episode in the accelerating violence between suspected insurgents and the Sunni minority that has been their base of support.