Mandy, you said (Echo, 17 May)]: ‘There’s not many 95-year-olds I wouldn’t be able to overpower if necessary’ and ‘to disarm a 95-year-old with a steak knife’.
Well Mandy, I picture you up against one wielding a knife. You do not want to hurt her – but, equally as much, don’t want to be stabbed by a frantic, scared, confused knife-wielder. Easy, is it?
We know ‘our aged care system is broken’ and ‘our policing methods aren’t far behind’, BUT: have a bit of compassion for the police. Yes, I know, some of their actions are reprehensible. It’s a non-win situation! They have been called – and confronted.
Prayers for Clare’s family; it must be devastating.
Training and extra staff for the police?
Here’s hoping the coroner’s inquest brings some improvement.