posted on Aug, 23 2014 @ 06:31 AM
I would like to think I had friends in the force some of them close friends and they are concerned themselves for a few reasons.... The armed
response units have always had the reputation for being highly trained, and if you see that Landrover arrive you knew the situation had escalated and
it was time to step back if you were a bystander. these weapon trained guys classed themselves as "Elite" but now they feel their position has been
undermined. I watched them not long ago stop apprehend 3 jewellery shop robbers in a built up area and it took seconds to deal with due to their
almost military response. Nobody was hurt, no members of the public were at risk, it was a stop, get them out, get them away job.
Im sure the robbers realised when they saw rifles in their faces that lie down on your face was the best option.
Having the police on the "Beat" carry hand guns and expecting them to be used with this same professionalism is not going to happen, they themselves
are concerned about having to carry and they dont have the same level of training and no experience in dealing with a situation using their new role
in the publics eye. One thing my friends and I agree on is that having a holster on your belt will certainly put a huge distance between them and us.
We wont trust them in the way the majority of Scottish historically have. A good example is the community police officer. Someone who is on the ground
in an area walking the beat a lot of the time instead of in a car. Our own CPC knows the teenagers in the area and with a warning and whisper in their
ear he can control a situation or let someone know he knows something and they better behave.
IMO working with the press in the area, I have to wonder what the long term agenda is. Is it the referendum?...no I dont think so.... I think its more
about the removal of freedoms and rights, hell I live 100 yards from the largest CCTV monitoring system in the West coast of Scotland and cant walk 20
yards without being viewed by a camera...and I dont live in the center of town.
edit on 23-8-2014 by captiva because: (no reason given)