posted on Aug, 7 2005 @ 03:27 AM
I have noticed the increased "security" (I say it in quotes as it does not make me feel any safer..quite the opposite) in my homtown, Reading. We
are not far from London, in fact, we're the Gateway to London apparently.
Yesterday, I was in town on my lunchbreak and there were Police everywhere. The train station, in the town centre, in vans and cars and on horseback.
There was a friendly on against Plymouth (not known for its football trouble), but the level of security generally, not just yesterday is
Even worse, was that as i walked through town I was being watched by two large, burly coppers who eyed me very suspiciously! I am a 23 year old white
guy and fair enough I have a goatee beard, but in now way would you consider me looking like a terrorist!
It is quite frightening. I know people say they are there to "protect" me and they won't be unduly nasty etc etc, but the type of people who become
Police are inherantly on a power trip anyway and more than likely most were bullied at school
They will (and have) used any excuse to nick people because they enjoy it.
If the Government told them to round up a certain group of people or victimise them, they will (and are, even now, doing it with racial profiling) do
With the new laws they intend to introduce that will erode our Human Rights further, it would take very little, if any, excuse for them to pull you
off the street and ruin your day, or worse.