posted on Feb, 17 2009 @ 05:18 AM
I dont know about the US of A but in the UK its now pretty much a case of the police are no longer part of the community and are more akin to being
very politicised. The ACPO and police federation frequently come out with comments and statements that go completely against the concept of innocent
until proven guilty and even against the concept of freedom, libery and just for all. Even handed common sense policing is a thing of the past.
another part of the problem is many officers no longer see themselves are servants of the public, rather the big stick part of the state. they try to
command compliance and respect rather than earn it.
The official answer to absolutely every problem with law and order in the UK appears to be the police asking for ever more powers and ever more eosion
of civil liberties. I was in Berlin during the cold war and for myself I can hardly see the difference between the old East German state and police
and the UKs state and police. The problem is every time the police demand and recieve more powers two thing occur,more abuses of their powers occur,
and the detection conviction rate falls even further. IE last gun ban in 96 , naturally the gun ban only affected the law abidding citizen, the
criminals continued to ignore this latest daft law. Over the following six years gun crime in the UK rose by over 100%. The police said banning hand
guns will make gun crime go down, it went up, massively. They said the ban will reduce the crime rates for lawfully owned guns being used in crimes.
They forgot to mention that only 1% of gun crime involved lawfully held guns, and most of those offences were suicides. All the gun bans did was
create more victims in waiting.
Same with the baton ban, stun gun ban, cs spray ban, it meant our european and american relatives could take steps to protect themselves but the
British could not. Naturally the police proved utterly incapable of protecting the public at large either, but they dont accept that the public should
have the same rights as themselves or the rest of the EU/ US to protect themselves.
Next time you talk with a British cop ask him how many criminals set out each day to rape, mug, rob, steal from, murder, defraud, abuse, attack
policemen. Then ask him how many criminals set out to do the same with district nurses, taxi drivers, gas station attendents, shop staff, cash in
transit drivers, store detectives, pensioners, students travelling home late at night, farmers living in remote places etc ? Yup the criminals attack
the vulnerable in society, those same vulnerable people the police are completely incapable of protecting, but still campaign to disallow the most
vulnerable in society access to the best tools suited for self defence.
BTW dont believe the bare faced lies Police and politicians say about " Self defence not being a good enough reason to own a handgun" The police
themselves have various guns and other weapons for self defence AND so do some MPs.
The best way of dealing with the police is to stay as far away from them as possible, they do not serve you, they serve their political masters and