posted on Dec, 29 2010 @ 05:36 AM
Its a difficult and muddy affair these days, the relationship between the police and the people. You see similar here in Britain. Just recently a
gentleman who had a ducked a court date I believe, was stopped by police at a bus stop having been accused of lacking a ticket for his journey .
Rather than go quietly, the thug pulled a knife and set about the officers with it injuring two of them very seriously.
On the other hand, protesters who have an unbreachable right to demonstrate peacefully, were herded , stopped, and then provoked to action by legions
of riot police in London over the last few months. A harmless cerebral palsy sufferer was pulled from his chair by the police, who had claimed despite
the physical impossibility of it, that the man had thrown things at them. His condition prevents the gentleman from doing any such thing of course. At
another demonstration, a young man described by those who know him as a "gentle and caring person" was beaten about the head with a police truncheon
to the point where he had to be treated for bleeding on the brain, and was lucky to retain his faculties after the event. He is still recovering from
his injuries almost a month later, and the full extent of the damage will not be known for some time to come, as this type of damage can cause
problems later on.
Essentialy the role of the police force in both the US and the UK is the same. The police are supposed to uphold the law, and protect the public from
villainy by patroling the streets, arresting criminals, investigating crime, and putting in place measures designed to deter criminal activity .
However, all it takes is bad apples, and the barrel can appear rotten, and peoples opinions of its contents diminish as a result.
People see what they believe to be the crimminal activities of the rich and the famous get swept under the carpet, and see the minor infractions
which facilitate thier day to day lives recieve punishment they believe to be unjustly uncompromising. Further more, the victims of crimes unsolved
feel like they are left behind, and should they turn to crime themselves see thier actions as justified in the face of the lack of results that the
law and its officers have attained.
I wouldnt want to be a police officer in either the UK or the US right now. Regardless of the truth of the matter, the police are seen as a tool of
corrupted officialdom, bent on the segregation of the poor, and the protection of the wealthy and scheming villans who hide behind thier dollars and
pounds, and expensive lawyers.