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They should not be shocked
"Officers are shocked at the outrageous level of violence directed against them. At least nine officers were injured overnight in addition to the 26 injured on Saturday night ...". That is from the Failygraph live clog. What is thus emerging, without question, is that the current wave of violence is largely directed at the police.
But, if the plods had the slightest idea of what was going down, they would not be in the least surprised. Like the politicians, they have completely lost touch with reality, and have no idea how much they too are hated. If you could slice up contempt and sell it, the national debt would evaporate.
The metric really is straightforward. The plods have pissed off the middle class for years, and lost the support of huge tranches of the population. It really should come as no surprise, therefore, that those lower down the food chain are reacting as they do - they get it far worse than we do. If we are pissed off, they are doubly so.
Despite that, for the next few days and even weeks, there will be untold volumes of extruded verbal material on this, from a media that is also almost completely out of touch (although not entirely so).
Thus, much of the comment will be ill-informed and miss the point - not least in any comments about race.
As North Jr points out, if you do go out of your way to piss people off, and do it long enough, they will respond in kind.
It really is that simple - and difficult. And there's the rub. One of the most difficult things to accept in this life - and it applies to all of us - is that we are occasionally wrong. For an anally-retentive organisation such as the Met-Plod - and all the other police forces - it has proved almost impossible...... eureferendum.blogspot.com...
Originally posted by blackcat99
maybe they should put the army on the streets to help the police, if the police are now using undertrained riot police sounds like they need the army
Originally posted by loves a conspiricy
reply to post by blupblup
500 police officers is nowhere near a quarter of our police force...its a fraction of a percent.
I just heard they had drafted in cops from other BOROUGHS.....they are still Met Police as far as i can make out
Im watching BBC news....have you got a link to somewhere that says 1/4 of ALL uk police have been drafted into london. Id like to know how Yorkshire Police got down here so fast lol