There is something wrong with our police force here in the UK and possibly elsewhere.
It is a well known issue that the police look after their own and that they have a nasty habbit of bringing down anyone who stands in their way or who
has the upper hand. Perhaps it is this that has lead to the situations we now currently face.
A couple of cases have risen up that have shown just how corrupt and two faced the police (and various other agencies, including the government and
medis) can be in order to keep order according to their rules.
Firslty, we have what has to be the largest amount of police officers (I'm mainly directing this at the police as other departments and agencies are
involved but that's another focus point) to ever be involved in a major cover up. With over 150 police statements changed in order to bring blame
onto others, the hillsborough disaster, where 96 civilians died in a terrible, tragic event, has to be the worst crime of its kind. For the full
details of this horrific day and the chain of events that lead to a 23 year cover up please read this thread;
Hillsborough files released
There are now many people involved in the journey to bring justice to those who feel they are above the law by bending it to suit themselves. This is
going to be a big battle and one that may take years to complete.
Meanwhile, a new battle has just begun in the wake of the London G20 protests. Another officer has been sacked and has apologised for the death of Ian
Tomlinson. we've all seen the video.. we all know the story.. So why has this officer got away scott free?? The public want answers and they want
more than what has been dished out to this officer.
A police officer cleared of killing Ian Tomlinson at London's G20 protests has been sacked with immediate effect after being found guilty of
PC Simon Harwood was earlier found guilty of breaching standards by a Metropolitan police disciplinary panel.
But the panel decided it will not consider whether or not the officer's actions caused or contributed to Mr Tomlinson's death in 2009.
Mr Tomlinson's widow walked out of the hearing, calling it a "whitewash".
In light of the hillsborough files being released and with this new case of police misconduct, I find this comment laughable..
Commander Julian Bennett, chairman of the panel, said PC Harwood's actions "have discredited the police service and undermined public confidence
From the same BBC report.
If they think that this one event has led to a lack of confidence in the police, well, you're a bit late for that.. Many have felt victimised by the
force for many years, they've felt watched, spied upon, and cheated. The force is now more of a money spinning programme with speed cameras and traps
all over the UK, CCTV does most of the work and even when that is used as evidence it is mostly thrown out of court for lack of clarity in the video
or leaving reasonablee doubt as to who the criminals are.. A lack of confidence has been brought upon the police by the police over a long period of
time and it now seems they may be facing a major shake up that will not only upset the police but the public too.
"If I were standing, I'd pledge to clean up the dog poo and Taser groups of three or more teenagers on sight," quipped the world-weary member
of a police authority I met at a conference.
"I'd be a shoo-in. They'd all vote for me because these elections are about what's popular - not necessarily what is right."
He was being deliberately absurd - but the point behind it gets right to the heart of the biggest shake-up in British policing for decades: Your vote
may redefine how the police keep your community safe.
What the ehck is this? You want us to vote on who becomes a PCC? Where did this come from? It's the first I've heard of it. How can this suddenly
appear out of nowhere when there has, as far as I can tell, been no public messages or question sheet popped through our doors.. no surveys carried
out, no publicised government debates?
Who is pulling the strings here?
Police authorities, long derided as invisible will be replaced by elected police and crime commissioners. The Whitehall targets on how to fight
crime will be replaced by a political mandate from the local electorate.
The PCC will be responsible for hiring - and potentially firing - the chief constable. He or she will set the policing budget and could increase the
amount raised locally.
Who gets to stand to be voted in? how are they selected? Will it be the local businessmen with loads of money who dodge taxes but line the right
pockets? will it be organised criminal groups who just happen to have a couple of judges and high ranking officers in their pockets who get to be
voted in? Or will it be local government officials who are in everyones pockets who nobody really cares to vote for in the general elections.. ??
Something twisted this way comes..
On top of all that there is the idea that the police force may be being desrtroyed in order to replace it with private police/security forces. This
would be a tragedy!!! These private forces would be more concerned about profits than upholding the law and punishing the guilty.. many innocent will
be in fear of being incarcerated for something they did not do... All in the name of profits..
Surrey Police scrap plans for partial privatisation
Plans for G4S police station in Lincolnshire put on hold
There was trouble at the London Olympics.. trouble came from G4S.. group 4 security.. Money grabbing greedy swines.. The army were called in to cover
the shortfall in staff, yet G4S still wanted to be paid the full amount.
Security firm G4S expects full Olympic Games payment
I feel the general public are under threat.. under threat from a corrupted, broken police force that has a history of covering things up and making
the public look like the guilty party. Under threat from an unknown group who wish to control everything by using private police/security forces
which, by far, is worse than the existing police force. Profits will come before the law.. the innocent will suffer and pay the costs with fines
somebody, somewhere, knows too well what is going on and is designing the collapse of the most historic and longest running police force on Earth.
Cuts have been made to the police, so they have less staff and this is why they are unable to cover such events as the London riots properly. The
force knows the public outnumber them and fear us turning on them.
G4S-run Wolds Prison has clear weaknesses, inspectors find
a private security force will not think twice.. they may very likely have the "business ethics" in place where the use of violence will be
authorised. In court, this would be completely different from the evidence a police officer would give, even if it is corrupted.
The lesser of two evils has to be the police force..