Tuesday, 24 February 2009

Holding The Line ? Sod Off

The Police are warning of a 'Summer of Rage' and redundancies in the Police.

Don't come looking for sympathy round here until you do two things-

1- Wind up up the little scam called ACPO which is a private company designed to provide well paid admin jobs and raise a lot of Cash.

2- Each Chief Constable stands for election on his or her record.

The police have gone from being a community service operating on Peelian Police Principles to a paramilitary flying squad armed with guns,tasers,pepper spray and a bad attitude of late.

To recap-

1. The basic mission for which the police exist is to prevent crime and disorder.

2. The ability of the police to perform their duties is dependent upon the public approval of police actions.

3. Police must secure the willing co-operation of the public in voluntary observation of the law to be able to secure and maintain the respect of the public.

4. The degree of co-operation of the public that can be secured diminishes proportionately to the necessity of the use of physical force.

5. Police seek and preserve public favour not by catering to public opinion, but by constantly demonstrating absolute impartial service to the law.

6. Police use physical force to the extent necessary to secure observance of the law or to restore order only when the exercise of persuasion, advice, and warning is found to be insufficient.

7. Police, at all times, should maintain a relationship with the public that gives reality to the historic tradition that the police are the public and the public are the police; the police being only members of the public who are paid to give full-time attention to duties which are incumbent upon every citizen in the interests of community welfare and existence.

8. Police should always direct their action strictly towards their functions, and never appear to usurp the powers of the judiciary.

9. The test of police efficiency is the absence of crime and disorder, not the visible evidence of police action in dealing with it.

Statements attributed to Peel

* Every police officer should be issued a badge number, to assure accountability for his actions. (I wonder what Hartshorn's badge number is ?)
* Whether the police are effective is not measured on the number of arrests, but on the lack of crime.
* Above all else, an effective authority figure knows trust and accountability are paramount. Hence, Peel's most often quoted principle: The police are the public and the public are the police.

So we have had all the smart alec TV programmes, traffic cops, Helicops etc etc, how about cops that are known and living in Police houses in the community.That are funded seperately from central Government, but by local taxation.I live in a small town on the somerset coast. There is a Police station that is permanently closed, but always has a Police riot van parked outside with six police cars, I often have the urge to bang on the door, and tell them to come outside and start interacting with the locals, instead of shuffling bits of paper around.

Succesive Governments have played around with Law and Order for years, this current lot have made the situation far worse with passing three thousand new Laws in ten years. By feeding 'benefits' to vast swathes of the population, they have been infantalised. No longer knowing how to behave responsibly and ethically, and this goes for Bankers as much as it does for the bloated underclass.

So not a penny more on Policing until it stops wanting to play Starsky and Hutch, and
starts acting as if it is part of society not a detached paramilitary arm of the State.

OH Comment: An effective Police Force should only EVER be judged by the ABSENCE of crime.


Anonymous said...

The Police in this part of Leicestershire have given up on policing, unless they are allowed to abseil from helicopters and burst into silver wedding parties armed to the teeth

electro-kevin said...

I actually saw a bobby with tall hat on walking up the road (probably on enquiries - not beat duty)

But what a reassuring sight ! And what a blast from the past.

This really did used to be a lovely country - the left lie to us that it was all a figment of our imagination and that this country is better now than it was.

it's either banned or compulsory said...

Filming the Police, The Prequel


OK, the victims may be tree huggers and squatters but it will be us too now.

K. McEgan. said...

Excellent blog.What we have seen is the demise of policing by consent and the inception of for want of a better word,tyranny.New Scotland Yard delenda est.

Kent Police is full of spineless bum bandits. said...

The Kent Police dont even bother any more.They are more interested in running Gay poetry contests for kids than policing.
All police forces are now just an arm of Social Services run by deviants for the benefit of themselves.
If it all kicks off this summer dont expect anything more than the Police running away.The Police are now so crammed with spineless lezzers and queers that the chance of them standing their ground is next to zero.

K. McEgan. said...

Alexander the Great was a buftie but he certainly wasnt spineless.I don't mind who keeps the streets safe being gay (or not) I protest at tree-huggers getting ten yrs in jail but muggers getting a maximum of five(If that).New Scotland Yard delenda est.

Captain Swing said...

Alexander the Great isnt in the Kent Police (as far as I know).

He didnt run a Gay Poetry contest for young kids either (although I could be wrong)

killemallletgodsortemout said...

Come the summer of rage, we should all wear burkhas and turbans at any event of "unrest". The police are so frightened of upsetting Muslims that they will simply run away.

I was taught to respect the police from an early age. In our borough, policemen had to be at least six feet tall. Just as well, given the number of pub fights that occurred over the course of a weekend. Since "wimmin's" rights and such bollocks, any scrawny youth can get into the police, queer or not. The power is in the utility belt - pepper spray, tazer, asp, gun - whatever they "need" to do their job. I only hope that that power or force is not used against peacefully-protesting citizens a la Countryside Alliance. I won't hold my breath.

I have a son-in-law in the police. He is a left-wing, PC-spouting, lentil-munching, tree-hugging cock of the highest order. He is part of the security service that is employed by New Labour, and is as far removed from proper policing and the man-in-the-street as Jackie Spliff. He and I don't quite see eye-to-eye.

I hope he has a busy summer.

charcoal said...

Captain Swing sir - Who's the picture of?

Old Holborn said...

Look at what our Police are getting and here

Anonymous said...

"Remote-controlled planes could spy on British homes"

"There are safety concerns over the devices, some of which have been prone to crashing in use in battlefield situations. "

That's what England is likely to resemble soon. Maybe it's time to get a high powered rifle, could be good target practice...

Dave said...

This summer looks like it will be interesting.
One cop predicts a summer of rage as the middle class riot.
Police forces are shedding police officers.
And Wacky Jacqui ordered 10,000 lasers last autumn

Looks like she was expecting trouble. So who's going to be holding the tasers?

As the song goes "I predict a riot"

They cant watch us all,all the time said...

Interesting article about the Police getting UAVs.

They look to be pretty primitive affairs which would fly at quite a low altitude(well within the range of big multiple launch fireworks I would guess).

It would be unfortunate if they flew over when you chose to have an impromptu fireworks display wouldnt it!

Anonymous said...

re the spyplanes

the police are voyeurs- perverts. simple as.

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