Monday, 7 September 2009
Close ACPO Down And Open Their Files
"Do they think that the public are so interested in policing that they would turn out and vote? And for whom? A politician? Or do they mind if they get a lunatic or a retired copper? All of these questions need to be answered."
Yes, we bloody well are, you arrogant Oaf. Orde patently has no concept of the ideal of democratic accountability of OUR money.
If we are going to have lunatics, lets have lunatics we have voted for not ones who are self appointed ! Not ones who owe allegiance to the Crown not we the people, and gun down innocent Brazilian electricians on the tube and batter newspaper sellers to death in the streets of the Capital.
Orde is playing politics here, Labour have been cowed by ACPO and given has them Carte Blanche, the Conservatives are playing lip service to Elected Chief Constables, but are far from radical enough to have thought the policy through and I have no doubt that they will not implement Elected Chief Constables.
Do I mind a retired Copper, no I don't, if he has a good track record, is not an MBA in cultural diversity and sexual politics, I might even vote for him or her.
However if She/He is crap after four years I want the ability to vote He/She/It out, not for them to stay there for years, given a massive pension, knighthood, then form a private company to control Policing with OUR money.
We either close ACPO down and open their files as happened in Germany in 1989, or we accept an unaccountable Police State.