“But what if you’re afraid of the police?”

… is the question posited by The UK Libertarian.

Gordon Brown tells police to keep officers on the beat:

Gordon Brown has urged police forces to keep officers on the beat in an effort to reduce the public’s “fear of crime”.

The PM said it was not “acceptable” to miss the Home Office target of having neighbourhood Pcs spend at least four fifths of their time on patrol.

This is all well and good, but what if it’s the police you’re afraid of?

Katabasis, who posts on our forums, has worked as a nightclub doorman on and off for over a decade. Now I’m a cynical guy when it comes to government and the police, but even I was shaken when I read this blog post from his website.

What exactly, may I ask, have the politicians got planned to stop that

If you want a depressing glimpse into the disgusting attitude of one particular police force, read Katabasis’ post in full.

It is rational to fear the police as the paramilitary wing of the government. My own limited experiences corroborate this. Cue Thomas Jefferson.

When governments fear people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny.

I do indeed believe that this country has slid into a state of tyranny. And perhaps a touch of despotism thrown in – certainly at the EU level, and with Labour’s appointments to the Lords.

AJ

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About Al Jahom
Anti-social malcontent, misanthrope and miserable git.

One Response to “But what if you’re afraid of the police?”

  1. Pingback: Nonsense, vacuity, ephemera, distractions, windmills and straw men « Al Jahom’s Final Word

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