Monday, February 04, 2013

The Root of the Problem

Crivens! The Five-oh are complaining that complaints against the police are recorded even when they're self-evidently absurd.

Hmmmmmm....... you could almost say 'the process is the punishment'.

Now why does that sound familiar? JulieM dismantles this garbage, but the thing that intrigues me is this bit from Gadget's post:
Sir Robert Peel wanted us not to pander to public opinion, but to remain impartial and apply the law.
Well, yeah... maybe, but probably not. Still, if you want to go down that road, there's this too:
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.
Not exactly consistent with the Gadgeteers idea of the Police arresting all and sundry at the drop of a hat while insisting that no complaints be recorded against them unless accompanied by DNA evidence and CCTV footage.....

 ... And never mind all the Gadgeteers babbling on about 'civvies', like they've just spent the morning clearing out a pair of 88s dug in on Hill 239, instead of dealing with chavs texting death threats to each other.


JuliaM said...

"..instead of dealing with chavs texting death threats to each other."

Well, as the DPP himself proclaims, they won't need to waste their time with that anymore.

Bet that doesn't get obeyed any more that the EU court ruling about retention of DNA...

North Northwester said...

Time was, I'd never doubt a bobby's word or fear him at all. But given what they'll arrest and incarcerate you for these days, I live in fear of being 'outed' and treated as other EDL scum.

I guess we should have won the Cold War, huh?