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Why do we keep repeatedly letting our Police down?
If you are ‘anti police’ (i.e. if you are a criminal or have been brainwashed by the some sections of the civilian press), then you probably wont ‘agree’ with the sentiment in this article.
Look at most ‘civilised’ countries around the world, and you will see that individuals who assault the Police will often get banged up for a considerable amount of time.
The very least you would expect, should you decide to put your life on the line by joining the #ThinBlueLine, is that the government you are working for will ensure that you are protected at ALL costs.
Common sense, decency and respect are the only personality-related traits needed in order to conclude that they who sign up to often deal with the worst that humanity has to offer will be afforded a high level of state protection.
Whether you like or dislike the Police, then only an utter fool would believe that, as a country, we would be ‘better off’ without the Police.
Many fair-minded individuals, however, have had their brains washed by certain ‘outlets’ within the civilian press who genuinely have not got a clue as to what is really going on in the criminal world.
I know this, because I read messages from such brain-washed individuals all of the time which get sent into our Facebook page, Emergency Services Humour. They read the tosh which gets spewed out by the usual suspects in the civilian press.
The sort of reporter that would criticise the Police publicly for using “too much force” when trying to restrain a knife wielding manic (when the toughest struggle they probably have had to endure, is whether to have a ‘skinny’ or full fat latte) but who would then heap praise on the Police for thwarting the next terror attack.
If we, as a country, are not able to look after our Police, then, quite simply, we do not deserve the benefits of the selfless bravery required by the Police in order to confront, on a daily basis, the evil that roams amongst us.
So to hear that a savage who bit a chunk out of a Police Officers arm has been released 7 months into a 2.4 year sentence genuinely makes me think that this country needs an urgent change in direction when it comes to its attitude towards our Police.
Lets not underplay the fact that the savage who caused the severe injuries to the Police Officer did not even serve HALF of their sentence.
What is the point of handing out sentences which will never be served???
We always hear about individuals being let out early for ‘good behaviour’ but rarely do we hear about people being released after only a quarter of their sentence has been served!
And the fact that the assault that led to this ‘sentence’ was inflicted upon a member of our Police force only makes the situation worse.
Its almost as if we, as a country, have become complicit in the safeguarding and welfare of our Police.
How do those who are responsible for this kind of decision think that it will make serving and retired officers (I fall under the latter category) feel when they hear about, what appears to be, special treatment being afforded to the type of individual who believes that they have a right to attack our Police?
It was only a couple of days ago that we wrote about the male who has just been sentenced to 22 weeks inside after his SIXTH attack on Police Officers….22 weeks!
You would probably get sentenced to longer for not paying your TV Licence or Council tax!
There is no common sense left in this country.
A country that seems to be run by people who have excelled at being politically correct, and who seem to be sub-servant to the very small but very loud part of society who seem to believe that our Police are ‘game’ when it comes to being assaulted.
I wonder how long the individual that bit the officer would have been sentenced for if they had of assaulted an MP? Or if they had of assaulted a Judge? How long would they have got then?
The aforementioned professions are each a part of the civil service – but something tells me that the individual who carried out this assault would have actually served his full sentence had he of bitten a chunk out of a Judges or an MP’s arm.
So why are we letting our Police down? Why are we soft on those who assault ANYONE in the emergency services & NHS?
In my own very humble opinion, its because there seems to be a desire to pander to the very il-informed minority of individuals who believe that the Police somehow owe them something.
The sort of individuals who believe the misnomer that ‘policing by consent’ is actually real i.e. that the Police are only here, because they ‘allow’ them to be.
We have the Police because we NEED them, not because they NEED US. A Country without a Police Force would be a country at war (with itself).
I don’t ‘consent’ to being forced to pay the plethora of taxes which we are subjected to (most people don’t mind paying some tax, but taxpayers, as a whole, are being truly rinsed).
Only a fool (or a criminal) would not consent to the brave men and women of the #ThinBlueLine putting their lives on the line in order to keep us safe from the evil that really is out there.
And, unless you have really seen this evil, then when it comes to matters of Policing you really should choose another subject to critique.
What you see on the telly is not how it is on the streets.
Do you really think that these documentary makers would be ‘allowed’ to give a true reflection of the massive challenges being faced by the men and women on the front line?
Do you think that the documentary makers are ‘allowed’ to give an insight into the dire levels of morale currently plaguing the force?
Its time that we, as a country, developed a back bone and its time that we have decision makers who have actually got some experience of the REAL world; decision makers with some common sense!
Written by one of the many admins of emergency services humour, who is also a regular contributor in our fortnightly satirical Digital Magazine, S__ts & Giggles.
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