Category: police

“Paedophile Britain” – what’s going on?

I’ve been variously bemused, perplexed, uncertain and – ultimately – horrified by the revelations which started to come out drip-feed journalism style – and have now become highly publicly-domained information of a strugglingly disorientating nature. At the last general election,…

A new kind of state

I’ve been wondering the same.  We’re criticising and slamming and dunking with clever words this state we believe is a police state already. Or not quite yet, as the case may be. Yet this tweet encapsulates something I’ve also been…

The frontline the police really struggle with

Theresa May clearly likes getting brownie points.  This story from Left Foot Forward today makes it all too plain: The home secretary Theresa May announced today that under the Conservatives those convicted of killing a police officer will have their sentences raised…

Anonymous – lynch mob or thought mob?

How do traditional police forces decide how to police?  What are the processes they follow?  Strange things certainly seem to be happening here in the UK. Some posts ago I reported on the puzzling case of Andrew Mitchell.  Channel 4’s…

Law, order and pathetic politics

This tweet just flitted past my eyes: RT @SophieBryce Yvette Cooper totally right to say we shouldn’t read that much into a vote with such a low turnout. #bbcsp I don’t think I agree.  I assume they’re talking about the…

On voting

Today, we have the opportunity to vote.  I’ll be voting for our Labour candidate in the Police and Crime Commissioner’s election.  I don’t know much about the role and I’m not sure many do.  Though I did tweet last night…

A question of mighty distrust

Puffles summarises in one tweet tonight what I have been feeling for longer than I can remember: Puffles (*notes*) the crisis of establishment institutions continues. BBC, politics, banking, newspapers, police…all in a v short time space Now some of you…

“Thank goodness it’s Friday!”

Yes, I know.  It’s pretty hackneyed to say so.  It’s a cliché – yet, even so, a truth. Is that why publishing empires like Murdoch’s have grown to such a size?  He has, after all, specialised in giving people what…