Why Did I Join The Police?

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  1. Tom Pride says:

    I always regarded the Conservative Party as being very pro-police but I’m starting to have my doubts now.
    There are of course the cuts – bringing in private firms like G4S and the appalling ‘plebs’ comment by the Tory Chief Whip but I’ve also just read a shocking article in the Telegraph – not exactly known for its anti-Tory radicalism – about a Tory councillor making a ‘joke’ about the recent killing of 2 WPCs and then having the nerve to tell a police sergeant to “go away, you silly man” when he complained (link below) .
    It’s starting to look like many Tories regard police officers in exactly the same way they regard other public servants such as doctors, teachers and firefighters?
    What do you think?

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/conservative/9564376/Tory-councillor-sacked-for-joking-about-death-of-two-police-officers-in-Manchester.html

  2. Tom Pride says:

    I always regarded the Conservative Party as being very pro-police but I’m starting to have my doubts now.
    There are of course the cuts – bringing in private firms like G4S and the appalling ‘plebs’ comment by the Tory Chief Whip but I’ve also just read a shocking article in the Telegraph – not exactly known for its anti-Tory radicalism – about a Tory councillor making a ‘joke’ about the recent killing of 2 WPCs and then having the nerve to tell a police sergeant to “go away, you silly man” when he complained (link below) .
    It’s starting to look like many Tories regard police officers in exactly the same way they regard other public servants such as doctors, teachers and firefighters?
    What do you think?

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/conservative/9564376/Tory-councillor-sacked-for-joking-about-death-of-two-police-officers-in-Manchester.html

  3. ideb8 says:

    After much research, the explanation for Tory contempt may be due to the suspected massive post-crash increase in property & capital assets quietly whisked away off-shore by Tories & their party-funding corporate sponsors, for tax purposes.

    They regard the police as of much less use to them once their valuables are safely abroad, out of harm’s way, where police protection of their baubles is no longer so necessary or feasible from afar.

    The Tories are therefore less anxious now, less constrained, free to express their natural haughty superiority, free to revert to type, to the type exemplified by that Right Honourable Mitchell, the type who, by all accounts, so frequently abused & scorned his inferiors, even if they had been assigned to watch & protect his precious backside..

  4. rdresearch says:

    I would like to have heard a bit more in-depth as to why someone joins the police.There is no way you’d ever get me in a paramilitary organisation let alone with the arrogance to think I was making a difference – and then, in a positive way. Librarians make more of a difference than the police. Doctors make more of a difference – and comedians probably make the greatest difference. To all those miscarriages of justice, to all those stop and searched without reason (the majority) to all those harrassed and intimidated by the police, yes the police make a difference but not in a good way and not in terms of crime which is solved by the public providing heresay and gossip. Of course, the psychology of policing depends on the sold psychology of people euphemistically termed ‘the public’ who believe they need to be ‘protected’ from a negative view of human nature that doesn’t actually exist – the scary monster lurking in the underpass. It’s all very anti-intellectual, anti thinking, medieval. I liked the comment given from one of my tutors at College, an ex ACC and prior to that Chief Super. When I asked ‘why did you join the police?’ he replied ‘you have to remember, it was different in those days; I was married and you got given a house’. Good, honest no bullshit answer. No, I wanted to make a difference. No ‘I couldnt’ get another job because I wasn’t qualified; just ‘I wanted a house’. I doubt he would have joined without such an incentive. Would you?

    • Everyone is entitled to their opinion and mine, for what little is worth, is that I don’t agree with yours. You have your own agenda, which I understand, but there is far more to Policing than you have experienced.

  5. rdresearch says:

    I would like to have heard a bit more in-depth as to why someone joins the police.There is no way you’d ever get me in a paramilitary organisation let alone with the arrogance to think I was making a difference – and then, in a positive way. Librarians make more of a difference than the police. Doctors make more of a difference – and comedians probably make the greatest difference. To all those miscarriages of justice, to all those stop and searched without reason (the majority) to all those harrassed and intimidated by the police, yes the police make a difference but not in a good way and not in terms of crime which is solved by the public providing heresay and gossip. Of course, the psychology of policing depends on the sold psychology of people euphemistically termed ‘the public’ who believe they need to be ‘protected’ from a negative view of human nature that doesn’t actually exist – the scary monster lurking in the underpass. It’s all very anti-intellectual, anti thinking, medieval. I liked the comment given from one of my tutors at College, an ex ACC and prior to that Chief Super. When I asked ‘why did you join the police?’ he replied ‘you have to remember, it was different in those days; I was married and you got given a house’. Good, honest no bullshit answer. No, I wanted to make a difference. No ‘I couldnt’ get another job because I wasn’t qualified; just ‘I wanted a house’. I doubt he would have joined without such an incentive. Would you?

    • Everyone is entitled to their opinion and mine, for what little is worth, is that I don’t agree with yours. You have your own agenda, which I understand, but there is far more to Policing than you have experienced.

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