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|Posted: Sun Apr 08, 2018 9:04 am Post subject: THE POLICE ARE NOT LIKED IN THE UK TODAY
|PETER HITCHENS: Our police are as up to date as flares and Watneys Red Barrel
By PETER HITCHENS FOR THE MAIL ON SUNDAY
PUBLISHED: 01:02, 8 April 2018 | UPDATED: 01:22, 8 April 2018
Actually, I wish the police would arrest people for defending their homes more often than they already do.
It might finally alert the great complacent middle of British politics and opinion to what has happened in this country, so that they eject the people who are responsible, and achieve real change.
It might introduce more law-abiding people to the truth, that our country has been hijacked by elitist dolts, that one key result of this is that the police are not our friends any more, and that they do not serve justice in any way that we understand it.
The most contemptible voice in the midst of these events is that of David Gauke, the ridiculously entitled 'Justice Secretary', who claims to be on the side of homeowners against burglars.
Oh really, Mr Gauke? Not unless you resign from your politically correct Ministry and your soppy party, you aren't.
Is it possible that you can be so ignorant about the workings of the state you claim to run?
The arrest of Richard Osborn-Brooks after the death of a burglar in his house is in fact a completely typical example of our Left-infiltrated police in operation.
There is no point getting cross about it if you do not then demand a total reform of the police and the courts.
No doubt most police officers are perfectly nice men and women, who love animals and are kind to their mothers.
But they do not work for us. They work for a state that has been taken over by 1960s radicals.
Have you ever asked why the police are so keen to arrest respectable people who defend their own houses?
In general, they do not much want to meet the respectable classes. They have closed hundreds of police stations, and ceased regular foot patrols.
They have great trouble answering the telephone. If they appear in public at all, they do so in pairs, deep in conversations about overtime and clearly not wanting to be interrupted or distracted.
They can't conceal how bored they are by burglary and car theft. They are unwilling to do anything serious about anti-social behaviour and defeatist on drugs.
But defend yourself or your home with any vigour, and they are there in large numbers waving handcuffs and DNA swabs.
Meanwhile, in our capital city homicides rise, seemingly uncontrollably, to levels (so far this year) rivalling those in New York.
The arrest of Richard Osborn-Brooks (pictured) after the death of a burglar in his house is in fact a completely typical example of our Left-infiltrated police in operation, writes Hitchens +6
The arrest of Richard Osborn-Brooks (pictured) after the death of a burglar in his house is in fact a completely typical example of our Left-infiltrated police in operation, writes Hitchens
These figures, unlike those for other crimes, cannot be concealed or massaged out of existence.
They tell a rotten truth about our whole country, that bad people daily grow more confident, and good people daily grow more scared. The answer to this puzzle is simple.
The police of this country are at their most enthusiastic when they are defending their monopoly against the danger of competition.
It would be disastrous for them if anyone else started enforcing laws in the way most people want them enforced.
Any sign of old-fashioned law and order, and it must be stamped out swiftly, in case it catches on and puts their failed nationalised industry out of business.
Pictured: Henry Vincent, 37, was killed after he tried to break into Mr Osborn-Brooks's home in Hither Green, south east London +6
Pictured: Henry Vincent, 37, was killed after he tried to break into Mr Osborn-Brooks's home in Hither Green, south east London
For 50 years now, they have been pursuing fashionable, mad theories about crime, which were stupid when they were first suggested, and are stupider still now that they have been shown, in grim detail, to have utterly failed.
These theories are all based on the batty idea that criminals are not responsible for their own actions, and crime is not caused by human wickedness and greed, nor by lack of fear of being caught and punished.
Government and police alike think that crime is the result of bad social conditions, child abuse or one of the many forms of 'discrimination' of which we are all guilty.
This is why people who do bad things are seldom punished.
With a very few exceptions, they are repeatedly let off, cautioned, cautioned again, given social workers to make excuses for them, fined, allowed not to pay those fines, fined again, let off again, given community service which they do not do, let off, given bail, not locked up when they commit new offences on bail, given bail again. They become the terror of their neighbours.
Then they are given suspended prison sentences which are not activated when they reoffend.
Eventually, after many years of this, when they have become career criminals and are beyond all hope of redemption, they may be sent to prisons which are run by the inmates, and almost immediately released again with tags round their ankles, which are not monitored.
Equally stupid commercial products and fashions from this era – such as flared trousers for men and Watneys Red Barrel – have long ago vanished from general sale and would be greeted with mockery and astonishment if anyone tried to reintroduce them.
Have you ever asked why the police are so keen to arrest respectable people who defend their own houses? Writes Hitchens +6
Have you ever asked why the police are so keen to arrest respectable people who defend their own houses? Writes Hitchens
But the liberal reforms of the 1960s – which, unlike flared trousers and keg beer, have done actual, real damage to society – live on unchanged.
The remedies are all simple: for example, the restoration of preventive regular police foot patrols, the repeal of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act and its pro-criminal codes of practice, the enforcement of the laws against drug possession, the return of the policy of 'due punishment of responsible persons' to the prisons.
The Left-wing purges of judges and magistrates, pursued furiously during the Blair years, also need to be reversed.
But who will do these things? Nobody, as long as the British law-abiding classes continue to rely on the political leadership which has made such a mess of this country for the past half century.
In which case it is a matter of time until somebody else – perhaps it will be you – is arrested by some wooden-faced plod for daring to defend his home against savage thieves.
THE POLICE HAVE NOT BEEN LIKED BY THE PUBLIC FOR OVER 20 YEARS , THE PEOPLE KNOW THEY ONLY PROTECT FOREIGNERS AND MUSLIMS AND WILL NOT HELP THEM IF THEY WERE BEING ATTACKED-----------WHICH WILL BE THE NEXT THING TO HAPPEN AS THERE IS NO LAW IN THE LAND NOR PROTECTION OF OUR YOUNG GIRLS FROM RAPE AND TRAFFICKING, FROM THE POLICE TODAY.-------SACK THEM ALL AND PUT EX-SERVICE MEN AND WOMEN IN THEIR PLACE AND GET RID OF THE LIKES OF CRESSIDA DICK A PAWN OF THE ELITE