The ‘Them vs Us’ Divide Gets Wider

Them vs Us

When I went to the G20 protest last year  HERE I saw just how much of a ‘Them vs Us’ situation we have in this country.

Police looking more like stormtroopers from a science fiction movie than British Bobbies, with an “I can do what I like” attitude … and it turns out they can.

There are to be no charges brought over the death of a totally innocent man who wasn’t even a part of the demo. Of course it’s not a cover up – oh no – the fact that they couldn’t even get the cause of death right and have dragged it out so long that no private prosecution can be brought is just a coincidence.

There shouldn’t be a time limit of six months for this, it should be allowed to proceed up to, say, 6 months from the decision of the IPPC.

The IPPC – the police investigating themselves. That really reassures us!!

And the trouble is, the more this kind of thing happens, the wider that already wide gap becomes.

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4 Responses to “The ‘Them vs Us’ Divide Gets Wider”

  1. Further info Says:

    This not only highlights the incompetence and unprofessionalism of our police force in this country but also how many instances of misconduct and incompetence there really are within our police force…Police officers are meant to set an example and uphold the law, not break it….Shame on them!!
    Acts such as these normally get covered up and this is the function of the Professional Standards Dept (PSD) within each police force and it is their task to “play down” and “gloss over” the many complaints they receive and prevent them from being made public or being taken any further, such as a prosecution. They do a good job of protecting, defending and “sheltering” their officers who commit acts of misconduct and incompetence! The IPCC are also biased towards the police and will always support them regardless- so any so called ‘investigation’ that they claim to do is is totally flawed!
    It is not surprising that so many complaints are now raised against the police.For information, in 2008 two complaints that were actually deemed upheld & substantiated were against the same officer within Thames Valley Police Force, DC Mark Torrington who is based in Banbury. The complaints were raised through the IPCC and after an investigation by the Thames Valley Police Professional Standards Dept (PSD) it was concluded that both complaints against were indeed upheld and substantiated.
    The complaints were for “Improper Disclosure of Information” and the investigation report details that DC Torrington disclosed personal & private information and data to the complainants employer on a regular basis and continually providing “updates”, therefore breaching the Data Protection Act 1998. Due to this breach Thames Valley Police have also been reported to the Information Commissioners Office (ICO).
    The second complaint which was also concluded as being upheld & substantiated was for “Mishandling of Property”. This involved the same officer, DC Torrington giving away various personal possessions & items of the complainants property to an unauthorised person and also without permission or even recording it.
    The investigation report details and concludes that DC Mark Torrington will receive Management Advice from the Area Commander as a result of his actions.
    This officer should have been prosecuted in the same way as any member of the public would have been!
    However this once again highlights the poor conduct of officers and the very low standard within Thames Valley Police which on many occasions just gets “glossed over” from the public. The actions of this officer are just one example of why Thames Valley Police have got such a poor reputation and proves that officers including DC Torrington obviously can not be trusted!!

  2. Unfair Cop « Says:

    […] ‘them vs us divide’ which I mentioned before HERE rears it’s head […]

  3. Peter Reynolds Says:

    Along with millions of other concerned citizens, I am disgusted, appalled and outraged at the decision not to prosecute PC Simon Harwood.

    Keir Starmer’s statement was riddled with errors and obvious inconsistencies. He is clearly unfit for the office of DPP and should be removed immediately.

    http://peterreynolds.wordpress.com/2010/07/24/keir-starmer-the-next-lord-widgery/

  4. Barbara Says:

    Feel something definitely not right here, but do not think public have been told all the true facts. From photos seems man was hit.

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