I Am The Law!

Smiley Happy Police Force?Really worrying story in The Guardian HERE

Not satisfied with privatising the prison service it seems that policing in general is up for corporate grabs.

And they’re not only talking about back office functions like office and phone duties, this list includes “investigating crimes, detaining suspects, developing cases, responding to and investigating incidents, supporting victims and witnesses, managing high-risk individuals, patrolling neighbourhoods, managing intelligence, managing engagement with the public”.

It’s bad enough that most of us don’t trust or respect the real police but at least there is some accountability and transparency. What will happen when private companies are involved?

Once they have the contract they will no doubt be targetted but on what basis will that be done? Number of crimes solved, number of arrests, or more likely the financial value of the case?

So what will happen when calls comes in at the same time for an old lady who has been mugged and a bank robbed? Well,I think it’s obvious. Granny will be left in a pool of blood while the helicopter and the armed response unit will be at the bank.

This will be a golden opportunity for the rich and powerful to restrict our freedoms even further. Only this time they won’t only have the backing of the law … they will be the law.

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