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Sun May 17, 2015, 09:46 PM

 

UK Set To Follow USA's Lead: Threatens To Ramp-up Paramilitary Violence

Police warn big budget cuts will lead to 'paramilitary' force
Steve White, chair of the Police Federation, says service is ‘on its knees’, and predicts end of policing by consent and move towards more violent style.
by Vikram Dodd * May 17, 2015 * The Guardian

Police will be forced to adopt a “paramilitary” style of enforcement if the government inflicts big budget cuts on them, the head of the police officers’ organisation has warned.

Steve White, chair of the Police Federation, said his 123,000 members, from police constables to inspectors, fear a move towards a more violent style of policing as they try to keep law and order with even fewer officers than now.

White told the Guardian that more cuts would be devastating: “You get a style of policing where the first options are teargas, rubber bullets and water cannon, which are the last options in the UK.”

White said cuts would see the bedrock principle of British law enforcement, policing by consent, ripped apart.

http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2015/may/17/police-warn-big-budget-cuts-will-lead-to-paramilitary-force

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haikugal May 2015 #1

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Sun May 17, 2015, 09:54 PM

1. That's terrible and I'm sorry to see it.

Is the whole world turning fascist, or has it been this all along? TPTB don't try to hide it anymore.

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