‘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.”’
‘Police were called to a primary school after a nine-year-old boy was caught using a ruler as a pretend sword in a playground game of ‘knights and dragons’.
Teachers have been accused of overreacting after asking officers to speak to Kyron Bradley, who waved the ruler around as he played with two friends at St George’s Bickley CE Primary School, in Bromley, south London.
The youngster’s mother Natasha Bradley said she burst into tears after hearing police were being called over a ‘stupid game’.’
Street Democracy writes:
With a crushing force of militarised policing, peaceful innately decent people joining together to protest against sour governmental principles, have to be prepared for instantaneous dark durance of violent clashes with police and spontaneous arrests.
With blind obedience demanded everywhere, with dignity no longer sacred, we witness ruling elites oppress us in every step building up tensions that will bring a summer of civil disruption for sure.
The dispossess cannot reign and the Tory government like banded thieves are stealing freedoms away from the poor in the name of economic sanctions.
Our Tory ‘iron fist’s of blue’ are a lot of things, but ‘stupid’ isn’t one of them. They know protesting is coming and they want to criminalise all protesters and reign in police domination.
An absolute catastrophic shattering of street life democracy.
The weaponisation of the State, the criminalisation of the poor, the protester, anyone critical of government is legalised tyranny and we must not stand the stance of toleration.
By Debbie Simmons-Street Democracy.