Friday, 3 April 2020

Police Scotland Abuse New Powers

Shock, horror, surprise!

Police Scotland were given "extra" powers by the Government to crackdown on citizens who break social-distancing guidelines during the Beijing Boak outbreak. And guess what?

Untrustworthy Police Scotland immediately began to abuse those powers.

This is the most predictable story imaginable. I could've easily written this before it happened.

You see Police Scotland are always asking the Government for more powers. It's what they do. And it doesn't matter whether it's during times of crisis, panic, pandemics, or peace and calm. They just want more power, period.

The reason is simple.

Police Scotland no longer exist to help, serve, and protect the Scottish public. They haven't done that for a long number of years.

Instead Police Scotland exist to target the Scottish public.

Their job - as they see it - is to arrest as many people as possible so that they can achieve high arrest figures. In their corrupt world, they think that arresting lots of members of the public proves to the wider public what a great job they're doing keeping us all safe (yawn).

It doesn't phase them one bit that by doing this, they are unnecessarily making criminals out of otherwise law-abiding, innocent members of the public .

The fact that otherwise good and decent people who didn't know the back brake light on their car was faulty are now branded criminals. These are a large section of the public who will never ever lift a finger again to help police. Incredulously, the police moan and complain that the public are not assisting them when they need them!

It would be laughable if it wasn't so serious.

So here we are within days - if not hours - of new powers being bestowed on Her Majesty's finest and our corrupt boys in blue are out there abusing those powers already.

Who'd have thunk it.

And it's not just in Scotland that police are abusing their powers. Police the whole of the UK over are, well, doing what police everywhere do. Give 'em an inch, they'll take a mile.

But don't just take my word for it.

The Minister for Transport Grant Shapps accused officers of being "heavy-handed".

Lord Sumption - the former supreme court justice - called police "disgraceful" over the way they have been handling the new powers.

Further still, he said that "The tradition of policing in this country is that policemen are citizens in uniform, they are not members of a disciplined hierarchy operating just at the government’s command. This is what a police state is like. It’s a state in which the government can issue orders or express preferences with no legal authority and the police will enforce ministers’ wishes."

On top of all this, we're hearing stories of police trying to fine members of the public for walking alone in rural areas where they are in contact with NO other human beings (the absolute pinnacle of responsible social-distancing). They even poured black dye in to a lake to put people off swimming in it.

There are other stories about officers telling shops not to stock Easter eggs because they are a "non-essential" item (*Editors Note - I'm not really sure whether I would consider an Easter egg to be classed as an essential item or not, but what I most certainly DO know is that police do NOT have the right to decide whether it is or not).

I have commented many times before on this blog about how the police ALWAYS want more powers but when they get those powers they ALWAYS abuse them. 

Always.

So, to use an old worn out cliche, here we go again.

And these idiots in a uniform wonder why the public don't respect or help police officers any more (sigh)