Yet again, police on duty at a protest act like occupying forces, attacking and killing an uninvolved passer-by.
Why is it that, with the overwhelming majority of police officers being decent, law-abiding men and women, thugs like this are so confident that they will pull a stunt like this in broad daylight, and then lie in the face of clear evidence of their guilt?
This is why the “lower classes” hate and fear the police, instead of respecting them and the principles of law and justice which they are meant to represent and espouse. With the increasing use of the police to suppress dissent, and the abandonment by the executive of the rule of law, resentment and alienation can only grow. Is this, perhaps, the government’s intention, to provoke greater and greater civil unrest, to give them an excuse for greater and greater intrusiveness and oppression?
Robert A Heinlein wrote “when a society is crowded enough to require ID cards then it’s time to leave”. The UK is now a global byword for surveillance and oppression of it’s “citizens”.
Time to go?