Ye Gods! This is a post that will really test my ability to write without resorting to obscenities.
What happened? Where did the Policeman on the beat go to? The Policeman who you asked if you needed to know the time. The round figured man on the bicycle who knew people in the community by name and would give you a ticking off if you were bending the law a little.
I will tell you where he went. He was consigned to the history books and replaced with a new breed of Police Soldier, who rather than being a servant of the people and upholder of the law, is a State law Enforcer and tax collector.
In 2009 they raked in a massive £400m in fines for minor offences such as speeding, parking & leaving rubbish out on the wrong day.http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/7016421/Police-rake-in-400-million-from-middle-class-fines.html
They are set apart from the people and are unaccountable to the local community. They are armed to the teeth and are able to and are prepared to use their weapons against ordinary people if they feel that they are being threatened.
I will add video and photographs as & when I find them & if you find anything before me, please send me a link.
Here is a video of Nottinghamshire Police abusing a suspect with Tasers & Beating him with their fists.
Then there is the case of Mark Aspinall. Here is a video of a vicious assault on a War Hero.
PC Stuart Gray of Strathclyde Police in Ayrshire. If you click his name it will link you to a page with his contact details on should you wish to express yourself.
This Policeman has issued fixed penalty fines for some monumentally ridiculous things including, fining a man for littering who had dropped a ten pound note, and one for a motorist who was parked with the handbrake on and blew his nose. The fine was for not being in proper control of his vehicle.