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Police attack Jack Straw over ‘irresponsible’ vow on self-defence - Times Online
...But the attack by the Police Federation caused the most surprise, with their warning that any changes must not encourage the public to take the law into their own hands.

Jan Berry, chairman of the federation, expressed surprise at the latest review of self-defence law and said that nothing should be done that encourages vigilantism by the public.

“It is irresponsible for a government, either current or shadow, to use such a potentially dangerous subject to demonstrate a proactive stance on crime – not least the danger of raising public expectation when the reality is not achievable,” she said. “We need commonsense laws that protect the law-abiding public against a minority of offenders but we don’t want this to act as a green light to use excessive force nor to encourage people to take the law into their own hands.”

Sod off Plod, it is not a case of us "taking the law", it is OUR law, you are just a paid upholder of it - as a far greater Policeman than you once said " Police, at all times, should maintain a relationship with the public that gives reality to the historic tradition that the police are the public and the public are the police; the police being only members of the public who are paid to give full-time attention to duties which are incumbent on every citizen in the interests of community welfare and existence." Get off your professional "producer capture" hobby horse and remember we are all in this together.

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Ah! But Tim you forget; us civilians haven't been trained in all the proper health and safety regulations. Because of that we might do silly and dangerous things like jumping into ponds to save drowning children or actually trying to arrest scrotes who might fight back. We might get injured and then where would we be?
Mrs Plod is just as concerned for our welfare as she is for her own.

Hmmmm. I'm sick of typing in Harry.

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