As a security guard, as well as a student I reckon i have at least a little bit of ground with which to publish my thoughts on the attitude towards police. First off, worth saying that as a security gaurd, i am not anywhere near a policeman, and not particularily fond of them myself. at Festivals the squads of riot police had an amazing ability to be on the other side of the site to where the action is.
Example: the top of youtube trending on Saturday evening; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rgxwTF-qeAo&feature=aso
Now i have sympathy for prgnant lady, but the right to protest does not indicate that one should. For example, said pregnant lady has the right to smoke 40 cigarettes a day if she felt she wanted to, however, common sence dictates that she should not as there is a high chance that it would be hazardous to her & her baby's health. Likewise, given knowledge of the actions that protesters often start at riots, common sence dictates that lady should not - I'm not being unrealistic am I? .
Likewise, the two-facedness to authority. I have personally, on one occasion, been called scum/****er whatever by a young lady as i and another security staff sprayed water in the face of a man attempting to set fire to a tent (Reading festival, search youtube) and then, been asked to aid the same young lady who ran up to my post because, and you've guessed it, someone had set fire to her tent with all her stuff in it . that is only one example, but it is representative of an attitude which changes dramatically when it's your stuff/ self in danger
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