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    Not really, they achieve nothing, don't do their job (policing) and are more interested in reaching political targets (fine money, number of arrests, confiscations etc) than keeping the peace.

    This country's pretty lawless.
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    As an organisation: No.
    As individuals: Yes.
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    There is alot of good and alot of bad so its not as simple as yes and no =(
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    Yes generally I respect the police and the work and **** they put up with. But I hate the ones who are power hungry and forget that theyre civil servants.
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    I think they do an incredibly hard job sometimes and I respect that, along with the fact they put up with a lot of crap. I don't respect that they spend far too much time catching people speeding etc etc while the people that broke into my brothers car will never be caught.
    There are useless ones however, but you get that in anything.
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    Sometimes they just don't do enough, but yeah, it's hard. I'm indifferent.
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    (Original post by Lefty Leo)
    Not really, they achieve nothing, don't do their job (policing) and are more interested in reaching political targets (fine money, number of arrests, confiscations etc) than keeping the peace.

    This country's pretty lawless.
    Take up the issue of whether or not political targets are taking police officers away from the issues they should be tackling if you wish (though this is likely an issue which is blown out of proportion because it's an easy target for those who like to fuss about bureaucracy) but I don't think it would be anything like close to accurate to suggest that in general police officers are more interested in these targets than they are in apprehending criminals.

    The suggestion that the country is "pretty lawless" is really just a cheap shot with nothing to back it up which makes no sense unless you wish to contend that every country in the world is "pretty lawless".
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    (Original post by PoisonDonna)
    I think they do an incredibly hard job sometimes and I respect that, along with the fact they put up with a lot of crap. I don't respect that they spend far too much time catching people speeding etc etc while the people that broke into my brothers car will never be caught.
    There are useless ones however, but you get that in anything.
    Why is speeding not a crime now?
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    I get the impression that the south west has more respect for the police, or that maybe the policing is better than in like the north east, from things I've heard from people who live in sunderland and newcastle compared to down here in bristol.

    Not saying this is fact, just saying from what I've heard/experienced.
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    (Original post by tropical-twist3)
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    I get the impression that the south west has more respect for the police, or that maybe the policing is better than in like the north east, from things I've heard from people who live in sunderland and newcastle compared to down here in bristol.

    Not saying this is fact, just saying from what I've heard/experienced.
    YOURE MAKING IT OUT LIKE THIS IS ALL FACT, IT IS NoT
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    (Original post by René Artois)
    YOURE MAKING IT OUT LIKE THIS IS ALL FACT, IT IS NoT
    :unsure: I THOUGHT SO! :eek3:
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    (Original post by tropical-twist3)
    :unsure: I THOUGHT SO! :eek3:
    WELL WHY POST THAT THEN?
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    (Original post by René Artois)
    WELL WHY POST THAT THEN?
    FOR THE SAME REASON AS I,M POSTING IN CAPITALS, IT IS FACT. EK3:
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    I have no love for pigs. Well the corrupt double standard ones. The ones making our streets a safer place, they are fine.
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    No. All they do here is catch speeders.
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    no they do **** all. my brother got beaten up in site of a police officer and they didn't do anything. they said that because there wasn't a weapon involved it wasn't a priority.. all they do is go around catching 12 years olds drinking in parks rather than sorting out proper crime.
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    Overall, yes. As individuals, I appreciate what they do and are glad that they are there should I need them. Most of them are in it for the right reasons even though it's a pretty thankless task. You get some power tripping tossers, but that's true of any profession.

    What I don't like is some of the police policies and some of the constrictions they have to work within. Speed cameras, for example, do nothing other than to damage police/public relationship in order to raise revenue; very short-sighted policy from those in charge in my view. Your average copper is also hindered by bureaucracy and PC, leaving them seemingly completely powerlessness and ineffective against the likes of the "travelling community" scum...
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    (Original post by Chumbaniya)
    Take up the issue of whether or not political targets are taking police officers away from the issues they should be tackling if you wish (though this is likely an issue which is blown out of proportion because it's an easy target for those who like to fuss about bureaucracy) but I don't think it would be anything like close to accurate to suggest that in general police officers are more interested in these targets than they are in apprehending criminals.

    The suggestion that the country is "pretty lawless" is really just a cheap shot with nothing to back it up which makes no sense unless you wish to contend that every country in the world is "pretty lawless".
    No, it's down to the police, who tend to be pretty lazy and quite racist. For example, it's not uncommon for an emergency "I'm getting mugged" "my house is being robbed" type call to elicit a response of 30~ minutes from the local police if you have an ethnic accent and live in an ethnic area.

    Not only that, the police themselves are uninterested in finding criminals unless you're some big shot company.

    Have you ever lived outside the UK? And even if not, where HAVE you lived in the UK?
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    As a public service organisation: No.

    The police must do a great job on the whole and I appreciate that, but I can't "respect" them because unless they're 100% just then they're corrupt. Considering the policemen I've met in my life have only ever come across as unempathetic, power-hungry morons and the fact that you have articles in the tabloids everyday about policemen abusing their power, I'd have to go with the latter. :yes:
 
 
 
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