Standing by while the law is broken does not make officers, peaceful protesters, members of the public (or statues) any safer.
Posts Tagged: Police
“From here, I’m afraid, the journey is all too obvious. The only way to prevent this is to reverse the re-racialisation of our society.”
Daniel Hannan: One man driving to Durham imperils the nation’s health. But lots of protesters in London don’t. Have we all gone mad?
Sitting in a park is selfish, but organising a mass demonstration in a park is wonderful, and schools should still stay closed. Seriously?
Some of its problems can be fixed. Others won’t be. And one perhaps can’t be: namely, that this Parliament seems to be incapable of saying No.
If so much, as Ministers suggest, depends on common sense, nuance, context and common sense, people will draw the inevitable conclusion.
The public recognises that the response has been more about engagement than enforcement. More police powers are not needed.
They seem no less relevant this morning than they were yesterday – and are unlikely to be answered this afternoon.
The proposals he will announce this evening can’t simply be taken on trust by voters.
Distancing enforcement has been applied with a light but firm touch.
I support our robust policing in Devon and Cornwall. We have one of the lowest rates of infection and want to keep it that way.
Preparations must be made to clear the backlog of court cases and prosecutions. There will be great pressure on charities helping victims.
Robert Halfon: If we stay in this shutdown beyond the end of May, it won’t be a threat to our liberty, but the safeguarding of our lives
If police officers are shouting at people with loudhailers and disbanding picnickers in local parks, then, good.
Cristina Odone: What the police are doing about domestic abuse during the shutdown. And what more they should do.
The imaginative and innovative schemes that they are rolling out across the country to may come as a surprise.
Jay Singh-Sohal: We are being challenged in ways our country has not seen since the Second World War
The loss of our liberties is no good or easy thing to accept. While our social life disappears, what we do have is time.
Coronavirus: some councils are doing better than others. And where are the Police and Crime Commissioners?
They should be ensuring that the police do not behave in a way that alienates people. Plus – the imperative to free up NHS beds.