30-yr #police veteran: “we need police, not powers” #GE17 #security


The SKWAWKBOX has talked to the police veteran behind the @ProtectRPolice Twitter account about Theresa May’s ‘after the horse has bolted’ announcement that she intends to give more powers to the police and security services – and to reduce our human rights – in an attempt to counter the terror threat.

police collapse.pngThe officer, who has a thirty-year history in front-line policing, takes a dim view of May’s proposals:

We don’t need more powers. We need more police to use the powers we already have. We need resources, not new laws.

I started the Twitter account when the Winsor reports were published to highlight the proposed changes and the damage that’s been done to the police and to policing.

I was a Police Federation rep and I was at the conference where Theresa May gave her infamous ‘crying wolf’ speech. We warned her what she was doing and what it would…

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