Are We Supposed To Sympathise..?

You did, after all, open up special hotlines and websites. You did, after all, beg for people to report ‘covid19 lawbreakers’ on every social media channel you run.

Didn’t you?

Sara Glen, a deputy chief constable who is part of the NPCC’s leadership tackling coronavirus, said: “We have members of the public who are coming in on the phones and [via the internet] to report where they’ve got concerns either at gatherings of people that they can see from their locations, or if they think people aren’t adhering to the regulations and that’s actually putting them at risk.”

Like such risky behaviour as dressing up or playing clasical music, you mean?

Officers have been accused at times of heavy handedness for setting up checkpoints, shaming people with drones and in some cases getting confused by the new laws, leading to people being wrongly prosecuted or fined.

But Hewitt said so far 0.02% of population had been fined – around one in every 5,000 people – supporting the impression of large-scale adherence to the lockdown, and police leaders believe their policy of enforcement being a last resort has worked.

It’s already starting to fray. And all it’s done is bring the police into more disrepute amongst the law-abiding than they were before.

3 comments for “Are We Supposed To Sympathise..?

  1. Valentine Gray
    May 4, 2020 at 11:39 am

    Sadly this reveals the inherent Psychopathic nature of Police officers reveling in the unjustified powers they have been awarded. Dystopia is here has always been here just hiding in the dark waiting for a little bug to go booo! and the world as we know it has come to an end. Italy obviously was the first Nation to Surrender and surprisingly Sweden showed some balls, the Losses to our Nation are yet to be counted but they will be be considerable, just for a few pennies a cure.

  2. Mona
    May 4, 2020 at 9:14 pm

    We now have a Soviet style Police State, citizens forbidden to go out into the Sunlight and enjoy some fresh air given to them by GOD, we have in the Human body, six trillion human cells, sixty trillion Bacteria, and 380 trillion viruses, some compromise the immune system however the Police compromise the immune by denying the right of citizens to obtain relief from stress and isolation getting valuable sunshine (vit D3) and by increasing Fear and isolation for so many. I wonder how many citizens have died caused by the Police threat into their peaceful way of living by lowering their immune systems.

  3. Stonyground
    May 5, 2020 at 7:32 am

    “I wonder how many citizens have died caused by the Police threat into their peaceful way of living by lowering their immune systems.”

    That is a question that we can never know the answer to. The seasonal nature of flu viruses is likely to be at least partly down to people spending less time outdoors during winter. So keeping people indoors could well be doing real harm.

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