Wednesday, 27 August 2008

'Civilian policing' scheme criticised

The BBC reports that the Police Federation has criticised what is called 'civilian policing'. The scheme - another half-cocked New Labour grass-thy-neighour plan, replete with swastika-style badge, is without doubt worthy of criticism, but since when were the police in this country not themselves civilian?

The BBC spins it to seem like the scheme is about empowering community-minded individuals, but as this document shows, its really about handing state power to private companies - in other words, another dose of corporate fascism.

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