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Edited Jul 09, 2010, 22:41
Re: Public Sector Workers - Reality Check
Jul 09, 2010, 22:35
Am I the only one seeing what's actually being said here?

Surely, Keith, you don't think that the fact that the police play a positive role gives them a right to brutalise?

As far as I can see, the police do have two roles. One is to maintain the peace, and the other is to maintain the status quo.

I don't have a problem with their role as peacekeepers. Indeed, I have great respect for their courage in doing a job I would not be prepared to do myself.
But we also have an "entrenched political-economic system with an autoimmune disorder that makes it resist needed reform as though it were some invading disease" to quote someone else. And the police are part of that too. Whatever it takes. Even if it means beating the shit out of unarmed and non-violent people.

As far as I'm concerned, most people become police officers to do the former. I don't think most police officers go into the job so that they can beat up demonstrators.

Yet they follow orders, even when those orders conflict with their first role. Time after time.
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