Tuesday, 21 April 2009

ACPO -- public wouldn't know good policing if it caved their face in...

The head of the Labour Party's private security firm -- also known as ACPO -- had this to say about the policing of the G20 protests...
We need to approach this a bit more coolly, a bit more calmly and look at this through the right end of the telescope.

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I can't think of any other country that doesn't use water cannons, CS gas, rubber bullets. Our approach is proportionate and has delivered on a number of occasions.

Basically what Sir Ken is trying to convey is that if the police don't kill at least one person at every protest they're being really soft. Especially compared to our friends in Europe. And we just can't have that. Cos that'll make Gordon look like a pussy in front of Silvio...