Monday, March 03, 2008

On this day

in 1995, it was announced that British police were to be issued stab proof vests in dangerous operations.

Now they have become part of the uniform along with a whole paraphernalia of gadgets which make policemen look like something from an alien invasion movie.

I am sure that they would be a lot more approachable to the general public and especially yoof if they went back to a simple uniform. It might even help reduce aggression.

Ye, I know that these are designed to protect them but they do get an "x" factor in their pay to cover the increased risk. It might also make them understand how we feel as we walk through crowded streets in dangerous areas and actually do something.

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