Armed Police

Armed Police

Mike Pannett | Posted 09.02.2015 | UK
Mike Pannett

The Times and Telegraph both spookily comment on the 'Americanisation' of our traditional way of policing, and I'm sorry, but that's just plain daft. In perspective there are a mere handful of armed response crews out and about on patrol in the UK, and this bears absolutely no resemblance whatsoever to any US policing model.

British Is Best? Don't Believe the Hype...

Julian Constable | Posted 02.04.2013 | UK Politics
Julian Constable

The argument trotted out by the supporters of the British model is that the British police are unique in the world because of its origin in British history, that they exist because of the 'will of the people', that they are the 'best in the world', that this is shown by the affection that the people have for them and that this is seen in the absence of weapons.

Police Shot Shotgun Man Three Times | Posted 21.09.2012 | UK

A man who is in a critical condition in hospital had been shot three times by police officers following a six-hour stand-off in a quiet seaside town. ...

Our Police Should Not be Routinely Armed

Bob Morgan | Posted 19.11.2012 | UK
Bob Morgan

If we sent out thousands of Officers with firearms more of them would be put in situations where they have to decide to use them or not - late at night when they are tired when something in some ones hand might be a gun or might not be. This would surely lead to more people being shot even with the bets of training!

Arming The Police Would Be A Step In The Wrong Direction

Jenny Jones AM | Posted 19.11.2012 | UK Politics
Jenny Jones AM

The tragic deaths of two unarmed policewomen in Manchester yesterday will inevitably lead to calls from some quarters for on-duty police in the UK to be armed. But before we pursue such a course of action, we need a proper examination of the facts.