A ludicrously nostalgic take, earlier today.
Ambush Predator has something to say about yet another egregious failure on the part of the Boys in Blue. As an organisation, the police must, must, must pull it's head out of it's collective arsehole.
It contains this analogy, which is about as neat, concise and apposite as you're likely to find anywhere.
But perhaps Mr Lawson now knows a little of how the general public feels when the guard dog they’ve kept, fed, trained and cleared up after all their lives (to the tune of hundreds of thousands of pounds of tax) turns on them instead of the burglar.
I definately couldn't have put it better myself.
The principle of policing by consent is now seriously under threat, and unless the link between the police and the law-abiding community is reforged as a matter of urgency it will collapse.
When that day comes, not all the body armour, tasers and glocks in the world will put humpty back together again.