The police are meant to enforce the law to ensure the safety of the citizens and to prevent crime and civil disorder. But the Police act as a revenue force first.
Issuing speeding or traffic violations at will. The wealthy and the connected get away with it, while the middle class and the ones doing it tough, trying to get from A to B to pay the bills are left to foot the bill.
And just say a car slows down to 5km at a stop sign and doesn’t actually stop, but treats it like a give way. They put no one in harm as they go through the stop sign. Technically they broke the law. So they must be punished.
And that law breaking is treated the same as a person going through a stop sign at 80km an hour and putting people at risk. It’s the same law being broken.
So why have police patrolling at all. Just set up cameras everywhere. I’m sure all the soldiers who went to two World Wars and Vietnam, will appreciate living in a surveillance state.
Then you have the AFP (Australian Federal Police) investigating journalists, becoming a political police force. All because a journalist actually did their job and leaked information of Australian soldiers torturing Afghanistan people, which is very different to the 90% of journalist who just push the stories their supreme overlords demand.
In relation to preventing crime, unless they have some pre-cognition “Thought Crime” task force, they have failed in that regard.
The war on drugs is into its 50th year and there are more drugs on the streets than ever before. Billions spent for failure.
In relation to stabbings, shootings and general violence, these crimes happen. A police force doesn’t prevent them. Of course these crimes will be investigated later on by detectives, so there is a need for that kind of force.
Cyber Theft and Cyber Crime is through the roof. Speak to any victim of it and they will tell you how alone they feel when it happens because no one cares to investigate. It’s all up to them to fight for their rights. But a crime has been committed. And the police don’t care.
And the police force in Australia is ripe with systemic abuse because the law allows it.
Fully able bodied Police Officers go out on luxurious Invalidity Hurt On Duty pensions and then keep working. Double dipping into the public and private purses.
People have no faith in the government, it’s police force or the media. And let’s not even talk about people’s view on science or facts.
And basically, if you’re not rich, you’re living under a different legal system, that works against you with the Police as puppets to powerful individuals.