Well the praising the police for their professional handling of situations didn't last very long did it?
News in today that parents parking to drop off disabled children at a special school were targeted for tickets and told to 'move'.Story here. The parents apparently were singled out from taxi firms and council buses (who were given warnings) for dropping the kids off in an area with no restrictions (yellow lines etc) on the grounds they were causing an obstruction... and the police turned up in...A RIOT VAN, nine officers, where exactly did they park?
The world has gone mad, how long does it take to drop off a bunch of kids for school, 20 mins? 1/2 hour?, who exactly complained to have this level of response directed at the problem?
Barking Spider gives his take on it and I have to agree with him, it was disproportionate and intimidatory.
It is time the police thought seriously about who actually employs them and started behaving with a little common decency to the British public going peacefully about their daily lives.
And as he points out where was the riot van when This little old lady needed help and protection?
Hat tip to Barking Spider