Citizen Policing in the UK


‘Abused his authority as a police officer.’ Wow. Abused his authority as a police officer. That’s what this article states as being the reason given by a UK Judge for jailing a British police officer for eight months.

I really do understand when people of very different political persuasion in the US have difficulty grasping the policing concept for which I am advocating so ardently, namely ‘citizen design of policing.’

The reason is that they are not grounded in a culture where citizens run the police forces, front-line police officers are not armed, and there are limits on police authority.

Ok. Understood. Now. Grow up. Get with the program. And let’s re-design US culture. Beginning with my hometown – Carrboro, NC – on June 29 …


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