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Tuesday, 9 August 2016

Threat Response - Armed Bikers Dress in Grey:

London's Scotland Yard 'UNARMED' Police are publicizing their latest anti-terrorist moves.

Their new "Men-in-Grey" squads are armed with SIGs and have new BMW motorbikes ready to zoom through London's grid-locked roads to deal with the aftermath of any future murderous attacks..

Metropolitan Commissioner Bernard Hogan-Howe said that more armed patrols would take to the streets of London. According to the UK Daily Mail, there are 600 officers all armed with firearms.
In the article, Sir Bernard made this statement:

People aren’t fools – they know that in the event that there is a firearms attack, we are going to have to respond with firearms.
‘They pass through airports where we have armed officers, they pass through railway stations where they see firearms.

‘I think people understand that where you are going to have people as enemies who’ve got guns, we’ve got to have guns.

Two wheels are faster than four.

Meanwhile - in New Zealand Maverick MP Winston Peters called for Police numbers to be increased and the Govt. seems to be responding:  Winston Peters has said a pre-election bottom line for his party would be a significant increase in police numbers, equalling between 1000 and 2000 over the next five years.

Police Minister Judith Collins said any increase in police numbers would not be made to appease Mr Peters, and it was just a coincidence the move had been announced on the same day he had called for more police.

Mrs Collins said the government's pledge was to have one officer for every 500 New Zealanders, and population increases meant that ratio was now 1 to 526.

Note: The UK Policing Ratio is at a ten year LOW of 1 to 426. (Ireland is 1 to 287?)

The Police Association said the government recognising more officers were needed would be a great relief to hard-pressed staff on the front line.

Marty K.

I did hear on this mornings radio separate reports that our Health Service & Hospitals are in record deficit (Underfunding), Education is being underfunded, - and our Policing numbers are dropping (as above) due to underfunding. - Now - what was it that we expect our elected administrations to use our taxes for?
M.K.