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Hong Kong's steady descent into a police state

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    my gut feeling is that on the whole UK police are quite restrained, profession and well trained. There is also a thorough system for bringing those who abuse their power to account. Of course your average on the street 'bobby' doesn't carry guns anyway.
    Don't be complacent. Take this opportunity to make sure those systems really are as tight as they can be.

    I've read a few articles linking the British police force to the HK police. While this is probably propaganda it doesn't mean British police aren't accepting job applications from Hong Kong police officers and studying tactics here. Shouldn't they be studying tactics?

    What systems are in place? How would they hold up?
    There's a lesson here.

    Are British police able to disobey a direct order? I had training in that but when the time came I buckled. I find it hard to believe British police are immune to Stockholm syndrome.

    People just look at the news here and lump it in with all the other news and violence you see in TV. You're not going to accept it as a threat of that means work. You're just going to think this is Chinese people fighting. No morals. They're not like us etc. They don't see the links. All the emotive media is just pushing people away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pauljoecoe:
    There will always be the exception that goes rogue and to extremes but my gut feeling is that on the whole UK police are quite restrained, profession and well trained. There is also a thorough system for bringing those who abuse their power to account. Of course your average on the street 'bobby' doesn't carry guns anyway.
    I agree... but due to circumstances. The thinking goes that this would never happen in the UK because authority is not questioned as much in HK. That's the thinking.
    I don't think it's that different. I only think the circumstances are different. The UK has the advantage of being bigger and yes, some better oversight but if we had this situation that oversight would be overruled just as easily as Boris Johnson can suspend parliament. People say the HK police have moved a long way form the British before but there's still strong links. Many of the dirty tactics learnt here are from the UK. Kettling. Undercover police. Remember the miner's strike?
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UK_min...%E2%80%9385%29
    ? 11,291 arrested. 8,392 charged.
    Plenty of politics there:
    https://www.theguardian.com/politics...ondemns-police
    https://www.theguardian.com/politics...tion-police-uk

    It's the same all over. The police are used to help the status quo cling on to power. Don't think your country is any different. We need to be watching what's happening here and design systems to reduce the chances of it happening in the UK.
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    Outrageous acts...they committed?
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    The uniform seems to have changed... even for the traffic cops
    https://twitter.com/stegersaurus/sta...481289728?s=21


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