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Police: How Much Is A Life Worth?

Written by RSS Poster SConTutor's Blog

Look at this picture and tell me what you see.

A motorist being penalised? A government money making scheme? A rat (nickname for traffic officers)? These are all things that I have heard in my career when it comes to Police and motorists.

This post was decided during my usual drive home from work this morning. It was 7 am and I drove 12 miles through dual carriageways and dark, wet and twisted country roads. I witnessed some disgusting and dangerous driving that not only forced me to take avoiding action but made me think about the importance of life and our responsibilities as vehicle drivers.

The first moment of concern was a large white van driving towards me. It was raining, misty and street lighting was limited. I could see a parked car in the opposite lane, my lane was clear of obstructions. As the van approached the parked car he suddenly swerved into my path narrowly missing the car. Hitting my brakes violently I came to a stop directly in front of the van. Here I could see that his windscreen was steamed up and he was talking on...

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Police: Introduction From Me

Written by RSS Poster SConTutor's Blog

Thank you for reading what is my first Blog post. I thought I would start with a little bit about me as thing it is important that readers understand a little about the Author.

I was born in Birmingham but my family moved into Warwickshire shortly after I was born. My father is white British and my mother is black British (family originating in Jamaica) and in the early 1980’s they were subjected to what I can only describe as horrific racism.

Growing up was tough. I lived on an estate that I like to describe as being a mini ghetto. Everyone amongst my crowd of friends wanted to be the big man and have respect on the street. I moved away from this estate to live with my father (as him and my mother had split years before) as my friends started getting into trouble, and things such as stealing cars was not my idea of fun! I could see the way life could turn out if I remained kicking about with my “friends” and wanted out.

My first ever policing role was in 2004 when I joined the Royal Military Police as a TA soldier. I really enjoyed this but...

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