The basis of any police force is crime prevention as well as catching people who have committed a crime. That is pretty obvious I think.
I have to ask myself the question. If police are supposed to prevent crime, why do so many police drive around in unmarked cars? Surely, it is better to ensure that a driver thinks twice in speeding rather than follow that person in an unmarked car until he or she commits an offence.
It is exactly the same principle as Neighbourhood Watch. If burglars think that they have many eyes looking at their activities, they will think twice about violating someone’s house.
That does not seem to be the case with the police and so one can only assume that the police WANT people to commit crimes so that they can collect millions of pounds in fines.
New Zealand police seem to have collecting fines down to a fine art, just watch Motorway Patrol on Sky Crime.
It is no secret that I do not like police, especially after how I have been treated over the last 4 or so years. When I was younger, I had immense respect for the police but now, as a body, I have no respect for them at all.