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    London to get 600 more armed police.

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    London to get 600 more armed police.

    Post by papa_umau on Thu 14 Jan 2016, 12:58 pm

    The Met' are to get 600 more armed police to boost terror response

    Six hundred extra armed officers are to be trained and patrols more than doubled to help counter the threat of a terrorist attack in London, the Metropolitan Police has announced.

    It will bring the total number of armed officers in the capital to 2,800.

    Met Commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe said: "It will be an expensive option, but is vital to keeping us safe."

    It comes after Scotland Yard reassessed its ability to respond to armed attacks after last year's Paris terror attacks.

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    I find it a bit worrying that the police authorities can decide how many more armed cops should be on the streets of London, ( or anywhere ), without getting the go ahead from our democratically-elected government.

    ( action like this already brought down one Chief of Police in Scotland ).

    I also worry that this is just an knee-jerk reaction because of the instability in Europe and the middle East

    What do the ROBsters think of this ?


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    Re: London to get 600 more armed police.

    Post by zathrus on Fri 15 Jan 2016, 10:46 am

    I don't know why they don't just arm all of our cops and get it over with as with only a few fast-response groups armed we will still not be able to get there fast enough to stop murders done by terrorists.

    Right across the world we are seeing these fanatics getting away with bombings and shootings at will, it seems.

    The big problem with these people is that they are already prepared to die for their cause, so killing them after one of their outrageous acts is just making martyrs out of them.
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    Re: London to get 600 more armed police.

    Post by papa_umau on Sat 16 Jan 2016, 12:29 pm

    I have to agree that seeing armed coppers all over the place is not going to stop these nut-cases from opening fire on innocents or pressing the button on a suicide vest.

    The only recompense we might get is knowing that they did not get away after what they had done, and that the officers that were armed were able to take them out ASAP.

    This also saves the terrible expense of high court trials.


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    Re: London to get 600 more armed police.

    Post by Angie baby on Sun 17 Jan 2016, 12:19 pm

    I guess it will just be the comfort that the British people might feel to see our own police walking the streets with guns.

    I just hope that the next time we get an attack from the ranks of the Jehadis that our cops are there and are armed at the time.
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    Re: London to get 600 more armed police.

    Post by papa_umau on Mon 18 Jan 2016, 11:54 am

    One might think that if more of our cops are armed routinely we may very well just accidentally be there, all tooled up, when we are under an attack. The trouble is that even if we are out on the streets with arms at the time the chance of this arming of the police stopping such attacks from happening BEFORE they happen is very small.

    Experience with full armed police in many of the countries that have been attacked, like in France for example, has shown that routinely armed police always come in after the fact rather than before it.

    It might make us more relaxed if we see our police fully armed on the streets but this must be purely a psychological thing to do rather than a practical one.


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