One of the first things that Thatcher Milk Snatcher did was to dramatically increase wages for the police. They did her bidding during the Miners Strike and paid her back well.
We see it today - the police force is no longer there to protect us from lawless elements.
The police force has been politicised to an unheard of degree and control of the population is the main task.
A friend of mine, many years ago, joined the Hong Kong Police quite rightly believing that a quasi-Military background would stand him in good stead upon his return to Britain.
At that time I couldn't see it but now think he was very forward thinking.
No surprise then to see this little story from across the pond.
Yellow Stars, Pink Stars, Thin Blue Lines : it's all the same, in fact.