To protect and serve? Police constabulary ignores 600 emergency calls a year

(Acclaimed News) Today it has been revealed that a British police constabulary ignored almost 600 emergency calls last year, around 50 each month and more than one per day.

According to a Freedom of Information (FOI) request by a Scottish newspaper, the figures show that police constabularies in Moray and Aberdeen failed to send assistance to 583 emergency calls between April 2014 and March 2015.

Reports of traffic accidents, public disorder and cruelty to animals were also ignored.

Speaking to the Press and Journal, who made the FOI request, the mother of a man who went missing slammed the findings.

Carol-Ann Roy, mother of Shaun Ritchie who went missing last year, said:

“It is diabolical. They should be going to every 999 call they get, it SHOULDN’T matter what they feel. If a phone call is being made, they should attend the scene.

“In my own case, I feel let down by them. They’re supposed to be there for the community.”

A police spokeswoman tried to defend the constabulary:

“Police Scotland respond to all 999 calls in a highly effective manner, answering over 90% of those calls in less than 10 seconds.

“We have a strict criterion for categorising and prioritising those subsequent incidents which are subject to further assessment in terms of the severity and urgency of the response required by highly trained control room staff.

“Only 1.9% of the 30,495 calls we received from 1st April 2015 to 31st March 2015 did not result in an officer attending and there are several reasons for this.”

  • One minor point: there is little point in expecting the State’s thug squads (the pigs etc) to ‘serve and protect’, when there is established law that specifically says that they have no obligation to do so.

    In Hill v Chief Constable of West Yorkshire [1988] 2 WLR 1049 the Law Lords struck out a suit by the mother of a victim of the Yorkshire Ripper. Mrs Hill’s daughter was the Ripper’s last victim: he was ) brought suit on the basis that the West Yorkshire police were negligent in failing to respond to her daughter’s reports that she suspected her neighbour (who turned out to be the Ripper) and feared for her life.

    The robed charlatans – in the pay of, and working on behalf of, the State – simply said that there was no duty of care owed to any member of the public by any police force.

    This case was used to defend the pigs when they failed to protect Steven Lawrence (in Brooks v Commissioner of Police for the Metropolis [2005] 1 WLR 1495)

    The police do not exist to protect you; they exist to enforce the edicts of the political class.

    Anyone who goes around with the notion in their heads that the pigs are there to protect us serfs, is living their lives under a delusion: in a world where information is as near to free as makes no odds, there is no excuse for ignorance of the basic reality of we serfs’ relationship to the State and its myrmidons. We exist to pay for their palaces, drugs and child prostitutes, and have literally no right in law to expect anything in return.