"...because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf."
And while the media is distracted by one of the benefit-scrounging wastes of oxygen (currently employing the top gutter publicist in the UK to hawk her story around the media) we seem to produce on a never-ending conveyor belt of dependancy, the people we pay to stand against armed burglars are wondering just what the hell is going on when the death of a police officer in the line of duty is given less regard than music shops holding a 'Record Store Day' by our State broadcaster.
As Landed Underclass points out, there's little we can do about it except boycott them. And point out the discrepancy.
I'm sure normal service here will resume the next time some PCSO gets too far ahead of himself, or 'elf and safety ostensibly prevents more officers from doing their job. But let's remember why they are there.
And what would happen if they weren't there. At all.
Just for today, at least...