Supt Roe said tactically, by not arresting the activist, police prevented further “disorder and injury” by not inflaming an already tense situation.Sounds a lot like the excuses made when they all stood aside and let Croydon burn, doesn't it?
That's because it's exactly the same.
He added: “If we were heavy-handed we would be criticised for escalating tensions and people could be hurt deliberately or by accident. If you aren’t going to lose evidence, as this offence was captured on camera, and no initial complaint has been made as in this case, there is nothing to stop you investigating an incident in slow time.”When it's nice and safe...
And we don't get a tick in the 'doesn't play well with minorities' box.
Now, I like to think if it was acid, instead of scalding liquid, they'd have waded in regardless. Once, I'd have have been sure they would.
Not any more. Are you?