Sunday 21 October 2018

UK cops guilty of some truly criminal stupidity

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Ian O'Doherty

Ian O'Doherty

There is a very handy rule of thumb which suggests that if you give someone power they haven't earned, they will always, always abuse it.

We see it in this country all the time - throw a hi-viz vest on some people and they will become their own little dictators, basking in the aura of authority that apparently comes with looking like a lemon sherbet.

This desire to inflict your own authority on other people isn't an intrinsic part of human nature, but it is an intrinsic part of some humans' nature - the desire to be obeyed.

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