An article appeared in the Daily Telegraph today from the Conservatives, I put a reply in the comments box:
Everything mentioned in the article may be true but two things have been at the heart of why we the public have no respect or faith in the Police
1) Senior Officers are more interested in climbing the promotions ladder, putting forward their political views and appeasing their political masters rather then policing without fear or favour
2) It is no surprise that crime detection and Police standards seems to be on the decrease since Political Correctness took over in the Police. A prime example is positive discrimination where a Police Officer is selected and promoted because of their Sex, Sexual orientation, religion and religion rather then their ability to do the job. The job of the Police is to uphold the law not represent society, falling standards in the Police are a direct result of PC.