Thursday, January 24, 2008
22,000 coppers marched through London yesterday, or using the Metropolitan Police's counting system for anti-war demonstrations - 500.
That's a lot of muskers in one place, the crime figures must have rocketed in other parts of the country, unless all their efforts at crime prevention and solution are ineffectual.
I suppose, if you deduct the ones who are on long-term sick, and the ones suspended indefinitely on full pay the number absent from duties would drop dramatically.
I wonder if there were any arrests for public order offences, or if any of the demonstrators ended up like Brian Haw, in the back of a police van, bloodied from the beating sustained.