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FROM DETECTION TO DISRUPTION:INTELLIGENCE AND THE CHANGING LOGIC OF POLICE CRIME CONTROL

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Many people have been wondering why the police no longer “have the resources” to check out your burglary/assault/ongoing harassment by yobs, and wonder if the police are no longer dealing with criminals, what they are doing instead. This article goes some way in explaining.

With the usual mainstream media turning a blind eye, apparently new policing strategies have been introduced. Instead of police dealing with crime after it happens they are trying to prevent crime from occurring. And how are they doing that? With a programme of police harassment of people whom the police think might be going to commit a crime. In short, stalking and espionage techniques.

Of course, we only have the word of the police that they only employ these tactics against people they might reasonably suspect of committing a crime, and not against anybody.

Can the police be trusted with these tactics? We know how the police treated the Stephen Lawrence family, and they are not the only example of police harassing the victims of crime. The police denied the existance of the blacklisting of Trade’s Unionists, and we now know not only that blacklisting occurred but the information used, often incorrect, in some cases had to have been passed on by the police. The police have been known to lie, and frame.

If this idea, which borders on “pre-crime” is such a wonderful innovation, why hasn’t it’s introduction been trumpeted in the mainstream media instead of being implemented as quietly as possible?

The methods used are exactly the same methods that Targeted Individual’s, victims of “gang stalking” complain of, who are mainly women and gay men, not a notable crime vector. I hyphenated “gang stalking” because according to the authorities “gang stalking” does not exist. So it must just be a coincidence that the people “imagining” they are being gang stalked, not criminals nor even likely to commit a crime, describe the same methods of harassment used by the police. 

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