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Protect the protectors

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This petition is aimed at getting all our uniformed services more protection in their jobs, they are severely overworked and understaffed and they shouldn’t have to go to work every day and have to worry about the public attacking them then being let off for it.

Cuts! Cuts! Cuts! Thats all we seem to hear and read these past few years, council cuts, nhs cuts and police cuts to name but a few. I’ve also noticed we seem to be hearing about a lot more assaults on our police officers that are frankly, in my opinion, going unpunished. 

A female police officer responding to a domestic in the West Midlands has recently been attacked and had her hair pulled out of her scalp, the offender got a 12 week suspended sentence.

In Swindon a man who drank 20 pints then strangled an officer and bit another has walked free from court.

In another assault an officer had their teeth knocked out requiring £1200 worth of dental treatment, the offender got a suspended sentence.

I could go on for hours giving examples like this but I’ve decided to use my time more effectively and start this petition for tougher sentencing for offenders who choose to assault not only our police officers who are there to protect us but all other uniformed services. Why should our nurses, doctors, paramedics and fire fighters who go to work to help us have to suffer any sort of abuse? And then if they do, then surely they should know they can rely on our justice system to punish the offenders? Yet time and time again it just isn’t happening, breeding a culture of contempt not only for the law but for our brave uniformed services. Women and men who go to work every day to serve us, who have dealt with so much in the last year alone with several terror attacks and Grenfell tower inferno, not to mention the sites they see and deal with on a daily basis.

I think now it’s time we show our gratitude and we get behind them, let’s get this petition signed and let’s get these politicians discussing it in parliament and let’s make a change. Tougher sentencing for offenders or at the very least for them to be punished according to the sentencing in place already, suspended sentences and community service is an insult.

Thank you for taking the time to read this, I hope you sign it and if you do then please can you also share it, if every person who signs it can get two people to sign it then we’ll be there in no time at all.


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