A growing army of private security guards and town hall snoopers with sweeping police-style powers is being quietly established, the Daily Mail can reveal.
Under a Home Office-run scheme, people such as park wardens, dog wardens, car park attendants and shopping centre guards receive the powers if they undergo training, and pay a small fee to their local police force.
Their powers include issuing £60 fines for truancy and dropping litter, and being able to demand a person's name and address on the street.
This is just flat disgusting. "This gives me the power to demand your name and address! Do it or I'll call a policeman!" The only proper response to this in a free society is "Fuck you". But Britain isn't a free society any more. And Obama wants to foist the same kind of garbage on us, him being the nasty little socialist he is.
A Home Office spokesman said: 'The Police Reform Act 2002 requires a chief officer to be satisfied that an applicant is both suitable and has received adequate training to exercise Community Safety Accreditation Scheme powers.'
Oh, well, that makes it all right, then, doesn't it?
In a pigs ass it does.