The British police obviously do know what is taking. place. Besides my
interpretations of what individual officers have said. which forces that
conclusion, it would be inconceivable for them to. be unaware of something
on. this scale.
If they know, then. they will know that the abusers have broken laws in the
UK and abroad. Recently the. UK introduced laws against electronic spying
which carry a penalty. of several years jail if caught. If the police know
illegal harassment is taking place,. and do nothing about it, then they are
failing. in their responsibilities.
Last Easter (1995) I went into the local police station. in London and spoke
to an officer about the harassment against. me. But I couldn't provide
tangible. evidence; what people said, in many cases years ago, is beyond
proof, and without something to support my statements I cannot expect. a
police officer to take the. complaint seriously.
The. current situation with regard to the police is not one which allows a
breakthrough in dealing with the problem.. On the one hand, most individual
officers at a local police station. may not know about the ongoing assaults,
so a complaint at that. level will not yield results. Yet the police as an
organisation do know of. the harassment, and they must be aware that a
complaint has been made at. a police station. So it is clearly their duty to
take preventative. action against the continuing molestation, but because
the criminals are operating on behalf of. a state agency, the police are not
carrying. out their duty.