Encouraging public support for law and order

Encouraging public support for law and order

Here’s a citizen coming to the aid of a ticket inspector on a train in Scotland

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-bvnOgxd6wo

It now seems the ‘big man’ is being prosecuted.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-16288101

Whatever  the rights and wrongs of this particular case, it came hard on the heels of another ticket incident in which the ticket inspector was stabbed

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-essex-16259433

Public minded citizens learn an important lesson here; intercede to help authority and you might get stabbed or, if your actions are deemed after the event to be a tad too enthusiastic, get taken to court.

The next time a ticket  inspector, traffic warden or police officer is being abused by anti-social or criminal elements in society, they will of course now understand why Joe Public looks the other way when they cry for help