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The police have turned bandits

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"Our security depends on regulation but the police have turned bandits. They don't obey the rules. (Nor their own mission statement.) They are swarming into civic life. ... The security forces have …

"Our security depends on regulation but the police have turned bandits. They don't obey the rules. (Nor their own mission statement.) They are swarming into civic life. ... The security forces have rebelled. The people are the victim of a coup. ...

Who comes here? Let me hold up my lantern. It's only the police ... just a few of them as always whistling as they go.

The faithful body public has made a mistake. ... Coming up behind are hundreds of them. Hundreds too many, armed to the teeth for a job that doesn't need doing. Not needed? With all that weaponry?

Here they come, hurtling through the lifestream trying to pick a fight. There's no one to fight but you. You're the foreign body now."
-- paraphrased from pg 115, Written on the body, Jeanette Winterson

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  • 1. "Our security depends on regulation
  • 2. but the police have turned bandits. They dont obey the rules.
  • 3. They are swarming
  • 4. into civic life.
  • 5. ... The security forces have rebelled. The people are the victims of a coup. ...
  • 6. Who comes here? Let me hold up my lantern. Its only the police ...... just a few of them as always whistling as they go.
  • 7. The faithful body public has made a mistake.
  • 8. ... Coming up behind are hundreds of them. Hundreds too many,
  • 9. armed to the teethfor a job that doesnt need doing. Notneeded? With all that weaponry?Here they come, hurtling through thelifestream
  • 10. trying to pick a fight.
  • 11. Theres no one to fight … but you. Youre the foreign body now."
  • 12. Paraphrased from Written on the Body, Jeanette Winterson, pg 115. (Ranjeet S. Tate, May 3rd, 2012)