Another story of how jumped up Jobsworths can harass your average citizen by making the law up as they go along.
This time it is in my own county of Kent and the culprits are "Rail Enforcement
Thugs Officers. Obviously a cheap version of the British Transport police without the knowledge or adequate training.
This time it is about a Blogger, Olly Cromwell who falls foul of these cretins, by daring to take pictures of the REO's for his blog, on a Railway station. Both he and his partner are removed from the train by these idiots before finally being "freed" by The British Transport Police. Just click on the Olly Cromwell link for the whole story plus updates.
It's about time the forces of law and order actually obeyed the law of the land. Not just made up law to suit themselves. I thing Anna Raccoon has the right remedy.
Rail Enforcement Officer
35 hours weekly not including Sundays, Early and Late shifts, weekend and bank holiday working as required
Job Purpose: To work as a member of the Safer Travel Team, in conjunction with British Transport Police Officers, RPO's and other Southern employees to deter crime and anti social behaviour. To offer outstanding levels of customer service to passengers whilst supporting Southern staff as required. To provide assistance with crowd control and respond to emergencies, providing assistance as required to the police and other emergency services. Ensure compliance with the Criminal Law, the Conditions of Carriage and the railway byelaws by people on the railway, minimising fare evasion and supporting other team members in their responsibilities. Act as an authorised collector within the Southern Penalty Fare Scheme an issue tickets to travel. Issue Penalty Notices for Disorder and Fixed Penalty Notices in accordance with the law.