© MMXIV V.1.0.0
by Morley Evans
Before there were policemen, there were soldiers. Their job was to protect the rulers and keep them in power. There were common laws to govern the lives and property of the common people too, of course. Robert Peel's policemen were unarmed but that changed over the years so that today, policemen (and women) are as well armed as soldiers. This is not amusing.