Fox News has an important report about how the Iranian regime is being forced to use the most desperate people to enforce order in Tehran. Nearly a third of the 5,000 police officers have been fired. The regime hires about 700-900 civilians to help bring stability when demonstrations get particularly large and fierce.
“Many of us are being replaced by busloads of people from villages who are willing to do anything for a piece of bread instead of protecting the ideals of the 1979 Islamic Revolution,” said one former officer.
The report has several quotes from former police officers. One bashes those committing immoral acts of violence as starting a trend that could make them like the U.S. or Israel, and another says he “has faith in the Republic” but opposes the violence, so the police definitely cannot be said to be universally pro-American or pro-regime change, but they are united in their opposition to the government.