Lets start from the beginning......why are the police referred to as 'pigs'?
To be honest it's because most normal people hold them in fairly low regard, it is not a term of endearment. One has to question why anybody would choose to join a profession which is largely despised by those with an IQ greater than six.
I recently enquired with an ex colleague/acquaintance of mine who was applying why she was willing to sacrifice the respect of her friends and family for a job that is fairly poorly paid and I would imagine moderately unpleasant. She began to elaborate on how she had always wanted to be a traffic policewoman and thought it was really 'cool' that she could stop people and ask them to produce etc. Needless to say I have never and will never speak to her again. I refrained from violence merely out of 'respect' for her gender. This is a perfect example of the kind of people who are attracted to a job where the sole focus for a large proportion appears to be inflicting small miseries on honest men and women.
The concept of a 'police pub' is an interesting one; essentially once a pub accumulates any significant number of off duty pigs as customers normal people (no matter how much they profess to respect the police) will cease to drink there. The reason being that nobody in their right mind can relax in those surroundings. Pigs are never 100% off duty and are police first and people second.
For my entire life I have been law abiding and paid my taxes, I am now getting to the stage where my monthly tax bill will pay a police officers wages. You would think that having no criminal record and a clean license would mean one would be treated with some respect.
I would like to make this clear.....when you join the police you forfeit your humanity, you become the lowest form of filth and deserve to be treated as such.