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1,600 UK police officers seized in 5 yrs for criminal activity

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posted on Sep, 16 2015 @ 03:09 AM
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For a yank the title should have read "1,600 UK police officers arrested in 5 yrs for criminal activity" but the title is what it is.

Not picking on the U.K. by any means... You just have to wonder how many would be behind bars in other countries if there was an effort made to catch all the wrong doers ? Not all were found guilty if I am reading the article properly; so at least there is that.. I did post another article a while back about a government firing 30,000 police and crime actually went down.. hahaha but that was an "X" Russian country called Georgia.
www.abovetopsecret.com... go figure !


Over 1,600 British police officers have been arrested across England and Wales in the past five years on the suspicion of committing rape, narcotics trafficking and fraud.

A total of 1,629 UK police officers were detained during the period for criminal offenses that included assault, grievous bodily harm, and manslaughter, the local Sunday Times reported, citing data from 43 police forces throughout Britain.

Out of those arrested, according to the report, 500 were convicted of criminal charges or dismissed from police duty on suspicion of committing offenses.







posted on Sep, 16 2015 @ 03:15 AM
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Wow, bashed/shot in the USA and raped in the UK, makes our Australian police alter boys
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posted on Sep, 16 2015 @ 03:16 AM
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Well, thus proving that no one is above the law in the UK.



posted on Sep, 16 2015 @ 03:17 AM
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a reply to: paraphi

Except for the poli pedos yea?



posted on Sep, 16 2015 @ 04:03 AM
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People are people, and will do heinous activities when given a little authority. I just wish here in the US our police were charged and tried like yours. Instead we have murderers running the streets with a gun and badge still.



posted on Sep, 16 2015 @ 04:15 AM
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a reply to: scubagravy

Sorry but I just couldn't resist this - "alter" ed into what - girls?. I won't go into the vulnerability of alter boys another topic.

To be frank the quality of the British Bobby has been declining over the years with the police selecting more thugs for the bottom ranks and anything with a degree for the middle/upper ones. Many of the police I have known over the years have grabbed early retirement because of these changes in their recruitment. The numbers of 'career' cops who couldn't give a damn except to get a conviction for the benefit of promotion and who are prepared to fix evidence has certainly increased and there is a definite attitude that all the public are criminals of one sort or another.

Once upon a time the British Bobby was a integral part of our society well respected and normally liked. We even have a long running tv series which reflects that true image - albeit we did have the odd nasty one. These figures don't surprise me in the slightest I once sat in Court and watched a group of them lie I suspect on the instructions of their barrister but I am sure sadly with the knowledge of the judge. Since then I have had little respect for the force in general and since the policing of the public at protests literally none.

I hope that the fining on the spot, something merrily taken on board by some USA cops - if the threads on here are to be believed, doesn't come to be the norm in this country because the temptation could be 'unfair' and too tempting on officers with monetary problems.

I suspect ours are pretty much the same as those all around the world today although once I think they were among the best. I also don't think the crime figures - embarrassing for our government though - reflect the attitude and actions of every british cop.



posted on Sep, 16 2015 @ 04:18 AM
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a reply to: 727Sky

Somehow I expected number of arrests to be higher



posted on Sep, 16 2015 @ 04:24 AM
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a reply to: Vector99

And that was just the amount that were actually caught, but at least they were convicted where needed.

Just goes to show there is corruption within every workplace.



posted on Sep, 16 2015 @ 04:31 AM
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a reply to: 727Sky

500 convicted or dismissed . 100 per year . 128351 police as of 2014 . One in every 1285 . Seems pretty good to me . Can you name a better demographic .



posted on Sep, 16 2015 @ 04:31 AM
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a reply to: Nexttimemaybe

Exactly my point, we have youtube videos of police that have committed murder in the US, and those cops still walk free.



posted on Sep, 16 2015 @ 04:37 AM
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a reply to: 727Sky

I'm afraid it does not mean much unless their ranks are published.

Most court records would show that we, the insginificient little nobodies commit virtually all cime whereas the court records would show that the rich and powerfull do not committ any crime at all to speak of so it follows that virtually all crime committed by cops is committed by cops on the bottom of the pile.


A long time ago I saw an interview on Australian TV with a bloke by the name of Vincient Teresa, the first bloke to ever turn against the Mafia in the US. He acknowledged on that progam that he was a dead man walking.

He stated that if the Australian Govt thought they could keep organised crime out of casinos they would be the first govt to do so.

He also stated that if they really wanted to win the war on drugs they would walk on to the floor the of the United States Congress and start arresting people.

cheers

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posted on Sep, 16 2015 @ 08:47 AM
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Do you have the link to that page?



posted on Sep, 16 2015 @ 08:59 AM
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a reply to: 727Sky

I would be inclined to believe this has been put out as appeasement and distraction. There are many in the UK who still want to see heads roll over the high profile paedophile ring. It seems to me, the focus is shifting from politicians and celebrities to the police force. They want the corruption to appear entirely as a systemic police issue. They're moving the spotlight.



posted on Sep, 16 2015 @ 09:05 AM
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originally posted by: paraphi
Well, thus proving that no one is above the law in the UK.



That interpretation may be a bit romantic....



posted on Sep, 16 2015 @ 09:06 AM
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A negative article about UK police is presented.

Some ATS members use it to bash police in the US.

How predictable.
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posted on Sep, 16 2015 @ 09:14 AM
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originally posted by: 727Sky
I did post another article a while back about a government firing 30,000 police and crime actually went down.. hahaha but that was an "X" Russian country called Georgia.


One must wonder--did crime actually go down, or was less of it caught, therefore skewing the statistics?

As for your OP, all countries with police (so, all countries) have crooked, criminal cops in their midst. But that doesn't meant that all cops are bad, nor that countries without headlines like this or YouTube videos of bad cops aren't infected as well, it just means that it's not as well known to the general public (or that their behavior is acceptable in the eyes of the government).

Sounds pessimistic, I know, but I'm just a realist.



posted on Sep, 16 2015 @ 09:21 AM
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a reply to: SlowNail

When in reality, they should be adding spotlights.

All countries should be.



posted on Sep, 16 2015 @ 09:34 AM
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originally posted by: Answer
A negative article about UK police is presented.

Some ATS members use it to bash police in the US.

How predictable.


At least we're only using words and not batons, guns, stunguns, flash grenades, military equipment, etc.



posted on Sep, 16 2015 @ 09:42 AM
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a reply to: amicktd

Obviously, they don't need guns to commit rape.

It sounds like armed citizens would be a good idea for you guys (and particularly gals) as well.

Of course, all of these numbers are small and while they likely only reflect a portion of the actual corruption, it clearly establishes the fact that no authorities, armed or unarmed, are incapable of committing crimes.



posted on Sep, 16 2015 @ 10:35 AM
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originally posted by: Answer
A negative article about UK police is presented.

Some ATS members use it to bash police in the US.

How predictable.

Thing is,
where's the article? the story is below, but there is no link to the Sunday Times.

www.presstv.ir... v.ir&utm_medium=twitter

Presstv is a bit dodgy, and I'm inclined to think this is a spoof/hoax.



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