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Perhaps activists would like to nominate a police force anywhere in the world which we in the UK should emulate.
I’d even heard rumours that soldiers were being dressed up in police uniforms to boost numbers.
An assistant chief constable travelled with Manchester officers wherever they were deployed, so I took him aside and asked: “Are there fifth columnists in there?”
He had no knowledge of it happening and I had to believe him.
The militarised nature of the police tactics on that day
Squit. A small or insignificant person. Diarrhoea.
originally posted by: Kester
Which police force anywhere in the world should the British police emulate?
I like the lack of cops, it has brought my society closer together, looking out for each other.
That's great and all, but people piling out of a pub and chasing a petty thief is a little different to cracking down on serious and organised crime
Our cops know who runs the crime around here, it is a symbiotic relationship. It has to be because there are so few of them. I like it as it is, I don't want police numbers to be increased back to the levels they were before the savage budget cuts 10 years or so ago.
originally posted by: TrueBrit
a reply to: CornishCeltGuy
That's great and all, but people piling out of a pub and chasing a petty thief is a little different to cracking down on serious and organised crime, which is, with the law in the state it is in, fundamentally impossible for anything other than a large, organised, dedicated police force.
I managed to get a cops stick off him when he hit me in a case of mistaken identity a few years ago. Was funny as #, I threw it over a wall and then raised my fists shouting come on then hard bastard, he # himself without his stupid stick. Backup arrived and I complied, didn't even get arrested.
originally posted by: CornishCeltGuy
a reply to: CriticalStinker
Haha no chance, I'll comply with cops if I ever visit the US, only speak when spoken to and maybe even say 'sir' or 'ma'am' as appropriate...I've got no death wish lol, cops are actually polite with us here because they have to be being so outnumbered and only having stupid sticks.
She notched up six penalty points ten years ago when she was twice caught by speed cameras exceeding the 30 mph limit.