posted on Apr, 10 2009 @ 08:29 AM
Originally posted by Elliot
One of my children's inlaws is a police woman in the UK police.
She finds it 'funny' to beat up drunks with her baton and also amusing when she handcuffs people that she can manipulate their shoulders out of
socket and cause them horrendous pain.
She claims that her badge means she can do anything she wants to and she can get away with it.
Her son finds her comments sickening especially when she comes home after a night shift boasting of how many heads she cracked or how much pain she's
We expect our police to be firm but also to be fair.
They appear to be targeting people with mental instability to employ on the force and perhaps that is what they want as we can see from their
Perhaps with the De Menezes case the british police started to think this to be true. But hopefully, the case of Mr Tomlinson might prove them wrong
and have them thinking a bit more before they get their kicks from beating the rest of us up.
What goes around.....comes around!
I would still like not to tar all the police in the UK with the same brush as I did locally see a police man defend a little middle aged lady from a
wheel clamper and he did not allow the clamper to tow away the car before her husband came back to pay off this legalised mugger!!!
He stood by and allowed this couple to be mugged 'legally'!
I know a lot of people find these kind of stories hard to believe - but I've too lived with a cop before - the husband of a former housemate - he was
British Transport Police in London, so not even a proper 'street' type cop.
But he'd come back on football match days and boast about how he loved getting into rucks with the supporters. He once broke a guys arm with a baton
when I knew him and was really boastful about having done it - said it was awesome and was constantly telling the story at the pub.
He was a complete meat head - kind of meant well - but had comepletely the wrong attitude. Sure he didn't want to go out beating up old women - but
his attitude was that if you were in someway undesirable - say, drunk on a Friday night, or a protestor, then you were fair game.
A lot of people might have that attitude - but to act on it as a police officer is totally wrong.
I think there are plenty of police that do a great job (mainly older guys in my experience) - and there will always be bad apples. But my gripe with
the London protests is that it almost seemed to have been a policy decision from higher up to be 'proactive' and 'highly aggressive' with ANYONE
in the protest zones.
The whole tactical setup that day - penning people in, deploying mounted divisions at the lines, deploying paramilitary type units (not the riot
police pictured - there were also some VERY scary tooled up types around in US built armoured Chevvy trucks)... all seems to point to the fact that
the police were on an offensive. Which is wrong. Their duty in this situation is to keep the peace and NOT take a political angle on the protest at