a reply to: CornishCeltGuy
O.K., I'm not playing fair and I know that. Haven't even searched for UK Police violence videos.
But I just can't pass up this opportunity to ask an important question of the UK people on ATS. Well, two actually.
One: From watching a plethora of UK Cop shows and no, I don't include Midsommer Murders in that, but stuff like Scott & Bailey and the more modern
stuff, I've made a weird observation!
Apparently, the way the criminal justice system works in the UK today.....the Crown Prosecution Service, referred to on the shows as "CPS", (not to be
confused with the US "Child Protective Services"), won't even touch a case WITHOUT A FULL CONFESSION from the Perp! Smoking guns with fingerprints
won't do..........gotta have a FULL CONFESSION! What the hell is up with that? In the US, Prosecutors get convictions on murder cases with nothing
more than circumstantial evidence.
But wait, it gets worse from what I can see..........your Cops don''t or can't or aren't allowed to, what we call in the States, "tune up" the
prisoner before interrogation! ("tune up" means rough treatment, throwing against the wall, punching in the face and kicking the prisoner when he's
down and threatening worse to get to the truth). AND I never see plea deals, i.e., "you admit to this and we'll see you charged with a lesser
So basically............when the DCI does an interrogation..........it GOES ON FOR DAYS until the prisoner finally becomes so bored out their skull
they give a full confession!
Second question.............whoever the hell came up with the colour scheme for the squad cars? No insult intended, but US Cop cars are "black and
white" for a reason..........they're intimidating! UK Cop cars, which are too small to do much in the first place are painted in garrish squares that
make them resemble clown cars at the circus.
One last and I'll go away..........who the hell trains the tent people. You don't have a murder scene in the UK without the tent people; they put up
tents in a damned flash.......huge white tents! Its amazing! There must be hundreds of Tenters working with the UK policing forces! Are they real
cops or are they former circus workers familiar with quick erection and dismantling of those huge white tents?