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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1202424/Policeman-rapped-swearing-violent-knife-wielding-thug-threatened-kill-officer.html


This "man" is just evidence of everything wrong with a system that promotes rights but without responsibilities.
Anywhere else and this guy would have been gunned down and the police hailed as heroes for taking a violent offender off the streets.

In the UK he decides to make a complaint and sell his story to the press about how scared his is now of the police (yeah, right) because one cop swore at him, and the profesional standards unit acually act on it.

Ridiculous.

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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    That's disgusting. One swear word from an officer, and god knows how many from that horrible man during the incident and probably even that strip search and he has the cheek to complain about it. What ever happened to common sense?
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Anywhere else and this guy would have been gunned down and the police hailed as heroes for taking a violent offender off the streets.

    :no:

    Agreed. They take the outrageously phoney stuff on, and the real abuses hardly ever result in prosecutions.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Of course they investigate crap like this. It makes it look like they're doing something, that they do take all complaints seriously. We all know they're not, if there was any substance to it they'd sweep it under the carpet. It also makes it look like most complaints received are from timewasters, so the police can put a positive spin on the complaints received.

    It is his right to make a complaint, though, and it should be investigated. Not that it takes long to do that and then send him on his way.
  • Indrid ColdIndrid Cold Warming up? Posts: 16,688
    On a side note: That guy was shot twice with a tazer and instead of dropping he just pulled them out? Is that really possible?
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    On a side note: That guy was shot twice with a tazer and instead of dropping he just pulled them out? Is that really possible?

    I can't remember whether it mentioned it or not but if he had taken something, obviously by that I mean drugs or even alcohol, then it can affect whether people feel pain as much and thus it wouldn't have such an effect on a person. So it would be possible, and this case evidently demonstrates that.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    On a side note: That guy was shot twice with a tazer and instead of dropping he just pulled them out? Is that really possible?



    It depends on lots of factors, normally the barbs are quite difficult to remove but if they hit clothing they can become loose.
    Even for people high on drink and drugs they normally feel it, it might be that the effects wore off immediately so he pulled them out in a "lull".
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    On a side note: That guy was shot twice with a tazer and instead of dropping he just pulled them out? Is that really possible?

    Anything's possible with The Daily Mail's reporting. I suspect he was either bravely pulling out a brutal policeman's taser while whittling a Princess Di tribute and singing the national anthem, OR, he was tasered by a brave policeman after being caught trying to force-feed benefits to immigrants.

    Seriously, why's the The Daily Hate still popping up as people's source of information?
  • SkiveSkive No discipline. No morality. No respect. New ForestPosts: 15,170 Skive's The Limit
    The bloke making the complaint is a cunt. No argument there.

    I would have a lot more sympathy for the cops if it had been in the heat of the moment, but it wasn't - it was after he'd been searched.
    Now the amount of times I've been arrested simply for swearing (even in a non agressive manner) means I have little sympathy for the cop. Find it quite amusing actaully. Either we can ALL swear or we ALL can't.
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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    In all fairness though the bloke wasn't meant to hear the comment. It sounds like it was something he had said to a colleague rather than at that person. It still doesn't make it right but still.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I agree with Skive that the guy who was arrested was definitely the bad guy, I also agree with Kermit that he has a right to complain (though, watching judge judy once, an American cop sued a woman who complained to his superior officer because she made a complaint and won $5000!). I do think however, that police when working in a professional capacity have to try to remain professional. Now of course, if you're wrestling with someone, we can say that it's part of the job. You need to be a bit aggressive - controlled aggression - but watching passively won't get the job done.

    But remember when panorama unveiled that PCs in Leicestershire were ignoring rape victims and watching porn in the common room? It is about whether the professional standards have been breached, and I think anyone who comes into contact with the police and feels that is the case not only has a right to report it, but an obligation, because afterall the police should be a publicly accountable body.

    Not sure the anger management training was warranted, seems like an overreaction to cover themselves and make it look like they're doing something, but then I don't know the specifics of what happened.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    The public are such hypocritical bastards sometimes. I am reminded of an incident at work recently. A customer was ranting and raving about "this fucking useless machine" which apparently was "a fucking rip-off". He then proceeded to call me a cunt, for some reason or other. When I responded with a relatively mild rebuke of "Don't you bloody dare talk to me like that.", he demands my details so that he could make a complaint about me. And where do I make a complaint about that pathetic excuse for a human being?

    Anyway, I am also reminded now of a story published recently that swearing can be good for you and can reduce levels of pain. So with that in mind, I shall go away for a few minutes and endlessly shout obscenities at the wall.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I've been given a £80 fine for swearing on the phone, when no one else but my friends or a police officer was in hearing range, so screw em :P they get petty with me lets get petty with them!
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