Police in Ilford taking homeless people's food and sleeping bags away. Great job. *slow clap*
cannae do it.
here's what happened
69 year old ran out of his prescription medication and started to go loopy. Stood on his balcony waving a kitchen knife and shouting crazy talk.
Swat team turns up, lobs a stun grenade onto his balcony, busts into his flat and fires 14 or 15 bullets into the guy
Official Police statement declares man was brandishing a machete and threatening officers and that he was taken to hospital in an ambulance around 9pm whereupon he later died of his injuries.
Turns out that there was no ambulance, he was killed directly and then his body was taken in an unmarked car at around to 3am (hours after the Police put out the statement)
After local witnesses provided proof of the Police misinformation the Police, being quizzed by journalists, responded "That detail is regrettable"
5 nights of rioting now
Local councillors reporting that the riot Police are routinely taunting the rioters by calling them apes and n*gg*rs
in that the Police didn't tell the family or relatives anything, and they found out about his death from a news report.
definitely echoes of that
protect & serve
Likewise, I've never gone to a GP since the day I condemned Harold Shipman's actions.
The year is 2040. There have been riots in the streets of London after Britain has run out of petrol because of an oil crisis in the Middle East. Protesters have attacked public buildings. Several policemen have died. Consequently, the Government has deployed the Army to curb the protests. After two days the protests have been stopped but twenty-five protesters have been killed by the Army. You are the Prime Minister. Write the script for a speech to be broadcast to the nation in which you explain why employing the Army against violent protesters was the only option available to you and one which was both necessary and moral.
also, by 2040 there won't be Policemen, just G4Smen
arrest and try the thieves
And also the limits of their powers and the concept of policing by consent.
It is quite scary how uniformed and random some police action is.
want to defend the actions of The Police mentioned in this thread then? Try and enlighten us as to why such action was necessary or expedient?
confiscation of food from people who are poor and hungry is not the law, nor is confiscation of sleeping bags
but having worked in a homeless hostel for over a year I saw plenty of great policing and police officers who worked well in supporting our staff and service users. Was more a comment on the general fuck the police attitude from people on dis.
this is a thread for flagging up actions well beyond the reasonable boundary of Police work that everyone has every right to criticise them for
the good work of some Police officers does not negate the bad work of some other Police officers
the problem with looking at it the other way is that often the uniform and the badge are presented in such a way as to absolve bad officers of criminal, negligent or unreasonable behaviour simply because they are members of a force
it's surely better for both the public and the good Police officers to do everything one can to remove the dangerous elements form what is, after all a publicly funded organ to serve the public good
or, dependent on your locale, perhaps a baccalaureate of some kind...
smarmy sixth-form bookworm.
people are also scared of homeless people. When I slept rough in urban areas I remember how many people 'wouldn't see you' or wouldnt look at you, they were frightened to catch your eyes
I doubt if this would just have been a police initiative.
The police do a vital and difficult job, unfortunately they do not police their own actions well enough and sometimes (as a body) they allow themselves to become almost 'heavies' for local or central government politicians......this is a danger that is present for all police forces across the world and is one that needs constant vigilance on......it is a shame when the police do allow this to happen to themselves as then they become politicised and unpopular......if only there were more high profile cases of them arresting their lords and masters (or some of their own) when they have behaved criminally, then there would be more co-operation and trust from the public.
although the statement from Chief Inspector Fish makes it sound like the police were acting on their own initiative.
(or indeed even arrest, for organising mass organised theft)
but what they did here is a bit off isn't it. If there was an individual situation where they repeatedly moved someone on or they constructed some tent jungle then they could remove it, but just nicking food and sleeping bags in a swoop on the area? Madness. You may briefly make the place look a bit neater, but you'd have a lot of pissed off and cold homeless people who still have no place to live and no food to eat!
and doing what they did will ultimately do nothing to solve the issue of rough sleepers. if anything it makes it worse.
somewhat ironically. Of course it is fucking outrageous.
why razorblades are such a rarity in 1984 (the book, not the Van Halen album)
You need to ban yourself mate
Too much of a threat to authority.
Now Seans (napoleon) got his t-shirts (windmill) he doesnt need you (boxer) or wishpig (benjamin) to do his shit anymore. You just wait til he sends you to be a mod of the lipster (glue factory). My a levels are going well thanks
And yet un-fucking believable.
I wonder what else is going to come out of this book
on the basis that its image and public perception is very important for its ability to do its job effectively, this is questionable behaviour.
Francis claims that the purpose of monitoring people visiting the Lawrence family home was in order "to be able to formulate intelligence on who was going into the house with regards to which part of the political spectrum, if any, they were actually in". The former policeman added: "It would determine maybe which way the campaign's likely to go."
So was this a political directive?
From someone in the Major Govt.?
Or was this a directive ordered by an earlier Govt.?
many deep questions
Who were his 'superiors' that blocked him giving info to the Macpherson inquiry?
sounds deeply political - beyond simply a police issue
That old chestnut
what a cunt
The investigating Chief of Derbyshire is quoted in The Guardian today saying as much.
I can't help thinking that all that will happen is that the officers involved (who were probably doing exactly what they were being told to do) will bear the brunt of it all.
I'm very disappointed in you guys
The police turn up, demanding he "move along, sir" to which he replies "I used to be in The Police!"
Police: "Oh a joker I see! What is your current occupation sir?"
Sting: "I fleece my worldwide legion of fans with half hearted ill advised musical ventures"
Police: "Right sonny! You're nicked! Hand over the loot or we'll kosh ya!"
Sting hands over... his lute... the police go a bit Rodney King on him...
I wasn't even aware of the Sweden thing, crikey. Looks fairly likely for something to kick off in London, though I thought that was what the Woolwich thing was meant to do. I'm going to hide in the attic with a bag of rice and Dead Flag Blues on repeat for the summer.
Hatred and mistrust for our brave serving police force. Yeah that form of blanked discrimination never harmed anyone
Fuck the Po-lice!
Also worth reading this as well: http://www.vice.com/en_uk/read/the-metropolitan-police-cops-out-of-control
that case above sounds pretty shocking, but judge the person and his/her actions, not the profession, imho. really isn't at all helpful.
and how they don't really have a good track record of self-regulation
Or is it just that no one is surprised?
the guy was quite pleasant and helpful.
Jeeeez!!!! I can not believe the officers involved have kept their jobs.
The guy that goes all out with the baseball bat on the front windshield is just insane.
The officers involved were found guilty of misconduct in 2011 and punished accordingly.
The article only refers to the guy in the car as a 'suspect', I assume he wasn't actually guilty of stealing a car? And even if he was what a fucking mental way to arrest him.
... as opposed to?
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