First, they decide they'd rather not obey the courts and hand back the DNA our lords and masters in Europe (whose laws they usually so slavishly obey) have said they can't hang on to.
Now, they seem intent on continuing to try to close down a legitimate, trouble-free gathering:
Warwickshire Police have pledged to continue trying to stop an annual event organised by the Hells Angels, despite it passing off peacefully.And when there wasn't any? All down to the police, natch!
Organisers said more than 23,000 people attended the Bulldog Bash, which the force tried to stop - citing possible violence between rival biker gangs.
Chief Constable Keith Bristow said the police operation had succeeded in protecting those who attended.I'm reminded of the man tearing up his newspaper and throwing strips of it out of a train window. A fellow commuter asks him why he's doing it, and he relies it's to keep away rogue elephants. 'But we don't have rogue elephants in the UK!' he says, baffled. 'See what a good job I'm doing?' the man replies....
...Mr Bristow said the force would continue to explore all legal opportunities, both criminal and civil, to stop the annual event.Which concern seems to stem from the shooting death on a motorway (not at the bash itself) of an attendee in 2007, and a Hell's Angel riot at Birmingham Airport (also conspicuously not at the Bash)...
He said: "While the policing operation did result in a number of arrests, I am relieved that no one was killed or seriously injured this year as a direct result of having attended this event."
Mr Bristow was highly critical of the Hells Angels and said the group should "open its books" and show where money raised at the event ended up.What business is that of yours, Bristow? If you have evidence of a crime with regards to the funds, do your job. If not, keep your trap shut.
He said: "If its funds are used purely for the lawful benefit of its members and for charity and social good, why don't the Hells Angels open their accounts to scrutiny and reassure us of their intentions?"
Particularly when by opening it, you can be made to look foolish and obsessed:
But a Bulldog Bash spokesman said the accounts were all above board and in the public domain.Well, there's your problem...
"It's ridiculous. The accounts have always been available for inspection because they are lodged with Companies House," he said.
He added organisers ran a "well-regulated show" for the public which this year had raised £10,000 for Help for Heroes, the event's nominated charity which supports soldiers wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Perhaps you should be donating to the Police Benevolent Fund instead, you may not get hassled then.
It's said we get the policing we deserve. I don't think anyone's done anything to deserve Bristow, have they?