Officers later called Mr Ledger while he was eating in a Chinese restaurant to arrange a meeting. The singer assumed it was a prank – but he was later arrested and is still under investigation.I was saying only yesterday that people are rapidly losing any faith they might have had in the police, wasn't I? And this is a sterling example of just why that situation is rapidly accelerating.
‘They seemed pretty amazed but said the law is the law and it was their duty,’ he is reported to have said.
It's customary, on police blogs, for the rank & file to grumble and whine and complain that the job's not what it was, that the top brass are indifferent and out of touch and issuing increasingly strange orders to curry favour* with the politically correct elite.
And it anyone dares to complain, they are met with the usual response:
Now, since my response to those two posts has mysteriously not made it out of the moderation queue yet (although the blog owner's original misspelling of 'sew' has been corrected, something I also pointed out in a now-missing reply - tampering with evidence, Inspector? Tut tut!), I'll have to append it here.
It's always 'don't blame the rank and file officers', but this man wasn't arrested by the top brass, was he? He was arrested by those same rank and file officers who'll be along shortly to Gadget's or Ellie's to whine about it.
Officers who know what they are doing isn't what they signed up for, who are fully aware that this is going to rebound on them in the MSM, who'll blame the MSM for the resulting furore and sneer at the commenters under the 'Mail' article but who still go ahead and do it anyway, like the good little unthinking, box-ticking automatons that they are rapidly becoming...
A Hampshire police spokesman last night said a 32-year-old man of Chinese origin had claimed he was subjected to racial abuse.Anyone with any shred of integrity left should be looking for a new job.
He added: ‘If a victim believes that an alleged crime is racially aggravated, the police will treat it seriously. Investigations into this incident are continuing.’
* Anyone offended by the use of the term 'curry favour' is cordially invited to take the sex and travel option...