Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Is This England?

Protesters gathered outside a Leicester police station yesterday after seven members of a family were arrested. The group of up to 30 men stood outside Leicester's Spinney Hill Park station for about two hours until they dispersed at 5pm.
Oh? This sort of thing doesn't happen here, does it?
Nayeem Gul, who was leading the group, said seven members of his family, including his 13-year-old son and a number of his nephews, had been arrested when officers visited his home earlier in the day.
Ah. And were they there to show their displeasure at the shame their family member had brought to the community, perchance?
A further six people were arrested when what police described as "an incident of disorder" occurred.
Hmmm, maybe not then.
Mr Gul, who was invited into the East Park Road station to speak with officers, criticised police's handling of the arrests. He said: "The way the police came into my home was unacceptable and we came here to show the strength of feeling."
Did you? Did you really?

17 comments:

ranter said...

What is the matter with the police these days. Have they learned nothing? Why didn't they simply notify one of the community elders that sit on one of their advisory group panels and s/he would have told them wether or not the arrest was possible and/or even permissible given the relevant culture/religion/race. Fancy trying to so their job by enforcing the law of this country. It is possible that an appropriate remedy for the alleged offence could have been found within the community and without recourse to the legal and justice system that operates across the UK - which clearly isn't fit for purpose.

Demetrius said...

My Mum used to take me to Spinney Hill Park in the late 1930's. It seems to have changed. My Dad worked on East Park Road and there were never any demonstrations then, except when the Off License ran out of beer.

Michael Fowke said...

Ranter's got it right. The police need to be more sensitive.

Lynne said...

Show the strength of their feeling? Or their intention to intimidate?

Nick the bastards. Nick 'em all.

Dan said...

Of course this is England; do you know what happens to protesters in places like Pakistan if you try protesting about the police? Over there, not using machineguns counts as sensitive community policing.

Tatty said...

Only the females bring "shame"...and the police haven't a hope in hell of getting in there first when that happens.

MTG said...

"...without recourse to the legal and justice system that operates across the UK - which clearly isn't fit for purpose."

True words, Ranter. Are you on the wagon this week, old chap?

Captain Haddock said...

I find it something of a puzzle that these sort of folks appear so keen on "Community Policing" (that is the policing of their community by their community and the adoption of a system, totally independent of the one applicable to every other citizen of the country in which they voluntarily choose to reside) ..

Yet appear remarkably reluctant to apply the same criteria when it comes to claiming benefits or medical treatment ..

I just can't fathom it ..

Dr Cromarty said...

Surely they should have cleared it withprose moor BME police offiver. Someone like Ali Dizaei, for example. Oh, wait....

blueknight said...

Why didn't they simply notify one of the community elders that sit on one of their advisory group panels
This is the unintended consequences of doing just that. Some of the 'community' expect special treatment

blueknight said...

Why didn't they simply notify one of the community elders that sit on one of their advisory group panels
This is the unintended consequences of doing just that. Some of the 'community' expect special treatment

Captain Haddock said...

"Some of the 'community' expect special treatment" ..

Yep .. because successive mealy-mouthed governments have told them that they're "special" and who are now too shit-scared of them to treat them with the same degree of contempt which they reserve for the rest of us ..

RAB said...

They really arn't adapting to our Culture at all well, are they?

Having your door kicked in by the Rozzers at 4am is perfectly normal for the rest of us. Why the special treatment for these delecate flowers?

Anonymous said...

Ranter
I hope your comment is tongue in cheek.
As a long term resident in this country I don't have a 'community leader' and frankly I don't see why the way I am policed should be different to other sections of society. Unless of course they are more equal than me hadn't thought of that.

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JuliaM said...

"Fancy trying to so their job by enforcing the law of this country."

Quite!

"Show the strength of their feeling? Or their intention to intimidate?"

Yup, the latter. No doubt.

"Over there, not using machineguns counts as sensitive community policing."

Well, since we bend over backwards to avoid them having to change their culture in every other way, perhaps we should provide this service?

"Unless of course they are more equal than me hadn't thought of that."

Spot on!

James Higham said...

Sounds like one for Rumpole.