Saturday, 31 August 2019

Breaking A (Pinned) Butterfly On A Wheel...

She said: ‘The police said they received information from someone about the wolf online and checked if I had a certificate to own a stuffed wolf, and obviously I don’t.
‘It’s ridiculous that’s how they got a warrant. It was just a toy.
‘The whole thing has done me a lot of harm. How the police handled it was appalling and I was devastated by it. I thought they were going to send me to jail and I was absolutely terrified. My husband said “there’s a film crew outside” and we could not believe it.
‘I realise I have done something wrong but that was not justified. It was heavy-handed to have the BBC turn up.’
Yeah, Cliff Richard's court win clearly made no impact on our brave boys in blue whatsoever, did it? I guess they figure 'it's only taxpayer money'...
‘We live in a small village and it was turned into a circus. I was made out to be a major criminal.’
If you were a major criminal, they'd probably never have bothered you. But low-hanging middle class respectable fruit, who won't get aggressive or violent? They are in there like gangbusters!
Seven officers from North Wales Police’s rural crime team and a TV crew of three arrived at Mrs Tate’s home in Newborough, on Anglesey, on February 5.
Ah. Them again. Clearly, Mrs Tate wasn't 'vulnerable' enough to get away with it.

I have a theory about these 'specialist units'. And that's that they are often staffed by fanatics. People with no sense of proportion and an unshakeable belief that whatever they are doing, no matter how unreasonable it may seem, is righteous.

In short, the worst people for the job.


MTG said...

I am risking a similar heavy raid, complete with tipped-off BBC film crew. For the past few years I may have been in contravention of the Town Police Clauses Act 1847 by keeping out pigs from my premises without the approved fencing.

Sobers said...

So lets see - plod is quite happy to turn up mob handed to raid a middle aged woman for the heinous crime of 'having some stuffed dead animals' but if a pikey has actual live horses starving to death, they don't want to know.

Do they think we aren't noticing that they've got a yellow streak a mile long down their backs?

JuliaM said...

"...but if a pikey has actual live horses starving to death, they don't want to know."

Correct! And then they bleat about 'the public not supporting us!'...