Thursday, 25 February 2010

Bullies In Blue PLC: We Only Tackle The Easy Cases

So, 'Bullygate' is finally out of the headlines, no doubt much to the relief of the Prime Mentalist and his henchmen, so they can concentrate on the serious task of hunting down the snitches.

Meanwhile, we see that the public services have takwen their cue from the leader of the country in their dealings with the public.

Stolen van? Yes, sir, we might know where it is, especially since you've done most of the tricky work for us, but no, we won't be going in to investigate. They might fight back, you see:
When Christopher Sims had his white van stolen from outside his house, officers told him they had an idea who might have taken it.

But Gloucestershire Police insisted they could not take any action as it would be ill-advised to visit the site because of the strong criminal element who lived there.

Mr Sims, 46, said: 'They said they were sympathetic but couldn't risk putting officers' lives at risk.

'They were saying they knew where the van could be but they weren't prepared to go in and find it.'
On the other hand, 11 year old schoolboy who might not have committed any crime at all? Get in!
Schoolboy Dylan Keetley was mortified when he accidently broke a classmate's arm during a playground 'rough and tumble.'

But the 11-year-old was stunned and shocked when he was later arrested by police on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm.

Despite the school insisting the injury had been caused in an unfortunate accident the schoolboy was questioned at a police station for three hours.
As Leg-Iron points out, this pussyfooting is likely to have serious consequences:
"We pay them to catch criminals, not to harass the innocent.

Under Labour, the police have lost their way. I don't hear the Tories even mentioning this so it's not likely to change in the near future.

Therefore, the way to avoid arrest is to appear as dangerous as possible. If you are law-abiding and generally peaceable, they'll get you. It's best not to present an easy target because those are the ones the police seem interested in."
Can't really argue with the logic...


Anonymous said...

I suspect that the Tories are quiet because the will need the police to operate in a similar way for them after the election. If they actually win that is.

blueknight said...

The Police on the ground are as heartily sick of all this crap as the rest of us.
If they refused to do what their political masters order, the disciplinary system would come down hard on them.
The straw that breaks the camel's back is long overdue..

JuliaM said...

"If they actually win that is."

Frankly, they don't deserve to...

"The straw that breaks the camel's back is long overdue.."

I've been thinking that for a while.

Anonymous said...

My son, aged 10, got involved in a playground scrap over a game of football.

Two days later the police turned up without warning and cautioned him!!

He spent the rest of the week hiding under the kitchen table in case they came back.

Guess what? He sees a policeman now and runs off!