Saturday, 10 July 2010

They Think It's All Over...

...it is now:
Raoul Moat was fatally injured early this morning when he shot himself at the end of a six-hour stand-off with armed police.
But not before there was yet more farce when Gazza turned up to 'help'.

Yes, really.

Which came as a bit of a surprise to his agent:
Gascoigne's agent, Kenny Shepherd, said: "He's doing what? I am sitting having an evening meal in Majorca. I'm speechless."
Poor, poor man...

So, where was he all this time?
Incredibly, he was found near a house which he had apparently broken into and slept in earlier in the week, raising the possibility that he had been lurking under the noses of police throughout the multimillion-pound manhunt.
/doublefacepalm
The developments are embarrassing for acting Northumbria Chief Constable Sue Sim who had told worried Rothbury residents on Thursday: 'I am not saying he is going to be walking down the street with a gun.'

But just four hours after she uttered those words, Moat might have done just that.

A number of witnesses are convinced they saw Moat calmly strolling down their high street at 10.45pm wearing a hooded top and a baseball cap.
Surely, this woman's woeful performance is enough evidence to end this useless diversity experiment forthwith?

9 comments:

Chuckles said...

Would that it were enough to end the useless policing experiment forthwith.
The one that has been foisted on us these last 13 or 24 years.

Anonymous said...

The male chiefs are just as bad. She was bad though.

English Viking said...

The Gazza interview is either funny or sad, not sure which.

Quote of the week from Gazza: 'He's killed somebody, and that not really very nice."

Loki said...

I have met Sue on several occasions. She would be out of her depth in a puddle. Poor mare.

Also know Gazza (both pre and post alcohol/mental health issues). Have you heard the clip on Youtube? "Moaty, it's Gazza". "I survived driving onto a wall at 90mph, I can survive a bullet".

Gawd bless him.

ROTFPML

RAB said...

Well this whole farrago just goes to prove the we still have the smartest best trained and coordinated police force in the world, doesn't it folks?

Police fired a Taser into Moat.

This delivering a massive amount of electricity into the subject that makes them lose all control of their limb movements and causes the nerves to contract uncontrollably.

This done to a guy who was holding a shotgun to his head, with his finger on the trigger. Genius, sheer genius!

Anonymous said...

RAB, You may be correct in your assumption regarding the ultimate fate of the late, and not much lamented Mr. Moat, but think of the money the Government have now saved in not having to house such a dangerous maniac in a cell, at Her Majesties expense! I am quite sure the police were trying their best to resolve this without any further bloodshed, and it is certain they will be criticised, no matter what the outcome - clearly there has not been some 'joined up thinking' and it is fashionable for those who have never had to do the job to mock and criticise, never giving a moments thought for the practical problems evident in such a situation (The Hindsight Brigade), but this is surely the best result all round. Dangerous Psycho 0, Police 1.
Like many bullies of his type, Moat was, ultimately, a coward, who chose the easy way out. His boastful threats to wage war on the police and the public at large came largely to nothing. He was, it appears, a typical steroid enhanced neanderthal and society is much better off without him. Gazza is a fool. Apparently, he always has been - and were it not for a certain amount of skill with a football, no one would have ever of heard of him. It is somehow pathetically typical of him to strike an odd note in the aftermath of this incident. He is completely out of touch with reality as, curiously, was his mate, the late Mr. Moat...

JuliaM said...

"Would that it were enough to end the useless policing experiment forthwith.
The one that has been foisted on us these last 13 or 24 years."


And people (mostly the Left) wondered why 'Life on Mars' was so popular...

"The Gazza interview is either funny or sad, not sure which."

Both, I'd say. In equal measures.

"I have met Sue on several occasions. She would be out of her depth in a puddle. Poor mare."

Ouch! :)

"Well this whole farrago just goes to prove the we still have the smartest best trained and coordinated police force in the world, doesn't it folks?

Police fired a Taser into Moat."


I think it's still a little unclear. It might be that he shot himself, and was then tazed so that, in the event he still had enough in him to pull the trigger again, he was unable to do so while the weapon was secured.

Either way, I can't claim he's any great loss to the world.

And while I don't subscribe to the view that everything that happens in a person's life is their parent's fault, his mother could richly do with a few thousand volts up her...

"I am quite sure the police were trying their best to resolve this without any further bloodshed, and it is certain they will be criticised, no matter what the outcome - clearly there has not been some 'joined up thinking' and it is fashionable for those who have never had to do the job to mock and criticise, never giving a moments thought for the practical problems evident in such a situation (The Hindsight Brigade)..."

Guilty as charged on the last one.

But when I see unprofesional behaviour and things that SHOULDN'T happen - like the leaving of a cartridge of bullets behind, or the failure to keep police dogs under control so they don't savage the chap reporting a possible Moat break-in - should I stay silent?

John R said...

I think it's not the diversity experiment we need to end, it's the incompetency trend.

Rather than just promote anyone who's warm and walking and can read an autocue (vvveeeerrryyyy ssslllooowwwllllyyy) perhaps the plod ought to think about promoting people that can do the job they were hired for instead.

You remember that dont you plod? The job that's about nicking crims and getting them locked up...not the one that's about ticking bloody boxes!!

Anonymous said...

Unfortunately, a great deal of police time, which should be utilised in nicking criminals and getting them banged up is spent filling and trying to live up to Governments targets, justifying their existence by employing statistics, playing social workers and focusing their emphasis on what is described as 'Community Policing,' which is basically wandering about, talking to people and empathising with them. All of this is a drain on front line manpower and the police are likewise plagued by 'squaditis', where a new particular problem, like anti-social behaviour becomes the latest Government stick with which to beat the police, so emphasis is shifted there, with officers formed into teams to target the particular problem, to the detriment of policing as a whole. There are whole departments, manned by warranted and experienced police officers, which are dedicated to equal opportunities, deal specifically with racially aggravated crime and other things that no police force can operate without, following the last Labour Government. There are simply not enough police officers left on the front line giving 24 hour 365 days a year cover and too many squirrelled away in specialist roles. The police force is now hamstrung by this type of focus, without the other big drain on resources - officers being drafted off to attend diversity workshops and the like, in an attempt to show that the force is not biased/racist/homophobic etc. The trouble with this is, the police are recruited from society at large, so there will always be elements, within any organisation, that do espouse these incorrect and ignorant views, no matter how 'diversified' the rest are. Lastly, many forces will now have to stop recruiting, given the financial restrictions placed upon them by the new Government, so the problem will only get worse. Over the last fifteen years or so the police has had to become some sort of jack of all trades type organisation, which is a big mistake. They should go back to basics, that way, they may win back the respect of the public.