…it’s not surprising we have riots, is it?
A top police officer in the force investigating the deaths of three men who tried to defend shops during last week's riots has said looters should be shown compassion.
Chris Sims, chief constable of West Midlands Police, said that rioters in Birmingham had led difficult and 'tragic' lives, and should be dealt with in a 'pragmatic way'.
Yes, it just had to be the bright spark who ‘leads’ West Midlands Police
, who must be the most dysfunctional force this side of Essex.
Speaking to councillors in the city he revealed that he had spoken to several youngsters arrested after last week's violent scenes.
He said: 'I spent Saturday evening in the custody block at Steelhouse Lane Police Station. There are tragic offenders as well as tragic victims.
'Young people who have been in care for most of their lives. We need to show some compassion and be pragmatic about how we deal with these people.'
I suppose we should count ourselves lucky he didn't follow the example of his force when dealing with the Channel Four documentary and insist his officers go and arrest some of the victims of the rioting!
"We need to show some compassion and be pragmatic about how we deal with these people.' "
NOT.YOUR.JOB, Mr Uber-Policey Man!
Your job is to ensure the law is kept, to arrest wrong doers and PROTECT the public.
Leave social work to social workers and sandal wearers. Leave compassion and mercy to the courts.
Your job is police the land without DISCRIMINATION -that includes 'positive' discrimination.
Maybe that's why the government feels the need to bring ChuckDreddNorris The Supa-Cop....y'all.
I seem to recall it was the West Midlands Police who wanted to arrest the makers of the TV programme which exposed Islamic extremist preaching not so long ago, instead of arresting the hate preachers. This, and the preposterous remarks of the current Chief Constable are what you get when you politicise the police and make them into social workers. It will take years to expunge this cancer from our once admired police force.
This is the legacy of the labour party stuffing the senior police ranks with Common purpose schooled drones.
Fucking corrupt human beings and shitty cops to boot, with ACPO chief Hugh Ordure and Ian Blair fighting to be the fairy on the top of the tree.
Now Cameron, if he had any sense and/or Balls, could have brought in the yank to clean house in the Met... but again has been bullied into inaction by the mandarins etc.
Jesus when the fuck are we going to find some bloody leadership in the country?
Inspector Gadget for commish! I hope TVP's cheif gets it, she has a decent track record but of course you don't get to be cheif without making a few enemies!
" ... leads West Midlands Police"
The fat twat would be hard pressed to lead a sing-song ..
Not very often I find myself agreeing with SBC.
His type have infected the police which is largely the reason why orders were given to stand off during the rioting.I can assure you the ordinary plod like me where not amused.
and I agree with Jaded.
"I can assure you the ordinary plod like me where not amused."
I dread to think 'were' would we all be without doughnut munching, illiterate plod like you.
I take it that Chief Cunstable Sims's son was not forced to strip naked on the whim of some tragic Gangsta.
If he really has spoken to several youngsters since their arrest he must be in no doubt about their contempt for both him and that Cressida Prick woman.
I'm sure chief constable's should have compassion, though suspect they just show whatever shade their police authority demand. Some of the sentences being handed out will be overturned on appeal as 'silly' - but they only look silly to me because we can't get the courts to dish them out generally - it's as though ordinary victims don't matter.
I want to see a Bratton style re-engineering and a long-term slap down on scum. I understand this is done by dropping felons and miscreants from a great height through broken windows.
Oh no,I put an extra H in a word by mistake!!.I must rush into work tomorrow and resign as I am clearly an illiterate doughnut eating plod as said by an anonymous keyboard warrior.
We compliment the reasoning of many chief constables in bestowing overly complex analyses on their motives. In some cases it may be far more appropriate to question their compos mentis.
" It will take years to expunge this cancer from our once admired police force."
Which is a shame. I'm not sure we've got that long.
"I take it that Chief Cunstable Sims's son was not forced to strip naked on the whim of some tragic Gangsta."
"Some of the sentences being handed out will be overturned on appeal as 'silly' - but they only look silly to me because we can't get the courts to dish them out generally..."
Spot on! Hence the bizarrely harsh sentence for the Facebook comments, and the leniency for actual theft in some cases.
I dread thinking where we all would be without gerunds...
I wonder if this daft twat actually knows the meaning of the word 'pragmatic'. Pragmatic sentencing for a large slice of these oh-so-hard-done-by offenders would be a courtyard, a post, and five guys with rifles. God forbid we ever get 'pragmatic' sentencing.
Pragmatic sentencing for these scrotes should need only an axe and a block.
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