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01/03/2013 at 20:22

Policing is no different from Nursing it's a dirty job, but someone has to do it. It was better in the days people did it for the love of the job, nowadays too many want it for the career and can't be doing with the down and dirty bits. Unfortunately there isn't another way and the good old service has long gone

01/03/2013 at 20:23
kittenkat wrote (see)

And Flat Foo..ted I've noticed (ironically) that you are maybe the RW equivalent of the  public sector mis-management bosses if we could actually shrink the concept down to a thread on RW. (Pushing it I know).

You 'try' to fight the corner always of who you perceive as current at the time? Without looking at the wider view of ... there were many more  people before you or me. But kep fighting your narrow minded allegiances.

If i drank as much as you would i understand what your trying to say?

01/03/2013 at 20:24

Someone phones the police about an intruder.

Is told that no-one is available.

The someone mentions that they think the intruder has a gun.

Police turn up in huge numbers.

"there's no gun" say the police

The someone say "you said no-one was available."

Edited: 01/03/2013 at 20:25
01/03/2013 at 20:36

I see my local police every morning on my way into work, I pass two drive-in MacDonalds, I can guarantee I'll see three Police cars, and sometimes an ambulance.

Booo    pirate
02/03/2013 at 13:56

Tazers ... we need more tazering ... that'll sort the little scrotes out. Wanna push drugs ... Zzapp !! ... Bit of light vandalism ... zzapp .. zapp ... think twice next time .... drop some litter ... zzzappppp!

Yup tazers are definately the way to go ... if you want to be asked how you're doing and have your hand held ... phone the Samaritans !


02/03/2013 at 14:09

KK, I didn't understand a word of that thing you wrote

02/03/2013 at 14:30
Slowfoot Going Goofy wrote (see)

Do you want pink and fluffy who worry about how you feel and will talk things to  or will grab wrongdoers by the balls and shake them till they stop ?

Both please. Like we have at the moment.

02/03/2013 at 20:14

I amazed that they see themselves as a service ahead of being law enforcers ! Policing isn't a job to make you popular  its about doing uncomfortable jobs that others can't or won't stuff being nice go get in the faces of the bad guys !

02/03/2013 at 20:55

It's real life not Hollywood - society isn't divided up into easily recognisable bad guys and good guys - however inconvenient for policing that might be.    

03/03/2013 at 07:26
A very interesting thread! As I come home shattered after my busy night shift (no mackys drive through for me I shall add!)
03/03/2013 at 22:08
What did flat footed say in this thread to wind up kk? Or have some posts been deleted?

Personally, I'd like to know why the driver who drove straight into the back of me when I was stationary on my bike in broad daylight isn't going to be prosecuted. They've reminded him to be more careful. Perhaps if he'd killed me it would have made a difference? The paperwork would be worthwhile then?
04/03/2013 at 08:46

Slowfoot Going Goofy wrote (see)

I amazed that they see themselves as a service ahead of being law enforcers ! Policing isn't a job to make you popular  its about doing uncomfortable jobs that others can't or won't stuff being nice go get in the faces of the bad guys !

That isn't how they "see themselves" at all. It's the government that made them a "service" rather than a "force". They see their job as keeping lowlife off the streets - same as they always did. 

The only difference now is that they have loads of meaningless targets to hit.

04/03/2013 at 20:04


 I agree with some of what you say however when you look at the Senior managers the majority have all been promoted  not becuase they are good coppers but because they have met, introduced and reinforced the pointless targets Why have a senior manager who refused to send police in to stop a rave because she was worried about confrontation and bad press. Sadly to those who want to progress they haven't got the balls to stand up and admit that the targets are pointless because they want the next rank 

04/03/2013 at 20:13
I don't think the police should be allowed only to intervene when "the community" (who they?) consents to their presence and their policing techniques.

"Be ye ever so high, law is above you" sums it up for me. And that obv includes rich businessmen, bankers and fiddling bastard politicians.

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