July 12th, 2006

Another One Bites the Dust?

Posted in Blogging by 200

The ‘Law is a Donkey‘ in his last two posts has been agonising over whether to continue his blog having received some attention in the local press in Camden and the Evening Standard.

Funnily enough, quite a few people have been Googling ‘the law is a donkey blog’ today, presumably as a result of the articles, and have arrived at 200Weeks (welcome, sorry to disappoint!).

The officer over at the Law is a Donkey was wondering whether Professional Standards might be worming their
way towards him and consequently whether to continue posting. I guess the answer may have come sooner than he thought as the blog is currently showing as unavailable.

Is this another police blog having been closed down? 

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8 comments

  1. Creepy says:

    Damm shame. Have connections to the job (marital) and hate to see real life and “humanism” being shoved aside for proper form. :veryangry: Try and keep up the good work. Otherwise we shall end as Police Officers being thought of as aliens from god knows where. :pullhair:

    July 12th, 2006 at 21:47

  2. humble probationer says:

    PSD/CC’s hate the fact ‘THE TRUTH IS OUT THERE’

    pity they try to keep it hidden,unless you are a reporter who works for C4

    July 13th, 2006 at 00:31

  3. Bergerac says:

    Sad news that ‘Law is a Donkey’ has ceased his blog.

    However, since the top brass are a little sensitive when it comes to officer blogs, you guys should try to remain as anonomous as possible. I can’t help but feel that ‘Law is a Donkey’ shot himself in the foot slightly – revealing that he was based in Camden and has passed Ospre part one. It narrows the field of culprits somewhat!

    It’s a shame you guys have to remain anonomous about locations and other details etc, but it seems essential if you are to survive in the current climate!

    RIP ‘Law is a Donkey’ blog.

    July 13th, 2006 at 18:59

  4. Lennie Briscoe says:

    I only added him to my blog roll 3 days ago…then gone! Some people…time to change the blog roll again…

    July 14th, 2006 at 00:50

  5. Stan Still says:

    You’ll notice from my blog that I very rarely talk about incidents I’ve attended for the very reason that Bergerac mentions. Another thing I don’t do is post to my blog using my work e-mail address or update the site from the work computer.

    Surprisingly enough, it wouldn’t be too difficult for the IT department to set up a filter on all outgoing mail to identify that they are being sent to blogs. It then doesn’t take much to see which machine they came from and who was logged on at the time. The same can be done with visits to web pages.

    Beware all ye who use the jobs computer to do your personal stuff

    July 17th, 2006 at 16:18

  6. Mystic Mog says:

    Had several “Guvners” speak to me about my blog – As long as I don’t do it at work (blog that is !) and don’t embarrass TVP they don’t seem to mind ! As quite a lot of them were of my era and have been mentioned when they were humble plods (one of my graduating class is an ACC now !)It brings back memories of days when we were young and fit(ter!) – So its a shame when a promising blog gets binned
    as they say in the states
    “Semper fi!”
    mystic

    July 18th, 2006 at 12:04

  7. Ex Donkey! says:

    The donkeyblog is gone indeed…. apologies to all who were reading it! I wasn’t disciplined, but was told I would be if it carried on, and I never planned on being a martyr so it had to go, really. Sorry to all who had to change their bloglists! But the donkey is now quite thoroughly a dead donkey.

    July 22nd, 2006 at 21:08

  8. extraspecialcopper says:

    I had only just added his blog to my list when he went! What a shame it is too. Like Lennie, I have had to redo my whole one again! Damn PSD!

    July 29th, 2006 at 09:54

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