December 12th, 2009

BART Arrest Controversy

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Some interesting TV debate on a short arrest video captured on the California rail network. I think BART might stand for Bay Area Rapid Transit in Califormia.

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  1. boy on a bike says:

    You’d expect they’d have toughen glass in a public place like that – I bet both were surprised when he went through it.

    December 12th, 2009 at 12:22

  2. PC A Hunn says:

    Complete accident. If anyone is to be sued it should be the train network for using shit glass.

    December 12th, 2009 at 12:40

  3. anon says:

    I would be pretty surprised to lose all copper bottom’s savings betting them on the chance that even he would instinctively know to let go of something when hurling it through a plate glass window.

    Yet 2009 has been a year packed with surprises – although news of an IQ of 84 being sufficient to get UK police recruits into uniform was not one of them.

    Perhaps we are simply conforming to Internationally agreed standards.

    December 12th, 2009 at 13:50

  4. Tom Gane says:

    My nephew is bipolar, and I would defy even a so called expert to make the call between his slurred mutterings, and that of a person under the influence of drink or drugs.

    He has engaged in, and been arrested for aggressive/violent behaviour, but due to his mental status, he has not (as yet) been prosecuted.

    December 12th, 2009 at 16:54

  5. 200 says:


    why do you keep posting as ‘anon’, surely that’s hypocritical? (ref your previous accusations this week). No pride in the “Dr Melvyn T Gray” moniker any more?
    Pots & kettles and all that…tsk, tsk.

    December 12th, 2009 at 17:51

  6. anon says:

    Vocabulary and style differences separate us to create recognisable prints, 200. Yours are conspicuously present on your topic and on the submissions of glove puppets. Mine are apparent on ‘anon’.

    Whilst I have your attention in an obscenity free moment, allow me to advise you gratis that only shortened names such as ‘Melv’ are true monikers.

    I can assure you that feelings of inadequacy will begin to abate with a corresponding input of respect for the public and yourself. Start by eliminating the offensive crudities on your blog. On a more personal note, get to grips with that long standing inferiority complex and the resultant bigotry. A liberal application of diplomacy is always required for dealing with contentious topics and alternate viewpoints. These are matters of commonsense and pride.

    In my humble opinion, the tolerance of UK police officers broadcasting overtly shameful work to the outside world, is very poor form.

    December 12th, 2009 at 19:44

  7. rafanon says:

    Wha?…huh?…sorry, I dozed off reading the complete tripe above. Anyway, I think I might take the other side on this one. The officer appeared to speed up the force of the shove toward the end and even if it had been a wall, it looked to me like he was counting on whatever surface he was throwing the perp into, he wanted it to have a physical result.

    If the momentum had stayed the same, no problem but it appeared to have mallice purely by the acceleration.

    Srunkn or ill, no way to tell. Stupid grade of glass for a train station that may be at height if it’s a metro in USA though!


    December 12th, 2009 at 20:26

  8. 200 says:


    go blow it out your arse!

    December 13th, 2009 at 07:17

  9. PC A Hunn says:

    200- Blazing Saddles.Fine film.

    Re the acceleration dont talk rubbish regarding malice. The intention was obviously to control an aggresive violent drunk whilst doing the least amount of damage to yourself and him. By bouncing him into a wall it will disorintate the offender and show him you mean buisness in the hope that he will be less inclined to resist. It also means you have him pinned and he cant use his weight to swing you about. Which on a live train platform is very very dangerous. Often Police tactics look nasty to the onlooker but in reality we have to use aggresion to basically win the fight in the quickest/safest manner that the resisting arrestee has put us in.

    December 13th, 2009 at 12:32

  10. Tony F says:

    Moral to the story. If you act like a twat, and something nasty happens to you, serves you right.

    December 13th, 2009 at 15:18

  11. rafanon says:

    PC Hunn – easy tiger, it’s just an observation! In my opinion, in this instance, I think he increased speed.

    I wholeheartedly agree with putting the perp into a wall and the speed he started with would have done the job nicely without the burst.

    By the way, i’ve put many a person into a hard object to subdue them so I talk from experience.

    Discuss – don’t dismiss.

    Have a good day!

    December 13th, 2009 at 15:58

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