March 31st, 2010

Good News all round

Posted in The Job - Comment by 200

Two top police news stories today.

In the first, the Met have finally sacked that disgraceful blight on modern policing Ali Dizaei. Good news, anyone know what happens to his pension?

In the second, again Met related, Sgt Delroy Smellie has been aquitted of assaulting Nichola Fisher at the G20 demo. The judge said she found no evidence that the Sgt’s use of his baton was not measured & correct. Which was about the only conclusion she could come to as the complainant had no intention of attending court & giving evidence.

Of course, everyone is up in arms about the decision – well anyone who reads the Guardian, judging by Dave Hill’s London Blog, most of whom appear to have little understanding of the concept of evidence. Nichola Fisher didn’t lose out,  I commented almost a year ago that her main motivation would be the money. I read she got £26grand for her story. Only she knows the real reason she didn’t want to give evidence, theories abound in the blogs & comment sections of the press.

I’m glad the Sgt was not convicted, on so many levels.

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16 comments

  1. Area Trace No Search says:

    With you there 200 weeks.

    To be fair, the press have shown a mixture of reactions to this… But have you seen the ding dong going on on Gadget’s blog?

    A pint is in order for Sgt Smellie methinks.

    March 31st, 2010 at 22:40

  2. Oi says:

    Still got the kangaroo court to go, hasnt he?

    April 1st, 2010 at 06:00

  3. Dr Melvin T Gray says:

    You stress you are ‘glad…..on so many levels’. The public may be similarly suited with the institution of punishments for bigoted police bloggers for their crowing and scoffing in the wake of yet another contentious acquittal of a uniformed yob – which inevitably leads to further tensions and public unrest.

    Members of the public have never been more aware that their honest contributions to such debates await crude obscenities and threats from more police miscreants patrolling police blogs from an office environment; preferring such comfort to honouring paid duties on cold streets.

    A sharper and permanent lesson awaits UK police, consistent with their failure to grasp the power of polite debate.

    April 1st, 2010 at 08:05

  4. pc hawkeye says:

    So an officer who uses measured and correct defencive tactics as confirmed by a Court of Law is a yob. I’m sure the learned Judge has a much better concept of reality than you will ever have having heard ALL the evidence.
    But of course , you know better because you’re an armchair expert and have a much wider knowledge of the Law and its process than any Judge will ever have, haven’t you ?

    April 1st, 2010 at 09:12

  5. 200 says:

    Melvin, no YOU stress it, I merely say it. There are members of the public & then there is you. I doubt there is as much similarity between you as you so arrogantly & consistently assume, on so many levels.

    April 1st, 2010 at 10:06

  6. Shijuro says:

    As I am fond of saying: everyone in this contry is an expert on everyone elses job.

    Melv is no exception.

    Not sure what he is saying here – are you upset he was found not guilty?

    Are you worried that the verdict was staged?

    What exactly?

    April 1st, 2010 at 11:02

  7. Shijuro says:

    And another thing: do you think you could write a little clearer please? Your pretentious sentance structure gives me a headache trying to work out what on earth you mean..

    April 1st, 2010 at 11:05

  8. the_leander says:

    Forgive me if I’m wrong, but surely if you don’t turn up to your own court case (regardless of the rights and wrongs of the matter) it is a forgone conclusion that you’ll loose said case?

    I mean really, what did anyone truly expect?

    I don’t know if this Sgt was right or wrong, don’t care either if I’m honest. The test of guilt or innocence is a court of law, if this woman cannot be bothered to show up, then she is in effect giving up her right to have this Sgt put before a jury.

    As for the Inspector Gadget blog, I’ve been laughing myself silly over the comments. Nicely put though 200, always a pleasure to learn your views on things.

    April 1st, 2010 at 11:42

  9. Civ_In_The_City says:

    Ms Fisher didn`t appear in court because she didn`t care if he was found guilty or not. His NOT guilt verdict doesn`t mean she WAS guilty of something.

    Maybe she doesn`t care about going to court because she doesn`t believe in the laws of the land? Maybe she does, to be fair. Maybe she thinks she did her bit on the day, got a whack and a bruise, got a bit of cash for her story but wasn`t all that bothered overall.

    Maybe it`s everyone else that thinks it`s a massive story ‘policeman hits someone with his baton’, only slightly more interesting than ‘dog bites man’.

    Now if SHE had hit HIM with his own baton, while he was throwing orange juice at one of his colleagues…

    p.s. I`ve got a longer comment on Gadgets blog, though I doubt anyone will ever read it. It`s mayhem over there!

    200weeks is much more civilised. Even Melvins bits, though I`m never absolutely clear if he`s here for the laughs or has a legitimate point to make. I`d actually like to know what he thinks and why. In the interests of polite debate.

    April 1st, 2010 at 17:27

  10. Tony F says:

    Ms Fisher had already pocketed her melvins, so had nothing to gain by turning up. Hopefully she has now snorted the lot and is indeed pushing up daffodils, the only thing a useless person is good for.

    As for dizzy lackwit’s pesion, can I, as a tax payer, have first dibs?

    April 1st, 2010 at 19:15

  11. Tony F says:

    Pension, pension! Sodding keboarxcgn….

    April 1st, 2010 at 19:15

  12. Ben says:

    He keeps his pension, which is as it should be, blight though he is.

    For the wages he has had, blame hime. For the pension, blame those who promoted him again and again, when he ought to have been sacked.

    April 1st, 2010 at 21:45

  13. blah says:

    Shijuro – don’t let the b**tards get you down, hope your OK, youd be laughing at the pigs ear they are making of the show at the moment.

    April 2nd, 2010 at 00:04

  14. shijuro says:

    mmm… blah- methinks you have guessed my identity…

    April 2nd, 2010 at 08:00

  15. shijuro says:

    but thanks…

    April 2nd, 2010 at 08:01

  16. R/T says:

    You should all read the comments on that blog 200 has highlighted. They’re absolutely hilarious!

    April 3rd, 2010 at 10:23

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