Archive for June, 2012

June 9th, 2012

People like this are behind the wheels of cars on your roads

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June 8th, 2012

Jobs for the boys

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So Tom Winsor’s legal firm advises G4S who are set to profit from entering the realm of law enforcement once forces sell out to private companies.

Tom Winsor gets the job of cutting the police budget by, in part, recommending selling off services to private industry and slashing wage bills.

Tom Winsor becomes the Home secretary’s preferred choice for the first ever appointment of a civilian Inspector of Constabulary.

I see that the cash for honours culture is alive and well in the government.

June 7th, 2012

Blimey, good effort!

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Alan Melville, was a special in Northern Constabulary in Scotland until he retired this week, after 51 years!

Alan joined Inverness Constabulary in 1961 before I was out of nappies and retired 3 years after me.

I often say these days I don’t know why anyone would want to stick 35 years in the police force these days, and that’s on a full salary. Doing it for free is a whole different level.

Well done Mr Melville, I think we can say you’ve done your bit now, have a long and happy retirement.

June 6th, 2012

No Sh*t, Sherlock

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So, Lancashire’s acting police chief has said that the loss of hundreds of officers is causing crime rates in the area to increase. This won’t look good for the Home sec who insists that cutting 20% from police budgets is perfectly achievable without any loss of service to the public, or effect f front-line policing. We all knew she was speaking out of her butt-hole, now it seems someone near the top is prepared to actually come out and say it.

Chris Weigh told his police authority that he was losing 513 front-line officers and that this had an “inevitable” effect on crime.

Figures released in April showed serious acquisitive crime rose 8%, house burglaries were up 8.4%, vehicle crime was up 6.4% and assault without injury was up 15%.

Now that he has put his head above the parapet by saying what nobody in the government wants to hear, who will be next?

June 5th, 2012

Is there a bigger twat than Melvyn T Gray?

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Apologies for anyone who doesn’t know to whom I refer in the title, longer-term readers of police blogs will understand the question.

Well, after no research at all, save for a helpful signpost from a reader, I am happy to reveal that there is a bigger twat in the blogosphere than the good old ‘doctor’.

Amazingly, he has even named his blog accordingly, step forward one “After Twat“. The self-appointed scourge of police blogging proudly declares today that he has me “on the ropes”, and I didn’t even feel a thing.

If you are bored enough to take a look at his blog, be warned that it will be a couple of minutes of your life you won’t get back.

June 4th, 2012

Hat’s off

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This one is entitled “Ex marine knocks this fool out, what an idiot”.

I have no idea whether the guy is an ex marine or not, but he showed some remarkable restraint. Sometimes speaking to someone in language they can understand is the only way.

June 3rd, 2012

Here comes the rain, little darlin’

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Well, who pulled the short straw to work the entire Jubilee weekend?

That’ll be me then. The nearest I’ll get to a bowl of celebratory jelly will be during the half hour break we get on bank holidays (which seems strange in itself as we have to work 8 hours and our normal break is an hour, for some reason on a bank holiday we’re only entitled to half an hour – nothing to do with the fact that they don’t employ enough people on a bank holiday to cover the breaks).

It’s not often that I hope for rain, but rain does have an effect of being rather a useful police officer in that it tends to prevent a lot of crime and disorder as most people don’t like standing around in the rain after they tip out of the pubs half legless looking for a fight.

I have no idea how many street parties we’ll be having this holiday break and I really don’t want to spoil anyone’s fun, but a little timely rain might help with the queues for ambulances and the local A&E.

June 2nd, 2012

More people should see this

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Officer Jeremy Henwood was killed in an unprovoked attack just six blocks from the McDonald’s, making it the last place he would have been seen alive, according to NBC San Diego.

Henwood is seen purchasing cookies for a 13-year-old young man who had approached him and asked him questions about his job — a small but generous act that speaks to the character of the fallen hero.

While Henwood’s patrol car was stopped at a stop sign, the driver of a black Audi signaled with his lights, apparently to draw the officer’s attention. The driver then pulled alongside the cruiser, lowered his front passenger-side window, leveled a shotgun and fired, striking the officer’s head.

The driver of the Audi, later identified as Dejon Marquee White, 23, turned out to be a suspect in a shooting minutes earlier in the parking lot of a fast-food restaurant in nearby El Cajon.

There is no evidence Henwood knew about the incident, authorities said.

June 1st, 2012

This is not a true story

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A Glaswegian is stumbling through the woods, totally drunk, when he comes upon a preacher baptising people in the river. He proceeds to walk into the water and subsequently bumps into the preacher….

The preacher turns around and is almost overcome by the smell of alcohol, whereupon he asks the drunk, ‘Are you ready to find Jesus?’

The drunk shouts, ‘Aye, I am.’ So the preacher grabs him and dunks him in the water. He pulls him up and asks the drunk, ‘Brother have you found Jesus?’

The drunk replies, ‘No, Ah havnae found Jesus.’

The preacher shocked at the answer, dunks him into the water again for a little longer. He again pulls him out of the water and asks again, ‘Brother, have you found Jesus?’

The drunk again answers, ‘No, Ah havnae found Jesus.’

By this time the preacher is at his wits end and dunks the drunk in the water again — but this time holds him down for about 30 seconds and when he begins kicking his arms and legs he pulls him up.

The preacher again asks the drunk, ‘For the love of God have you found Jesus?’

The drunk wipes his eyes, catches his breath and says to the preacher, ‘Are ye sure this is where he fell in?