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  1. the sniper

    More police misbehaviour: are they trying to deliberately wind the public up?

    The scenes on the ground are a distraction. People might have found the highlights ugly, particularly with the narrative built up around it, but it was physically handled largely by the book and carried out safely. People being arrested is rarely pretty. The question is whether it should have...
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    Redbridge council spends £18k on 'Covid Bus'

    What with what you've said and Brexit, I think we should ban advertising on buses. I'm getting the impression the British are dangerously influenced by this medium...
  3. the sniper

    More police misbehaviour: are they trying to deliberately wind the public up?

    Almost got a more palatable version of 'the truth' there chaps, keep diggin, you might get them all off the hook yet... They couldn't even tip the van over... I've never personally known a 'football firm' attempt to write off a Police vehicle personally, maybe I'm too young. But I've known of...
  4. the sniper

    More police misbehaviour: are they trying to deliberately wind the public up?

    Unfortunately some peoples belief in Government/Police incompetence conveniently only stretches to the point just short of them being able to carry out convoluted, clandestine operations against 'the people' with impunity, which we're led to believe they're constantly carrying out, because the...
  5. the sniper

    More police misbehaviour: are they trying to deliberately wind the public up?

    Jeez, how far down the rabbit hole do you need to be to bare reading this section of the forum... I don't even know where to start. You do realise you can in reality just go where you like on mainland GB, particularly with a car? The chances of even seeing a Police officer are small, being...
  6. the sniper

    More police misbehaviour: are they trying to deliberately wind the public up?

    I thought the most interesting thing about Bristol was how brazen/foolish/high those taking part were. Most faces were barely disguised, if at all. Maybe they got too confident after the Colston statue affair... Bristol isn't a big place. I guess they thought once they'd overthrown the Avon &...
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    More police misbehaviour: are they trying to deliberately wind the public up?

    To be fair, I agree, the vast majority of people are probably still indifferent.
  8. the sniper

    More police misbehaviour: are they trying to deliberately wind the public up?

    Well, I thought the below rather more obvious, under the circumstances... The vast majority of the general public will have gone from indifferent/unaware to supportive, even if they still aren't aware of what is actually in this rather needless, 'controversial' Bill... In fact, if much of the...
  9. the sniper

    Media Coverage of COVID -19

    Much like the agitators on social media...
  10. the sniper

    More police misbehaviour: are they trying to deliberately wind the public up?

    Well, as we've seen on here, there are plenty of people willing to fan the flames of discontent on the internet. And as we've seen in Bristol tonight, there are some people nutty enough to take it to heart and think they're achieving something by acting on the rhetoric. Nobody wins.
  11. the sniper

    More police misbehaviour: are they trying to deliberately wind the public up?

    There's a reason Lawyers are paid far more than Police Officers, for far less risk/grief... I appreciate it's inconvenient.
  12. the sniper

    More police misbehaviour: are they trying to deliberately wind the public up?

    To be fair, this is very much your area of speciality. Going by this section of the forum, l imagine you've spent more hours discussing/analysing/critiquing this subject than some PCs have been at work entirely over the last year! :lol: Enforcing Covid laws is very little of what most PCs do...
  13. the sniper

    More police misbehaviour: are they trying to deliberately wind the public up?

    Well that'd be a useful way to allocate resources. Just divert a few thousand officers away from dealing with proper crime to beef up the Professional Standards Departments so thorough investigations of such pressing cases as whether some PCSO had correctly interpreted the law when they asked...
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    More police misbehaviour: are they trying to deliberately wind the public up?

    I was replying to the point that was being made...
  15. the sniper

    More police misbehaviour: are they trying to deliberately wind the public up?

    She's an 'actress'/unemployed. Okay, she knew how to play her part, but it's highly likely she was just there protesting like many others, of her own volition. There's no great conspiracy here.
  16. the sniper

    More police misbehaviour: are they trying to deliberately wind the public up?

    And all those involved in solving many other murders, rapes, violent crimes...? This isn't a Police problem, this is your problem. You're displaying a dangerous lack of rationality and perspective, somewhat ironically. Funnily enough, while it may be hard to see from the limited highlights...
  17. the sniper

    More police misbehaviour: are they trying to deliberately wind the public up?

    I don't think even they're that daft. If the Police had done nothing, the event would have attracted far, far less publicity and the ACAB lot (who were very much in the minority) would have gone home disappointed. The only press coming out of it would be 'Police allow illegal gathering'... The...
  18. the sniper

    More police misbehaviour: are they trying to deliberately wind the public up?

    If the Met were looking to successfully manage PR, they'd have not touched the event with a bargepole... I appreciate it makes for a more exciting narrative, the stuff of novels oft-mentioned. Maybe it's the only way people without experience of organisations like this can get their heads...

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