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 Post subject: Policemens manners!
PostPosted: Tue Aug 11, 2009 8:29 pm 
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I'm sure there are some lovely coppers :roll: but I haven't met any. The ones i've met have been what I can only describe as failed security guards - same power trip mentality.

I remember years ago (and apologies in advance for the soap reference!!) I was watching Brookside (it was the body under the patio thing) and my daughter was given a lift home by one of her friends mams, who happened to be a police officer.

She walked in, saw what I was watching and said 'has she coughed yet?' :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll:


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:51 pm 
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I have nothing but respect for the police and the job they do - Most of the worst will be weeded out during the two years intensive training and monitoring they have to go through before they are allowed out on patrol on their own.

You will always get people who let the power go to their heads, whether carrying out a voluntary job or paid employment. Unfortunately the role of a police officer is not a happy one these days - as we all know society, manners and behaviour are changing for the worse and these officers are permanently at risk of abuse and bodily harm - and if they even so much as swear at anybody they're arresting they could be disciplined.

Granted that exchange with Joe A sounded very uncivil and perhaps out of proportion to the offence, but there is a slight chance that this particular officer has seen nasty accidents or people maimed or killed caused by vehicles parked too near to crossings.

All this sounds biased - and I admit I am. I worked for the police for 18 years and have seen the nice side of the job - and the nasty side. I can see both sides of the coin - but before anybody criticises too much (as they always will because being a publicly funded body the police are an easy target) - walk a mile in their shoes, and just think - if you are ever in trouble - who are you going to call and expect them to sort things out?

And before the general sniping at me starts - this is my opinion and I reserve the right to express it. :wink:


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My opinion of the police was further demolished when my son was attacked at school. One of the chavas in his class who had taken a dislike to him punched him in the face when their teacher left the room for a second.

We were visited by a police officer later on. He didn't even get the names the right way round, kept calling my son by the chava's name and vice versa - I'm pleased it didn't go to court, he'd probably have given evidence against the wrong one.

And yes the job is hard, but it does attract a certain type. I'd only call on the police if i really had to and because there's no alternative. That's possibly why they tend to be arrogant gits - with exceptions, like any career, i'm sure.


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Theirs always gonna be bad apples, i wouldn't do the job nowadays, hands are tied and their bogged down with paperwork and shit proceedures.
It's the CPS and judges who piss me off, although the laws are there to protect all of us, innocent until proven guilty, if you know what i mean. All this "hang the bastard" etc.. i wouldn't want a mob of dickheads residing over me if i was innocent.

Anyway that copper sounds like a right bastard.


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He sounds like a cockend and a jobsworth with no common sense or discretion. There are good coppers, but it's idiots like those type (usually traffic) that give the rest a bad name.

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funny seeing this now

Earlier today, two coppers were arguing with some guy on my road.
They left their car in the middle of the road, despite the fact there were spaces right close.
Some residents came in their vehicles and stopped in front because they could not get through, it's a small road.
This went on for about 15 minutes before some guy finally came to ask. Right ok, these eijits shoulda had the balls to get out and ask the coppers to move immediately, but surely the coppers could see that people wanted to get on, there were like 3 vans lined up. so stupid.

But yeah Eoin had it right. If you're not a cunt, you don't go for one of those jobs, and it's axiomatic that if you want to be in authority you're not worthy of it.The "few bad apples" argument isn't really going to work here, just like it's not for politicians or CEOs. I've never in my life encountered a copper acting within the law. Maybe out in the sticks, where there's one copper and nothing ever happens...elsewhere, it's an us an them, and, in my opinion, from our side, very justified.

Also agree that LPs in Oxfam are overpriced. I think I shelled out a whole £6 for "King of America"...and this girl I was kinda seeing finished things on the walk home.


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right on, although i've never been to oxfam for Lp's I'll also now not to bother. See I love these 2 for the price of 1 threads. And like maggie says the job does seem to attract some 'certain types'. But yes there are good guys out there doing it well and most importantly for the right reasons which counts most.

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As Swagger rightly said there is a definite 'us and them' attitude these days. My dealings with the OB have always left the impression that they regard themselves as 'the law', rather than upholders of the law.

And as a football fan of too many years i've seen far more police brutality to innocent bystanders at a football match than I have a few like minded thugs kicking 10 shades of shit out of each other.


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I forgot about football police. 99% are complete and utter twats. I believe the standard policy for policing a match is 'treat everybody as potential hooligans until it's time to go home and collect the overtime cheque'.

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