Thursday, 10 September 2009

True heroes

A quick message to the heroic police officers who detained me at the airport today, under the Terrorism Act:

You are the most pathetic, small-cocked failures I have ever encountered. You are exactly the reason why so few people trust the police. You are a pair of utter, utter cunts, a disgrace to your uniform, and an embarrassment to the good officers within the force.

I really hope you are so proud of your work, your pathetic, ego-tripping work. You are liars, you contradicted yourself with your threats and then seemed unable to explain what you were doing. If I was a terrorist I would be delighted that luckless pricks like you are protecting our skies.

I can only deduce that useless, unpopular officers are palmed off to airport duties, because even other plods can't stand them.

fuck you.

Friday, 4 September 2009

For God's sake

What on earth is all this about?

Sikh victims of crime in London are to be given the option of asking for a police officer of their own faith to work on their case.

Palbinder Singh, chairman of the Metropolitan Police Sikh Association (MPSA) said: "It's about understanding and appreciating difference.

"I don't believe a white officer is ever going to be fully conversant with a Sikh for example."

Now what really annoys me about this bit, is that Mr Singh has failed to notice that 'Sikh' relates to a particular invisible magic sky-pixie (or is it multiple sky-pixies in Sikhism?) were as 'white' refers to the colour of someone's skin. Race does not equal religion, or vice versa. Or are victims allowed to specifically state that they want someone who believes in Sihk fairy-stories AND has brown skin? I dare Mr Singh to try that one...

Then of course there is the obvious, if a bit Daily-Maily, issue of role reversal. How do you think the MPSA react if a white victim complained that he/she didn't want their crime investigated by an Asian-looking officer with a funny turban? I am a staunch Pastafarian, would I be able to specify that a Pastafarian officer dealt with my crime? (I would be happy specifying that my crime would be dealt with at all, given the attitude of the modern police force)

I do think that there is a lot of benefit to be had from officers with specific cultural knowledge, which could be very handy given that certain 'cultures' like to force underage girls to marry their cousins, or kill women who dare to have sex before marriage (assuming they are cabable of having sex, if they've been lucky enough not to have their genitailia mutilated), but to go this far is just ridiculous.

The Met said the new service, which has been pioneered by the MPSA, could be extended to other minority groups in future.

No particular group should be pandered to, especially not by the police, and it saddens me that in 2009 people are still so keen to segregate themselves on religious grounds. I've not made any secret of my hatred of religion (not of religious people - of religion), and this kind of bullshit from the met does my head in, and I'm sure will just infuriate the majority of the population, and also piss off a few Sihks along the way. Nobody likes being patronised.

Now, maybe I'm being cynical here, but I wonder how big the Sihk vote is in London......

PS. Incidentally, from what little I know about Sihkism, I understand that it's one of the 'less bad' religions.

Sunday, 30 August 2009

Crime is bad, mmmmmkay?

Unless you happen to be in the Metropolitan police that is.

This story has hardly been reported in the press, and I really am at a loss as to why.

One in three of the 3,533 officers who were issued with the corporate credit cards misued them and at one point £3.7million of public money was missing.
One in three! That's pretty impressive! But to be fair to the Met, they have taken action; 3 out of the 1177 officers whom committed credit card fraud have been prosecuted. Three.

That's quite some clear-up rate.

Maybe it goes some way to explaining why the met did absolutely nothing about the fraud committed by their buddies in parliament.

Throwing caution to the wind

Sorry about the lack of posts of late, I've been really really busy with work - a poor excuse I know, but there you go. (Contrary to the many condecending comments I have received on various police blogs, I do have a job)

Anyway, as most people are now aware, the police are big big fans of cautions; it is the easiest way to to chalk up a conviction, involves next to no work or troublesome evidence gathering etc.

Whilst they often dole these things out for nonsense crimes, they are using them more and more for nasty, violent crime. Crimes such as kicking your way into an old couples' home, smashing their place up, putting their windows through and threatening to 'put you in a wheelchair' for example.

I suppose it is a result in a way, as in many situations like this the police would just ignore it, fobbing the victims off with the usual "there's nothing we can (be asred to) do" line, but in this case poor plod was backed in to a corner and had to do something as the attackers left a trail of blood leading from the scene. They did still manage to trot out another favourite line - "we were only following orders".

“Two males were arrested and questioned as part of this investigation. Under Home Office guidelines that dictate what action can be taken under specific circumstances they were both cautioned for criminal damage."

Once again, justice was done and seen to be done. British style - 2009.

Saturday, 22 August 2009

Whatever happened to the bleachy lads?

I was happily proved wrong when West Yorkshire Police (I actually hit a 't' there instead of the 'r' then - is there such thing as a Fruadian Typo?) arrested the perpetrators of a shocking bleach attack.

As I said, the hero police for once did their job and did it well, but all has gone silent with regards to the tough judges. The lad was due before Leeds Mags on the 7th of August, I expect the case to be passed up to the Crown Court, but I can't find ANY reports anywhere of what happened on the 7th or what has happened since.

Does anyone have any info on this case?

Wednesday, 19 August 2009

Lockerbie bomber released on 'compassionate' grounds

Well, it looks like he's about to be. Sorry for my language; but what the fuck is that about?

Tuesday, 11 August 2009

Standby for action!

Many people suffer from nuisance crimes such as vandalism. Many people are left waiting and frustrated when the police tell them there's nothing they can (be bothered) to do about it.

However I have a feeling an almighty investigation will be carried out by Greater Manchester Police, as Hazel Blears has had her tyres slashed.

This is of course the very same Hazel Blears who made a killing on the sale of her main/second home (depending on whether she is talking to the tax man or the fees office) and then appeared on telly waving a cheque around whilst overflowing with denial and faux apologies. (Incidentally, does anyone know what happened to that cheque? Did she actually send it and did HMRC accept it?)

So now we will see just what the police can do about nuisance crime. To be fair to the government though, I suppose they expect special treatment from the police, because what's the point in having a paramilitary wing if they don't look after you?