Sunday, October 29, 2006

Sensitivity or bias?

This link was posted on a forum that you read, and it caught your eye:

Police to avoid Ramadan Arrests

If a person fails to turn up at court, then they should be arrested at any time, anyplace.

Police: We are here to arrest you, you are wanted on warrant.
Wanted Criminal: I’m just praying, can you come back in a month when my religious festival is over?
Police: Yes of course, no problem. Here’s my phone number, let me know when we can arrest you.

One member couldn’t have summed up the situation better:

‘If I ever have a warrant out for me, and in the unlikely event the police here ever adopt such tactics, I shall form my own religion, declare an annual, 365 day long 'religious occasion' and request the police don't arrest me during that time.’

The News article states clearly:

'Greater Manchester Police confirmed it had asked detectives not to make planned arrests during those periods for reasons of religious sensitivity.'

Is this situation the same as the Muslim Cartoons, where Officers were ordered to stand by and not arrest people commiting offences because it could cause problems? You say this, what an absolute breach of the Oath.

You draw attention to this part of it, took by every Police Officer in England and Wales:

'with fairness, integrity, diligence and impartiality'

When a religion other than christianity is involved, is this oath made void and a new one put in place? Because that seems to be the case.

If people don't attend court when they should, then they must realise that whatever they are doing, wherever they are doing it, is not important. They gave up the freedom to decide, when they broke the law.

It seems the Police Force is treading on egg shells, when it doesn't even need to.

Sunday, October 22, 2006

Just the facts......

One thing that annoys you is when people don’t mind their own business, when people think they are in the know and important enough to have all the facts, when they clearly have no idea.

You were once dealing with two youths who had been causing problems for staff in a Fast Food Restaurant, while you were dealing with them a man walked up to you and encouraged by the fact he was in the presence of a Police Officer, boldly stated to the Youths:

‘Yeah you heard the officer; go home to your mummy!’

After being informed that his opinion was only inflaming the situation, the man left the scene.

This man had no idea what was happening at the time and he wasn’t there at the scene when the incident happened. He obviously thought he was important and was going to make his power, or lack there of, well known to all.

If a person cannot help a situation, if they can’t ascertain what is actually happening or happened, then they should just mind their own business and accept the fact that if they needed to know that they would be informed, its common sense really.

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Prevention better than clear up?

You say ‘clear up’, because there will never be a cure for the emotional trauma that the victim feels during and after this sort of heinous crime.

As you drive home at night you see a lot of women, self-intoxicated to the point of loss of control. They stumble and fall around the streets, unable to walk a straight line and weak enough to fall over. In most cases this is self induced, they have brought the state they are in upon themselves.

‘Alcohol consumption may cause women to ignore or miss cues that suggest an assault is likely. It may keep a woman from realising that her friendly behavior is being perceived as seduction. Drinking may keep a woman from noticing a man's attempts to get her into an isolated location or his encouragement to drink even more. Alcohol consumption may also decrease the likelihood that women can successfully resist an assault, either verbally or physically.’

Alcohol and Rape, What's the Connection?

You hate rapists and think that they should be castrated; there is no question about it. But if a woman can prevent her own rape by not consuming so much alcohol, or dressing in a different manner, should she not do this?

If a man goes to a Cash Machine, but leaves his car door open with the engine running, is he partly at fault if his car is stolen?

A person should answer the above question honestly, then ask themselves the question below:

If a woman is self-intoxicated to the point where she cannot stand, is she partly at fault if she is raped?

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Take the hint?

A brawl erupts after certain members of the Special Constabulary management team are offered gifts by their subordinates:

Monday, October 16, 2006

A little boy's life, worth so little?

An 11 year old boy is beaten, repeatedly stabbed and then dumped in a park. The killer admits to the crime, he pleads guilty to murder and is convicted of the offence. He is then given a sentence of at least twelve years before he is eligible for parole.

‘Hamer then went downstairs and took two knives from the kitchen and stabbed Joe 16 times, puncturing his windpipe in two places and cutting a major artery.’

Twelve years, what is wrong with this judge? This person killed someone; he beat this little boy to death with a frying pan and then stabbed him with kitchen knives, and he is given twelve years in prison.

‘But David Steer QC, mitigating for the defendant, said Hamer killed Joe after an "adolescent sexual approach" was rejected.’

Yes, it is well known fact that no one likes being rejected, but that is neither here nor there. Rejection happens on a daily basis, but it doesn’t make the rejected person kill, murder.

‘After the attack, Hamer dragged Joe's body downstairs, put it in a wheelie bin and took the bin to Whitehead Park, where he hid it in a gulley.’

Judging from the evidence presented, or what you know of it, this murder doesn’t strike you as being one worthy of mitigating circumstances. The fact that this bastard dragged the body away, placed it in a wheelie bin, hid it in the park and then concocted a story about the little boy’s blood on the carpet being a leak from a red pen, shows that this bastard showed no remorse.

‘Mr Steer said: "I've been asked specifically by him and his mother to express their sorrow and deep regret for what happened in this case."

Yes, heartwarming as that may be, it won’t help Joe Geeling.

The most amazing gift we have been given, as humans, is the gift to create new life. One of the worst abilities is that to take life away. If the law of the land is unable to govern this, to serve justice where it is needed, then who can?

The answer to that is God; his justice is absolute, unswerving and crimes such as this will be punished with hell fire.

Saturday, October 14, 2006

Protection from Incompetent Management?

The The Police (Conduct) Regulations 2004 are present to try and ensure that Police Officers (All regular and Special Constables) receive the uttermost protection when being accused or having a complaint made against them.

They set out rules that an Officer must be:

1. Informed that he/she is under investigation (Regulation 9).

2. Put under caution when interviewed (Regulation 9).

3. Suspended if the investigation is sensitive enough (Regulation 4).

4. Entitled to bring another Police Officer to any meetings or interviews (Regulation 9).

5. Notified 21 days in advance that a hearing will take place regarding his/her conduct (Regulation 16).

6. Notified that if the allegation is serious enough to warrant dissmisal, the Officer may have legal representation present at all times during the process (Regulation 17).

The list goes on and on, but you don't want to bore readers with the endless amount of regulations that are present to protect the protectors, from other, so called, protectors.

When Police Forces do not adhere to these regulations, miscarriages of justice can occur without swift resolution, illegal acts of discipline can go completely unnoticed and rumours can spiral out of control.

How can a Police Force be seen as loyal and fair to the public, if it cannot follow the correct procedure when disciplining it’s own Officers?

In a world where back stabbing, one up man ship and deceit are seen as the norm, it seems that some parts of the Police Force are no different.

Sunday, October 08, 2006

Faces and stories, but no names.

When you walk into a lecture you recognise faces, you don’t know the names of these people but you recognise them, those of the female variety mostly. You build up a story about them, where they come from, what they do, what they like, and what they would look like with some satin lingerie on. You don’t even know their names, but what’s in a name? Some say it is what defines a person, what makes them who they are. After the summer break you can’t find some of the people you noticed before, they aren’t there, even though you thought of them you’ll never find out who they were, who they really were. Because you never asked them, because you never made the first move.

You talk to people, for weeks in succession you converse with them, without even asking their name. They tell you about their lives, what they are doing, how they love to do certain things with their free time. But when you leave them to go your separate ways, you stop and realise that you don’t even know their names.

Do you really need to know a person’s name to talk to them? Sometimes you talk to strangers, especially when you travel on the bus, they offload onto you, you offload onto them, and it’s a mutual relationship based on the fact that you will never see each other again.

You once found yourself in a deep conversation with a woman at a bookshop; you were talking about everything, politics, work, books, romance and much more. This time though, you made a point of finding out her name, but as you sit at your computer typing, you can’t remember her name and for this, you are disappointed in yourself, because you remember the criminal's names, but not her's.

You know a man, who is married to woman he met when he smashed into her car at a set of traffic lights, a chance encounter leading to over twenty years of marriage.

Everyone you meet is important; all it takes is a moment in a person’s life to change it.

Thursday, October 05, 2006

'A Police Officer is just that, simple and plain.'

Met Defends Muslim Officer Move

When a person becomes a Police Officer, personal feelings should not become involved in the job they do.

If a Christian Police Officer had asked to be excused from guarding an embassy of a Muslim country, based on moral grounds, you feel he would have been told to get on with his/her job, and rightly so.

A Police Officer is just that, simple and plain. When a person puts on that uniform, they are no longer a Muslim, a Christian, a woman, a man, a homosexual or a heterosexual but a Police Officer.

Imagine a Police Officer arrives at a incident, he notices that the shoplifter is actually a friend of his. He decides to let the man go, because he thinks it will hurt his conscience if he does not. Is this the right thing to do?

The answer is found in the words of Superintendent Dal Babu from the Association of Muslim Police Officers:

‘We're going down a very, very slippery slope if we then start having postings based on individual officers' conscience.’

Perhaps this should be a lesson to the Police as a whole, nothing they do goes without scrutiny, what seems to be a small, insignificant issue can escalate into front page headlines.

Big Brother, AKA The Media, is watching.

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

'Do you know who I am?'

After reading a fellow blogger’s post you have decided to write one of your own. There are two types of Badge Flashers, take these examples:

1. Call over the airwaves ‘An Off-Duty Officer has arrested two males in connection with serious criminal damage to a car. He is requesting assistance as they are becoming agitated.’

2. An intoxicated woman approaches two males in a nightclub while on a night out with her training intake, she flirts with them. When she is rejected she proceeds to walk away, all of a sudden and to her colleague’s horror, she shouts out at the two men: ‘I can do what I like, I’m a Police officer!!’

The first example is that of an Officer acting Off Duty in accordance with the oath they took. When this came over the radio, there were no shortages of units to attend, two went, one while on route was directed to another incident requiring Police attendance.

The second example is that of an idiot acting in accordance with alcohol. Not a good example of a Police officer to the public and she let herself down as well. Plus you doubt any of the other Officers on her intake wanted to get their teeth kicked down their throat because they were ‘outed’ as Constables.

Here is a quote from a forum you read:

‘One of their numbers decided to approach the DJ. A few minutes later, the DJ put "a shout out to all da Special Constables in da club" at which point some of them cheered. I left. Quickly.’

Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear……………………..

Some people just don’t realize the magnitude of the situation they could get themselves into, like it or not a lot of people do not like the Police, some even hate the Police. So Officers identifying themselves could get themselves and their colleagues in a world of trouble, because alcohol and policing do not mix well, ever.

You are putting this image on your blog for Jackie:

Sunday, October 01, 2006

A firm hand?

It's early in the morning, far too early for a student to be out of bed but you and your partner arrive at a scene. A man may be hurt, he needs an ambulance. The ambulance arrives and starts to take the man away.

A woman approaches you with her ‘crew’, consisting of a baby and two toddlers. She proceeds to make comments about you and your colleague. You can take abuse, to a certain extent, but there is line that can’t be crossed.

Some people just don’t know when to quit, they go on and on, they can’t shut the hell up. Thankfully, for the rainforest’s sake and her own, she decided to abandon her futile attempt to let us know that we weren’t wanted in her area, that we weren’t doing our job, that you looked about thirteen years old and she took her children and left.

Not before being threatened with arrest though and informed that if she persisted that we would have no problems with arresting her for a public order offence, the fact that her children were there at the time just showed her that we weren’t ‘having a laugh’, we were serious. You try to reason with these people, but they just don’t want to know, it takes a firm hand to bring them back to reality, sometimes even in the literal sense.

Why don't people just be quiet and mind their own business?