funkywingnut

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  1. Thats the conditions of your service, if Police Officers cannot control themselves enough not to take drugs, what chance have they of controlling themselves in other situations. No place for drugs in a uniformed service.
  2. Either its no loss to the Police and even less of a loss to society.
  3. And how much of that is down to this old fashioned notion of unarmed policing and interference from MPs who just view the security measures as an inconvenience. I suspect mostly just that
  4. You simply cannot combat such an attack on an officer unless you make the police totally unapproachable.
  5. No more so than shooting a human. There where suitable backdrops i the form of brick walls so shouldn't be such an issue from what I could see in the video.
  6. I would argue the opposite given the increased risk of trying to hit a moving target with a pistol. Police 5.56 rounds aren't particularly powerful and will not penetrate a brick wall. I would say the increased accuracy of a rifle would have been far better for humane dispatch. But on a positive note one of the officers drew his pistol, made the assessment and hit the target very quickly which was pretty impressive. I suppose we don't know how the officers where called in and what info they had at the time.
  7. Seems like a risky strategy, shooting dogs with pistols for a few feet away in a street. Got the job done I suppose.
  8. Is this opinion formed form your comprehensive policing experience and recognised training? More fights break out because of football tops than any weapon ever has in the UK. Don't believe me, nip to the next premier league football match wearing a team shirt and go to a rival pub. Be sure to post your injury pictures afterwards.
  9. This entire post is based on what you watch on TV surely. 1 interaction with a prosecution lawyer and this post will be proven wrong every day of the week.
  10. What data has the officer accessed or what surveillance has he conducted? This is similar to using a phone of a person injured in an RTC to ascertain their ID or inform their relatives. This Officer has at worst ensured his friends are not concerned for his welfare. Good work, Policing lacks the human touch for to often.
  11. For my organisation, if a statement of complaint has ben recorded then a statement of retraction would be taken detailing the reasons for not wishing to pursue a complaint, including confirmation that there has been no undue influence from a suspect or other person. If only a PNB has been taken as an initial account, a PNB entry stating why they don't want to complain and that no-one has influenced their choice to not complain. Its simple about covering your backside when they complain you advised them that it was a waste of time complaining (even if it is) because many will.
  12. No @MPotter you are entirely wrong and if you chose to rely on legislation, at least correctly quote it in your reply. As a civilian with no Police or legal qualification or experience, your word on what legislation apparently says is worthless without some for of direct quote. Offensive weapons legislation relates to those items possessed in a public place only. Although a truncation may be an offensive weapon per se, there is no legal issue with possessing them in your place of abode. Section 1 of the Prevention of Crime Act 1953 makes the possession of an offensive weapon in a public place an offence. 1(1) Any person who without lawful authority or reasonable excuse, the proof whereof shall lie on him, has with him in any public place any offensive weapon shall be guilty of an offence.
  13. Agree, a national agency would ideally be best placed to operate throughout the UK.
  14. If they where intended to be a weapon by the user, then it's an offensive weapon.
  15. Just goes to show Guantanamo does get some bits right.