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MPotter

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  1. My advice is that if you are going to carry handcuffs, ensure that you are professionally trained in their use. If you are not then you risk a charge of assault should you apply them improperly. Also make sure that you only apply them where justified, applying them on every suspect detained as a matter of routine could also attract and assault charge!
  2. On these two charges, yes. However I do accept that in the past I have behaved unacceptably and am trying to avoid causing similar issues in the future.
  3. OK then, I confess that I haven't really reformed.
  4. Fair point but I meant that I have reformed in general, not in relation to the offences that I pleaded guilty to.
  5. I have now been released and have since reformed. In my defence I have not been constantly harassing anyone and most certainly not the public!
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    What would YOU do?

    Agreed. My point is that the MOP would not have committed the offence of Obstruct PC. Therefore he can not be arrested for that offence. He should instead be arrested for the offence suspected. If he is later suspected of Obstruct PC he can be further arrested for and charged with that offence.
  7. MPotter

    What would YOU do?

    Agreed. Therefore that offence can be arrested for so there is no need to arrest for Obstruct Police.
  8. MPotter

    What would YOU do?

    In which case why arrest for obstructing Police (I doubt that such an arrest would be lawful) when you could arrest for the RTA offence commited by refusing to comply with the s164 requirement? Also I fail to see how simply refsuing to answer questions is obstructing Police.
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    Fake underage bet

    Mr Marston picks a random person's name, Mr Smith, out of the phone book and proceeds to create a fake Twitter account in their name. Using this account, he tweets a random bookmakers (William Hill) to say that his underage son has accidentally placed a large bet (which lost) on a far-right foreign politician winning the general election and asks for a refund. William Hill do not respond so Mr Marston takes to tweeting a number of other people such as Mr Turner about the underage bet. Mr Marston then sells his story to a number of newspapers, making quite a substantial sum. Mr Smith notices the article in one of these papers and being quite happy decides to telephone the Police. He complains that the articles and Tweets have caused him, alarm, distress, harassment and anxiety and you are the officer tasked with dealing with his call? What do you do?
  10. MPotter

    What would YOU do?

    How do his actions constitute Obstructing Police? According to Rice v Connolly a man or woman is not obliged to give his/her name and address unless under a specific legal obligation to do so!
  11. MPotter

    Fake bet scandal

    Mr Marston picks a random person's name, Mr Smith, out of the phone book and proceeds to create a fake Twitter account in their name. Using this account, he tweets a random bookmakers (William Hill) to say that his underage son has accidentally placed a large bet (which lost) on a far-right foreign politician winning the general election and asks for a refund. William Hill do not respond so Mr Marston takes to tweeting a number of other people such as Mr Turner about the underage bet. Mr Marston then sells his story to a number of newspapers, making quite a substantial sum. Mr Smith notices the article in one of these papers and being quite happy decides to telephone the Police. He complains that the articles and Tweets have caused him, alarm, distress, harassment and anxiety.
  12. MPotter

    Forgotten items

    IMO it's the same thing, there isn't a stronger duty on the homeowner. I believe that there does need to be dishonesty at the time of the commission of the offence or it is not committed.
  13. MPotter

    Wiki administrator

    You get a call from a wiki administrator to report a persistent ban evader. Are there any offences and if so what action do you take?
  14. MPotter

    FMOTL and such

    You may well be wrong when you say that, although the Queen cannot prosecute herself could she not be privately prosecuted?
  15. MPotter

    FMOTL and such

    Back to the topic, once I tried some FMOTL antics on a copper to see what reaction I would get. He said "I'm a freeman on the land, I don't understand what you're saying.". Also in Canada a Mr Meads tried to defend a civil case with an FMOTL argument in the case Meads vs Meads. he lost!