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    Police getting a bit too much

    http://news.sky.com/skynews/Home/UK-...rs_Car_Window_

    Saw this linked on another forum: I thought the Police were public servants?

    After that fiasco I'd want to get home for clean underpants as well as medication.
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    In our neck of the woods it would be called "racial profiling" ...
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    Read about this in the paper today Mike. The driver was obviously in the wrong but the response was totally unwarrented. Next thing you know they will be shooting innocent tube passengers in the head. Hang on...........

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    I've just seen a newspaper report supposedly about the same man, but the car in the newspaper report is a Peugeot 106, that in the video is a 4x4 Rover, so there seems to be some confusion.

    Regardless, smashing the widow in and jumping on the car, such intimidation is surely not necessary especially as they have already spoken to the man and should be aware that he does not pose a physical threat.
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    They all seem to be running scared these days. Anything or anybody is seen as a physical threat. They even go around in pairs where my office is, armed with tasers and sprays on display. The old fashioned copper is no more. Theses ones wear flack jackets etc. I regularly read of them using tazers on elderly people and even the disabled. The last report was of an elderly man, obviously distressed who was tazered for his own protection incase he hurt himself. ???????? Incidentially the car I saw pictured was a four wheel drive. Jealousy?
    teddy

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    How does a police officer climb onto a bonnet? Oh sure, that's Brit talk for the hood of a car. And the trunk is called a boot. Windscreen? Sounds a bit windy. No wonder they say the U. S. and England are two countries separated by a language barrier. Now, maybe if they would drive on the correct side of the road, and put steering wheels where they belong, we might be even better allies.

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    Careful I'll set John Cleese on ya.
    Cheers MIKE.

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    You must remember two things about this matter, 1 we invented the motorcar 2 the pertinent language is English. Windscreen or windshield? It shields you from the wind!!!!! Common sense. As we invented the car and the language we can call then anything we want. The American version of English is a bastardised version, a bit like pidgeon English, which is not suprising when you consider how many different nationalities make up the American nation. Driving on the left is common sense, ask the Australians or Japanese. It comes from the old days of horseback riding when you would wish to leave your sword arm free on the off side. Still a good idea with some of the idots one meets on the road. Unfortunately some cheapskates in America imported French cars (before they started to build their own) which although inferior were cheaper. These of course had the steering wheel on the wrong side. If you think the French know more about driving than the English you have probably never driven in that country. The average mental age of drivers in France is five. Don't forget that these ar the people who your president called chese eating surrender monkeys. Not that I would agree with that as my wife and I have some french blood. So I hope that clears the matter up for you.

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    teddy (Italian, English, French and Welsh ancestry.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by teddy View Post
    regards

    teddy (Italian, English, French and Welsh ancestry.)
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    I like to think of myself as cosmopolitan..... But my friends tend to refer to me as a mongrel.

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    Does that mean your abbaiare is worse than your bite, or your aboyer is worse than your brath?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Soubasse View Post
    Does that mean your abbaiare is worse than your bite, or your aboyer is worse than your brath?
    Oh LOL Matt

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    well there are always three sides to a story: the police, the assailant and somewhere inbetween the truth
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    Or lies, damned lies, and statistics - Especially in light of the Police using Compstat these days...
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    What is the most unusual location for a speed camera that you have seen. I have seen pictures of a horse box being used and also a police van disguised as a builders van. The registration plate matched a photo of a police van in full regelia.

    Road safety? I don't think so.

    teddy

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