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Police: Bang(ed) to Rights

Written by RSS Poster 200 Weeks

You gotta love it when people provide their own evidence against themselves.
The latest inductees no the UK’s Dumbest Criminals are one Karl O’Kill (really?) and Liam Bolton, of South Wales who have just even convicted of burglary.
O’Kill was arrested for a burglary by the Old Bill in Wales. On his possession was found a mobile phone. On his mobile phone were pictures of the hapless waste of spaces ping with a shotgun stolen in a separate burglary one time earlier.
The pair received four years’ jail at Swansea Crown Court this week.



Police: In Remembrance

Written by RSS Poster 200 Weeks



Police: At last!

Written by RSS Poster 200 Weeks

So, I’ve finally managed to go part time.

I decided a while ago that although I still need to earn a living – I have kids to assist thru university and I can’t survive on just a police pension – life is a little more important to me than work. For the last three years, since I retired, my family and I have enjoyed a greater standard of living than ever we did when I was a copper, but I don’t want that to lead my life. It’s starting to hit me that I am probably around two-thirds through my life, and I only want to be working for the bare minimum of the third that’s left.

I have stuff I want to do outside the job, I’m becoming more interested in other pursuits, and to be honest, I don’t want to go down the route of some of the other people who work in that control room, i.e. becoming ill with stress and having to take months at a time off work.

So I am now known at work as part-time-weeks.

Whoopee!



Police: Not just in the UK

Written by RSS Poster 200 Weeks

Thanks to  regular reader, Boy-on-a-Bike, for this one.

I see it’s just not the UK that has to put up with arseholes on public transport.



Police: Blimey!

Written by RSS Poster 200 Weeks

Is it really over 3 weeks since I last posted on this blog?

No, I’m not gone. The reports of tumbleweed rolling across this blog are greatly exaggerated. I just thought that after 5 years of posting every single day, I deserved a break.

I must say, it was quite liberating. There were times when maintaining a daily blog was a chore rather than a pleasure. I’ve had between 15 and 30 minutes a day for three weeks extra to myself. And the late night panic before going to bed trying to come up with something to blog about  is now a welcome memory.

So much has happened in the last three weeks. I was pleased to see the funerals of the two GMP police officers receive national attention. I watched both events live on the BBC News channel. Subject to the family’s wishes, of course, I think every funeral of an officer killed on duty should receive such attention. It does seem to be one thing that America do right.

Then there was ‘Pleb Gate’ with that government arsehole who opened his mouth in anger and really revealed what people in his position actually think of the...

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Police: Who knew?

Written by RSS Poster 200 Weeks

Today saw the 9th annual National Police Memorial Day which saw a Police Memorial Service at York Minster, dedicated to the memory of  the 4,000 police officers who have died on duty in the last 100 years.

Who knew?

I heard about it, after the fact, on the BBC News this evening.

Strangely, I didn’t hear one word about it, in the weeks leading up to it, from my force. No posters on the walls at HQ, no  mentions on the weekly orders that get out by the chief giving useful information to all the employees of the force, no emails, nothing, bugger all.

I do see posters, get emails and read on the weekly bulletin about Black History Month, Traveller Engagement Week, news and invites to attend any one of a number of Gay Pride events.

Strange, that.



Police: What a Pillock

Written by RSS Poster 200 Weeks

Twenty-six year old Lukasz Wisniewski  of Leeds has just been banned for 12 months and ordered to do 200 hours community service after pulling a wheelie on his motorbike as he drove past a mobile speed camera can in Selby, North Yorkshre, at 103mph, whilst overtaking other vehicles.

I bet he thinks what a great idea that was back in June. He was either incredibly unlucky to be pulling a wheelie at high speed at exactly the moment he passed a speed camera van, or just thick; it’s not as if speed cameras are highly disguised. Still, I expect he’s got plenty of time to consider his motorcycling prowess, as he sits on public buses for a the next year.



Police: Rest in Peace

Written by RSS Poster 200 Weeks

PCs Fiona Bone and Nicola Hughes

Greater Manchester Police

Murdered 18th September 2012



Police: Another one

Written by RSS Poster 200 Weeks

For those interested, another page about police officers’ rights (or lack of them) on Faceache:



Police: Phew!

Written by RSS Poster 200 Weeks

It started with an attempt to write a post every day for a month, this turned into 3 months and then six months. After I’d managed to post every single day for half a year I thought why not go on for a whole year? So I did.

That has turned into a post every single day for five years. I sometimes feel like Forest Gump who took up an idea and just ran with it, and kept on running.

To say this blog has formed a large part of my life is an understatement. Sometimes it’s been fun, interesting, though-provoking, other times it’s been like a millstone around my neck.

When you work a full shift system, have a family and private life and other interests, just finding the time to research, compose and post something is no mean feat. You’ll have noticed when I didn’t have time as that’s when I post up a quick video.

I’m quite proud of the fact that this is, if not the, certainly one of the longest running police blogs in existence, a few weeks over seven years. I’m not quite ready to give up the blog, so I’ll continue to post, but only when I have the time and inclination. I...

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