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Highly quality real-time satire from Chris Dowdeswell who was at the G20 protests and was unable to identify an unmarked police officer despite asking nicely.
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That officer doesn’t need to wear his number because he is wearing his two pips which mark him out as a senior officer.
So, why does he not just say so, Daniel Hoffman-Gill? How big a deal would that have been? Instead he turns it into a Monty Python sketch. Sheesh. Great PR job.
Senior officer? Looks to me like he was over promoted. I was under the impression that, apart from anything else, his job is to serve the community.
If I were that officer, dealing with a twunt with a squeaky voice asking me dumb questions and with a camera in me face, I’d do the same although perhaps with more vigour.
So it is the squeaky voice that is one of the deciding factors? Apart from being a twunt of course. The only person who looked like a twunt in that video – admittedly we don’t know what happened beforehand – is our “Senior Officer”.
As to the camera in your face, the Police *Service*, which is what I believe they call themselves these days, had better get used to it, if only to prevent people like you from exercising “more vigour” when “daily facing new and challenging situations” http://www.policecouldyou.co.uk/
Try this for size: “I am a senior officer, and I do not have to give you my number, but I am from Bishopsgate Station.” – “Thank you officer.” Easy, innit?
No, not really, it is all about context and perhaps the officer didn’t feel that was at all needed here.
This floppy kind of attempt at further making the police look bad weakens the overall argument.
This really is a non-event.
Oh and Bob, you’ve not released anything good since Desire.
I can’t really share any of your fuzzy sentiments, especially not the last one. And with that I am out of here: I have to prepare for Brussels later tonight.
Good to see the day finishing on a positive note though: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/8011418.stm
And earlier on, there was of course this: http://tinyurl.com/c7uq3f
It’s not dark yet, but it’s getting there…
“Not Dark Yet” from the, for your information, rather highly acclaimed “Time out of Mind”
Not at patch on the 70s work and you know it.
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