Tuesday, 21 April 2009

Oh Dear, The Plod Think The Public Don't Appreciate Them!

From The Times.

"Paul McKeever, chairman of the Police Federation, said that much of the criticism by politicians and media commentators was inaccurate, ill informed and ignorant.

Mr McKeever, a Metropolitan Police sergeant with experience of riot situations, said that officers faced “real provocation” at the protests on April 1.

“A lot of that is based on people taking ill-informed positions. Demonstrations like that are extremely difficult to police and a lot of the criticism has been very unfair. There is a broad-ranging bandwagon rolling and it is of concern. There seems to be a disconnection between commentators in the media and the public, and what it is that police officers do.”"

Right! So what's your excuse for the incidents that have come to light despite you and your colleagues best efforts to hide them? What about that pathologist on the first post-mortem for Ian Tomlinson? How do you excuse the way your lot of thugs laid into the Countryside Alliance demonstrators - hardly a rabid mob? Why are you all so anti-camera? Why can members of the TSG defy the courts and refuse to give evidence? Why have so many people died in police custody and no copper is ever prosecuted? Why are your top brass coining it as shareholders and executives in ACPO Limited?

The Penguin


Rab C. Nesbitt said...

Now and again, I will look at a couple of police officer blogs. It makes interesting reading. They moan that all they have to control demonstrations are 'hollow metal sticks' and 'open handed slaps'. They are jealous of their continental cousins who have water cannon and cs gas. They just don't get it, do they?

Gareth said...

Are those Constables doing some sort of dance routine?

Where is the Construction Worker, the Indian or the other ones?

Fidothedog said...

In two words: "Ian Thomlinson"

DaveP said...

Gareth. I think they are all moonlighting as male strippers.