Thursday, September 04, 2008

Little Hitlers

"Give me a good reason"
"Show me your ID!
"Shut up!"

Who the heck do these people think they are?

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Blogger Ponte Sisto said...


9:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They think they're Police Officers. And they're not (though they do have limited Police powers).

Did they even go to Police College? I'm certainly disappointed that that PCSO wouldn't give the legal justification for asking the journalist to stop, and for his ID. Police actions must be proportionate and lawful.

"Shut up"? I hope the Met's professional standards folks saw this.

Hrm... I better button it.

4:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You're spot on, Mark.

Proportionate, Required, Appropriate and Minimal force?

Methinks not.

Clearly a Common Assault by the Milk-Monitor in-dayglo by a country mile.

8:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I must've not been paying attention because I didn't see any Assault, but I'd take the Discipline regs for a mile!

6:07 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He raised his hands to manouver the film maker's camera and thus manouver the person. (You see the camera angle "drop" in line with force placed upon it.

Given that HE approached the film maker, he couldn't argue he was acting against an aggressor who was in contact with him or providing an obsticle to his duties.

Didn't look like people (Lieges)were alarmed or fearful. Dunno about the law "darn sarf", but, i'd hazard a guess it wouldn't constitute reasonable actions to prevent or cease a Breach of the Peace either. I'd also doubt his powers to touch other's property if they weren't lost, endangering the public or the proceeds of theft.

Bang to rights, guv.

4:43 PM  
Blogger Paulinus said...

Bang to rights, guv.

Too much to hope that Regan and Carter or The Gene Genie took this pair of 'erberts down a side alley and gave them a good doing. Them were the days.

Large scotch please, darlin'.

11:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I still doubt it's an Assault, because the mens rea may not be specifically that the action take effect on the person of another, but like I said: go Discipline regs, go!

8:17 AM  

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