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Why I don't trust the police

I'm going to outline some reasons why I don't trust the police and why I believe they are ineffective.  I have never been in trouble with the police until recently and I am in general a law abiding person.  But when I came to university however, the police were suddenly very much involved with my life - and not for the good.

My first encounter involved me being beaten about the head several times by a guy who was kicking off because he had split up with his girl friend.  I called the police who arrived long after it was all over.  They failed report the incident properly and didn't find the guy, even though it was a Friday night and there ideally ought to have been a police presence in the city centre.

Then a few months later I was extremely drunk on a night out and was arrested for 'public nuisance'.  I was also FALSELY accused of hitting someone - wrong place, wrong time I think!  During my night in the cells I admit that I was being loud, banging on the cell door etc. and generally making a fool out of myself (I was very drunk).  That did not excuse what happened next.  The officers had obviously decided they wanted to shut me up.  They barged into my cell and wrestled me to the floor banging my head on the way, putting my left arm so far up my back they dislocated my shoulder.  He then slapped my head and told me to shut up.

I was left in shock and fearing I they would come in again and I didn't sleep all night.  The next day after I got out and lodged a complaint and asked for custody reports.  On here the police had changed several details about the events that took place stating I was aggressive and had 'lashed out' when they tried to give me a blanket (which they never did).

As my complaint progressed I became aware I was getting a lot of parking tickets, while cars on the same road were not getting any.  It seemed I was seeing police everywhere.  Then my car was broken into by someone who did not take anything just smashed the window and left the car stereo which they could have easily taken.  The car was then towed as the police said they could not find me to tell me it had been broken into, another 110 to get it out.  I had the window repaired the next day and while it was being done a police officer called who was not the one handling the case.  He asked about the state of the car and I told him it had been repaired.

A police jacket That night at 6.30pm the car was broken into again, nothing taken of course and the car was parked right outside my house!  What criminal would do the same car twice and risk doing it a 6.30 in the evening!?  I called the police who turned up 15 minutes later. No one was caught.  By this time I suspected the police but continued with my claim anyway.  A week later the police turned up at my door and I thought they may have found the criminals who broke into my car.  But no, they told me I was under arrest for burglary!

I have never EVER had anything to do with something like that.  They said my DNA (taken as due to my caution) had been found at the scene of a theft of some SWEETS from a cafe.  Yes they kept me in a cell for 4 hours to question me over the theft of some confectionery.  Guess who was the custody sergeant while I was being held? The guy I was lodging the complaint against and again I was somewhat nervous as I sat there for four hours.

After this experience I dropped my complaint deciding it was not worth all the hassle.  My last encounter with the police has just reinforced my feelings about them.  I was at home revising for an exam on a Saturday night.  My house mates had gone to the pub and left the front door open.  Next I know a random guy walks into my room!  He was obviously looking for valuables left by unsuspecting students.  When I challenged him he mumbled some excuse and ran out the door.  Again I called the police who turned up THIRTY MINUTES LATER and of course caught no one.

I don't want be my own personal bobby.  I would just like the police to act with some semblance of professionalism and actually catch some real thieves instead of intimidating me.  The lack of professionalism and bullying tactics I have seen being used by police makes me worry every time I hear they are being given more powers.  Powers such as taking DNA samples without our permission, or to make an arrest when they SUSPECT a terrorist.

Before we have a choice in the matter, they are being given even more powers to "fight crime".  We should remember who we are giving these powers to - not only the good natured trustworthy police, but also the bad cops who may use these powers to intimidate innocent members of the public.

By: Peter

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PC Clare Stretton (left), from Telford, Shropshire, is said to have groomed 82-year-old grandfather Charles Foulkes (right) after his son Colin (inset), 49, was hacked to death with an axe. Mr Foulkes's family say Stretton knew he was rich and vulnerable, and that his wife, Dorothy, was terminally ill. The pair sent text messages, with one from Stretton allegedly reading: 'I love you so very much darling.' She is also said to have worn low-cut blouses and showered the pensioner with attention. Now, Mr Foulkes's family have now lodged a writ at the High Court seeking reparations of £100,000 from Stretton as well as unspecified damages for 'serious distress'.

NOT A WELL PAID JOB ANYMORE AFTER THE CUTS !

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Bulldog - 28-Jul-14 11:05

I assume you already keep a diary cataloging his behaviour, are you filming, or at least photographing his actions?
It might be an idea.

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Loach - 15-Jul-14 17:19

For the last 7.5 months I have been verbally abused and threatened by this guy who has just moved in below my flat, he is living with a girl whose brother was previously living there.he has nearly hit my car by driving at speed and just stopped in time m go miss my car. He has also driven at my partner and
Just laughed at her when he passed her.it has now come out that he. Is a police man and has told a neighbour of ours that he is out to get us kicked out of our flat. Is there any thing I can do about this situation I am In ?

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Bazchaz - 15-Jul-14 11:23

Police could face the sack for being rude to the public and will be banned from having s3x while on duty under new code of ethics

Police officers will have to abide by a new strict 10-point code of ethics
Officers will be banned from having s3x on duty or arriving to work drunk
The code will outlaw 'rude' officers who will have to be nice to the public
The plan will be published next week by the Royal College of Policing
The ethics clampdown follows a range of scandals involving the police

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Loving it - 12-Jul-14 14:52

'Powerful elite' of at least 20 establishment figures may have been part of paedophile ring that abused children for decades


WELL WELL MORE CORRUPT SCUM BAGS !

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Bulldog - 8-Jul-14 12:09

Kent police especially at Maidstone police station are very corrupted, I have been arrested then released without charge several times, I understand there is a book at Maidstone police state as to how many times the police can get an individual arrested

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Maidstone - 5-Jul-14 23:05

The details of a secret report describing widespread corruption among some Metropolitan Police detectives in the early 2000s have been revealed.

The document - called Operation Tiberius - says more than 40 serving officers were working with eight crime syndicates to help them evade justice for crimes including murder and drug trafficking.

MPs whose job it is to scrutinise the Met had asked to be given the intelligence report but Scotland Yard have only allowed six heavily redacted pages to be published.

In a statement, the Met Police said: "The passage of time does nothing to reduce the very real risks to anti-corruption tactics, intelligence sources or current operations. This is not about refusing to be transparent but protecting life.


MORE LIES NEVER TRUST THE POLICE EVER DISHONEST PIGS

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Bulldog - 26-Jun-14 23:37

Corrupt police will be jailed for up to 14 years under new laws brought in following investigation into racist murder of Stephen Lawrence
Punishment would carry same maximum sentence as burglary or importing Class B drugs
It will also apply to police who fail to act because of a friendship or other relationship with a perpetrator
New offence will also be seen as further crackdown on police behaviour in wake of Plebgate affair

LOL IL SEE THAT BIG MOUTH PRI!K IN SPAIN WILL SOON BE BACK IN THE UK !

About time I see them dirty bent coppers in their sports cars ? On their salary ?

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Bulldog - 10-Jun-14 23:55

I apologise for resurrecting this old gripe but Teresa Mays speech to a silent police fed deserves a massive compliment. Thank god someone finally did. Maybe other politician's will go shoulder to shoulder with her. Harold Shipman murdered his British patients. However once he topped the wrong one, an X Lord Mayor & mother of a solicitor, he was brought to book, by the previously lazy & totally disinterested police force. The police recently launched a determined attack on a high profile politician, a bad move, like Harold's. Police V Politicians????

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boblet - 22-May-14 17:14

A 19-year-old with Down’s syndrome was detained by police for nine hours after trying to get into his school when it was closed.

Abdul Al-Faisal was arrested on suspicion of burglary after going to retrieve his favourite hat from Haringey Sixth Form Centre in Tottenham.

What another attempt call Imran khan and sue the police !

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Bulldog - 8-May-14 09:49

Samson
Yes more police offices will get sent down for stealing on raids , harassment , making up evidence & helping put statements together !
And we can all watch them making deals to hide organised criminals ... Maybe we can watch them partying in a certain Spanish bar ?
Yes cameras would eliminate their rotten behaviour .

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The bulldog - 1-May-14 00:35

I think that body cameras would be a great idea. Not only would it cause the police to act more professionally it would be a great evidence gathering tool. I bet the amount of successful convictions would increase when the police are able to present this level of proof.

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Samson - 25-Apr-14 09:09

The Bulldog is back ! I watched a video on YouTube about the uk police -WOW what a bunch of crooks , pushing people ? Punching people ? & even wanting to beat someone up ?
This has to stop & body cameras will have to be rolled out now !
This is a serious situation !
End to police & CPS corruption now
Vote UKIP and make sure all serving officers are drugs tested & bank accounts watched .

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Bulldog - 24-Apr-14 19:36

As a UK citizen I'm sick with the corruption it effects us all , police offices on the take , shredding evidence , planning kidnaps ?
MPs going crazy with public funds & paying for rent boys !
The CPS a bunch of twats with little or no education in law " oh we will just run it thru the courts & let them decide "
What a waste of money & the Eastern Europeans we'll they see this on the news and think soft touch in Britain !
Enough already

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Bulldog - 21-Apr-14 03:25

Corruption is rife across all areas policing and the law in general.

All the individuals do is learn to exploit it.

After all it’s not a crime until you get caught. And as we have seen with politician’s expenses if you can mould the law to suit what you want then it’s within the rules.

Expenses were the tip of a very big ice burg.

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Brett - 14-Apr-14 11:21

Have to agree with some of that Bulldog. The CPS are largely made up of solicitors that were not good enough to make it in private practice. They are frequently inept and miss key points of evidence resulting in a failed conviction attempt.

I do think that some of these recent prosecutions against celebrities have been nothing more than a witch hunt though. It's a scandal that they have been allowed to happen and the amount of our tax money that has been wasted is criminal.

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Samson (Delilah's too busy to post) - 14-Apr-14 09:14

Some Tories calling for a higher threshold of evidence after acquittals of Nigel Evans, Michael Le Vell and Bill Roache

The CPS another bunch of crooks - running cases thru the courts despite having little or no evidence !
Just another example of abuse in the system & we need to stop this !

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Bulldog - 11-Apr-14 22:15

Dp
We see these criminal actions everyday the police will stop young kids who cause no issue but hey wrong hat - wrong skin type. :(
We must insure more action is taking against them & serious cases should result in an offending officer doing time !
We see & hear more now then ever before !

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Bulldog - 10-Apr-14 21:41

Their corruption is everywhere and even in the simplist of activities.

I watched a marked police car doing easily over 100 mph without lights or sirens go past me last night.

During my journey of a further 20 miles I never saw the car pulling anyone over.

Why is it different for a police car to speed and not the normal motorist?

Nobody is above the law.

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Dp. - 10-Apr-14 08:31

Exclusive: More evidence of police corruption relating to Daniel Morgan case - Britain’s most notorious unsolved murder - mysteriously ‘missing’

We'll well what do we have here !

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Bulldog - 10-Apr-14 01:56

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