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Why I don't trust the police

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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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ShopCops

ShopCops

Yes, the majority of cops are corrupt bullies and cowards who fit innocent victims up rather than bother to solve any crimes. Reason? It's easier for them to target non-criminals who know less about police tactics. For you and other readers - beware their Public Disorder ruse. If a victim they're trying to set up reports an attack, even if on private property, the cops re-name the attack as Public Disorder. When challenged hey will claim it's irrelavant what the incident is filed as - but it's a trick to turn things round and charge the victim with Public Disorder. They do this all the time; it's one of their MO's. Readers should post other common cop tactics to look out for. Check the link for another cowardly action: 5 cops attacking a busker for playing a guitar.
https://www.the-sun.com/news/3533073/busker-covered-blood-cops-pin-down/
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Lamb

Lamb

No wonder they are called pig's
12/03 Lamb
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grumpyoldwoman

grumpyoldwoman

I'm reviving this old discussion as the title seems particularly relevant now; although it's not just a matter of not trusting them, I'm actually becoming afraid of them. In our big cities they seem to have completely alien thought processes in the same way as sharks and alligators do. I'm really glad I don't live anywhere near London or any other big city. If I did I would be very afraid, as a rather mature white person who seemingly grew up in a different world, of putting a word out of place.

The Met Police showed appalling lack of judgement in telling officers to kneel to BLM protesters. This after all is an anarchist group who want to abolish the police and close all the prisons, presumably allowing thieves, rapists, murderers and terrorists free rein to commit any crimes they feel like. This action by the police offended me, but of course I'm not allowed to say so.

The police seem to have no comprehension of the fact that by this stupid gesture they will have encouraged the far right to get involved in retaliation; whereas if the BLM protests had been properly policed and the targeted statues protected many of the far right factions would have seen justice being done and probably not got involved.

It's hardly surprising that the following the murder of 3 completely innocent white people by a Libyan someone flew a banner with the words "White lives matter" on it over Burnley football ground. Appparently the club is "ashamed" by this act, yet it was ok for their players to kneel in support of the anarchists. Very strange double standards! Yesterday the police decided to investigate the banner incident, but fortunately have decided that no crime was committed; a little common sense at least.

I sincerely hope that the police in more rural areas such as where I live are not the same and will remain relatively untainted by the strange and disturbing ideas held by city forces.
24/06/20 grumpyoldwoman
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bod

bod

I had serious problems with my local snt team on Thamesmead se London . For around a year there were illegal motorbikes riding all over the southmere lake Thamesmead and this was very dangerous for young children etc. I was calling 101 every weekend as it was to dangerous for me to cycle the area . I had a phone call at work months later by the local wpc shouting down the phone at me to stop calling 101 as it was putting her crime figures through the roof ! She was reminded that I will not be intimidated in any way and a uniform don't scare me . I also told her she was in the wrong and all went quiet . The motorbikes eventually disappeared but still get outsiders arriving at belvedere road se2 . One recently nearly killed a child coming out of the link on belvedere road so I called again to report it . I have no been told I am going to have all 4 officers coming round to see me today 22/3/16 at 6pm to tear me apart regarding this . Here comes more intimidation .
22/03/16 bod
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blue

blue

OH YES! I know all about this, I could not get rid of the liars until I accused them of BULLYING AND THEY WERE!... and they tried to set me up with "DRUGS! in the car.. I never had any trouble in my life until I rejected an ugly officer..

NEVER TRUST ONE, they smile but act like Alsatians and TURN ON PEOPLE. So unprofessional and so immature.
17/02/16 blue
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Bulldog

Bulldog

And thanks to a certain Mr I Khan I secured compensation !
Ohhh I didn't need the money but they learnt a good lesson from me I've got deep pockets and bigger & better lawyers then the CPS !
29/09/14 Bulldog
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Bulldog

Bulldog

Samson (Delilah's too busy to post) - 26-Aug-14 13:31
Hi buddy , well I don't like the police because 1 .they tried fitting me up just because they didn't like the colour of my skin !
It's cost me my health & £££ in lawyers fees - only to prove them wrong from a simple piece of CCTV that I had requested from the start !
Hey and guess what there was no crime on the day - just some malicious officer making up lies ! Thanks to God for CCTV ...
And the CPS another bunch of twats ...
Don't complain to the IPCC they employ police officers to review cases "CROOKS "
29/09/14 Bulldog
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Samson (Delilah's too busy to post)

Samson (Delilah's too busy to post)

I'm afraid that would be the unattainable utopia Boblet.
I don't think any of us want the lowlifes flourishing. I believe that the first step in this is communication. If the general public inform the police and make a nuisance of themselves when doing it, they will have no option but to deal with things. At the moment it seems that the police fob people off too easily. It isn't until they see that people are determined to make them do their job or be accountable for not doing so that anything happens. That in itself is a disgrace but I do understand that their numbers are becoming more limited whilst their workload is increasing. They are having to prioritise matters. It just seems at times that their priorities are not atuned to those of the population they serve. We don't give a toss about speeding fines etc. We want society's scumbags dealt with so we feel safe on a daily basis. If only the Police could understand that rooting these people out and dealing with them would half all of the rest of their work!
Still, like I said, that's Utopia and probably isn't a realistic expectation in the 21st century.
28/08/14 Samson (Delilah's too busy to post)
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boblet

boblet

I do not think you can ensure or guarantee anything S&D I am just living in hope for a scenario where honest folk can flourish. You can film or photograph an honest person me or you anytime. In such a scenario the corrupt shrivel & disappear. A paedo used to run the Parks & Gardens department in the city that I come from. The school staff & parks police must have known & yet nothing was done to warn the kids. It will come out one day I am sure. I am also sure that they are still about, I just do not want them flourishing.
26/08/14 boblet
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Samson (Delilah's too busy to post)

Samson (Delilah's too busy to post)

Yes but those coppers that retire/move on will be replaced. How do you ensure that the new breed are any better than the old (not that I personally think they're too bad on the whole). If you inject one new person into an existing group they will adopt the ways of that group in order to fit in, regardless of the environment/job etc.
Body cameras etc. will help but as I've said before, if you look at the gripes on here, how many of them would have been averted by a camera? They'll work for the police more than against them. That is why the police federation are accepting of them.
I don't know what the answer is myself. I kinda think that the police and the public both have to move their positions a bit to meet on a more common ground. whatever happens this current situation cannot continue.
26/08/14 Samson (Delilah's too busy to post)
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boblet

boblet

People in positions of power have guided this country down a contaminated road for awhile now. People with power only gather people around them who are unlikely to expose him/her. A paedophile thus attracts paedophiles. A bent copper attracts bent coppers. Muslim zealots attract Muslim zealots. Clever, sly people are an exception to this rule they tend to employ idiots, thus strengthening their own positions. A certain Mr Flowers will speak volumes for the Church & the Banks. The phone camera has exposed much, but too quickly. It will take awhile for the good, honest but passive folk, of our Great Britain to re-establish themselves in an honest society. Most coppers will slowly retire or move on, it is happening already. Let us hope the other areas I have mentioned self cleanse too.
26/08/14 boblet
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Samson (Delilah's too busy to post)

Samson (Delilah's too busy to post)

Bulldog, just a quick question, and not one that is intended to inflame, what is behind your intense dislike of the police?
I know a couple of them and the general viewpoint is that people generally dislike them either because a), they have something to hide or b) have not received the service from the police that they expected to (even if what they wanted actually wasn't a police matter).

I'm just interested.
26/08/14 Samson (Delilah's too busy to post)
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Bulldog

Bulldog

True scale of police corruption claims revealed: Almost 100 officers a year are suspended over misconduct allegations
460 police officers suspended for alleged corruption since the start of 2009
Offences include lying about suspects and stealing drugs from police stores
Scotland Yard suspended the most officers with 119 under investigation
Figures came to light via Freedom of Information requests to 46 police forces
Findings prove it's not just 'a few rotten apples', says MP
Authorities vow to crack down on the scourge of police corruption

ITS A CLEAR EXAMPLE OF THEIR CRIMINAL WAYS .......AND NOW ITS THE POLICE THAT NEED TO WATCH THEIR BACKS -CROOKS !
26/08/14 Bulldog
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collar

collar

Whether they are stuck on a computer, policing in the industrial estate, today's po po behave like automated factory units and then set in motion by a clown. What a way to do policing!
Half the western world can only hazard a guess at how law enforcers used to end disputes on the pub circuit. You would be right not to like how it's done now.
Seems arrests are irrelevant, just so long as the fines look profitable, the arrests rate doesn't matter! A bit like having private security, but hey at least I've got an intact leg to walk on!
The expression "there is always a bad apple in the punnet'' was invented decades ago, but here we are still making the same excuses for the peelers.
23/08/14 collar
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Bulldog

Bulldog

Caught-camera-Police-officers-filmed-trying-catch-speeders-unmarked-car-despite-rules-saying-cameras-clearly-visible.....

WHEN ARE WE GONNA STAND UP TO THIS ?
DAVID YOUR OUT NEXT & TAKE YOUR CRIMINAL TOFFS WITH YOU !
22/08/14 Bulldog
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