Monthly Archives: August 2015

To take a life, or not to take a life… that is the question

I receive a text from my neighbour. She had 6 battery chickens and they had lived long and finally, happy lives in her back garden and only one was left. This chicken was not looking her best and my neighbour asked me if I could ‘despatch’ this chicken humanly.

This I admit caught me by surprise. I had never done such a thing before. Maybe an injured deer at the side of the road with the assistance of a Glock 9mm pistol at work, but this really doesn’t fit into that category!  Surely it wouldn’t be too difficult to just ring its neck?

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Can you trust the Police? Where do we go from here?

Policing.  Of course we beat prisoners up in the cells, and plant evidence on people. Don’t we?  It’s what I am regularly accused of when I arrest a young lad who is under the influence of drugs or alcohol.  ‘Yeah, I know a mate who was beaten up’. It is always the mate or a friend of a mate, and no doubt they believe it.  And in reality, when I joined the police in 1990, I wasn’t sure until the day I went down to Custody for the first time, whether Police did beat prisoners up or not.  I soon realised, that Police don’t have the energy and had far too much paper work to do.

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A Very Sneaky Police Operation in Torbay

We had a day of overlap today for training or an operation. I took my Section of 2 double crewed cars to Torbay and I acted as spotter whilst they pulled them in. I know, hardly cricket when picking out people on their mobile phones as it is like casting a large net and pulling in a hall of very naughty people. With 3 points and £100 fine, it’s worth thinking about getting a good hands free for your phone because the selected few who don’t get caught often ended up with huge spinal injuries, a punctured lung, a permanent disability or sometimes if you are lucky, death.

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