The Police

bobbyIt’s just over a year go today that a friend was raided by the police in the early hours of the morning. There was nobody in because the couple had gone away on holiday. The police were wearing full body armour and banging on the door shouting “Police! Open up!” There was no response, so they smashed the door down and ran in searching for God knows what and ransacked the place, then jumped back in the armoured vehicles and drove off. Next morning the neighbours tried to shore up the door as best they could.

I never did find out what the owners did when they returned, but I shouldn’t imagine the elderly couple were very happy!

It transpired that the police had the right street and right house number, but the wrong town! Doh!

Whatever happened to the friendly local bobby who would have called at a decent time and politely asked if he could come in for a look round, and probably stayed for a cup of tea and a biscuit? Like the nice bobby in the picture above telling those kids just where to go. . . .

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4 Responses to The Police

  1. Marie Smith says:

    We live in different times, don’t we? In many parts of the world now, police are using military gear, vehicles and weapons which the military doesn’t need any more. What does this police equipment and behaviour say about people in the cities, towns and villages?

    Sad reality!

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    For the first time in my life I saw two policemen with semi-automatic guns standing in the main street of my local city. The Gov’t say the terrorists cant win, but I think they are by using psychological means to frighten people rather than bombs; cheaper! – Keith.

  2. Keith says:

    I have had several brushes with the police over the last few years. Each time I was innocent of whatever they tried on me, and it has made me wary of them and I avoid eye contact whenever I can! Here the police have to meet targets. i.e. so many arrests, cautions etc., per month or whatever, to prove they are doing their job. Consequently now they go around actually looking for trouble.

  3. helen says:

    No their not what they used to be, I remember the one who used to cross us over the main road on the way to school in his pointed hat and cape.

    When my son was small and I had to take him to his weekly clinic check I had to cross the same busy road, and the speed cop used to get out of his car and stop the traffic for me. I don’t think you would get them doing that now.

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    That’s something we will never see again. It’s now part of history! – Keith.

  4. helen says:

    sad but true Keith

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