By David Copperfield

Losing extra Police Time A follow-up to the bestselling "Wasting Police Time", this takes the reader again into the mad global of British policing, with extra outstanding tales from front line. computing device Copperfield lifts the lid on forms, mismanagement and lunacy within the smooth strength. complete description

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Hmm. attention-grabbing. Sergeant, forty six, Southern strength It makes me snigger, these things approximately ‘kettling’. We’ve been doing it to soccer supporters for many years. the place are Liberty and that bloke in his wheelchair while we’re holding Liverpool and Arsenal aside at Euston? For a few cause, while it’s operating type yobs who're being contained, that’s now not an issue. but if it’s scholar furnish and his associates, suddenly it’s a disgraceful abuse of civil liberties. i've got policed the EDL [English Defence League] and we’ve cracked a number of heads there, think me. now not a dicky poultry approximately that from The mum or dad, the BBC and the remainder of the lefties. comparable while the house Secretary bans the EDL – and rightly so, for my part, they’re a number of thugs searching for difficulty. however the hypocrisy annoys me. a few people’s freedom turns out to count number greater than others. The Notting Hill Carnival expenses us thousands every year, takes millions of officials to police, consistently results in a load of arrests for violence and theft and medicine, and a pleasant few stabbings. but when we attempted to prohibit that we’d be racists who don’t comprehend the cultural importance. [‘That bloke in his wheelchair’ is activist and best Twitterato Jody McIntyre, who complained that he was once dragged from his wheelchair and assaulted by means of police; officials countered they'd briefly got rid of him from the chair to maneuver him extra quick for his personal defense, as a fixed cost used to be approximately to happen. ] computer, forty-one, Southern strength I don’t understand what humans imagine we’re putting in place containments for? Do they truly imagine we’re all bullying maniacs who simply get a kick out of hitting humans? I’m simply the son of a welder from Essex who simply joined the police simply because i used to be at the dole and cherished the sound of a different activity. I don’t like hitting humans. I want they’d simply behave, then lets all get pleasure from a pleasant outing. My largest curiosity in lifestyles is taking part in five-a-side footie for the village pub and going metal-detecting and bird-watching with my lad. Bit unhappy, yet that’s me. i have to have neglected the bit the place I signed up for the Stasi. probably they cunningly switched the papers whilst I wasn’t taking a look. Sergeant, 35, Southern strength In a wide staff of individuals, the dynamic can switch really quick. The kinetic energy in a big crew – really teenagers who're puffed up, in all probability inebriated, potentially on medicines, and sporting banners on wood poles – is significant, and in the event you enable them absolute freedom of flow then you definitely can in a short time have humans heavily injured. So we include them in a single position to forestall that sort of dynamism development, to guard ourselves, participants of the general public who're no longer fascinated with the protest and the protestors themselves. Plus, there also are fewer possibilities for teams of them to separate off and reason harm to estate. yet that’s truly a secondary attention, rather it’s more often than not approximately public defense. no longer that i actually care if a number of dozen of those wankers trample themselves to dying, however the next inquiry may well take years.

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