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By Warpiglet75 9 June 2009 98

Anyone had any unnecessary and full on encounters with police lately?

Is it just me or are they picking up more people for really insignificant things?

Are they ruder?

What’s going on?

I’m law abiding but they seem to pull me over constantly!

[ED – While I’m thrilled to be seeing more police out and about over the last few years I can’t say they’ve been any bother to me personally]


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vg 10:15 pm 11 Jun 09

“I am glad that there are individuals in our society who try to help others and uphold the law.”

And it is a pleasure and an honour to do it for people who think that way

jakez 10:03 am 11 Jun 09

Dammit Peterh, I was right there with you until those last four words. I’m going to pretend that the word ‘the’ is really ‘natural’.

peterh 9:59 am 11 Jun 09

vg said :

This thread is hilarious.

Who needs recruit training? Prospective recruits should just be directed to this thread, as everyone seems to be able to explain how Police should do their job. Think of the money saved which could be directed to other things, like courses where Police could learn how to explain to people things like:

a) why your taxes pay Police wages –
b) why Police are ‘just public servants’
c) why Police have to give drunks lifts home when the taxi rank is full; and
d) how best to get out of the standard conversation at a party where some twat, who got a speeding fine 5 years ago, spends all night regaling you of the tale once they find out you’re a copper (because that never happens).

Actually, on 2nd thoughts, lets throw open the Police Advisory board to everyone who wants to give their opinion. God knows Police could do with more people, who wouldn’t know policing if it bit them on the ass, giving them an opinion as to what they should be doing and how they can do what they’re doing now better. There just aren’t enough of those sorts of people around….are there?

vg,

a) why your taxes pay Police wages – they are govt employees??

b) why Police are ‘just public servants’ – hehehe. how many public servants carry a sidearm?

c) why Police have to give drunks lifts home when the taxi rank is full – we need a drunk tank in each police station. That’ll learn em!

d) how best to get out of the standard conversation at a party where some twat, who got a speeding fine 5 years ago, spends all night regaling you of the tale once they find out you’re a copper (because that never happens). I had a very interesting discussion with a copper who was on the port arthur taskforce. Poor bugger. I could see that the strain of what he had witnessed was taking a toll on him. he mentioned that they (senior officers) had recommended that he go to counselling.

It is probably the moment when it hit home what coppers have to go through. certainly, there are bad ones, and good, but the instances of dealing with drunks, speeders, theft etc are nothing in comparison with having to deal with the sight of a massacre, accident that is fatal, murder etc. I am glad that there are individuals in our society who try to help others and uphold the law.

farq 7:44 am 11 Jun 09

Spideydog said :

I actually laughed at that 🙂

and

vg said :

This thread is hilarious.

inappropriate use of sunglasses is no laughing matter.

ant 1:05 am 11 Jun 09

so, where is SuperNiet?

Spideydog 12:09 am 11 Jun 09

I can at times get a little carried away 😉

Spideydog 12:07 am 11 Jun 09

—-> Olive branch —–>

YapYapYap 12:00 am 11 Jun 09

Spideydog, We seem to have been at cross-purposes right throughout this. Probably my doing. Sorry

Spideydog 11:46 pm 10 Jun 09

YapYapYap said :

I must be (still wrong). After all that is the whole point of your last post isn’t it; everyone’s right to an opinion. Your opinion.

Wow, this is getting confusing. So firstly you falsely accuse me, then when I defend myself, you accuse me (falsely again) that the “only real opinion is mine”.

Ok, you win. I will now forthwith agree with everything you have to say, because otherwise I would be saying that my opinion is much more important than yours. That could never mean, that I am 1. defending myself from your false remarks and 2, have an opinion of my own.

YapYapYap 11:24 pm 10 Jun 09

I must be (still wrong). After all that is the whole point of your last post isn’t it; everyone’s right to an opinion. Your opinion.

Spideydog 11:07 pm 10 Jun 09

ant said :

p1 said :

And to Spidey, sorry, you were a bit too subtle for me. I’ll be more alert next time!

No probs ant.

Spideydog 11:05 pm 10 Jun 09

farq said :

Spideydog said:

Spideydog said :

“The whole police force is corrupt, yell and scream at the members of the public in all cases.

who said anything about corruption? you know something the rest of us don’t?

otherwise, you getting you are getting close, but you forgot the bit about wearing sunglasses even on overcast days! 🙂

I actually laughed at that 🙂

vg 11:04 pm 10 Jun 09

This thread is hilarious.

Who needs recruit training? Prospective recruits should just be directed to this thread, as everyone seems to be able to explain how Police should do their job. Think of the money saved which could be directed to other things, like courses where Police could learn how to explain to people things like:

a) why your taxes pay Police wages
b) why Police are ‘just public servants’
c) why Police have to give drunks lifts home when the taxi rank is full; and
d) how best to get out of the standard conversation at a party where some twat, who got a speeding fine 5 years ago, spends all night regaling you of the tale once they find out you’re a copper (because that never happens).

Actually, on 2nd thoughts, lets throw open the Police Advisory board to everyone who wants to give their opinion. God knows Police could do with more people, who wouldn’t know policing if it bit them on the ass, giving them an opinion as to what they should be doing and how they can do what they’re doing now better. There just aren’t enough of those sorts of people around….are there?

ant 11:02 pm 10 Jun 09

And on the subject of Police, what have they done with SuperNiet? He seems to have disappeared. I miss his reports on the news, high piping voice, quivering with outrage, but being quite good at conveying his message without using long silly words and bureacrateeze.

Spideydog 11:02 pm 10 Jun 09

I already addressed that point. If this person says it is true, they have the avenues to make a complaint. I made the point that I found it hard to believe, being in a highly public place where everybody these days have a camera on hand, not to mention that that area is covered by video surveillance. His version could easily be proved.

He made a point that he had no reason to make things up, I pointed out that he COULD have a million and one reasons to make things up (if he was that way inclined) Simply because someone says something on a website, doesn’t automatically make it true.

I am allowed to disagree with someone aren’t I….. free speech and everything. Or is it only if they agree with YOU ??

You are still wrong.

ant 10:59 pm 10 Jun 09

p1 said :

One of the officers came up all intense and demanded to know what we were doing on one of Canberra’s busiest roads.

One of my comrades replied with a calm and steady voice “Bobsledding”

The other officers seemed to have trouble taking it seriously after that.

A technical question on police; are all cops “officers”? Surely sargents, by definition can’t also be officers?

That is just brilliant, I love it. Ah, memories. Drunken japes (that didn’t involve wrecking stuff or upsetting the citizenry).

As for sergeants, I’m not sure they get out much. Are they the ones who get to wear the black hats? Some of those came to get Eastman, when he walloped teh manager of our office. Soemwhat portly and mature. But I always thought they were senior Consts.

And to Spidey, sorry, you were a bit too subtle for me. I’ll be more alert next time!

YapYapYap 10:42 pm 10 Jun 09

Spideydog said :

Sic said :

To top the night off when a couple of younger male officers finished their shift, they drove up the interchange in their van, did a U-turn, then drove past the entire 3 hour long taxi line flipping everyone the bird with both hands, no hands on the wheel!

Yeah right…..that really happened !!!!

Spideydog said :

Sic said :

Exactly why would I need to make that up?

You don’t NEED to make it up, but one could think of a million and one reasons why someone would make it up.

Your a anonymous poster on a website ….. People can say what ever they like and the truth can’t be tested.

I’ll go back to “attack” These are your words aren’t they?

You can dish it out………..

farq 10:33 pm 10 Jun 09

that should read, ‘you are getting close’, my bad.

farq 10:32 pm 10 Jun 09

Spideydog said:

Spideydog said :

“The whole police force is corrupt, yell and scream at the members of the public in all cases.

who said anything about corruption? you know something the rest of us don’t?

otherwise, you getting you are getting close, but you forgot the bit about wearing sunglasses even on overcast days! 🙂

Spideydog 10:21 pm 10 Jun 09

YapYapYap said :

I simply responded to this challenge:

Spideydog said :

Point out exactly the poor policing practice you refer to o’ wonderous Yap ? (except the alleged flipping the bird incident that another poster quite rightly pointed out, that there are video camera’s for them to prove the alleged birding)

Perhaps “attack” went a little too far. “Beg to differ” ok with you?

It wasn’t about the attack …. it was off topic. I was getting you to identify the “Poor policing practice I was allegedly specifically attacking” that you accused me of. You won’t find it because you falsely accused me.

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