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We have a problem with racist police in the UK too

Discussion in 'Personal' started by Morninglover, Jun 18, 2020.

  1. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

    I am humble and apologetic when they catch me in the wrong but I will make an argument if I feel they are accusing me wrongly. I remain calm throughout and neither get on my phone nor ignore and talk over them when they are talking to me. I have had to do one road awareness course and have no points, historical or otherwise, on my licence. Even British soldiers thinking I was Gerry Adams didn't mistreat me. Why they thought Gerry Adams would be walking down the Shankill Road was a different question.
  2. needabreak

    needabreak Star commenter

    It would appear that this woman has a genuine but possibly unreasonable fear of being hurt by the police, she told her dad that... this man, this police officer is threatening to hurt me, if it wasn't so serious I'd say it was staged to prove a point. I'm not sure that she realised that her apparent unwillingness to comply added to concerns over her reason. To assume her ignorance though is to make a judgement on her abilities and as observers we have no evidence to do that, nor have we evidence that the officer's intentions were racially motivated, also its not our job to make that call.

    I would say that although I'm no officer of the law I'm guessing they are used to people regularly lying to them. How many guilty people hold their hands up and say its a fair cop?

    Maleficent is a lucky goddess indeed... We all need a willing serf... no wait...

    Last edited: Jun 19, 2020
  3. needabreak

    needabreak Star commenter

    That'll be your beard.
  4. Morninglover

    Morninglover Star commenter

    She's fitted her car with a whole number of cameras to make sure any police who act as they did last year are caught on film and recorded. She has also been diagnosed with PTSD as a result of the way she was treated. If she wins her case, the police will be paying her a lot of money. I wonder if racist police have 'learnt their lesson'?
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  5. Oscillatingass

    Oscillatingass Star commenter

    Not a bit of it, she is taking the police to court. I suspect we are not allowed to speculate on the likely outcome of this "action".
  6. Oscillatingass

    Oscillatingass Star commenter

    I wonder if the police officer has got PTSD from the way that woman behaved?
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  7. oldsomeman

    oldsomeman Star commenter

    Or if you black your complaint will be looked at more sympathetically by the courts?
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  8. DrLinus

    DrLinus Lead commenter

    Seems like an overly nervous overreaction given the police's own body-worn cameras.

    Cynical Hyacinths who believe they are above the law will likely learn how to play the system for cash.

    Why are you so keen to accuse the police of being racist in even minor encounters like this in which no racism was found by an investigation?
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  9. lexus300

    lexus300 Star commenter

    Odds on certainty now.
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  10. lexus300

    lexus300 Star commenter

    Money to be made I suspect.
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  11. nomad

    nomad Star commenter

    Let's hope they work through tinted windows.


    I don't think so, unless you can provide a link.

    According to the link in the OP a consultant psychiatrist’s note says Bennett had a diagnosis of post-traumatic stress disorder from a serious house fire.
    Last edited: Jun 19, 2020
  12. needabreak

    needabreak Star commenter

    ... and if even one person thinks that it's wrong.
  13. needabreak

    needabreak Star commenter

    The person or dealer who sold that car is at fault.
  14. Morninglover

    Morninglover Star commenter

    Which can be switched off, or suddenly have 'technical' problems...
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  15. Morninglover

    Morninglover Star commenter

    If he did it's because his racist mind set was challenged... (and no evidence he did).
    Last edited: Jun 19, 2020
  16. DrLinus

    DrLinus Lead commenter

    As can privately owned in-car cameras.
  17. Morninglover

    Morninglover Star commenter

    "the CPS decided not to challenge her appeal in light of a medical report setting out how the incident triggered her post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)".

  18. LondonCanary

    LondonCanary Star commenter

    They are mandatory for vehicle stops and many other incidents.
  19. nomad

    nomad Star commenter

    So, she has not "also been diagnosed with PTSD as a result of the way she was treated" as you stated, but had a panic attack which was triggered by the incident and which stemmed from the previously diagnosed post traumatic stress disorder resulting from the house fire.

    There is a difference.
  20. Oscillatingass

    Oscillatingass Star commenter

    I didn't "make up" anything. I simply asked an open question. "I wonder if........". I hope this helps.:)
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