Twas the night before Christmas
Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house,
Out in the night parked under a star,
Dad adjusted his cap and straightened his tie,
And sure enough soon through the cold winter night,
He called on the radio “Tango-one-oh,
Dad jumped in the police car & looked to the sky,
I thought I’d share this which is doing the rounds of Facebook….
Dear Mr Cameron,
Yesterday I was called out to an incident where an 80 year old man had fallen out of his bath seat and landed in the bath upside down. He was trapped and screaming for help with his legs trapped in the bath seat.
His neighbours heard him screaming and called 999. The doors and windows were locked and he was screaming in agony. I arrived, broke the door down and went into the bathroom to find a very scared elderly male laying naked, freezing cold trapped in his bath by a disability aid that was supposed to help him. He took one look at me and began to cry with relief.
We are so short of officers and resources on every shift that we are stretched to breaking point and already we are forced into saying no to some jobs that used to be graded prompt… such as this. At some point very soon we will be dealing with CRIME ONLY because 1) we are being told to keep the figures up and 2) we haven’t got the resources to deal with anything more.
There are serious arguments going on over...
How much of this job is about attending domestics? For those who don’t know, a significant proportion of all jobs we attend are domestic disputes, most of these are between current or ex-partners.
Three Baldwin County (Alabama) Deputy Sheriffs attended an address last Friday. They approached 53-year-old Michael Jansen on his porch outside his house, to ascertain why the ‘family disturbance’ call had been made. As they did so, Jansen pulled out a gun and shot two of the officers, fatally wounding Deputy Scott Ward an critically injuring one of his colleagues.
The officers returned fire and killed Jansen. All officers were wearing bullet-proof vests.
The slain officer had 15 years’ service and was a US Coastguard Reserve having recently returned from deployment in Afghanistan.
Rest in Peace, brother.
The Police and Crime Commissioners election, what a farce.
How many of you exercised your democratic rights to vote? not many I’m guessing. I did, I went to the polling station. there were 6 staff there. I was the only one in there. I didn’t see anyone on the way in or the way out. The staff looked bored.
I spoiled my paper by leaving a choice message to the candidates on it.
It was an election that nobody called for, nobody was interested in, and practically nobody bothered about. I saw on the BBC News that it cost something like £100million. I have no idea of that’s true or not. I’m bloody sure, had they had the election in May with all the others, they’d have got a far higher turnout, and would have saved the country a packet. I’ve not heard why it was so important to have this election in the middle of November, unless it was to do with engineering a favourable list of suitably biased Commissioners for the government…
I do know someone who manned a polling station from 6.30am until 10.30pm, had 100 people voting out of an electoral roll of...
So soon after my last entry, we have another arsehole who got found out after posting a video of his exploits on YouTube.
Allan Staunton, aged 23, of Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire has just been jailed for animal cruelty after he posted a video online of him putting his ex-girlfriend’s cat in a tumble drier and turning it on three times. The cat survived the ordeal though it was injured. He later told RSPCA inspectors that he thought the incident was funny, after YouTube visitors reported the video to them.
Staunton received 56 days at Her Majesty’s pleasure and was banned from keeping animals for life.