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(London Times)   Former Scottish bobby becomes the only policeman on Pitcairn Island. Nearest backup is New Zealand -- a week away by boat   (timesonline.co.uk) divider line 55
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2006-11-28 10:13:13 PM  
High crime, eh?
 
2006-11-28 10:15:29 PM  
Oooh, imagine getting the entire population hooked on smack, then suddenly cutting off the supply! I smell a sitcom!
 
2006-11-28 10:15:39 PM  
sounds like the prefect job for a 55 year old.
 
2006-11-28 10:16:13 PM  
If only there was a faster way to travel over long distances!
 
2006-11-28 10:16:29 PM  
Ha, I know one of the lawyers that was on this case. Hicks, the lot of them.
 
2006-11-28 10:18:43 PM  
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Just remember, he is alone and has no one to answer to.

Better not look at him cross-eyed.

/badass mofo
//don't make him load the pistol
 
2006-11-28 10:18:55 PM  
with a population of 47, how can they not be hicks?
 
2006-11-28 10:19:58 PM  
Wow!

Oooh, imagine getting the entire population hooked on smack, then suddenly cutting off the supply! I smell a sitcom!

That's pure evil!
 
2006-11-28 10:20:47 PM  
I recall hearing some stories about incest on Pitcairn Island.
Then again, everybody is related to Fletcher Christian. I think 60 Minutes or 20/20 did a segment on this.
 
2006-11-28 10:21:11 PM  
First NZ Cop: Pitcairn Island needs backup!
Second NZ Cop: Let's row
 
2006-11-28 10:21:23 PM  
First thing I thought of...

www.sean-connery.net
 
2006-11-28 10:23:47 PM  

And I bet by the next harvest, he'll be gone.


www.musicweb.uk.net

 
2006-11-28 10:28:30 PM  
Went hunting for it on Google Maps, but the text is bigger than the island ... and you can't even zoom in far enough to see if there are roads.

/why not send backup from French Polynesia?
//oh wait...
 
2006-11-28 10:29:06 PM  
All Apologies That's pure evil!

I try, I try.
 
2006-11-28 10:31:15 PM  
Why is the backup a week away? Theres no landing strips there and its out of range of most helicopters and the tides make getting in there dodgy.
 
2006-11-28 10:32:32 PM  
skinink beat me to it.
 
2006-11-28 10:32:41 PM  
DAMN YOU, skinink!
www.dvdmaniacs.net
"Move along now...nothing to see..."
 
2006-11-28 10:33:08 PM  
If he needs a deputy im packed and ready to roll, sounds like a helluva vaction...



/Go HOGS Go !!!
//Beat Florida!!!
 
2006-11-28 10:34:39 PM  
Can anyone get the police-to-civillian ratios compared to major cities for instance?

Might be interesting to compare.
 
2006-11-28 10:35:01 PM  
From Wikipedia...

Pitcairn Island does not have an airport or seaport; the islanders rely on longboats to ferry people and goods between ship and shore through Bounty Bay. To get to Pitcairn it is necessary to fly to Tahiti, then Mangareva, then embark on a further 30-hour boat ride. There is one boat every several months. Alternately, passage can be obtained aboard a few freighters out of New Zealand - it is a seven-day trip via freighter. Leaving the island is hit-and-miss; one leaves when transportation happens by, not necessarily when one wishes to go.
There is one 6.4km paved road and no railways. On land, walking has historically been the way of getting around; all-terrain vehicles have become common in more recent years.
 
2006-11-28 10:36:35 PM  
Harry Freakstorm: First NZ Cop: Pitcairn Island needs backup!
Second NZ Cop: Let's row


I LOL'd.
 
2006-11-28 10:37:10 PM  
Rats! There was I, ready to make a Wicker Man reference, and at least two people beat me to it.

Sorry, three (probably more by the time this post gets through).

Well done.

Now, for a bonus point, how about a pic or two of the fair Britt, doing her little dance.
 
2006-11-28 10:37:19 PM  
Damnit, I /knew/ I should've gone there on vacation.

By the way, population of about 50 people. Big sex scandal involving, well, everyone. Hope he has fun!
 
2006-11-28 10:40:29 PM  
Syder: Can anyone get the police-to-civillian ratios compared to major cities for instance?

Might be interesting to compare.


I believe it's something like 1:3000 for the San Francisco Bay Area last time I checked. Ratios for the University of California system show an average of 0.8 officers per 1,000 people.

Also, police are civilians, as they are not military forces. Perhaps the term you're looking for is "private citizen"?
 
2006-11-28 10:41:10 PM  
Wait wait wait... in the event of an emergency, why would someone use a boat?
 
2006-11-28 10:41:48 PM  
skinink, you beat us all! Or was this just obvious?
 
2006-11-28 10:43:44 PM  
Dr. Cheevz: Wait wait wait... in the event of an emergency, why would someone use a boat?


RTF thread.
 
2006-11-28 10:44:25 PM  
Father Ted?

/what?
 
2006-11-28 10:44:27 PM  
...there can only be one...
 
2006-11-28 10:44:31 PM  
found it on google earth, and holy jumpin jesus, that place is out in the middle of farking nowhere!

i sure hope his wife is coming with him, otherwise he'd need a duffel full of fleshlights
 
2006-11-28 10:53:46 PM  
heypete

Also, police are civilians, as they are not military forces. Perhaps the term you're looking for is "private citizen"?


That sounds about right. I knew I wasn't using the correct terminology, but I was too lazy to get in to semantics.
 
2006-11-28 11:03:12 PM  
Is his last name "Buzzkill"?
 
2006-11-28 11:08:30 PM  
Churchhill2004: RAFB... airports are not necessary for all planes (air strips, heck, any field is sufficient for most planes)

 
2006-11-28 11:10:21 PM  
In one year he'll be porkin' the local girls and pardoning himself.

Ticket please.
 
2006-11-28 11:21:53 PM  
static.flickr.com
 
2006-11-28 11:35:13 PM  
Dr. Cheevz: RAFB... airports are not necessary for all planes (air strips, heck, any field is sufficient for most planes)


The island is too rough. There is no "field" to speak of on the entire island. Appearantly seaplanes are also a no-go because of rough seas.
 
2006-11-28 11:50:47 PM  
Anybody can be a policeman. All it takes are a board and a nail.
www.actionfig.com
 
2006-11-29 12:15:55 AM  
thats 3 weeks Canadian, thats only like 15 European minutes
 
2006-11-29 12:17:35 AM  
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Last hahaman. I swear!
 
2006-11-29 12:28:08 AM  
Mr. Christian???
 
2006-11-29 01:05:53 AM  
Listen to the man who wears a kilt and does not drive a Hummer.
 
2006-11-29 02:08:59 AM  
Anyone more interested in this island should read "Fragile Paradise" by Glynn Christian. It's a miracle anyone survives to this day since they were fighting and killing each other the moment they set foot on the island.

/Bountyphile
 
2006-11-29 03:37:07 AM  
Mr. Christian???

The inhabitants of Pitcairn Is are descendants from the sailors on a ship called the Bounty and Polynesian women. I'm sure wiki has entries on it I am too lazy to link to. It is a well known story in Australia and NZ, you should read up on it, or watch the movie its really interesting. Mr Christian was the captain I think, or the main mutineer.
 
2006-11-29 04:24:28 AM  
myweb.usf.edu

Note to self....go to Pitcairn Island and loot town.
 
2006-11-29 04:49:33 AM  
tuttle88: The inhabitants of Pitcairn Is are descendants from the sailors on a ship called the Bounty and Polynesian women. I'm sure wiki has entries on it I am too lazy to link to. It is a well known story in Australia and NZ, you should read up on it, or watch the movie its really interesting. Mr Christian was the captain I think, or the main mutineer.

Uh yeah... somebody should read up on that. Christian, basically second in command, led the mutiny. Bligh was the captain.

The Bounty (Mel Gibson/Anthony Hopkins) version was a pretty good movie.

Can't help but wonder what the story was after they settled on Pitcairn. I mean they knew they could be hung if they went home or sailed for any port in the world. They couldn't go back to Tahiti which was basically the paradise they muntinied for in the first place. They ended up giving up all contact with the world, making a home on a totally isolated lost island.
 
2006-11-29 07:04:43 AM  
Andrew Christian is hot.
 
2006-11-29 07:08:09 AM  
So what's this place then, do you think? It's near where Pitcairn might be...

I've got Pitcairn on GE, but having trouble on GM...
 
2006-11-29 08:16:47 AM  
Can't help but wonder what the story was after they settled on Pitcairn.

They stayed on a tropical island and had sex with beautiful Polynesian women?
 
2006-11-29 08:23:13 AM  
Brokken Frepz

So what's this place then, do you think? It's near where Pitcairn might be...

I've got Pitcairn on GE, but having trouble on GM...


Note that it is the Pitcairn Islands, not Island - there is four in all I think, of which the capital on GM is here (according to wiki's location for Adamstown).
 
2006-11-29 08:44:01 AM  
Ok... this is just kinda freaky looking:

www.lareau.org

Found it here:
http://www.lareau.org/pitc.html
 
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