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(Daily Mail)   British police now required to run for help when threatened   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 169
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2007-10-01 11:26:55 PM  
They're not Police. That's the point.
 
2007-10-01 11:32:20 PM  
I'm worried that a small child with a pointy stick could cause a police stampede.
 
2007-10-01 11:35:43 PM  
What jay_vee said.
 
2007-10-01 11:36:25 PM  
jay_vee: They're not Police. That's the point.

I came here to say that, there.
 
2007-10-01 11:39:34 PM  
jay_vee: They're not Police. That's the point.


Subby, these are the equivilent of US rent-a-cops or meter maids.
 
2007-10-01 11:43:59 PM  
Much as this tabloid rag rarely tells the whole truth without huge exaggeration and ommission when it comes to things like this, the line

"Figures obtained by the Daily Mail show that, on average, each PCSO solves a crime every six years. By contrast, a police officer detects an average of 11 crimes a year"

Seems pretty damning of the whole "PCSO" thing to me (assuming "detect" = "solve" in this context).
 
2007-10-01 11:55:55 PM  
jay_vee: Seems pretty damning of the whole "PCSO" thing to me (assuming "detect" = "solve" in this context).

But does the precense of a PCSO prevent crimes by the simple act of merely having an authority watching? Detterence is a better use of money and manpower than having to actually respond to crimes, no?

/devil's advocate
/dnrtfa

(heroes is on!)
 
2007-10-01 11:58:45 PM  
I appluad Great Britain and Her Majesties Proud People for leading the vangaurd for civilized ways.
This and other measures insures a polite and cordial society which shows it's high regard for non-violence. For if ever an innocent bobby on the street should ever scrape a knee, I fear that drop of blood shed would forever tarnish Great Britains image upon the World Social Circle as a most greivous faux pas and distract Lady Camilla from the usual enjoyment she extracts whilst watching the BBC as she is so disposed during the hour betwixt her morning tea and her luncheons for such groups as the horsefaced british whores club and the Royal Dental-Luddite Society she hold host to. Just imagine that my fine upstanding British friend. Imagine a world where an innocent member of the constabulary should ever come into harms way whilest serving their sty to the state. A greater travesty I could nary imagine. Why, the Queen Mother, rest her soul would be spining in her grave!

/Still studying Queens English ... so be nice all you crumpet munching grammer nazis.
 
2007-10-02 12:04:20 AM  
Bill_Wick's_Friend 2007-10-01 11:55:55 PM
But does the precense of a PCSO prevent crimes by the simple act of merely having an authority watching? Detterence is a better use of money and manpower than having to actually respond to crimes, no?


Evidence in the article is purely anecdotal. "Somebody once told me that their PCSO had nice eyes" said Lancashire's acting assistant chief constable, Windy Wanker - etc.

So, in short, don't know.
 
2007-10-02 12:12:41 AM  
Why don't they just release the tiger...
 
2007-10-02 12:47:02 AM  
www.moviepublicity.com

He smells a "Nansy-Pansy".
 
2007-10-02 03:15:52 AM  
As long as that running is accompanied by "Yakety Sax," it's not a complete loss.
 
2007-10-02 03:58:35 AM  
Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: As long as that running is accompanied by "Yakety Sax," it's not a complete loss.

Compile all the footage they have from the security cameras, that they love to put everywhere, and put it on youtube.
 
2007-10-02 04:13:08 AM  
Crosshair: Compile all the footage they have from the security cameras, that they love to put everywhere, and put it on youtube.

Hmmm... that just might do the trick, by gumbo!
 
2007-10-02 07:09:54 AM  
FTFA

"They are there solely to provide a visible presence. They are not and never will be a replacement for police officers."

Non-UK Farkers might want to read this before passing comment.
 
2007-10-02 07:10:31 AM  
Hundreds of Bobbies seen fleeing their toothbrushes already.
 
2007-10-02 07:16:36 AM  
Meh, my employer forbids us from defending ourselves. If we are attacked we have to run away and contact security.
 
2007-10-02 07:16:48 AM  
Instead of wasting money on these plastic cops..why dont they just recruit real cops....
 
2007-10-02 07:19:47 AM  
At least we got the day's pointless and misleading UK headline over early. Now maybe we can move on to stories with merit.
 
2007-10-02 07:20:34 AM  
Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener

Three words. Data Protection Act. You arent even allowed to look at yourself on CCTV on request unless you have good cause.
 
2007-10-02 07:22:49 AM  
I don't see the problem. These guys aren't real cops.

Why would you encourage untrained (and sometimes teenage) police auxillary to engage in violence instead of getting trained and capable officers? The sob story about the kid drowning doesn't have much to do with not escalating violent confrontations...
 
2007-10-02 07:23:17 AM  
binnster: At least we got the day's pointless and misleading UK headline over early. Now maybe we can move on to stories with merit.

Cheers. Why no greenlight for Russian bombers in Alaska, or mock lynchings at Grambling? Those stories were made for Fark.
 
2007-10-02 07:23:43 AM  
Jesus, who keeps submitting Daily Mail links? There's a reason it's known as the "Daily Hate Mail" you know. It's a racist quasi-tabloid that does nothing but stir shiat and make ambiguous claims about immigrants, crime, or the decline of middle class white Britain. Post links from a publication with integrity, eh?
 
2007-10-02 07:27:58 AM  
darkwyrm
instead of wasting money on these plastic cops..why dont they just recruit real cops....

the special constabulary is made up of volunteers. Nobody pays shiat for them.

I'm british born and bred, master's degree, 3 languages and wanted to volunteer but they wouldnt let me becuase I worked in South East Asia for 10 months and am therefore a security risk.

spazzes
 
2007-10-02 07:36:55 AM  
Chumpcheese: I'm british born and bred, master's degree, 3 languages

Armpit noises are not a language...
 
sbx
2007-10-02 07:43:14 AM  
NineInchNader: Chumpcheese: I'm british born and bred, master's degree, 3 languages

Armpit noises are not a language...


i lol'd
 
2007-10-02 07:43:48 AM  
Ted Kennedy proposed this as a solution for home invasions. If someone violently breaks into your home and threatens your family *FOR GOD'S SAKE DON'T SHOOT THEM* just RUN AWAY!

/you may violate the poor burglar's rights
//Farking retarded liberal thinking
 
2007-10-02 07:45:01 AM  
what the hell kinda purpose do they serve? they literally are just scarecrows and everyone knows it. what a waste of money.
 
2007-10-02 07:45:22 AM  
Umph. No, not real cops.

Course it would be nice if they actually employed proper cops.

Cheers for not using the Nanny-State cliche though Subby, +1.

Oh, Daily Mail. -2.
 
2007-10-02 07:45:48 AM  
Considering all the press the paid police are getting lately for their hypocrisy, military tactics, and blatantly overstepping the boundaries of good judgment, I'd welcome our new, non-violent oversight.

/Don't tase me, Chuck/
 
2007-10-02 07:50:06 AM  
What should they do if someone comes at them with a banana?
 
2007-10-02 07:51:41 AM  
Rupert Birkin: What should they do if someone comes at them with a banana?

Or a point-ed stick?
 
2007-10-02 07:52:54 AM  
I have to wonder, is it someones job in England (and the US for that matter) to sit around and think up new ways to puss out the people? The Ministry of Pussification or something along those lines.
 
2007-10-02 07:59:18 AM  
Well, the Monty Python run looked promising there for a second... thanks AaaPha and SacManGel

/I wuv yous guys
 
2007-10-02 07:59:59 AM  
AaaPha: point-ed

Rotski?
 
2007-10-02 08:01:02 AM  
They are not real police officers, kind of like how we have community service officers here.
Where is the issue??
 
2007-10-02 08:01:20 AM  
Rupert Birkin: /I wuv yous guys

I live to entertain.

Scutter: Rotski?

Absolutely not.
 
2007-10-02 08:02:18 AM  
Triaxis: Ministry of Pussification

I wanted a job there for a second, and then I realized I misunderstood its mission.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2007-10-02 08:03:39 AM  
Can somebody sneak up behind one with a video camera and shout "boo!"?
 
2007-10-02 08:03:45 AM  
Right, what's all this, then?
 
2007-10-02 08:04:49 AM  
I'm grateful for the UK. It helps in case anyone ever really wondered what would happen if you made California/Massachusetts their own countries...
 
2007-10-02 08:05:47 AM  
I wouldn't be surprised if 'real' British police were instructed to run as well.
 
2007-10-02 08:08:30 AM  
Thurg: Where is the issue??

I think the issue is that some 'Murricans here feel that everyone should be able to shoot anyone who looks at them wrong, and the concept of that not being the case somewhere is abhorrent, and signifies a lack of "spine", and gods forbid anyone feels any different or chooses to live somewhere that looks down on that sort of thing.

However, the rentacop business is ridiculous, we need more actual police officers on the streets and less reliance on amateurs. If we must have the community officers, they should at least have the power to give some of the little chav bastards on the streets a slapping when they act up.
 
2007-10-02 08:09:13 AM  
Nanny state losers.

vwt.d2g.com:8081

The only help I run for is Smith and Wesson.
 
2007-10-02 08:09:45 AM  
Smellvin

I'm grateful for the UK. It helps in case anyone ever really wondered what would happen if you made California/Massachusetts their own countries...

That they would become vastly better places to live for everyone that doesn't currently have a billion dollars or more?
 
2007-10-02 08:10:08 AM  
Meh, my employer forbids us from defending ourselves. If we are attacked we have to run away and contact security.


Wise man once say: "It's better to be tried by 12 than carried by 6".
 
2007-10-02 08:10:29 AM  
AaaPha: gods forbid anyone feels any different or chooses to live somewhere that looks down on that sort of thing

Goes both ways, my friend. Goes both ways.
 
2007-10-02 08:11:51 AM  
Phil Herup: Nanny state losers.

And there...

The only help I run for is Smith and Wesson.

...it is.

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2007-10-02 08:14:09 AM  
I think the issue is that some 'Murricans here feel that everyone should be able to shoot anyone who looks at them wrong, and the concept of that not being the case somewhere is abhorrent, and signifies a lack of "spine", and gods forbid anyone feels any different or chooses to live somewhere that looks down on that sort of thing.


You're free to live however you want. We don't care how spineless you choose to be. Just don't try to export this Nanny-State crap over here.

/has had lots of guns pointed at me in England
//your police are a joke
///They don't know squat about muzzle discipline
 
2007-10-02 08:15:30 AM  
Sergeant Colon and Nobby Nobbs were quoted as being "pleased" with the proposal.
 
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