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(London 24)   British ceremonially close police station with parade of vintage cop cars, including the bizarre 1970 Morris Minor Panda Car that had suspects begging to be shot rather than be forced into what Morris engineers amusingly called 'the back seat'   (london24.com) divider line 50
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2014-02-26 10:47:51 AM  
primetime.unrealitytv.co.uk

Did they bring the Quatro?
 
2014-02-26 11:30:59 AM  
They should have gotten an extended cab panda for transporting prisoners.

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2014-02-26 11:31:17 AM  
Ha, ha!  The joke's on those criminals.  British cops don't carry guns.
 
2014-02-26 11:32:54 AM  
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2014-02-26 11:33:39 AM  
The shame of being seen in the Panda car, would make even the most hardened criminal become a law abiding citizen..
 
2014-02-26 11:34:51 AM  
The Rover (Land Rover?) SD1 reminds me of Inspector Gadgets car with the badass 80s rear window slats : )

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2014-02-26 11:36:59 AM  

ChipNASA: [img.fark.net image 500x268]


Do you have a special hardon for Mila today?  Do you actually fap watching her say "Bullshiat", over and over again.  You're one sick puppy, dude!
 
2014-02-26 11:38:42 AM  

zimbomba63: ChipNASA: [img.fark.net image 500x268]

Do you have a special hardon for Mila today?  Do you actually fap watching her say "Bullshiat", over and over again.  You're one sick puppy, dude!


It's Time Travel

blatz514: [24.media.tumblr.com image 500x268]

Might as well just post this in every thread.


Hrm...maybe you're on to something.

I'll try it in the next thread that's lit.
 
2014-02-26 11:39:29 AM  

Wrath of Heaven: The Rover (Land Rover?) SD1 reminds me of Inspector Gadgets car with the badass 80s rear window slats : )


Yes, at the time Rover and Land Rover were both brands under British Leyland, which was later dismantled.
 
2014-02-26 11:40:20 AM  

Fissile: Ha, ha!  The joke's on those criminals.  British cops don't carry guns.


Not only do the cops over there not carry guns, they drive those POSes? Jeez, I can see it now:

"Stop in the name of the law! STOP LAUGHING AT US! YOU'RE A MEANY!"
 
2014-02-26 11:41:51 AM  

zimbomba63: ChipNASA: [img.fark.net image 500x268]

Do you have a special hardon for Mila today?  Do you actually fap watching her say "Bullshiat", over and over again.  You're one sick puppy, dude!


Well I'm sure mila's sharp knees make her well below your standards or some such
 
2014-02-26 11:44:13 AM  

zimbomba63: ChipNASA: [img.fark.net image 500x268]

Do you have a special hardon for Mila today?  Do you actually fap watching her say "Bullshiat", over and over again.  You're one sick puppy, dude!


You don't?! Duuuude.
 
2014-02-26 11:44:28 AM  

StrikitRich: Did they bring the Quatro?


No love for the FrankenCortina?
 
2014-02-26 11:44:49 AM  
Morris Minor, subby, not Mini.  Completely different company.
 
2014-02-26 11:45:16 AM  

akula: Fissile: Ha, ha!  The joke's on those criminals.  British cops don't carry guns.

Not only do the cops over there not carry guns, they drive those POSes? Jeez, I can see it now:

"Stop in the name of the law! STOP LAUGHING AT US! YOU'RE A MEANY!"


British cops don't carry guns, except for when they do.

i.dailymail.co.uk

farm1.staticflickr.com

english.cri.cn
 
2014-02-26 11:45:24 AM  

Oldiron_79: zimbomba63: ChipNASA: [img.fark.net image 500x268]

Do you have a special hardon for Mila today?  Do you actually fap watching her say "Bullshiat", over and over again.  You're one sick puppy, dude!

Well I'm sure mila's sharp knees make her well below your standards or some such


Ever seen her without make up?
 
2014-02-26 11:48:37 AM  

Bslim: Oldiron_79: zimbomba63: ChipNASA: [img.fark.net image 500x268]

Do you have a special hardon for Mila today?  Do you actually fap watching her say "Bullshiat", over and over again.  You're one sick puppy, dude!

Well I'm sure mila's sharp knees make her well below your standards or some such

Ever seen her without make up?


Yeah, and I had a sad that day.
 
2014-02-26 11:49:03 AM  

Wrath of Heaven: The Rover (Land Rover?) SD1 reminds me of Inspector Gadgets car with the badass 80s rear window slats : )

[www.london24.com image 490x348]


[www.vh1.com image 400x216]


That was the first thing I thought when I saw it - "Gadgetmobile!"
 
2014-02-26 11:54:09 AM  

Whatchoo Talkinbout: zimbomba63: ChipNASA: [img.fark.net image 500x268]

Do you have a special hardon for Mila today?  Do you actually fap watching her say "Bullshiat", over and over again.  You're one sick puppy, dude!

You don't?! Duuuude.


Look, dude, I need a little more stimulation than just "Bullshiat" over and over again.

/ Anyway, that's what she would say, when I told her about my "big, thick, ten inch'er".
// "I'd like to show it to you, but, my mom's calling me, so I got to go."
 
2014-02-26 11:56:13 AM  

Bslim: Oldiron_79: zimbomba63: ChipNASA: [img.fark.net image 500x268]

Do you have a special hardon for Mila today?  Do you actually fap watching her say "Bullshiat", over and over again.  You're one sick puppy, dude!

Well I'm sure mila's sharp knees make her well below your standards or some such

Ever seen her without make up?


This morning!
 
2014-02-26 11:58:21 AM  

blatz514: Bslim: Oldiron_79: zimbomba63: ChipNASA: [img.fark.net image 500x268]

Do you have a special hardon for Mila today?  Do you actually fap watching her say "Bullshiat", over and over again.  You're one sick puppy, dude!

Well I'm sure mila's sharp knees make her well below your standards or some such

Ever seen her without make up?

This morning!


Nice.
 
2014-02-26 12:00:43 PM  

timujin: Morris Minor, subby, not Mini.  Completely different company.


Although that is a Morris Minor (comfortably big enough for four adults), the BMC Mini was sold as both the Morris Mini Minor and Austin Mini. TMYK.
 
2014-02-26 12:01:54 PM  

Target Builder: akula: Fissile: Ha, ha!  The joke's on those criminals.  British cops don't carry guns.

Not only do the cops over there not carry guns, they drive those POSes? Jeez, I can see it now:

"Stop in the name of the law! STOP LAUGHING AT US! YOU'RE A MEANY!"

British cops don't carry guns, except for when they do.

[i.dailymail.co.uk image 468x394]

[farm1.staticflickr.com image 850x637]

[english.cri.cn image 380x274]


Yes, I know there are "firearms squads" or whatever they call them. The regular beat patrolling police, insofar as I know, are unarmed. If they get into anything sticky they also have to call for help.
 
2014-02-26 12:08:08 PM  
The convoy will travel from Hampton Court Traffic Garage through iconic central London to their new home at Hendon Driving School today.

I don't think that word means what the writer thinks it means.
 
2014-02-26 12:11:36 PM  

akula: Target Builder: akula: Fissile: Ha, ha!  The joke's on those criminals.  British cops don't carry guns.

Not only do the cops over there not carry guns, they drive those POSes? Jeez, I can see it now:

"Stop in the name of the law! STOP LAUGHING AT US! YOU'RE A MEANY!"

British cops don't carry guns, except for when they do.

[i.dailymail.co.uk image 468x394]

[farm1.staticflickr.com image 850x637]

[english.cri.cn image 380x274]

Yes, I know there are "firearms squads" or whatever they call them. The regular beat patrolling police, insofar as I know, are unarmed. If they get into anything sticky they also have to call for help.

 In Victorian times everyone could be armed with firearms but the police. They were barred under previous laws that stopped the Monarch having their own personal army anymore. I believe that if we implemented that same rules nowadays, it would really reduce the amount of issues people have had with law enforcement nowadays.
 
2014-02-26 12:16:22 PM  
After all of that work up in the headline I was expecting something entertaining but it's kind of like a vw beetle.  So there's that then
 
2014-02-26 12:17:47 PM  

limeyfellow: In Victorian times everyone could be armed with firearms but the police. They were barred under previous laws that stopped the Monarch having their own personal army anymore. I believe that if we implemented that same rules nowadays, it would really reduce the amount of issues people have had with law enforcement nowadays.


Interesting. Learn something new every day, one does.
 
2014-02-26 12:18:59 PM  

akula: The regular beat patrolling police, insofar as I know, are unarmed. If they get into anything sticky they also have to call for help.


Correct. The need for routine arming of British police has been a subject of debate for decades. In terms of risk - six British police officers (two of them armed) have been shot dead in the last decade. Nine officers in NYC (presumably all armed) have lost their lives to intentional gunfire over the same period.
 
2014-02-26 12:28:48 PM  

limeyfellow: In Victorian times everyone could be armed with firearms but the police. They were barred under previous laws that stopped the Monarch having their own personal army anymore.


This is not correct. Robert Peel's force was armed from 1829, with flintlock pistols replaced by revolvers in the 1860s following the Fenian bombing of Clerkenwell prison.
 
2014-02-26 12:33:02 PM  
Random fact: One of the Beaumont-Adams service revolvers in question was in a case on my office wall until it was removed and sent to the Royal Armory shortly after 9/11.

I have absolutely no idea what use a 150 year old revolver, in an obsolete caliber, with its barrel blocked, would be to a terrorist, particularly when it was deep inside a building guarded by dozens of armed police officers.
 
2014-02-26 12:56:16 PM  
i680.photobucket.com
 
2014-02-26 01:02:59 PM  

Wrath of Heaven: The Rover (Land Rover?) SD1 reminds me of Inspector Gadgets car with the badass 80s rear window slats : )

[www.london24.com image 490x348]


[www.vh1.com image 400x216]


Holy carp it is. You have just made want to get an SD1 and convert into the gadget mobile. Also its just Rover. Land rovers was a name for their off road vehicles which later became a separate company.
 
2014-02-26 01:03:22 PM  

FarkinNortherner: Random fact: One of the Beaumont-Adams service revolvers in question was in a case on my office wall until it was removed and sent to the Royal Armory shortly after 9/11.

I have absolutely no idea what use a 150 year old revolver, in an obsolete caliber, with its barrel blocked, would be to a terrorist, particularly when it was deep inside a building guarded by dozens of armed police officers.


Well, if there's ever an attempted steampunk coup d'etat, they will want those as a back up to their ray guns.  The so-called "obsolete caliber" will make them even more desirable.

/ "Watch the guys with the top hats, I think they're up to something."
 
2014-02-26 01:08:16 PM  

zimbomba63: Whatchoo Talkinbout: zimbomba63: ChipNASA: [img.fark.net image 500x268]

Do you have a special hardon for Mila today?  Do you actually fap watching her say "Bullshiat", over and over again.  You're one sick puppy, dude!

You don't?! Duuuude.

Look, dude, I need a little more stimulation than just "Bullshiat" over and over again.

/ Anyway, that's what she would say, when I told her about my "big, thick, ten inch'er".
// "I'd like to show it to you, but, my mom's calling me, so I got to go."


I'll stick with her.
 
2014-02-26 01:12:36 PM  

cgraves67: Wrath of Heaven: The Rover (Land Rover?) SD1 reminds me of Inspector Gadgets car with the badass 80s rear window slats : )

Yes, at the time Rover and Land Rover were both brands under British Leyland, which was later dismantled.


You say dismantled, but bits just broke and fell off. A bit like their cars, really. The hand-me-down Austin Allegro that I got on my 17th birthday testified to that.
 
2014-02-26 01:16:08 PM  

akula: Target Builder: akula: Fissile: Ha, ha!  The joke's on those criminals.  British cops don't carry guns.

Not only do the cops over there not carry guns, they drive those POSes? Jeez, I can see it now:

"Stop in the name of the law! STOP LAUGHING AT US! YOU'RE A MEANY!"

British cops don't carry guns, except for when they do.

[i.dailymail.co.uk image 468x394]

[farm1.staticflickr.com image 850x637]

[english.cri.cn image 380x274]

Yes, I know there are "firearms squads" or whatever they call them. The regular beat patrolling police, insofar as I know, are unarmed. If they get into anything sticky they also have to call for help.


If they get into a sticky situation they have batons and CS spray. The rate of gun crime is so low that most police officers will never see the wrong end of one.

Plus it means they don't rely on pointing guns at people to ensure compliance.
 
2014-02-26 01:18:00 PM  

limeyfellow: akula: Target Builder: akula: Fissile: Ha, ha!  The joke's on those criminals.  British cops don't carry guns.

Not only do the cops over there not carry guns, they drive those POSes? Jeez, I can see it now:

"Stop in the name of the law! STOP LAUGHING AT US! YOU'RE A MEANY!"

British cops don't carry guns, except for when they do.

[i.dailymail.co.uk image 468x394]

[farm1.staticflickr.com image 850x637]

[english.cri.cn image 380x274]

Yes, I know there are "firearms squads" or whatever they call them. The regular beat patrolling police, insofar as I know, are unarmed. If they get into anything sticky they also have to call for help.
 In Victorian times everyone could be armed with firearms but the police. They were barred under previous laws that stopped the Monarch having their own personal army anymore. I believe that if we implemented that same rules nowadays, it would really reduce the amount of issues people have had with law enforcement nowadays.


The police had access to firearms in Victorian times as well. In a few parts of London the first ever armed patrols by British police were carried out in the Victorian era. British police have had access to guns since Robert Peel founded the metropolitan police force about 10 years before Victoria became Queen. Would love to know where rubbish like this comes from why does any bother to back stuff like that up. I'm not accusing you I'm sure your just repeating something you heard.
 
2014-02-26 01:21:02 PM  

bigtotoro: StrikitRich: Did they bring the Quatro?

No love for the FrankenCortina?


Damn Skippy.img.fark.net
 
2014-02-26 01:24:24 PM  

FarkinNortherner: akula: The regular beat patrolling police, insofar as I know, are unarmed. If they get into anything sticky they also have to call for help.

Correct. The need for routine arming of British police has been a subject of debate for decades. In terms of risk - six British police officers (two of them armed) have been shot dead in the last decade. Nine officers in NYC (presumably all armed) have lost their lives to intentional gunfire over the same period.


I have heard this yet not once actually seen a debate in the news in parliament or anywere else. In the last survey done 80%-90% of police officers did not want to be armed regularly. They felt it got in the way of policing by created an us and them situation which is bad enough already. I suspect most of the 10%-20% who wanted be armed were specials anyway so fark them.
 
2014-02-26 02:07:48 PM  

Ghastly


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JC: "And a siren... which he'd got from an ice cream van."

JM: "They stop for an ice cream, and then they're nicked."
 
2014-02-26 02:20:20 PM  

FarkinNortherner: timujin: Morris Minor, subby, not Mini.  Completely different company.

Although that is a Morris Minor (comfortably big enough for four adults), the BMC Mini was sold as both the Morris Mini Minor and Austin Mini. TMYK.


I did not know that.
 
2014-02-26 02:20:45 PM  

eggrolls: bigtotoro: StrikitRich: Did they bring the Quatro?

No love for the FrankenCortina?

Damn Skippy.[img.fark.net image 620x388]


I really am gonna have to go rewatch Life on Mars again, aren't i.
 
2014-02-26 02:55:14 PM  
The Morris!

Nobody ever talks about the Morris.
Smells really are the best memory cues. As a child we had a Morris that we kept in the garage.
If I leave something that will cause gasoline to evaporate in my garage today, decades later, I can almost feel, see and hear that old car.
/sentiment
 
2014-02-26 04:02:48 PM  
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They had them on display outside Scotland Yard at lunchtime today. Scotland Yard is up a side street off Victoria Street (where I work). The cops closed all the access streets nearby and clogged up central London traffic for ages.

Not pictured: dozens of motorcycle cops holding back curious pedestrians, not fighting crime.
 
2014-02-26 04:06:15 PM  
I have just realised they are illegally parked...
 
2014-02-26 05:24:51 PM  

r1niceboy: cgraves67: Wrath of Heaven: The Rover (Land Rover?) SD1 reminds me of Inspector Gadgets car with the badass 80s rear window slats : )

Yes, at the time Rover and Land Rover were both brands under British Leyland, which was later dismantled.

You say dismantled, but bits just broke and fell off. A bit like their cars, really. The hand-me-down Austin Allegro that I got on my 17th birthday testified to that.


Yeah, British Leyland was basically the Katamari Damacy of automakers. They built cars, trucks, vans, buses, lorries, forklifts, tractors, limousines, refrigerators, road surfacing equipment, metal casting, and construction equipment. They just kind of globbed onto every single British assembly line factory until it was this giant rolling juggernaut full of pieces that didn't fit very well together constructed by mental midgets blindly fumbling around for whatever comes to hand until it finally collapsed under the weight of the sheer ineptitude. As you say, bit like their cars, really.
 
2014-02-26 05:33:52 PM  

cameroncrazy1984: eggrolls: bigtotoro: StrikitRich: Did they bring the Quatro?

No love for the FrankenCortina?

Damn Skippy.[img.fark.net image 620x388]

I really am gonna have to go rewatch Life on Mars again, aren't i.


Don't be such a Jessie.
 
2014-02-26 06:50:52 PM  
My grandma drove a Morris Minor. I always just assumed it was a prototype. It's the only one I have ever seen. I wouldn't begin to know where to buy one.
 
2014-02-26 09:29:37 PM  
Owned a Morris Minor and a Rover P6, Both great cars tarred with brush of British Leyland that came after both were designed and made
 
2014-02-26 10:20:30 PM  

akula: Target Builder: akula: Fissile: Ha, ha!  The joke's on those criminals.  British cops don't carry guns.

Not only do the cops over there not carry guns, they drive those POSes? Jeez, I can see it now:

"Stop in the name of the law! STOP LAUGHING AT US! YOU'RE A MEANY!"

British cops don't carry guns, except for when they do.

[i.dailymail.co.uk image 468x394]

[farm1.staticflickr.com image 850x637]

[english.cri.cn image 380x274]

Yes, I know there are "firearms squads" or whatever they call them. The regular beat patrolling police, insofar as I know, are unarmed. If they get into anything sticky they also have to call for help.


Correct, my brother is a traffic cop in the UK and is not armed.
 
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