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At least he just had enough brains to get the wording correct


carver

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I'm just sorry he only got 4 months, in my opinion he should have got 4 years enter link description here any body who could think or do that is definitely a sandwich short of a picnic.

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Kevscar1

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No it doesn't but it means you cannot allow them to influence you. and no they wouldn't have, it would have meant drafting in hundreds of officers in case things turned violent. You are right it wasn't a man.

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WhiteTruckMan

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Woolwell- I made no reference to race.

FE- The inconsistencies are glaring. To glorify in the death(s) of police constables gets a prison sentence. But do the same for a soldier and at best its a fine. The number of people involved is an irrelevance. You either believe in the rule of law or you dont.

It's not just the police who are human beings; soldiers are too. And I think they deserve just as much respect as the police do.

WTM

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bremner

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Kevscar

You clearly never had a colleague murdered. This excuse for a human being wore the T Shirt in Manchester and got exactly what he deserved.

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Woolwell

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WTM - In your earlier post you referred to Islamic hate peddlers and idiotic white man. You needn't have added the word white.

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Kevscar1

"No they are not allowed to act emotionally unless standards have gone down since I left."

I'm absolutely certain that in a situation like this Police officers' emotions were running very high, and quite right too. I want to be policed by human beings with human feelings, not automatons.

"if it had been a couple of hundred wearing the t-shirt they would have done nothing"

I doubt that very much indeed.

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WhiteTruckMan

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Woolwell - To clarify my earlier remark, I made no reference to race in connection with islamic hate preachers.

WTM

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interzone55

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Kevscar1

Judge Dread never shows emotion - is that the police force we should aspire to?

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Pine Man

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Kevscar1

'No they are not allowed to act emotionally unless standards have gone down since I left'

Absolute rubbish!

Presumably the officers that showed their emotions and cried at the funerals of the two murdered policewomen will now be subject to disciplinary proceedings?

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WhiteTruckMan

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Pine Man

Presumably the officers that showed their emotions and cried at the funerals of the two murdered policewomen will now be subject to disciplinary proceedings?

Now you're just being silly. There's a difference between not showing emotions and not acting emotionally.

WTM

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Forum Editor

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"There's a difference between not showing emotions and not acting emotionally."

No there isn't. When you cry you are both showing emotion and acting emotionally - it's an involuntary response.

Police officers are no different to other people in that respect, and we would be naive in the extreme to expect otherwise. What police officers must do is to try to control emotional responses that might result in them crossing the legal line, or might mean a suspect avoiding arrest.

Seeing an individual parading around as this person was, shortly after two colleagues had been deliberately shot dead in the execution of their duty would trigger an emotional response in any police officer. It's a different situation to the one where a group of people are staging a demonstration against an ideology. We will all have an emotional response to that kind of situation, but police officers are there to prevent a breach of the peace, not to cause one.

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