Saturday, February 03, 2007
My article yesterday about Law and Order certainly seems to have "hit a chord" with many of you. Indeed one story, submitted by Grumpy, is quite shocking and deserves a more visible position on this site.
Therefore here is Grumpy's post in full, and unedited:
"A few years ago - but still in the Golden Age of Blair - I went to the aid of a policeman who was having the shit kicked out of him by several yobs (can I still say that?). The main assailant was a very big, very drunk and VERY aggressive young chap(can I still say that?). As I was reluctant to get my own head kicked in, I used a degree of force to persuade the young fellow(?) in question to desist. When, some minutes later the police and ambulance arrived, I was thanked for my public-spiritedness, the damaged policeman was taken to hospital and the yob carted off to the police station.
Some weeks later, another bobby came to see me; thanked me on behalf of his mate and then cautioned me before telling me that I was going to be charged with assaulting the bastard who was trying to kill his mate.
The charge against me was later dropped because the yob's brief had arranged a deal with prosecuting counsel; he would agree to drop the charge against me if the police dropped the charge of GBH and replaced it with one of 'Public Disorder'
Needless to say, I now look the other way if ANYTHING happens on the street."
Thanks Grumpy, pretty sickening state of affairs isn't it?
Somewhat ironic that Bliar and his chums are all lawyers/second rate lawyers, isn't it?
Does anyone actually have any faith in law and order in this country anymore?