Someone shoot this man

“You might wonder why we didn’t intervene and why we just allowed people to put it in the docks we made a very tactical decision that to stop people from doing that act may have caused further disorder and we decided that the safest thing to do in terms of our policing tactics was to allow it to take place.

Very tactical decision?

Ed Colston is spinning in his grave. He did endow a number of educational institutions after all.

34 thoughts on “Someone shoot this man”

  1. Tim “Someone shoot this man”
    Someone “I very tactically let him get away with it.”

  2. the safest thing to do in terms of our policing tactics was to allow it to take place.

    Translation: “That peaceful protest had us quaking in our boots”

  3. Bravely bold Andrew Bennett
    Rode forth from the cop shop
    He was not afraid to spat at,
    Oh brave Andrew Bennett.
    He was not at all afraid
    To be insulted in nasty ways.
    Brave, brave, brave, brave Andrew Bennett.

    Brave Andrew Bennett ran away.
    Bravely ran away away.
    When SJWs reared their ugly heads,
    He bravely turned his tail and fled.
    Yes, brave Andrew Bennett turned about
    And gallantly he chickened out.
    Swiftly taking to his feet,
    He beat a very brave retreat.
    Bravest of the brave, Andrew Bennett!

  4. Where can I get some white feathers to send to ‘police officers’ like this one?

    Include a picture of David Dorn. At least someone set an example, even if he was retired.

  5. I don’t suppose the entire cockwomble decision makers in the cop service responsible will be sacked and their pensions confiscated for gross misconduct? More likely a nice whitewash inquiry that takes long enough that people forget (give up) and it determines no individual can be held to account.

  6. If he’s still drawing his pay and building up pension entitlement, shouldn’t he be DOING his job rather then passively watching anarchy? And he’s PROUD of that?

  7. I now see the problem – from https://www.avonandsomerset.police.uk/news/2019/09/avon-and-somerset-police-superintendent-recognised-with-valuing-difference-award/

    “Supt Bennett was the recipient of the ‘Valuing Difference’ Award at the Police Superintendents’ Association (PSA) annual conference held in Stratford Upon Avon this week.”

    and

    ““Over the past two years I have made it my personal mission for the police in Bristol to build new and lasting relationships with the people of Bristol and in particular our BaME and LGBT+ communities.”

  8. On another occasion, Superintendent Andrew Bennet, allegedly, said, “We could see the two people burgling the property of the elderly people living there. You might wonder why we didn’t intervene and why we just allowed people to continue breaking into the property. we made a very tactical decision that to stop people from doing that act may have caused further disorder and we decided that the safest thing to do in terms of our policing tactics was to allow it to take place.
    (See further, alleged, similar comments from Supt Bennett regarding car theft, rape, and domestic violence. However, Allegedly, there was a huge crackdown on officers complaing the Police canteen prices were too high).

  9. Bloke in North Dorset

    We know that crowds can turn very ugly very quickly and where that leads, so I’m prepared to give the benefit of the doubt but I expect to read reports of arrests and charges in the next few weeks. If there aren’t then it was obviously a bad faith argument and he should be fired.

  10. People brought up to respect the police now have utter contempt for them. It all happened pretty quickly.

    Not so long ago, if a police officer was wrestling with someone on the ground the braver types might have stepped in to assist. But these days the chances are that it’s just someone trying to escape arrest for an offensive tweet. I’d sooner kick the copper in the nuts than lend a hand.

    And it’s only going to get worse, since we’re told that candidates are now required to have a degree.

    Can you imagine all those prizes-for-everyone, bums-on-seats toilet-paper-degree types in a riot-control situation? There’s going to be plenty more cowardly ‘tactical decisions’ in the coming years.

    At least in the U.S. ordinary people are queuing round the block to buy a gun, recognising that the police will abandon them in the absence of political will to uphold the law.

  11. I penned this regarding the reaction to the coronavirus but I think it it works here too:

    ‘This is a difficult time for the world. This situation is one that threatens us all and make no mistake, people will suffer and lives will be lost.
    But every life is special and we must do whatever we can to reduce the death toll and save lives, no matter what the cost.
    We have therefore decided that Mr Hitler can have Europe’.

    What Winston Churchill did not say in 1940.

  12. The rot comes from the top.

    Blojo should fire the cop waste of space and tell the rest there will be mass cop sackings if it happens again.

    He will have to back them up as well. Arrest and massively fine hundreds of leftist scum bags and use their cash to replace the statue. This time bobby-trapped.

  13. we made a very tactical decision that to stop people from doing that act may have caused further disorder and we decided that the safest thing to do in terms of our policing tactics was to allow it to take place.

    So, same reason they let gangs of Muslims enrich little children then?

  14. If that had been Bristol City and Bristol Rovers supporters involved in a ruck, the police would have had no problem going in mob-handed.

  15. Thanks for the video link – how nauseatingly supine. In his case, banking a salary for wearing the uniform is nothing more than a fraud on the public purse.

  16. We are very close to the end now.

    Indeed. I can’t see how this rampant idiocy can be defended. Time to start our own “Defund the Police” campaign, since they cannot or will not do the job that the taxpayers pay them for.

    As Ecksy would say “All sacked, sans pension and compo”.

  17. I commented elsewehere about the events in London, but I’d like to say it here, too:
    It disgusts me that this was allowed to happen. The monuments in London belong to the whole country, and represent the soul of this nation’s people and the sacrifices they have made to make this country a decent place to live. The London police have no right to permit self-important little twerps to deface the Cenotaph and the statue of Churchill. The soft-handed,jumped-up little mare who tried to shame the people cleaning off the graffiti from the monument was insulting the memory of all the Empire and Commonwealth soldiers who died in the fight to defeat the real Fascists.

    The police “leaders” in London and Bristol are cowards.

  18. “People brought up to respect the police now have utter contempt for them. It all happened pretty quickly.”

    I don’t see it that way. I think about 15% of the people believe in this schtick.

    It isn’t real. A fantasy being played out in the media. A show. Most people think it’s stupid and don’t care. Get rid of the police? Rilly?

  19. “may have caused further disorder” is plod’s excuse for doing nothing at every Left, Green, RoP, Black, Gay, Pikey…. ‘event’ – I assume not wearing riot gear and running away also included
    ‘Run Piggy Run’ – British Cops Chased Through Streets at BLM Protest

    BLM London protest marred by violence as yobs hurl fireworks, fight cops
    https://youtu.be/u3SMGNTjkjA?t=51

    Do plod really expect public to believe they are impartial?

  20. BIND,

    “We know that crowds can turn very ugly very quickly and where that leads, so I’m prepared to give the benefit of the doubt but I expect to read reports of arrests and charges in the next few weeks. If there aren’t then it was obviously a bad faith argument and he should be fired.”

    We pay the police to get stuck into ugly situations. Their job is literally to be the muscle against the lawless. Bones get broken? Well, sorry, but that’s what you signed up for.

    And I don’t think it’s that dangerous for them. You just have to do it. Mate of mine was a bouncer and he could deal with 8 lads. You just figure out who the leader is and take them down. Scares everyone else in the gang. And these rioters aren’t even as tough as lads in night clubs. They’re grungy hippies that go for weak targets like statues.

    I actually, honestly couldn’t give a toss about a statue. I think most statues are irrelevant and outdated. It’s the principle of rioters winning. Because they’ll be back for more.

  21. Gamecock:“I don’t see it that way. I think about 15% of the people believe in this schtick.”

    Pretty good guess. Actually a survey reported by Guido says it’s 13%.

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