Unbelievable. Actually, no. It’s quite believable. Police have apologised after accidentally shooting a 14-year-old girl with a Taser. Officers investigating complaints of anti-social behaviour fired the Taser after attempting to arrest a man who had become aggressive towards them. But the Taser missed the intended target and hit schoolgirl Jodie Gallagher, who was standing nearby, … Continue reading TASER TASER TA.. Oooops.. Sorry love.
I rambled on about Taser wielding plods not so long ago, and the story continues, with North Wales Police (headed by the eternal fuck-knuckle Dicky Brunstrom) deciding that the best way to pacify a suicidal 89 year old man is with a fucking Taser. Police used stun gun on man, 89 Police have said a … Continue reading Police and Tasers Update
From time to time, a news story comes along that is simple and clear, both in the events reported upon and in the official response. It covers a vast panoply of the things that we are not supposed to talk about, but which are clear, obvious problems with our society’s direction of travel and the … Continue reading Forbidden statements of the bleeding obvious
I have to admit I was more surprised than I should have been when I saw this: It was, apparently, US politician Rahm Emanuel who said “never allow a good crisis to go to waste when it’s an opportunity to do things that you had never considered, or that you didn’t think were possible.” So … Continue reading Immunity Insanity…
Less than a month ago, I wrote a post explaining why I didn’t think the British police should be routinely armed. Part of my argument was that they’ve proven in the past that they cannot be trusted with Tasers, let alone actual guns. And here’s another fine example to illustrate said case against pervasive armed … Continue reading Blind fury
Much wailing and gnashing of teeth over the last 24 hours at this: It is, of course, a terrible occurrence for the families, friends and colleagues affected by it. For rather more folk, though, it is an unmissable opportunity to re-mount two well-worn hobby horses. Those of arming the police, and of the death penalty. … Continue reading Death Penalty & Cop Killers
Prompted by something highlighted by CharonQC. Police were investigating today after an officer accidentally discharged a 50,000 volt Taser weapon into a man’s groin. Peter Cox, 49, was seeking legal advice over the incident which started when he was stopped on suspicion of driving a BMW without insurance. He spotted a patrol car following him … Continue reading I have twine. I shall now make a rope.
I don’t use Facebook, for reasons that should be self-evident to any sentient being. But I read this: Outside Raoul Moat’s home were beginning to accumulate candles, cards, flowers and messages. "Dear Raoul Thomas Moat, may you rest in peace. Our thoughts are with you and your close friends. We were on your side even … Continue reading Facebook: Deterring alien contact since 2004
There has been much debate and comment, mostly negative, about the ‘paywall’ that News International have erected around The Times and The Sunday Times. You’ll note that The Sun and The News of the World haven’t gone the same way. I suspect this is because the people who actually buy these papers are not the … Continue reading The Times Paywall
Sterling took another beating today on the back of collapsing exports. Ratings agency Fitch described UK PLC’s credit profile as ‘deteriorated’. Business and the markets have given their judgement on the consequences of a hung parliament – or worse a Labour victory. As it is, there has been zero growth in GDP over the last … Continue reading Nonsense, vacuity, ephemera, distractions, windmills and straw men
How hard can it be? Now just need to think of a name. Sherlock? Nah – been done. Ishityounot? Nah – sounds like a Micronesian beach hut. I have it – ‘The Wellduh! Foundation’. Oh, I think I need to sit down. You mean… the public sector is a hive of cosseted fuckwits, leeches and … Continue reading Enough is enough. I am forming a think tank.
The new EU roles and the Communist monkeys that have been plonked into them. Dan Hannan: Herman Van Rompuy: today the EU, tomorrow the world! Dan Hannan again: A great EU stitch-up that demeans democracy Old Holborn: Speechless! The Times: Baroness Ashton: EU couldn’t make it up Rod Liddle: A charisma free zone – … Continue reading Stuff I can’t bring myself to blog about…
I like to read Chris Dillow’s Stumbling and Mumbling blog, because it’s rather more intellectual than my normal feed, and I always learn something – a financial, statistical or socio-economic concept for example – today’s buzzy-word is ‘availability heuristic’. Wikkid. The other thing I like is he always manages to slap someone as an aside … Continue reading A higher brow of commentary…
There’s way too much good stuff to cover today, and I want to do it while at least giving the impression that I have better things to do with my day. —————————— Via Mummylonglegs, I see that Mr Jacqui Smith has been found out for claiming porno films watched via cable at home on MPs’ … Continue reading Sunday Roll-Up
Via Ambush Predator, I learn that plods in Hove Actually, East Sussex, deployed a firearms unit to take down the wielder of a toy raygun. Armed police arrest man for ‘playfully pointing toy ray-gun at baby’ Police scrambled eight patrol cars filled with armed officers after a man in his 50s pointed a toy ray-gun … Continue reading Gay Police Take Raygun Threat Seriously
I have alluded to this previously. There are so many things to rage at just now, but this one is worth highlighting because, as the article’s author (Henry Porter) points out – the ‘I feel just as free as I did 10 years ago’ brigade need to be shaken out of their stupor. Or they … Continue reading Coppers and photographers
As I mentioned recently, I discovered that talking to the coppers, even as the victim of a crime, is likely to end up with charges against you, if they can find any way to have you feed their objective. Which is to hit their target. I missed the following when it was originally posted up, … Continue reading Never talk to the police