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Police but not as we know it

On 3 Dec 2008 at 1:53pm Crowborough resident wrote:
Sussex Police excelled themselves yesterday by stopping all motorists on the main road at Boars Head Crowborough at 8.30 am.People going about their own business were stopped by uniformed officers who then questioned them.Lets get this straight the Police decided to pull over all law abiding motorists and question them.Did no one think that this may portray them as Nazis and annoy the law abiding populace just a little bit!!!
They then launched into ask stupid question mode.
1st Question-Where are you going?(none of their business)
2ndQuestion-Where have you come from?(none of their business)
Quick look around the car
3rd Question-Do you know its illegal to drink and drive?(Actually its illegal to drive with alcohol in your blood over the prescribed limit )
4th Question-Do you plan to drink over Christmas?(Is the Pope Catholic etc-i didnt realise that drinking alcohol over christmas is now an offence)
Officer then says-based on what you have told me you can continue with your journey.Well thanks a lot you ######d -you stopped me for no reason to ask stupid questions and now you give me permission to carry on.
The Police were pulling over everyone regardless whether they suspected they had commited an offence or not.Now excuse me but when was the law passed that allowed the Police to stop you if you hadnt commited or been suspected of commiting an offence and then subject you to twenty questions.I must have missed that one.This country is getting more like Nazi Germany every day.
Also bear in mind that the Police are always moaning about lack of resources but can rustle up half a dozen Officers to harrass the local populace.In the town we have to put up with PCSO s to uphold the law whilst the proper coppers are playing Police State games.Incidentally the idiots that pass for the government are going to give all officials including PCSOs the power to ask for ID from people and if you cant provide the right ID then you are commiting an offence and you could be fined up to £5000 or jailed.
Dont think about arguing because they are going to give them Tazers as well!!!!
Watch out Lewes you will be next.
On 3 Dec 2008 at 1:58pm FA wrote:
And if Lewes residents are next, i will have no problems with being stopped for all of 2 MINUTES.
Bearing in mind that many people are still well over the limit in the morning, if this excercise saves the life of one person through drink driving, then im all for it.
Find something a bit more useful to whine about next time.
On 3 Dec 2008 at 3:06pm Lewes Laugher wrote:
FA, there is something worrying about your willingness to accept anything anyone in authority does.
On 3 Dec 2008 at 3:21pm Jennifer wrote:
The Police don't have to ask stupid questions. They just choose to do so.
They can stop traffic and ask if you have been drinking etc, and a very good thing if it prevents future alcohol-related accidents. But why do it in a way which makes law-abiding people think less of them?
Surely this just undermines faith in the Police?
The Police should be nice to their supporters.
On 3 Dec 2008 at 4:17pm The Tooth Fairy wrote:
Anything that is, except getting a job and stop claiming benefits.
On 3 Dec 2008 at 4:37pm FA wrote:
hey...spineless fairy, i'm sure that was you in front of me down the job centre the other day
On 3 Dec 2008 at 8:45pm Mr Bone wrote:
Lets be honest, old bill are stupid so they are hardly going to ask anything important
On 3 Dec 2008 at 9:38pm Spinster Of This Parish wrote:
Coooo - the possibility of the police stopping me at random is very exciting. As I've said before - the clean shaven good looks and charm of the Sussex (male) Police are guaranteed to keep this grown woman very happy!
On 4 Dec 2008 at 8:31am sashimi wrote:
This was done by the political police who searched Damian Green's office. There's been such a rumpus that they've been assigned to traffic duties. But they haven't been retrained in how to ask pertinent questions. So, it's not their fault, you see.
On 4 Dec 2008 at 10:09am Mystic Mog wrote:
Good ol' New Labour eh!
On 4 Dec 2008 at 11:06am Lewes Laugher wrote:
Spinster - I'm still thinking about your duggestion that the female members of the Sussex police are not clean shaven.
On 5 Dec 2008 at 4:21am expat two wrote:
What do you expect from BNP members? A focus on crime?
On 5 Dec 2008 at 10:32pm Frak wrote:
My god people like to moan! Every Christmas the police do checks on cars and drivers if only to make them think about the possibility of drink driving and not doing it. I completely agree with what FA said - if it saves a life then it is worth it.
It seems you can't win, people complain if they don't see the police, then complain when there is a police presence and they have to give up a tiny bit of their time.
On 18 Dec 2008 at 6:22pm Blade Runner wrote:
I agree 100%, its only 2 minutes out of someones time and if it manages to save just one life then it will be worth it. Stop moaning so much people and get a life.
On 18 Dec 2008 at 7:59pm FA wrote:
Just let the do-gooders on here have their little whinge. if it isn't the police they're whining about, it's some other bollox
As for Lewes Laugher...never had the need to question authority, i keep out of trouble and never had the need to complain so shove that up your rectum and smoke it
On 19 Dec 2008 at 12:43pm Ref wrote:
Oh dear, someone has an opinion different to FA (as in LMFAO ?) so once again he feels the need to give us the benefit of his usual mature and articulate wisdom...yawn...

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