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This is a link post State Four (Police Blog)
Someone I know has recently started up a blog of their experiences as a UK police constable.

It's interesting to here their side of the job, if a little harrowing at times. Their first post, on encountering death as part of the job, is particularly heavy.
(, Sat 27 Jun 2020, 16:37, Reply)
This is a normal post I read Wasting Police Time a while ago.
I think that started as a blog too. Major takeaway was that most police work was domestic disputes, where they wanted their partners taken away but not charged. The rest seemed to be doing the paperwork for the former.


It may have dated. But it was worth £2 for Kindle.

I think it got me reading other things from the sake publisher. Some book about a deli owner in the countryside, and paramedics and such.
(, Sat 27 Jun 2020, 17:39, Reply)
This is a normal post Ever listened to Alfie Moore on Radio4?

(, Sat 27 Jun 2020, 18:15, Reply)
This is a normal post Nope
Should I look into It's a Fair Cop then?
(, Sat 27 Jun 2020, 18:18, Reply)
This is a normal post can be quite entertaining
tales from the front line asking the audiences opinion on what course of action to take in each case
(, Sat 27 Jun 2020, 18:29, Reply)
This is a normal post Agreed
Especially fun when the audience suggestions are highly illegal.
(, Sat 27 Jun 2020, 18:32, Reply)
This is a normal post His scepticism when cops in the audience claim different jobs.

(, Sat 27 Jun 2020, 22:16, Reply)
This is a normal post Yes, funny and interesting.

(, Sat 27 Jun 2020, 22:14, Reply)
This is a normal post Alfie Moore
He's an excellent entertainer, but sadly no longer typical of our Police.
He has experience, wisdom and common sense.
(, Sat 27 Jun 2020, 19:04, Reply)
This is a normal post I had a run in with the law yesterday and they were surprisingly professional.
I was in a ward at a hospital picking up a family member with a broken leg, there was a violent guy there, clearly on his way to being sectioned, with two police officers to restrain him. I saw them at work for at least a couple of hours and they were nothing but compassionate, even with this guy spitting at them, stamping their feet, kicking them, and calling them all kinds of cunts. I could not have maintained that level of patience and restraint.
(, Sat 27 Jun 2020, 19:58, Reply)
This is a normal post why do you think that you could not maintain constraint given that you had
noted that they clearly needed sectioning?
(, Sat 27 Jun 2020, 20:04, Reply)
This is a normal post Because he was so tiringly violent. I'm not a violent guy but I'd probably reach my breaking point within two hours of physical and verbal abuse.
The guy was at times posing quite a risk to patients and staff in the ward (he kicked a doctor and knocked over a disabled girl and scared a load of people away), I'd have at least wanted him on the ground to cuff him, and by that point I wouldn't have minded using a bit of violence to get him there.

But these two young police officers were great, they kept him on his feet to cuff him (which took a long time with him fighting back) and afterwards sat him in a comfy chair before loosening the cuffs.
(, Sat 27 Jun 2020, 20:43, Reply)
This is a normal post 'tiringly' violent rather than 'effectively' violent?
i am sure they would have taken trained action had it been the latter
(, Sat 27 Jun 2020, 20:52, Reply)
This is a normal post They were certainly taking trained action. He was only ineffective because the police handled him so well is the point.
Literally and figuratively.

They let him burn himself out physically, then verbally (ranting about Nazis, needles, the future, and how everyone is a cunt and trying to kill him). Eventually I think he must have had to pay his oxygen debt and went into shock.
(, Sat 27 Jun 2020, 21:53, Reply)
This is a normal post and you are saying that you are incapable of such restraint?

(, Sat 27 Jun 2020, 21:57, Reply)
This is a normal post Are you mocking me?
I'm not a trained fighter or a trained law enforcement officer. I'm not trained to deal with these situations. I admire those who can keep their cool under that kind of pressure. What's the problem?
(, Sat 27 Jun 2020, 22:03, Reply)
This is a normal post no - quoting:

edit: the problem is how you may react to a situation you are unprepared for
(, Sat 27 Jun 2020, 22:06, Reply)
This is a normal post wayboa?

(, Sat 27 Jun 2020, 22:24, Reply)
This is a normal post I think what he was getting at is that he's never been in a fight in his life.
But would be prepared to start dropping some serious fistbombs if somebody got all up in his grill. Or something.
(, Sat 27 Jun 2020, 22:25, Reply)
This is a normal post well i'm all out of bubblegum
(, Sat 27 Jun 2020, 22:36, Reply)
This is a normal post It doesn't compare to last night's drama but we can all see you tried your best.
Night hun. x
(, Sat 27 Jun 2020, 22:52, Reply)
This is a normal post
god bless x
(, Sat 27 Jun 2020, 22:54, Reply)
This is a normal post When it comes to falsely representing someones position, you're no SockCooker.

(, Sat 27 Jun 2020, 23:04, Reply)
This is a normal post Just logged out to look but it's strangely quiet today.
Shame, I was looking forward to the claim that he's been trolling everyone with his highly convincing pretend internet breakdown, and we all fell for it. Cheers.
(, Sat 27 Jun 2020, 23:37, Reply)
This is a normal post Probably got sectioned for being a mental

(, Sat 27 Jun 2020, 23:41, Reply)
This is a normal post You appalling bastard I'm so offended!!!
(, Sun 28 Jun 2020, 0:12, Reply)
This is a normal post lol

(, Sun 28 Jun 2020, 1:13, Reply)
This is a normal post I think the week’s gap between the very specific, blinkered, hectoring of Dogbomb
Rules that out unfortunately.
(, Sat 27 Jun 2020, 23:58, Reply)
This is a normal post
Hey, do you remember a user called "dogbomb"?
(, Sun 28 Jun 2020, 21:25, Reply)
This is a normal post Blood, Sweat & Tea

(, Sat 27 Jun 2020, 18:56, Reply)
This is a normal post Yes yes this too
I really got into that genre. I bet a refresh would be good.
(, Sat 27 Jun 2020, 19:02, Reply)