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Enzyme asks: Have you ever been arrested? Been thrown down the stairs by the West Midlands Serious Crime Squad, with hi-LAR-ious consequences? Or maybe you're a member of the police force with chortlesome anecdotes about particularly stupid people you've encountered.
Do tell.

(, Thu 5 May 2011, 18:42)
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Very long time ago
Back in the 80's when I was a reckless carefree young lad I got caught riding like a bit of a tit on the motorway between Newport and Chepstow. Nothing too bad, but I was speeding (90ish) and undertaking fast lane hoggers.

So, I pass an unmarked car and before you know it, I'm pulled over. The grizzled old copper then told me to take my helmet off and take a seat in the back of the car. He then threw a little photo album at me and just said "30 seconds, each page, look closely".

It was about 15 or so pictures he had taken at a number of fatal traffic accidents and lets just say ... they were not nice at all! very grim some of them. Once I had finished he got me back out of the car and said "I have trouble sleeping most nights because of the mess morons like you make and I have to clean up, and I hope now you have some nightmares too.

I was then told to get back on my bike and get the feck off his stretch of motorway and if he ever caught me riding like a moron again he would do everything in his power to make sure I would never be able to afford to ride a bike for a long long time.

To be fair, much more effective than fining me or giving me points. I did clean up my riding significantly after that. God those photos were grim!
(, Wed 11 May 2011, 8:26, 1 reply)
Saw similar ones...
... before i joined the job.

It was of a guy who'd killed his wife and two kids with a shot gun before turning it on himself (head).

The gist was like, 'could you go to a job like that, keep focussed, calm carry out an objective investigation?'

It really makes you think whether the police is for you. Since joining, i've seen similar scenes for real. The only thing you're not prepared for is the smell - depending upon how long it was since the deaths.

I agree that fines/points aren't always the answer, which is how people end up with 12 points and disqualifications.

I think they better education, whether by shock treatments such as your experience, or otherwise should be more widely used as 'punishment',, but i suspect that would be against some Human Rights laws...?
(, Wed 11 May 2011, 10:21, closed)

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