Skip to comments.The Mad Mullah, a Tasered Sheep and a Bin Laden Lookalike
Posted on 06/25/2009 6:13:36 PM PDT by nickcarraway
Welcome to another bumper edition of Mind How You Go. The only trouble is knowing where to start. Spoilt for choice, as a matter of fact.
Should I kick off with the trigger-happy Plod who Tasered a sheep? Or banning compulsory swimming lessons for all new recruits to avoid offending Muslim women.
Both of those are brought to you courtesy of the Mad Mullah of the Traffic Taliban, who has turned North Wales Police into the provisional wing of the Keystone Kops.
Let's begin with the Tasered sheep. As I constantly remind you, if you give anyone any authority whatsoever, especially if it comes with a uniform attached, they will always, always abuse it.
That applies doubly if you hand them the power to use reasonable force in pursuit of their duties.
This column has never had any problem with properly-trained armed officers shooting dead assorted violent criminals and nutjobs who point guns - loaded or otherwise - at them.
It's when you start giving swaggering, renegade, bullies in blue the slightest excuse to throw their weight around that it all starts going pear-shaped.
This has been a particularly bad week for the Old Bill when it comes to the application of minimum restraint.
There was that film from Nottingham of two officers Tasering a suspect three times, including when he was lying spark out on the ground.
No one is denying that the police have a difficult job, especially at chucking-out time in our city centres after the Wild West drinking barns have decanted their detritus on to the pavements.
I've no doubt that the drunken lump of lard being wrestled to the ground by the boys in blue that night was a very awkward customer, deserving of a good kicking.
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“Absolute power corrupts absolutely.”
Monty Python was not a comedic genius; he was a prophet! He was just trying to tell the UK about the future.