Skip to comments.No-smoking signs for unmarked police cars
Posted on 09/29/2007 12:38:57 PM PDT by Jotmo
London: Undercover police officers have been ordered to put up no-smoking signs in their unmarked cars.
Detectives on stake-outs are also banned from having a cigarette in their vehicle under new anti-smoking laws.
Ministers say officers carrying out surveillance are not exempt from the new smoking legislation which came into force on July 1.
However, MPs raised concerns that covert operations could be blown by criminals spotting no smoking signs.
Shadow home secretary David Davis said: "Whilst everyone understands the need for a smoke-free environment, it seems to me that this legislation has gone beyond common sense."
Liberal Democrat home affairs spokesman Nick Clegg called for undercover police cars to be exempt from the smoking sign legislation.
He said: "It's obvious that these rules should have some common sense exemptions. Hopefully those responsible for this rule can be made to come quickly to their senses."
However, the government said no-smoking signs should not hamper the police.
Maybe these unmarked cars should sport big signs that say “suspects must never be spoken to in a cross or disrespectful fashion”.
I hate to be so honest about this, but it all comes down to pushy women and feminized men coming up with these incredibly stupid, unbelievably fascistic ideas and turning them into public policy. This has to stop, or the West is dead.
Imagine that! No kidding Dick Tracy!
Have any of the people involved in this effort been nominated for a degree in brain surgery?
The term “dumber than a fencepost” comes to mind.
If any cops are killed because their cover was blown by “no smoking” signs — they’ll die knowing that they were saved from cancer.
All I have to say is, “LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL!!!”
My wife has said for years that a woman not "allowing" their husbands to smoke in their own home is more about control than about the actual smoke. And she's a woman, so I'll take her word on it.
Sorry, no coffee either guys, you know about the oppressed pickers and the ecological devastation involved with bean production.
Just crawl up into a ball and die and let the elistists enjoy their control-freak paradise.
Right! After all, the so called "criminals" are actually only victims of the capitalistic class structure and the various forms of discrimination brought on by Western Civilization, may it be cursed by Allah. The Industrial Revolution was not followed by a People's Revolution and the exploited classes who have been deceived into immigrating are just joining together to get what is rightfully theirs. (my apologies to Noam Chomsky for an plagiarizing I may have unintentionally done)
England is already dead and I fear we’re next.
Violent crime in London is up several hundred percent and the terrorist threat becomes more serous every day, so let’s waste our time pandering to the smoking Nazi’s.
It’s hard to believe that the UK was so recently the biggest, most powerful, empire on the planet. Now, they’re reduced to trying to become the most politically correct nation on earth.
Jenny is cool and that is a spot on post.
In terms of humor the UK simply keeps on giving!
Detectives on stake-outs are also banned from having a cigarette in their vehicle
Who ever thought this up have to be pretty darned stupid. Cop wants cigarette gets out puffs a few gets back in the car is or will be a dead give away when they are on stake out for those that are aware of the new rule.