When you can no longer trust Plod

This is another cautionary tale, after the first one of the day about the cover-up of the USS Fitzgerald crash perps.

The bottom line in that story was that people on the list of the vilified for the PCists were blamed and the true perps were not even mentioned – because they were of one of the favoured demographics.

One thing this is not is justice. You expect it in Russia but not in the US or Britain but in fact it is rife in the latter two. Here’s another:

The most interesting thing to happen in that six-month period was in January, when a retired police officer warned me that either the arresting sergeant, or one of his colleagues, was going to arrest me and charge me with something else. In his words, the police wanted to “make things difficult” for me. This warning actually came as a surprise, because I’d been noticing a huge improvement in the police’s attitude to the press around here, myself included. I took the warning on board though.

So, let’s jump forward to yesterday, 12 June 2018. There’s something rather important that I didn’t mention in my previous blog post, and I’m sure you’ll understand why.

We had a recording of the arrest.

The recording disproved pretty much everything the two police officers had written in their statements. It also caught the sergeant apparently boasting about how he’d planned the arrest in advance with someone in the Procurator Fiscal’s office, who had agreed to prosecute me.

The police force in this country with the worst reputation – internationally bad – was the West Midlands police but at least the innocent there were “likely lads” to a point. In the case of this man now, there’s nothing at all – they just took a set against him and this is very much shades of Tommy Robinson.

Is it the intention of Plod to turn over half the country against them? Is this part of the Plan?

[H/T Chuckles]

7 comments for “When you can no longer trust Plod

  1. Bill
    June 19, 2018 at 08:53

    They work for the Queen. They do as they are told to do by their superior, all of them.

    I do solemnly and sincerely declare that I will well and truly serve the Queen in the office of constable with fairness, integrity, diligence and impartiality upholding fundamental human rights and according equal respect to all people: and that I will to the best of my power, cause the peace to be kept and preserved and prevent all offences against people and property: and that while I continue to hold the said office I will to the skill and best of my knowledge shall discharge all the duties thereof faithfully according to law.

    • Chuckles
      June 19, 2018 at 09:26

      The difference between theory and practice, is that in theory, there is no difference, but in practice, there is.

    • rapscallion
      June 19, 2018 at 11:18

      They do nothing of the sort, and they no longer swear an oath to the Monarch either. Their current oath is “I, do solemnly, sincerely and truly declare and affirm that I will faithfully discharge the duties of the office of constable with fairness, integrity, diligence and impartiality,and that I will uphold fundamental human rights and accord equal respect to all people, according to law.”

      I wouldn’t trust a copper as far as I could throw them with two broken arms, sitting in a wheelchair

  2. June 19, 2018 at 09:08

    ‘Ello, ‘ello, ‘ello, what’s all this ‘ere then?

  3. June 19, 2018 at 09:40


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