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By David Vance On April 9th, 2018 at 9:30 pm

You may wonder what sort of policing priorities prevail in the UK. Here is a genuine tweet from a UK Police force…

Yes, gardening trowels COULD be a weapon in the wrong hands.



By David Vance On April 6th, 2018 at 7:27 pm

Further to my post yesterday, I wanted to give you a few insights.

Six teenagers have been stabbed within 90 minutes in another night of violence on London’s streets.  A 13-year-old boy was among the victims of four separate knife attacks, which took place as protesters gathered elsewhere in the capital to demand action to prevent young people dying.


The commissioner of the Met Police said the force has “not lost control” of London’s streets despite a “ghastly” spate of violent crime. Cressida Dick said her officers are doing “everything they can” to reduce street crime but they need support from the public for justice to be served.

Her words will bring comfort to the bereaved and injured.

Meanwhile, back on the beat….

and I have seen the coming of the Lord: Hallelujah!

By Mike Cunningham On August 27th, 2014 at 3:56 pm

So there lives in a suburb of St. Louis, Missouri; a very large young(ish) black man. He is indeed a handful, and few in his ‘hood dare come up against him, mainly because he is so big. But, and of course it is a very large ‘but’, his ‘family’ has stated he was changing. According to his ‘family’ he had seen a vision, a vision of an angel, being pursued by Satan, but the angel sought protection in the clouds which were the features of God. He was said to be studying religion, and the Bible; and was said to be struggling with life’s mysteries. From being a big bully, a drug-user and petty criminal, his ‘family’ stated that he was turning his life around, as he had taken a picture of the sky, and told them that he ‘believed’; at least, this is what we are told by his ‘family’. He was known to be a ‘prankster’, and this I believe, because if you are big enough, and say you are just joking as you steal two boxes of cigars from a corner shop, and when the shop assistant protests, that assistant is slammed into a display stand; that is indeed a joke. He was said to have a smile which endeared him to his neighbours, but these stories have strangely emerged some weeks after his death at the hands and bullets of a white policeman.

So, who do you believe, the words of a huge black thug’s ‘family’ memories, of how he was just misunderstood, how he had, conveniently for those same memories, ‘found the Lord’, how he was just ‘joking’ when he punched a fellow black youth in the face, how he was a drug user and oh, I forgot, a ‘rapper’ who sang glowingly about his stepmother, but who also liked lyrics which ended ‘when the bodies hit the ground’: or do you believe the white policeman who wanted this hulking black man to get onto the pavement instead of swaggering down the centre of the road, and who, after being attacked by this extremely large and strong man, and suffering facial injury, was once again confronted by this six-foot four inches-tall black man, and shot him in self defence! If you believe the ‘family’, I reckon you will believe anything, inclusive of the CIA plot on 9/11, the ‘faked’ moon landings, and the fact that Jack Kennedy was a good man and a great politician, instead of a philandering liar and serial fool.

Oh, and as a simple explanation, it is oft asked why I place quotation marks such as those adjacent to the word ‘family’? I do this because I disbelieve the statements entirely, believing them to be purely self-serving embellishments, generated by groups who detest the very idea of black people being in the wrong at all;  with absolutely no evidence of their being truthful at all!

X-posted from Fire, Pillage & Plague


By David Vance On March 2nd, 2011 at 9:55 am

Interested to read of the brewing storm between the Government and the Police;

Theresa May will today make an explosive pledge to cut police pay packages. The Home Secretary – who has been told to slash Home Office spending by a fifth – will say keeping officers on the frontline must come before pay and perks. She will commit the Government to the biggest overhaul of terms and conditions for a generation. The most likely target is overtime payments worth almost £400million a year. Housing and travel allowances will also come under the spotlight. There has been widespread criticism of so-called ‘Spanish practices’ in the police service. Last year five constables boosted their wages by £50,000 with overtime, figures from the Metropolitan Police showed

What the UK needs is effective front-line policing and all “spanish practises” need erased. Why should the public pay for expenses abuses? I’m afraid that decades of indulgence are no longer affordable in this age of austerity. Let us reward hard-working police officers but also end overtime culture, expenses indulgence and yes, gilt edged unaffordable pension provision.