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  • @jegga Fork you, well played.



  • Mandatory UK police training video



  • @Rembrandt said in British Politics:

    There is like 64 'weapons' there. Of those only 2 you could even class as weapons and that's assuming they are sharp/made of a firm material..and considering this police farce are literally trying to palm off multiple bread knives as a weapons haul then I'd say there is a better than decent chance these aren't weapons either.

    What the he'll is going on for them to think this was a good idea?

    Again you see this massive disconnect between the establishment and normal people. Only someone completely removed from the world outside would think that this was a good idea



  • @Rancid-Schnitzel said in British Politics:

    @Rembrandt said in British Politics:

    There is like 64 'weapons' there. Of those only 2 you could even class as weapons and that's assuming they are sharp/made of a firm material..and considering this police farce are literally trying to palm off multiple bread knives as a weapons haul then I'd say there is a better than decent chance these aren't weapons either.

    What the he'll is going on for them to think this was a good idea?

    Again you see this massive disconnect between the establishment and normal people. Only someone completely removed from the world outside would think that this was a good idea

    I think of it as Trickle Down Bollox



  • Surely "Regent Park Police" is a parody account?



  • @booboo said in British Politics:

    Surely "Regent Park Police" is a parody account?

    You would hope so but no. Here is another gem from them.

    One male processed for riding his moped on the foot path. He HAD to do it because the road was closed. Not good enough & dangerous. A fine will be coming his way in the post. When told to read the Highway Code the response was “what’s that,never heard of it



  • @Salacious-Crumb said in British Politics:

    @Rembrandt

    More than half those are kitchen knives. Mass hysteria and panic, everywhere.

    A kitchen knife is still a knife.

    Good to see everyone missing the point in the rush to point the finger at perceived overkill and look clever.

    The picture is NOT of confiscated weapons or even of items deemed illegal/dangerous by the police.
    This is a collection of items that a charity shop doesn't want the responsibility selling (as they are staffed by volunteers) and the subsequent legalities around selling (age verification etc)

    To ridicule them for taking a sensible step and handing them to authorities for disposal is stupid.



  • @Crucial For some though, me certainly, the ridicule is the self congratulatory tweet. So what, you've picked up some junk from a charity shop when they asked you to do it. Hardly medals all round.



  • @Catogrande said in British Politics:

    @Crucial For some though, me certainly, the ridicule is the self congratulatory tweet. So what, you've picked up some junk from a charity shop when they asked you to do it. Hardly medals all round.

    That's just usual PR shit as done by some young communications grad and totally to be expected.
    Obviously tasked to try and show any positive toward knife crime.
    I doubt that kind of OTT 'look at us' post is restricted to the Police. Some of the tweets the company I work for are cringeworthy rather than newsworthy as well.

    It was the 'ooh look there are kitchen knives in there' comments I was taking aim at.



  • @Crucial Gotcha.



  • It’ll be spoons and forks soon. Oh, wait...!!



  • @Crucial said in British Politics:

    @Salacious-Crumb said in British Politics:

    @Rembrandt

    More than half those are kitchen knives. Mass hysteria and panic, everywhere.

    A kitchen knife is still a knife.

    Good to see everyone missing the point in the rush to point the finger at perceived overkill and look clever.

    The picture is NOT of confiscated weapons or even of items deemed illegal/dangerous by the police.
    This is a collection of items that a charity shop doesn't want the responsibility selling (as they are staffed by volunteers) and the subsequent legalities around selling (age verification etc)

    To ridicule them for taking a sensible step and handing them to authorities for disposal is stupid.

    If by “sensible” you mean “mass hysteria,” “fear,” “panic” and “paranoia,” then yes, I agree with you entirely, it’s simply “sensible.” We wouldn’t want anybody having liablitity for selling bread knifes and bbq forks.



  • @Crucial normally I’m with you but come on, there’s a spoon in there!!!



  • @Crucial said in British Politics:

    @Salacious-Crumb said in British Politics:

    @Rembrandt

    More than half those are kitchen knives. Mass hysteria and panic, everywhere.

    A kitchen knife is still a knife.

    Good to see everyone missing the point in the rush to point the finger at perceived overkill and look clever.

    The picture is NOT of confiscated weapons or even of items deemed illegal/dangerous by the police.
    This is a collection of items that a charity shop doesn't want the responsibility selling (as they are staffed by volunteers) and the subsequent legalities around selling (age verification etc)

    To ridicule them for taking a sensible step and handing them to authorities for disposal is stupid.

    I feel pretty bad for not taking spoon crime seriously now.

    Actually I dont, this kind of silliness lends itself to pisstaking and it'll be a sad day on the fern when people get too precious to mock things like this.



  • @Salacious-Crumb said in British Politics:

    @Crucial said in British Politics:

    @Salacious-Crumb said in British Politics:

    @Rembrandt

    More than half those are kitchen knives. Mass hysteria and panic, everywhere.

    A kitchen knife is still a knife.

    Good to see everyone missing the point in the rush to point the finger at perceived overkill and look clever.

    The picture is NOT of confiscated weapons or even of items deemed illegal/dangerous by the police.
    This is a collection of items that a charity shop doesn't want the responsibility selling (as they are staffed by volunteers) and the subsequent legalities around selling (age verification etc)

    To ridicule them for taking a sensible step and handing them to authorities for disposal is stupid.

    If by “sensible” you mean “mass hysteria,” “fear,” “panic” and “paranoia,” then yes, I agree with you entirely, it’s simply “sensible.” We wouldn’t want anybody having liablitity for selling bread knifes and bbq forks.

    Umm, sale of knives is restricted by law.

    Damn spoon though. Maybe it’s for melting your horse before going on a knife rampage?



  • @Crucial said in British Politics:

    @Salacious-Crumb said in British Politics:

    @Rembrandt

    More than half those are kitchen knives. Mass hysteria and panic, everywhere.

    A kitchen knife is still a knife.

    Good to see everyone missing the point in the rush to point the finger at perceived overkill and look clever.

    The picture is NOT of confiscated weapons or even of items deemed illegal/dangerous by the police.
    This is a collection of items that a charity shop doesn't want the responsibility selling (as they are staffed by volunteers) and the subsequent legalities around selling (age verification etc)

    To ridicule them for taking a sensible step and handing them to authorities for disposal is stupid.

    No, stupid is you even wasting a second of your time defending this.



  • Hey @Crucial , what is 2 + 2 equal? Just checking in on your reeducation progress.



  • @Kirwan said in British Politics:

    Hey @Crucial , what is 2 + 2 equal? Just checking in on your reeducation progress.

    I don’t know about the rest of you but I’m looking forward to today’s two minutes of spoon hate.



  • Apparently you can bring a spoon to a knife fight.



  • Look maybe if this was a one-off of British police idiocy then I could forgive it as a massive oversight. But it isn't there are plenty of examples in this thread. (Remember the weapons sweep in a park where they found a screwdriver and a bike wheel!) Overlay that with escalating actual crime figures, members of the public being investigated and arrested for jokes, bad tweets and thought crimes and there is a pretty compelling narrative that something is seriously going wrong at the moment.


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