DiS on Police


#21

Ways the police as an institution could be improved?

Allow ex-offenders to join them is a big one IMO. Reckon there should be a requirement that an on-the-beat normal officer should have lived in the specific area they’re policing for at least three years before they can police it also.


#22


#23

thankfully was born a few years too late to have daily police run ins


#24

Next DiS meat


#25

Ah, the Gardaí Siochana. I can definitely dig up a few more links later.


#26

shaking with laughter ffs.


#27

How about abolishing private ownership, then working from there


#28

That doesn’t seem feasible


#29

#30

No point the, the abuse is inevitable


#31

who will win in what is already looking like a bloodthirsty fight between Ant and Ruffers

  • Ant
  • Ruff

0 voters


#32

Xylo

  • Loves police
  • mmm bootlicking

0 voters


#33

i love the police only and specifically when they are policing you, otherwise i’ll take my boots with mustard pls


#34

Never! Institutional racism does it again


#35

Even leaving aside properly negative experiences where I felt like they were abusing their powers, I’ve never had a direct experience with them where they were even remotely competent.

On two occasions, while at high school, I was assaulted during the day near the school - on both occasions I told the police exactly who had done it (one had held a knife to my throat, and the second one had broken my jaw). On both occasions that was my last interaction with the police about the incident - they didn’t, as far as I’m aware, do a thing. I saw both attackers around the area in the time afterwards.

(as an afterword, both are dead now* and maybe that wouldn’t be the case either if the police had done, well, anything at all)

Another time I called them because I was being chased by a guy with a sledgehammer at 1am and I had managed to hide in someone’s driveway - they just never showed up. I waited about an hour, and couldn’t phone them back cos my battery was dead.

So they do an important job, and I daresay they do it well at big events, and have to face a lot of shit during their working day, but my direct experiences are all negative.

*nothing to do with me, obvs.


#36

The police made me feel very shit for not reporting my crime 2 seconds after it happened


#37

Always forget that my father-in-law is ex-Scotland Yard and always pull out the old ‘we smell bacon’ when passing the police if we’re out in the car or something :grimacing:


#38

Favorite fictional police officer? (not going detective or any of that gubbins cus there are too many of them):

  • Wiggum
  • PC Plod
  • PC Reg Hollis
  • Mcgruff the crime dog
  • Other

0 voters


#39

The closest I’ve had to a run-in with the police was one of them manhandling me a bit on a night out after we’d drawn 1-1 with Fulham thanks to a Papa Bouba Diop 87th minute wonder-goal and the policeman took exception to me saying “first of all we draw with fucking Fulham and now this shit” when they were questioning us about some other bollocks.


#40

Don’t they deliberately put them in a separate area to where they live? Not sure if that’s to protect them from people knowing them/where they live.