AFTER revelations about offensive texts and going in mob-handed to protect oligarchs’ mansions, the police’s reputation has taken a hit. Here gammon Roy Hobbs explains why he still has total faith in the ‘thin blue line’.
If you want to know the time, you can still ask a policeman
It’s easy to forget all the nice things the police do like catching runaway horses, road safety, and yes, telling you the time. But probably don’t ask if you’re a black teenager because they’ll think you’re taking the piss and Christ knows how that will escalate.
Someone’s got to protect us against feminist sit-in protests
It’s got so I can’t walk in the park at night without my path being blocked by a bloody candlelit vigil for something or other. What about my rights? If they’d seen me have a wee behind a tree I’d feel violated AND I’d be on the sex offenders list. That’s assuming I didn’t just make that whole scenario up.
You wouldn’t be up in arms if they’d found cannabis on that schoolgirl, would you?
Some would say the recent strip-search of a black schoolgirl based on no evidence was wrong. But that’s the price we pay for stopping Britain turning into a nation of hashish-crazed hippies instead of well-behaved drinkers. I personally wouldn’t have the stomach to traumatise a young girl, but I’m bloody glad there are people who do.
They wouldn’t stop and search you if they didn’t have a good reason
It’s not racist to stop a black person driving an expensive car. They’re the ones always complaining about being underprivileged, which proves they’re more likely to be a yardie than a dentist. That’s just common sense.
The police have never been racist to me
Whenever I’ve had dealings with the constabulary, I’ve never experienced any anti-white prejudice. Also when you’re dealing with violent criminals the odd prejudiced comment is bound to slip out. And you might keep using those prejudiced comments back at the station, and on most days at work. It’s just the stress of the job.