unlinkedstudent Posted September 20, 2013 Report Share Posted September 20, 2013 I'll be honest, I've only come across a police officer once down here in this part of Shetland so my experience with the local force is somewhat limited ... and that was when I'd just parked up after a trip to Grotesco's. The police car pulled up behind me. "Hell, I know I wasn't speeding and I'm pretty sure all my lights are working", I thought ... ... "Could you tell us where Sanblister Place is please?" Perhaps installing Sat Navs in Police vehicles might not be a bad idea? Come to think of it, the response time (from what I've heard/seen) is pretty dire for your guys and gals to get from Lerwick down here unless they break the speed limit - but then we only have p/t coverage given that the local cop shop has been shut. It's good you're posting on here because to be frank, I get fed up when I see many a public body say they've consulted with the public ... well, we don't get notification of all that gets discussed by our community council until it's too late and I'm sick of them making decisions on my behalf when I've never been asked. But I think one of the biggest problems facing the Police is rushed through legislation, together with the fact that (I think I'm correct here?) you don't get to decide what cases get to Court but the Procurator Fiscal does, but some folk think it is the Police who decide to prosecute. Many laws are totally outdated and are based on John Stuart Mills harm principle - times have changed and the laws should too but instead, compared to many of our European neighbours, we're going backwards instead of forwards. It's frightening too when you read the paper and see comments along the lines of "The Police Officer was of the opinion that the Accused was acting in a manner that could suggest he had been or was about to ..." - I don't expect suggestions, I expect facts and clean, straightforward evidence. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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