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Is this end of ” unarmed coppers ” ??
March 24, 2017

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Is this end of ” unarmed coppers ” ??

March 24, 2017

The media ,papers,tv ,have really got their teeth into this latest incident in London,repeatedly going over the same info , question has the rest of the news reports from the world stopped being aired ???. Sad to say another victim has died and 2 are still critical. Another load of arrests,more data on computers,a woman released on bail ,oh and the PM' s security teams confusion on which car to leave Westminster have been gone over and over ,all that changes is the reporter. Now we hear that they have a couple of thousand eye witnesses to interview ,do we need to know all this ,NO,what we need is for the police/security services do their job ,and getting this constant story telling to put to bed and show who ever thinks that they can terrorise the UK can feck off. The United Kingdom has had worse and life went on it was just that we didn't have 24/7 news channels.

March 24, 2017

Joined: May 5, 2014
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Is this end of ” unarmed coppers ” ??

March 24, 2017

You're so right about the blanket coverage going over & over again the same stuff, showing exactly the same footage as if it was new stuff ! I've lost track of the times I've seen our PM scurrying to get into the car - bit of confusion there methinks, although not her fault, her security team should have been better organised I reckon. I do think Sky News in particular, just LOVE a major incident like this, they seem to revel in bad news reporting by literally swamping the area with reporters 24/7. The ONLY benefit of the tragic events  that took place in London is that it's kept Madam "Krankie" off the front pages ! John (JKW)

March 24, 2017

Joined: May 12, 2014
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Is this end of ” unarmed coppers ” ??

March 24, 2017

The news has to be reported in detail. Yesterday's events were clearly front page news. BUT, the DT and the Daily Mail both ran 16-18 page spreads yesterday, I am assuming the other tabloids and Red Tops followed suit. Today's press seems to be a slightly lesser replica of yesterday's. The TV and radio coverage as both Bob  and John describe is almost overwhelming. There is a balance between reporting the news, informing the public and affording murdering terrorists the oxygen of publicity  they and their scumbag organisations so desperately crave. I have never grasped why some matters grab the public attention so deeply and forcefully while other often more desperate and tragic matters fail to do so. Thanks to the media we all now know exactly where the PM gets into her car when she leaves Parliament and the fact that she wasn't precisely briefed where exactly to go or wasn't shepherded properly by close protection staff. I have watched the US presidential close protection guys literally push or drag presidents where they wanted them when things got hot. And I still want to know why, after the two French incidents, the German ones and others, the gates to the Palace of Westminster were staffed by unarmed police officers.

March 28, 2017

Joined: May 14, 2014
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Is this end of ” unarmed coppers ” ??

March 28, 2017

We only have to look at the U.S of A to see that arming the police in UK would be detrimental to all that our Police stand for, they do their job fairly without side arms, and the public would be put off if they saw a policeman in full body armour and armed to the teeth, a trunchion perhaps, but not heavy duty weapons for them all. Look what goes on in the U S of A, the cops seem to fire first THEN ask who they are shooting....and why....  Just a thought..... It may come to them carrying weapons after all, but I hope it will be kept under strict control if they do.


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