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  1. Apostate of Islam.

    I would also (respectfully) point out that the European Declaration on Human Rights is only binding on Government & Government Bodies - it doesn't mean anything to people, companies, or groups of people. tjp
  2. Good idea? Your thoughts!

    I'd argue that it's precisely because we (as in young drivers) are so poor at making decisions that we shouldn't have speed limiters. Who here can honestly say that they've never misjudged an overtake slightly, and had to accellerate their way out of it? I have - it was absolutely terrifying; I was a new driver, I thought I had space to overtake, and I didn't. If the car had decided I couldn't go faster than 60mph, then I'd've been squished. It was completely my fault, and it taught me to judge speed better. I'm glad I had the speed to get out of it though... tjp
  3. Good idea? Your thoughts!

    I think it's terrible - the reason that we young drivers make poor decisions is that we're inexperienced at making driving decisions. If someone else makes them, then you're not learning anything, and you're not getting any safer, are you? tjp
  4. Hmmm - that's not something I've ever heard of. It would also be weird for you to be put on a register without ever making it as far as the police station etc. I'm struggling to see how taking pictures of someone's house on one occasion could be seen as harrassement, as well, if I'm honest. I'd suggest giving the Policeman a ring to ask what he meant? tjp
  5. Polite Hi-Vis jackets

    Regular high vizes don't have the blue/white chequeres that everyone assosciates with the police, normal high vizes don't have words that look very much like police on a blue "Police Style" backing? tjp
  6. But Simon, what some members of the middle class class as "yoof being annoying" is young people meeting up with their friends, using a skate park, etc. How is it right that they should face an ASBO for being a teenager? Tom
  7. I'm not a Police Officer, but if there are no parking restrictions, then what right do they have to bully you? I wouldn't bother with a note - I'd just make sure you're not causing anyone any real issues (which by the sounds of it, you're not). If the residents want a "Residents only" parking order, they need to ask the council for one - not just decide they've got the right to stick stroppy notes onto people's cars.... tjp
  8. Sorry, for the uneducated: What's wrong with arresting at the counter? tjp
  9. I've done it...

    I'm not really new, but I haven't done an intro yet. I've been flitting around with applying to be a special since September. Now I've had my Front Bike Wheel stolen, I've somehow realised that it is something I want to do (one not to mention at interview, methinks!) I've finally sent off an email to Ruralshire Constabulary; fingers crossed they'll actually want me! tjp
  10. Response PCSO? PACE Arrests?

    I thought it all sounded a little strange. Perhaps his oscar would be for "best supporting role" rather than "best action movie" in all these exploits.... Yeah; that's what I assumed. Isn't that the Criminal Law Act 1967 (I think), rather than PACE, though? And I've never really understood why it's seen as dodgy? Tom
  11. Hi Everyone, I'm sorry, I've always been a little bit of a lurker. I was talking to a friend of mine who's a PCSO, and he was telling me he now responds to Burglaries in progress on blues, does warrant enforcement, and plain clothes operations etc? Is this a new thing, because I can't find anything about it online? Also, when I mentioned the 30 mins power to detain, he said he didn't need it anymore; he says he can now perform 'PACE Arrests'. Have I got the wrong end of the stick, or is this a traditional policeman's arrest? Thanks, Tom
  12. PCC Ideas

    wrt the Marked Cars for CID, is that such a bad idea? Everyone complains that there aren't enough police on the streets, and it could certainly have a deterrent effect. tjp
  13. Oh yes. So someone needs to find a policeman, and they run to a "Police Box". They turn up, and (fairly unsurprisingly), they're not there. Useful. tjp
  14. No, I think it might be that police officers have to undergo rigerous selection and training, and every day put themselves in harms way to serve the public and investigate crime. PCSOs do adifferent job, which is more focussed around Community Reassurance and ASB. Equally, my mother is a specialist dyxlexia teacher with a BSc (Ed) and a Masters in Special Education. My Auntie Karen is a Teaching Assistant, who works with people with Special Needs. Quite rightly, Mum gets very angry when Karen says she does that same job. tjp