Friday, July 17, 2009

U.K. Shocker!

Extry! Extry! Read all aboat it!

This just in:

Some law enforcement officers look at pornography, gamble on sporting events, sleep on the job, and are generally successful at avoiding any real work.

Oh--and they can be so dumb that they invest $196,000 in a bogus scam run by a fellow officer. As awful as it is that John Q. Law got took, how many fucking times in this day and age do we need to re-learn that you never invest money you can't afford to lose, much less invest all your money in one place.

Although their supervisors are aware of their officers' counterproductive and illegal behavior--and are often complicit--they refuse to investigate such claims, even when made by their own men in a court of law.


Scotland Yard said there had been no other disciplinary hearings in relation to the allegations and admissions made in the Page trial.

Detective Superintendent Tony Evans, head of specialist investigation at the Met's directorate of professional standards, said he would not be making any further inquiries into the culture within the royal protection unit. He said the allegations were "historic" and "unsubstantiated".

"I took the decision that [the allegations] would not be investigated. Following the verdict I don't think I will revisit that decision," Evans said.

(courtesy The Guardian)

Hmm. I guess that sense...unless maybe they just don't want to look bad, which...makes sense...

Wise up, world--you cain't trust your cops any more than your neighbors, priests, bosses, or bankers. And mattresses, FDIC-insured savings accounts, Van Goghs, gold bricks, and tangible real estate in a desirable location are the only good investments around. Until the revolution.



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