Foreign Armed Police For 2012 Olympics

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There is something here that doesn't quite fit.................
 

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#3
Hey, why not just arm all our own police. Oh yes our bobbies don't want that do they so lets put out some misinformation about jonny foreigner standing around with submachine guns and the rabble will soon be clamouring to have all our guys and girls with H&Ks'

Edited for being a cynical bastard

Bolox i wrote barsteward
 
#5
Personally, I haven't got a problem with having German police,for example, armed for the Olympics. What's the problem? They're professional and don't take shit.

However, having had a Spam copper pull his (readied) sidearm on me whilst in Virginia Beach in 2004, I do not want American police AT ALL. They're dangerous and ill trained.
 
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the_matelot said:
Personally, I haven't got a problem with having German police,for example, armed for the Olympics. What's the problem? They're professional and don't take s***.

However, having had a Spam copper pull his (readied) sidearm on me whilst in Virginia Beach in 2004, I do not want American police AT ALL. They're dangerous and ill trained.
You mean theyve had some form of training, I thought they were given a gun when they graduate.........just like police academy :wink:
After spending over 11 years in germany on and off I have no problems with German police over here for the olympics very proffessional.
 
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Juvenal said:
Nah, they'll just get the Forces to cover the gap...
We probably won't be able to do this as they will be in some other God-forsaken s##thole doing the dirty work for the Gubmint of the day or so seriously undermanned, that they'll be using PCSOs armed with a stick and some nasty words.
 
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wouldn't using the forces help to 'UP' public view on them?

people say that the forces not being a 'visual' part of civie life doesnt help the 'get more support for troops' campaign, so seeing them helping the public and lost french people to find the way to the place where they show off the losing team 'all britons this way' couldn't do any damage...

maybe if there is any top brass arrse users in here could put it to the even topper brass of the military? 8)
 
#10
The_Seagull said:
I don't mind either, particularly if they look like this.
Good thing is that they dont need body armour, they can platt enough under arm hair for a protected shield :wink:
 
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LJONESY said:
Matelot what did you do to have said officer pull said sidearm on you???
Speaking in a funny accent in a built up area during the hours of daylight?

I can almost hear the American copper on his radio:-

He talks funny sarge. I know some of the words he's sayin' but he sure 'aint talkin' American. Could be an ayrab. Can I shoot him?
If we need more armed police surely they can be trained up in time if we start now? More seriously, are there enough police in the UK to police the olympics while providing acceptable cover for the rest of the country? The police seem thinly stretched as it is.
 
#14
That is a typical Met. frightener: they are having a rattle of the collection tin.

Big questions surround the funding of the whole thing and the security costs are another big black hole waiting to be filled up with ££££££££.

Sir Ian just does not want to have to do that out of his budgets.
 
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Unless of course he was being a dumbshit tourist...... in which case I would say the officers discipline was superb. I spose you would have the time to train more armed officers by 2012, however you folks seem to be quite scared of guns, but your a different culture.
 
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LJONESY said:
Unless of course he was being a dumbshit tourist...... in which case I would say the officers discipline was superb. I spose you would have the time to train more armed officers by 2012, however you folks seem to be quite scared of guns, but your a different culture.
You mean us different culture type people who dont issue weapons to everyone over pubity. Were not scared of guns us folk are just sensible.
 
#17
The_IRON said:
LJONESY said:
Unless of course he was being a dumbshit tourist...... in which case I would say the officers discipline was superb. I spose you would have the time to train more armed officers by 2012, however you folks seem to be quite scared of guns, but your a different culture.
You mean us different culture type people who dont issue weapons to everyone over pubity. Were not scared of guns us folk are just sensible.
Punctuation is a lovely thing...

Anyway... I have little doubt that if nothing else, London will have gotten the security issue well in hand for this by 2012. I mean... five years is more than enough notice right? On the plus side, it's a given that the Beijing Olympics will be the safest games ever... :roll:
 
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LJONESY said:
Matelot what did you do to have said officer pull said sidearm on you???
I did fcuk all apart from have the nerve to stand on a pavement (sidewalk to you spams) at 4am waiting for our taxi to show up. My mate was having a piss in an alleyway.

How was the officer's discipline superb? He drew a readied firearm on an unarmed matelot in Virginia Beach with scores of people around. I had fcuking plenty of witnesses at the time to verify what I was doing. He was an ********. Hopefully, some redneck ass-raped him soon after. The fact is your cops are ill-trained and have no discipline. Hence the scores of booties and matelots who got arrested for no fcuking reason on that deployment.

Dumbshit tourist? I don't fcuking think so. At least when American sailors come to the UK, I know that they're not in the RN-I wish I could say the same about the USN but I can't. Thick fcukers.
 
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predatorplus said:
wouldn't using the forces help to 'UP' public view on them?

people say that the forces not being a 'visual' part of civie life doesnt help the 'get more support for troops' campaign, so seeing them helping the public and lost french people to find the way to the place where they show off the losing team 'all britons this way' couldn't do any damage...

maybe if there is any top brass arrse users in here could put it to the even topper brass of the military? 8)
I would have thought it was our job if they needed help in that area...N.I.."Aid to the civil power"....

I'm presuming he is referring to Armed Response? I can understand why it would be undesirable to have routine patrols added to the civpol..a bit too intimidating for the public I suppose (commensurate with which regts were chosen to do it! :D )
 

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