This is one seriously narked-off policeman.

#1
http://www.ktvu.com/video/9591734/index.html

Statement to the press by the head of the San Francisco Police Officer's Association, letting loose a full broadside against both the media, and the courts.

The background story was that a cop was killed when a fleeing van ploughed into his cruiser.

I get the impression that what he has to say might be mirrored in the UK.

NTM
 
#2
And rightfully so

RIP to the fallen officer
 
#3
Top bloke, can't agree with more. I hope there are some journo scum seriously rethinking their positions and some judges sweating a bit.
 
#4
Nice to see someone in authority within a police force having the ba**s to stand up & say what most believe. Good on ya.

RIP officer Burko
 
#5
ScaleyAlbereto said:
Nice to see someone in authority within a police force having the ba**s to stand up & say what most believe. Good on ya.

RIP officer Burko
Hear, hear. Powerful stuff. It may be worth pointing out that Gary Delagnes is speakiing not on behalf of his police authority, but in his capacity as President of the San Francisco Police Officers Association - roughly the equivalent of one of the Police Federations in UK.
 
#6
Welldone that man!

It's about time someone stood up and made clear that the pathetic excuse (and that's what it is!) for a justice system, must be held responsible for allowing re-offenders back on the street despite numerous offences. Prison is meant to be a deterent!!!
 
#8
Well said that man. Beautiful to hear someone saying it like it is, in plain English with no bl00dy media speak.

We need some of that here. Shame we have no b@lls.
 
#9
Excellent, now if Mrs. Berry could bring her game up to this guy's speed the Federation would be a damn sight more respected methinks...
 
#10
AbsoluteJEM said:
Well said that man. Beautiful to hear someone saying it like it is, in plain English with no bl00dy media speak.

We need some of that here. Shame we have no b@lls.
Ahh....A-Jem,bad coice of words! :p
Seriously tho.It is good to see that at least somewhere someone does have the nuts to speak out.No doubt he'll eaither lose his job over his comments or get immense backing from the man in the street.
RIP to the officer & condolences to family,friends & community & I hope the to**er who caused it rots in hell!!
Link--

http://www.sfpoa.org/
 
#11
Well said Gary Delagne.

I have long held the view that our criminal justice system is unaccountable, and that many decisions made are risible.

I have dealt with numerous cases where offfenders are bailed time and time again, only to appear in court a few days later having been caught yet again, and again receive bail.

It is about time judges and the wider legal profession stopped treating court and the law like some pathetic little boys club and realised that real people are affected by what happens there, and it is not just some juvenile debating society.

People risk their lives to present these offenders to the courts.

RIP to the deceased officer.
 
#13
Speedkuff said:
Excellent, now if Mrs. Berry could bring her game up to this guy's speed the Federation would be a damn sight more respected methinks...
I assume she's your local counterpart? You could always email her a link for a few pointers.

NTM
 
#16
Agent_Smith said:
Welldone that man!

It's about time someone stood up and made clear that the pathetic excuse (and that's what it is!) for a justice system, must be held responsible for allowing re-offenders back on the street despite numerous offences. Prison is meant to be a deterent!!!
God forbid our toothless tiger of a federtion should upset the apple cart........my exprience is that they are just far too cosy with senior command teams to be effective.....

Just once it would be good to see one of our reps with the gonads of Mr Delagnes.......
 
#17
Well seing as we've not been allocated our pay increment this year, it seem the Federation hasn't quite got the bite of that man.

wish some of our lot could come out with a speech like that.
 
#18
...gratifyingly direct. Dirty Harry?

But, just wonder if he'll rue speaking in the heat of the moment.
 
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#19
Personally I am glad someone has spoken out at last. I know that police officers are human like the rest of us and therefore as fallible. However I have a great deal of respect for them as a whole, they have to deal with all the badness that a modern society have, whereas the press and so called "civil liberties" types try to demonise them at every opportunity.

What makes me laugh is that if one of these bleeding heart liberals was being attacked in the street they would expect a copper to materialise out of thin air to help them, yet when they have to use force to restrain some drunken violent chav, they are the first to scream "police brutality".

RIP Officer Burko, regard to the family, friends and colleagues.
 
#20
I am a Mature Student reading LLB(Hons) Law so have some understanding of how the system works. Unfortunately, the various legal professions (including Judges) are bound by procedure and the very law they seek to administer. I know Judges who would gladly "throw away the key".
 

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