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01/31/2008 03:25 PM ID: 68124 Permalink   

UK 'Blunkett Bobbies' Hide From Angry Teenager


Two PCSOs (Police Community Support Officers), also known as 'Blunkett Bobbies' after former Home Secretary, David Blunkett who introduced them, reportedly locked themselves in a room and called the real police to deal with an aggressive child.

The part time officers were called to a referral centre but had to hide when a 13-year-old boy 'became abusive'. 4 real police were dispatched, arrested the boy then let him go after 45 minutes.

PCSOs were introduced in 2002 for public reassurance, they have limited power, only being able to hold suspects for 30 minutes. They have been criticised in the past, most notably for watching a 10-year-old boy drown and not helping.

    WebReporter: Maxx20 Show Calling Card      
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  Made me laugh  
Just the thought of two of these idiots running away from a mouthy teenager. Pure comedy.

Not that I'm saying there aren't some scary teenagers out there, but uniformed officers shouldn't be locking themselves in rooms when they're scared of them.

It's a real shame my tax money pays for this utter crap. I think it would be even more funny if it didn't.
  by: Maxx20     01/31/2008 03:27 PM     
I aggree but..

With the legal ramifications in todays society, it is better to face a drug crazed psycho firing at you blidly then to stand in the courtroom and defend yourself for subduing a teenager.. and the teens know this.
At least the psycho you can drop and not worry about being sued or arrested yourself.
  by: SubtleCorpze   01/31/2008 04:26 PM     
You make an excellent point.

It's no wonder things are out of control now days really.
  by: Maxx20     01/31/2008 05:06 PM     
  I love teens today thinking they are kings  
@Maxx20 @SubtleCorpze

I'm a security guard AKA "rent a cop" and I can tell you these officers were total pussies. Unless the kid had a gun they should have hold their ground in front of him.WTF do these officers think will happen when the word gets out on the streets that ONE 13 old kid make TWO ADULTS run for cover?lol

Here in Canada(QC),especially Montreal, police take their time to respond to our calls to let us rough those kids up a little since the police can't without being under investigation for 2 years by their profession comity.

I don't know the laws over there but here you have the right to defend yourself with the amount of strength JUSTIFIED to repel/restrain the attacker. So what the law tells us is piss him off enough so he attacks you then you can beat him up. So far it worked for me never had problem past the first night with teens on a new job

What i see in today's youth is young people who didn't got enough fist in their face when they were younger. They never experienced the pain they are inflicting on others. AND the laws is protecting them and keeps focusing on telling them that adults can't do shit against them.

It's time to do a payback on those kids to correct the situation or else we will suffer a lot down the road when we get older unable to change things and at the mercy of those pricks.
  by: Korzen   01/31/2008 05:40 PM     
How about this then.
In the US if a person comes into my home uninvited ( I dont know his intentions ) and I defend my family and property and kill him, I go to jail for murder. It's no longer seen as self defense here unless you find out the intruders intention.

"Excuse me sir, are you her to rape my wife and daughter, steal my property or kill me".

This is such crap. I have no problem defending my family or my home, and will do so with deadly force if neccessary.
  by: SubtleCorpze   01/31/2008 06:15 PM     
Not sure what ates you are referring to, but in California, if someone breaks into your house at night that individual is presumed to be up to no good, and you have a right to defend yourself and your family with deadlky force. Just make sure no bloodstains are outside the house when you are done, unless the attacker was obviously escaping, and you can prove you shot him IN the house before he left.

Some states (Texas) allow you to defend life and property with deadly force. Don't be trying to repo a car in Texas unless you are a cop.
  by: LeePIII   01/31/2008 07:04 PM     
i think u're totally right.

  by: ProTesTa     01/31/2008 08:44 PM     
Man, and I thought our laws were f***ed up! That's is really sad that you have to wait until someone is hurt or die before you can act legally . :(
  by: Korzen   01/31/2008 08:53 PM     
  Any New Yorkers on here?  
What about Guardian Angels? Are they constantly in court, defending their actions after subduing someone?

I remember they used to be seen as a public service, but with all the "sue happy" people in this country (U.S.) I bet they've mellowed out.

Just curious
  by: barryman9001   01/31/2008 09:41 PM     
  Well trained idiot’s  
What do you expect with a corrupt, lying, useless system in control.
  by: captainJane     01/31/2008 10:11 PM     
Ex NYer, lived there for 30 years. I miss it. And yeah, I remember the Angels. Great bunch.
  by: SubtleCorpze   01/31/2008 11:03 PM     
  I Lol'd  
I saw this on a sitcom ... wait no I didn't, this is kinda sad, but I realize Maxx's point.
  by: Rislone   01/31/2008 11:21 PM     
You are permitted to use "reasonable force" in defending your house. i.e. An unarmed man breaks in, you hit him with a baseball bat and knock him out. Thats ok. You then proceed to turn his head to soup with said baseball bat, that's excessive force.
And if you panic and accidentally kill them, say you thought you saw a gun in his hand.
  by: tiggyfiggy   02/01/2008 12:40 AM     
In California, all you really need to do is to be in fear of your life, or that of you family. Then you can righteously shoot the perp. (AT NIGHT, IN YOUR HOUSE). Doesn't matter what he has with him, or why he's really there. He simply has to be a threat. If it is some singing drunk stumbling around or passed out, think twice.
  by: LeePIII   02/01/2008 01:37 AM     
And your sure you could hold that you only used "reasonable force" in a police interogation?
Under examination from the prosecuter?
With a judge who's quite likely to believe that if you only tried to offer the man stabbing you a cup of hot soup and a chance to talk about his problems everything would have been ok?

Reasonable force suddenly looks like anything you didnt do.
  by: AnsweringQuestions     02/01/2008 08:38 AM     
  Guardian Angels?  
Never heard of them, who / what are they? (in the NY sense of course)
  by: Maxx20     02/01/2008 09:48 AM     
  Life sentence too low  
I also am against the 2 billion dollar bail for that one priest in America.. I think that the church should layout how they will deal with them?
  by: UB313   02/02/2008 10:22 PM     
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