wasn’t clear from Manu’s reply whether he’s had to sign that contract to get it.
True. I had assumed that he would have mentioned it if he had but assumptions are rarely gospel. Come to think of it though, the Gospel seems to assume a lot.
Also, it’s clear the contract isn’t only demanded of Dr Gilbert, but of all researchers wanting to access police statistics.
Apparently not according to Manu Caddie an earlier poster.
I’ve been working closely with Police and local gangs but haven’t been denied any information requested
Subjective and discretionary.
A bit like the police in general, it goes along with “Policespeak”
“The accused was observed operating a motor vehicle on a public road whilst being brown, he assaulted a police officer by hitting the officer in the foot with his testicles in an attempt to evade arrest”
Can you ask Mark Evans to send me some olives when he gets all the way to Spain.
He will never pass through the core so don't be getting your hopes up there.
This process includes a Police vetting check on individuals involved in a research application.
“the police are the public and that the public are the police”
And this, from the British Home Office... regarding surveillance
Surveillance by consent should be regarded as analogous to policing by consent. In the
British model of policing, police officers are citizens in uniform. They exercise their powers
to police their fellow citizens with the implicit consent of their fellow citizens. Policing by
consent is the phrase used to describe this. It denotes that the legitimacy of policing in
the eyes of the public is based upon a general consensus of support that follows from
transparency about their powers, demonstrating integrity in exercising those powers and
their accountability for doing so.
For better or worse, they are a power apart from all the rest of the citizens of this country.
But they are still civilians by definition and they work for us, we is the boss eh.
I am of the opinion that this all stems from the attitude that we, the public, are referred to by the police as "Civilians". This presumes that the police are not "civilians" but some kind of elite military unit, this is not what the police are but how they think of themselves.
I have had friends that have joined and left the force for various reasons, one told me it was because of the compulsory random drug testing but that is another matter. Many left because they couldn't stand the "dumbing down" that was part of the training, have you ever listened to the speech patterns of a cop? they are like that of an automaton.
This current attitude problem is part and parcel of the same thing, they believe themselves not only superior to us but that they are above the law.
I’m hanging out to celebrate the Drug Peace :)
I thought that about the Cod Wars…
Joking aside, we have to realise a vast industry has grown up around the demonisation of drugs, the “Meth House Cleaners” for a start.
It cost as much to “clean” a house as it does to refurbish the entire property, around $30,000 and how is it even necessary to have to “clean” a house after the consumption of 2 or 3 “pipes”?.
It is as bad as the Asbestos over reaction.
Talking of fishy…
I noticed in today’s “paper” that Mr Little has labeled a certain Prime Minister “Tasteless”. This follows the very same Prime Minister that, not so long ago, was called “Gutless” by a prominent opposition MP.
This reminded me of the Bassa Fish, which we had foisted upon us by a range of entrepreneurial retailers as Bassa Fillets. If you have ever had the dubious pleasure of sampling a mosel or two of this Catfish (Pangasius bocourti), then I think you would agree that it is both tasteless and by dint of having been filleted, gutless.
It also resembles a certain Prime Minister in my mind.