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#16 68k

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 05:44

Not sure if you know how levels of government work, but beat cops don't really work very much in the economic sector.

I wouldn't feed a police horse sausage rolls myself - it's a stupid thing to do. And I understand and have read the line "the charge alleges he behaved in a "threatening or abusive manner" and "adopted an aggressive stance" towards officers when told to put food away." I would have also charged him for doing this (feeding the horse and acting stupid afterwards).


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Posted 16 November 2012 - 05:46

I am not British, but this is really dumb. The police are inept. I mean I love how they didn't do anything to stop the riots in England a few years ago when it was all going down and they take the time to arrest this guy for feeding horses sausages (not that I would feed them sausages, but it's a stupid thing to get arrested for and it's even more stupid that the police would waste their time arresting someone for doing it).

For all the dumb things you guys think America does, this is one of the dumbest things I have read this year.

Love the taste of that freedom.

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 10:37

I am not British, but this is really dumb. The police are inept. I mean I love how they didn't do anything to stop the riots in England a few years ago when it was all going down and they take the time to arrest this guy for feeding horses sausages (not that I would feed them sausages, but it's a stupid thing to get arrested for and it's even more stupid that the police would waste their time arresting someone for doing it).

For all the dumb things you guys think America does, this is one of the dumbest things I have read this year.

Love the taste of that freedom.


Yeah because any harm to their horse wouldn't be looked at as their fault and I'm sure the responsibility of the horse isn't theirs and it wouldn't cost anything if something bad happened such as the food being poisoned/contaminated with anything. :rolleyes:

The riots was stupid, but that's completely different. They seemed to believe if they held off and didn't intervene that everything would turn out well and that their presence might inflame the riots into something more serious, not being able to use anything in their own defense except riot shields and batons didn't help either... of course it got worse on it's own and they ended up looking stupid. Which brings us back to the subject!

Most mounted units don't allow the feeding of their horses, it's not just a British thing. It's not just police horses you're not supposed to feed either, even feeding other peoples pets without their permission is frowned upon.

The only dumb thing here is the guy who tried to feed the horse and then be aggressive afterwards. If you want to talk about freedoms, have a look at your own being encroached upon before you blindly attack our police for telling someone not to feed their horse. There is also no freedom or law saying you can feed police horses.

Most of the time I don't agree with everything our police force does but everything you said in your post... stupid.

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 10:46

I am not British, but this is really dumb. The police are inept. I mean I love how they didn't do anything to stop the riots in England a few years ago when it was all going down and they take the time to arrest this guy for feeding horses sausages (not that I would feed them sausages, but it's a stupid thing to get arrested for and it's even more stupid that the police would waste their time arresting someone for doing it).

For all the dumb things you guys think America does, this is one of the dumbest things I have read this year.

Love the taste of that freedom.



Most moronic reply of the month? Possibly even a contender for the year.

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 11:01

How is this an example of British political correctness?



Exactly, this has nothing to do with being politically correct, this has to do with being told to stop feeding the horse and then kicking off about it, for which anyone in most countries would be arrested for

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 11:03

could have something to do with the fact Horses are "Herbivores" so eating anything with meat could have made them ill or worse considering what they tend to use in sausagerolls.

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 11:18

Ok, he fed the horses sausage rolls and acted like an idiot when told to stop, but is it really worth spending the money putting him on trial for it? Why not just issue a caution or a fine or something?

What's the difference between this guy and some idiot who's gone out and got out of his head on alcohol and behaves like a idiot?

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 11:20

Ok, he fed the horses sausage rolls and acted like an idiot when told to stop, but is it really worth spending the money putting him on trial for it? Why not just issue a caution or a fine or something?

What's the difference between this guy and some idiot who's gone out and got out of his head on alcohol and behaves like a idiot?


cause you got to watch the ones who act that way when sober.

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 11:25

cause you got to watch the ones who act that way when sober.


Who says he was sober :p

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 13:47

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 14:00

I am not British, but this is really dumb. The police are inept. I mean I love how they didn't do anything to stop the riots in England a few years ago when it was all going down and they take the time to arrest this guy for feeding horses sausages (not that I would feed them sausages, but it's a stupid thing to get arrested for and it's even more stupid that the police would waste their time arresting someone for doing it).

For all the dumb things you guys think America does, this is one of the dumbest things I have read this year.

Love the taste of that freedom.

You don't get on the force over here unless you are a small minded pedant with little man syndrome. There are some exceptions of course but police are usually the most antagonistic, overtly aggressive people you will meet on British streets.

The CPS is also a ridiculous entity which just fuels the levels of distrust the public have of their police force and criminal justice system. As a result the police are seen as glorified traffic wardens with a superiority complex.

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 14:04

You don't get on the force over here unless you are a small minded pedant with little man syndrome. There are some exceptions of course but police are usually the most antagonistic, overtly aggressive people you will meet on British streets.

The CPS is also a ridiculous entity which just fuels the levels of distrust the public have of their police force and criminal justice system. As a result the police are seen as glorified traffic wardens with a superiority complex.


And say that the Sausage Roll had been filled with poison and the Horse died?

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 14:08

Then this would have been a very different case. Wouldn't stop what I said about the police and cps in general being true though.

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 15:00

How is this an example of British political correctness?

Yeah, I don't see how this has anything at all to do with that.

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 15:03

Misleading headline in that article. Clearly he didn't go on trial for feeding a police horse food, he's on trial for his threatening behaviour.