Sunday, 11 July 2010

Is this the face of Tasercop? was he the trigger man?

To me this is NOT the face of anyone I want to be in the Police force, how does he strike you?
Does he come across as a person weighed down with the responsibilities of an armed siege, looking for the best outcome?
Or does he look to you as he does to me, a blood thirsty gung-ho yob who is itching to pull the trigger ?

This is the sort of face I have seen too many times on drunken yobs, about the business of starting a fight, nasty, brutish and just eager to do as much damage to someone as they possibly can...

This is not the expression that we need on the faces of those who uphold the law, it is a difficult enough job to ask anyone to do but those who should be doing it should, to my mind, NEVER look like this...

This is the face of hatred, the face of Papa Baby Docs enforcers, the face of totalitarian state police who care little if anything for the people that they are supposed to protect!

Seriously look at him, would you want that face anywhere near your life/family? I wouldn't!

It is the expression of the animal rage and blood lust that lies under the surface of far too many of the people who have positions of power over us, we have seen it before in the Hunt protest policing and various other places where confrontational situations have occurred.

It is time these (people) were weeded out of the Police service and cooler heads put in their place.

Was he, or someone like him, the one who tasered Mr Moat? I am sure he would have if he could have, aren't you?

Funnily enough out of all the pictures I have seen of Mr Moat if you had put the worst of them beside this face and asked me to choose who was the more dangerous to my well being... I would unhesitatingly have answered this one!

No wonder they waited till it was dark, eh!

Mr Raoul Moat was undoubtedly a bad and dangerous problem for society to deal with, but it should have been the duty of the Police as PEACE OFFICERS to arrest this man to stand trial for his crimes. Society needed to see what if any reasons he had before pronouncing sentence on him, (I will agree that such sentences that are available are too lenient for this type of crime) society needed his 'myth/legend', call it what you will, to be defused in the undergrounds popular imagination! It was a stupid act to leave doubts in anyone's mind as to whether the death was 'fair' or not, for that only leaves the door ajar it does not close it!

I do not believe that a line will ever now be able to be drawn under this affair, too many people do not believe the Police versions of events in the general run of life and dealings with them, and this could have been completly televised/recorded so there was no doubt in anyones not tell me that it would have been too graphic, they televised 9/11 and 7/7 didn't they?

Sanitising death in such circumstances does society no favours!
Thanks to Rantin Rab for finding the picture


Amusing Bunni said...

These cops look deranged. At least they are not so bad yet in Chicago. Some ride around in shorts on bicycles!
I will not ask the time or directions of anyone who looks like robocop on steroids.

Indyanhat said...

You have it right there Bunni, we used to have a plice force that was renowned throughout the world for its courtesy and bravery. Today the reality is far, far different and the ones we have now are little different from the yobs and gangs they are supposed to control...but thats the truth of it really they are just another street gang!

Anonymous said...


I think that the photo is a very unfortunate one, and the officer cannot deny he looks like a rabid dog.

But hang on. Consider. Firearms - indeed all violent - situations are extremely stressful, and that cameras capture images that exist for only tenths of seconds.

The officer could've found himself in this situation for the first time - and even if he'd done it before - the prospect of getting shot does not usually ensure a serene countenance on one's face.
Moreover, it must be re-emphasised that his expression was caught in freeze frame.

All in all, I wouldn't be to quick to judge. Especially if you have never been there and done it yourself.

Indyanhat said...

No doubt the officer concerned is suitably chagrined to have had his face plastered across the pages of several newspapers and countless websites.

No, you are right, I have never had to point a firearm at anyone with a view to killing them or otherwise, however I have taken firearm training and there are a couple of points that need to be brought out here, you NEVER point a gun/taser and then look away from where you are pointing it, especially with your finger on the trigger...secondly a cool head is needed if you are to handle any weapon, even more so in a situation in which you may have to use it imminently.
Seeing the proper attention being employed by the other gun holder in the picture gives me some comfort that 'some' of the armed police are trained well and have learned the lessons they were taught, nearly everyone trained will eventually face a situation like the one here, but that is NOT an excuse for poor discipline at all!
It is the emotion in the face that rightly frightens both myself and other people who see the picture, and I repeat we do not need those who let their emotions rule them, even momentarily, in charge of potentially lethal weapons.
I am unsure of the regs regarding the use of tasers, but as a supposedly'safe' alternative to guns I do see more and more of them on the belts of ordinary police officers, and whilst the officer above may be a reasonable policeman usually, he appears over eager to hurt someone, is this a common attitude?, must be the question that has to be answered!
The question of being too quick to judge is another matter James, we seldom get to see the working end of the police force, though we do hear anecdotal tales from those that have, the opportunity to see the expression above is therefor denied us normally but when we do see it are we supposed to pretend that it did not happen, or are we once seen, liable to give more credence to the anecdotal tales we have heard/are likely to hear...This I think is the real point of this thing, it must be realised that that one picture is enough (and it was certainly strong enough) to influence the general public in a highly unfavourable way towards the police and any evidence they may wish to bring!. The picture has/will become an icon for the police, which is why it should never have been allowed to happen by the officer concerned.
I do not judge him particularly over this, the judgement is for and against the 'police' who allowed him to be there and do it!!!, he had only one job there and that was to give all of his attention to the situation in hand, would you not agree? After all he was within 20 odd feet of a man with a shotgun...personally I would not have taken my eyes off 'him' for a second...