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25/08/2011

The IPCC - Boo! Hiss!



It appears that the IPPC have decided that the police did in fact use excessive force against Jody McIntyre during the student riots / demonstrations / kettling of innocent children last December. This is the same group who will be investigating the shooting by police of Mark Duggan the drug dealing armed gangster / man who only kept his gun in a sock and would never ever shoot / caring family man who somehow managed to be followed by armed police.

The IPCC has no credibility. But what to replace it with? I suggest a panel of citizens, randomly chosen as with jury service to examine more serious complaints. They would be instructed to act as the voice of common sense - to take account of the circumstances and decide did the police act in the manner in which we would want them to? The real voice of the community. Anyone who has ever commented on or written for the Guardian or Daily Mail would be banned, as would anyone who has ever been or claimed to be a 'community leader,' or has described themselves as an activist.

It would be nice if the police could make complaints against the public as well. Ah, but not that likely....

9 comments:

dickiebo said...

Damn! You've ruled me out!

sam_m said...

"..... man who somehow managed to be followed by armed police."


Jean Charles de Menezes.



Question your preconceptions and you'll diminish your prejudices.

The World Weary Detective said...

The cases are not comparable. I don't recall anyone suggesting Duggan was a case of mistaken identity?

Anonymous said...

Your preconception is that the police acted wrongly. You are obviously in possession of the full facts? Or is it your own prejudices based on one previous incident which was fully investigated - I believe an open verdict was found at the inquest? Please tell us how you would have dealt with the incident as you understand it? Easy?

jane said...

I am glad that there are police who go out and try and stop killers. They believed the man at the tube station was a suicide bomber - the mistakes were made before that and by other people. Armchair critics - why not join up and show the police how it should be done?

The World Weary Detective said...

Any thoughts on my idea of people panels to investigate police complaints?

XJP said...

"Any thoughts on my idea of people panels to investigate police complaints?" - Magistrates? Ooo, I'm being deafened by the howls of those who want to select 'the right sort of ordinary citizen' to monitor the police!

The World Weary Detective said...

The silent majority whoever they may be?

XJP said...

Unfortunately, WWD, the silent majority are silent because they are either too thick, apathetic or distracted to become actively involved. That leaves those of us who are suitably motivated to 'do stuff'. And usually people with enough 'get up and go' to become involved in their communities either have(a) their own agenda, or (b) some sort of motivation which will alienate others.


Your suggestion, while being a good one, would not, I fear, prove acceptable to everyone.