OK, Brian, Over To You…

Brian Dow, the director of external affairs at the charity Rethink Mental Illness, recognised that officers “had to take tough and quick decisions in highly pressurised circumstances”.

But he said: “These people are unwell and will already be in great distress so every other option should be exhausted before force is used. The police do their best, but this suggests they need better training in mental health and better support from the health system so they are not put in a position where they feel they need to resort to Tasering.

We’ll send you to the next crazy man stabbing random people at a Tube station and you can resolve the situation with a nice cup of tea and a chat.

What’s that? Body armour? Well, no, we won’t provide any.

You’ve got this, right? Off you go.

4 comments for “OK, Brian, Over To You…

  1. john in cheshire
    January 4, 2016 at 9:31 am

    He doesn’t have a very English name. I wonder where he was born, why he was allowed into our country and why he’s not being deported.

    • January 10, 2016 at 7:09 am

      Me too…

  2. Old Geezer
    January 4, 2016 at 10:13 am

    What he is really looking for is the opportunity to send a very large invoice to the taxpayer, for “services rendered” to the police, and then a large pay rise for himself.

  3. January 4, 2016 at 10:47 am

    In the Ripping Yarn Roger of the Raj:


    … Richard Vernon, being overrun by the revolting natives, suggested they just be kind to them, invite the chaps in for a cuppa. All they need is our love.


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