“Armed Police: Drop your weapon, or we fire!”

So, there was this bloke, either inclined towards allah; or mentally unbalanced or both; swinging an axe in a Hull shopping centre street.

The Fuzz ‘heavy mob’ roll up, and attempt to speak / reason with / talk down / ask him to surrender.

Presumably, he either makes threatening moves, complete with double-edged axe swinging, or refuses to respond; so the Fuzz, not normally known for their patience and warm comradely approach to fruit-and-nut cases; fire their weaponry, and down he goes.

The average statement would be simply along the lines of ‘he was armed, he refused to surrender, we are not in the business of placing ourselves in harm’s way, so we fired: and there’s an end to it.’

But the Guardian, of course, comes out with a ‘witness’ who stated:- “There was blood everywhere. His jeans were slightly down and you could see his boxer shorts were covered in blood. It’s sad. At the end of the day whatever he’s done he’s got a mum somewhere, hasn’t he?”

10 comments for ““Armed Police: Drop your weapon, or we fire!”

  1. November 30, 2016 at 11:16 am

    Well, he’s got a mum if he hasn’t chopped her up…

  2. Hereward Unbowed.
    November 30, 2016 at 11:36 am

    I haven’t read the gruan for a number of years being one of the so easily upset types.

    I wondered long and hard, what does it take? The killers of Lee Rigby, a machete dripping with the victims’ blood and in the hands of a threatening blood crazed maniac.

    The Hull constabulary obviously think very differently to the Met, to prosecute with extreme prejudice. Moreover, and no doubt the offending officer will receive the opprobrium of all the press, his bosses, Look North and left wing intelligentsia.

    Whereas, the Hull public being very and true Yorkshire will think exactly to the contrary, of the north London chatterati.

  3. Bucko
    November 30, 2016 at 1:57 pm

    Well, he certainly has got a mum. And what a wonderful job she did…

  4. John in cheshire
    November 30, 2016 at 3:00 pm

    I wonder how long it took the guardian to find someone who would say that; I wonder if anyone actually said those words. The guardian is on the fake news list compiled by Ron Paul and I’d rather believe him than anything written in the low circulation and loss making excuse for a newspaper.

    • Ted Treen
      November 30, 2016 at 9:50 pm

      The Guardian’s supposed to be a newspaper? Are you sure?

  5. Lord T
    November 30, 2016 at 5:35 pm

    Although I do not care in the slightest about another nutter being sent to hell I would question Plods requirement for all these tasers and the like that they only use on unarmed people that are no threat.

    It is about time that we looked at this whole self defence issue in the UK and that includes what plod can do as well.

  6. Errol
    November 30, 2016 at 8:07 pm

    As a country we need to talk about Islam. He wasn’t mentally ill, he thought what he was doing was acceptable. Yes, he has a mother. Yes, it’s awful he was shot but… why doesn’t the Guardian ask about that woman? Why won’t it consider his motives and actions, where they came from, what they are doing and ow many issues share that pathology.

    Until we talk about Islam – and not in a slanted, BBC ‘isn’t Islam great’ but in the genuine ‘this is a dangerous, violent religion that is creating discord and unhappiness in our society.’

    • Ted Treen
      November 30, 2016 at 9:55 pm

      Islam isn’t a religion: it’s a violent aggressively expansive political movement, with a veneer of distorted judaism tacked on at it’s outset to make it easier to enlist 7th century shepherds and youths as ardent foot soldiers. What better tempts an adolescent uncivilised male than unlimited access to ‘captured females’ – and all with divine blessing!

  7. December 2, 2016 at 7:09 am

    From the ‘Mail’:

    “Friends have since paid tribute to the 31-year-old.

    Eddy Barby, 29, said: ‘I’ve been friends with Lewis for years and this kid is a calm-natured, chilled, good lad. He would not hurt anybody. He did not go to attack anybody.

    ‘He would do anything for anybody. He was not an angry person. At school he was never a fighter, always quiet.'”

    He went to prison for two years for child cruelty…

    • December 2, 2016 at 2:17 pm

      Seems he was carrying this double-edged axe because…..He had just been to the Benefits Office.

      Now why didn’t I think of that?

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