Thursday, January 14, 2010

Police sledging, Oxford - watch the video

What do you think about their moment of fun using riot shields to sledge down a snowy hill while on duty?

Are you angry about their behavior since they were on duty? or do you think they should be allowed to have a bit of fun - as long as they didn't stay long and went right back to work?

8 comments:

  1. I'm not angry but I think that if they were on duty then they shouldn't have been doing it.
    I also get the feeling that had it been others doing it then the police would have been telling them not to! Flighty xx

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  2. Yeah, I know what you mean, Flighty. It sure looked like they were still on duty (wearing uniforms and pulling up in a police vehicle) and thus they were "playing" on police time. That's not right.

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  3. They were on duty and I like that our police aren't so anal that they can't mingle with the community, did those five minutes cost anything to our security really? no, did they bring at least someone closer to the police....yes. The police SHOULD be part of the community, not their own seperate country.

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  4. You know - I hadn't thought of it like that! I suppose it does help if they can mix with the community and be seen as friendly. That's presuming that they were only there for a few minutes and that it was during a quiet time on their shift.

    I don't think that it was right that they used police equipment (riot-shields) as their "sledges" though.

    It would have been more acceptable if they had just stopped by momentarily and talked to the other people on their sledges and perhaps borrowed one of theirs for a moment and then gone back to work.

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  5. I think it's nice to see they are human and can have a bit of fun - as long as it was just a bit. American cops are always so uptight and angry-seeming (not a word, I know...)

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  6. Interesting! - I always think British police officers are very authoritarian and that American police officers are much more approachable.

    Yes, it's nice to see they are human and can have a bit of fun however they could have just stopped and talked to the people there instead of sledging.

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  7. I actually didn't mind to be honest as it made a change to see them as human.

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  8. Yes, I agree it's nice to see they are human - but they were on duty and one of them could have possibly got hurt while sledging.

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