So, as we always say, we don’t know what took place before this video started filming…
However it does seem fairly reasonable to assume that:
a) a male has been arrested as he appears to be sat in cuffs at the start
b) this group APPEAR to be his friends and are most unhappy at this
c) the first Bobby is calm and tells them all to go home and to move away several times
d) they ignore this, he’s surrounded, they’re verbally aggressive, encroaching on his personal space and he’s outnumbered
e) it would appear that they have either already called for further units – or they were on their way anyway
f) the first thing the “backup” Bobby sees is his colleague, surrounded by angry youths, pushing a hand away so he comes steaming in to create some space – albeit quite vociferously
From there, it all kicks off and those “youths” that appear to want a fight, find one.
Just what is wrong with people? If your friend is arrested, go to the Police Station and complain. Yes, sometimes arrests are wrong. Sometimes Coppers can be dickheads. It happens. It’s the real world. Complain and it WILL be investigated.
Never, in the history of the world, has fronting up to the Police with your mates in the park made them think, “Hang on lads, they’re being so loud and obnoxious they may just have a point here.”
It’s just disgraceful. Kicking a copper in the back when he’s arresting someone? I hope she and her parents are proud of the woman she’s growing up into because that’s disgusting – no matter who you are.
On a week when the vast majority of the public are full of nothing but praise and admiration for the Police and extended Emergency Services families – this really shows the worst of youngsters once again.
Inevitably there will be comments saying “But they were only children! Why do adults need to use such force on children?!”
There were lots of them. They behaved like feral animals and their behaviour was causing each other to escalate. If you think you could solve that situation with hugs and a poem you’re simply wrong. Please, go and volunteer with your local force and try and win over your next few ASBO calls with hugs.
So this is our balanced and reasonable view.
Yes, it’s our opinion but we like to think we’re always fair.
Please don’t fight our Police.
It’s pretty stupid.
Thanks in advance.