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1 hour ago, Manx17 said:

Now that’s not fair, they had tried little paper cut out children on the pavements last year, but you could argue,  was that to catch a nonce or someone speeding. 

Manx"17"... Is that your age or your IQ?

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Society gets the criminals it deserves.

A police force also reflects society, but we should not just get  the police we deserve, we should be  able to have the force  we insist on.

If you have been around for a while, you will have learnt that individuals who   are “the Police”are very different.There is not a “generic” policeman/woman any more than other profession.

They range from the extraordinarily decent and humane,  who from my experience, are by far  the majority,  through the reasonably fair , to the ponderous  and prejudiced, on to an  very small,  but evil minority.

- A mirror of us all, really.

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Just now, hampsterkahn said:

- A mirror of us all, really.

Which would be fine if they weren't elevated above us legally. Because they are, they need to be considerably better than the average member of the public. And often aren't, because it's a profession that attracts people who fancy themselves as bullies (and people who want to do good, but you only need a handful of the former for it to create a large problem).

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34 minutes ago, HeliX said:

Which would be fine if they weren't elevated above us legally. Because they are, they need to be considerably better than the average member of the public. And often aren't, because it's a profession that attracts people who fancy themselves as bullies (and people who want to do good, but you only need a handful of the former for it to create a large problem).

Agree. That is why as a society we must always have careful scrutiny over those in positions of authority and power-The old ,  “ Quis cusdodiet ipsos custodes?” - who guards the guards?

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34 minutes ago, A fool and his money..... said:

Anyone know why the mountain was closed for several hours last night? Haven't heard anything.

wind , fog , anything will do.

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13 minutes ago, A fool and his money..... said:

But only from the bungalow to the hairpin?

was it for the chug-a-booms and the anthill mob mobiles that were holding up the island today ?

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On 6/2/2022 at 9:41 AM, Shake me up Judy said:

For two weeks of the year some of them get to be rock and roll coppers. Plenty of overtime, fast cars and nice toys, high adrenaline and quick response. 'We're the Sweeney son and we haven't 'ad our dinner'

The police used to 'calm' the visiting fans, like a sensible parent. Now they just wind them up.

I beg to differ. I doubt the Cinderella tableau enacted, photographed and placed on social media by the  the police when a visiting biker lost his boot would have happened in the case of a local biker losing their footwear.

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1 hour ago, A fool and his money..... said:

Anyone know why the mountain was closed for several hours last night? Haven't heard anything.

There are fresh accident markings at the Douglas end of the Mountain Mile and damage to the bank on the LH side, Douglas-bound.

Yesterday morning there was a red hatchback off onto the bank at Keppel Gate and this morning a small, bronze coloured hatchback on the field at the inside of Windy Corner.

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22 minutes ago, Non-Believer said:

There are fresh accident markings at the Douglas end of the Mountain Mile and damage to the bank on the LH side, Douglas-bound.

Yesterday morning there was a red hatchback off onto the bank at Keppel Gate and this morning a small, bronze coloured hatchback on the field at the inside of Windy Corner.

If you and Amadeus teamed up we could do away with all the local news sources. 

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