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The American Legal System

Paul Thompson
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This took place in Charlotte North Carolina. A lawyer purchased a box of very rare and expensive cigars, then insured them against, among other things, fire....

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cocky driver

Richard Exley
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When I was a young probationary officer, my tutor constable had a prior engagement to go to so he dropped me at a road junction and told me to stop vehicles and report any offences, he would collect me in around half an hour. I stopped a van for having a defective light. The crusty old driver decided to kick off, the usual, "haven't you any real...

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Les Smith
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Your recent report from Maurice Tidmarsh - Tiddy as we all knew him - reminds me of a Saturday in the early `70s when all the Leicester motorcyclists were engaged in football traffic control as Leicester City were playing at home. ...

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Sudden death.....

John (Met)
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Funniest blooper I've ever heard in my 23 years in the Met so far was when a probationer PC attended a 'sudden death' in a flat in Whitechapel, East London. The probationer was unsure of what to do and so called the section sergeant down. The sergeant duly walked into the flat where the young PC was standing and said to the PC " find some air...

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Quirkies

Thomas The Tank Engine put into sidings by roads policing unit

The driver was reported for construction offences due to the protrusion on the bonnet.

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'Gorilla man' officer over half way through London Marathon

PC is crawling the route on his hands and knees 'gorilla style'.

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On a More Serious Note

Temporary deputy becomes chief constable

Current boss, who covered post when CC retired early, has been moved back to deputy role.

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MSPs say they have no confidence in police authority chairman

Committee states chairman has made 'serious error of judgement' and damaged reputation of governance body.

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