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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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House where Hitler was born to become police precinct

Austrian Interior Ministry says police use of building will end Nazi association.

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Computer hacker Assange slams prison IT

Computer hacker and Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has complained about IT provision in his prison.

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On a More Serious Note

Federation says 'trial by social media' undermining use of legitimate force

Plea for public 'to put down their phones' and help officers rather than filming incidents.

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New rules help disabled PCC candidates

Disabled candidates for the Police and Crime Commissioner elections are set to get more support for campaigning.

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Rethink domestic abuse cases, says inspectorate reports

Handling of 'no further action' domestic abuse cases needs improvement, two inspectorates have concluded.

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