The Cops Issue
After the French police chased two kids to their deaths in October 2005 there were huge riots that pretty much tore Paris’s housing projects a new arsehole.
We'd been smoking like Indians all day long. I was so out of it I felt like I was coming down with an extra chromosome. The police appeared out of nowhere and, at least to me, for no apparent reason.
Ex-bouncer / criminal turned crusader against injustice, Bernard O’Mahoney is one of our favorite crime writers. We asked him for his views on law and order and he sent us this.
I’m Dessie. I joined the Police Service of Northern Ireland three years ago and I’m based in Belfast. You may have heard of it. There are sometimes some mild disagreements between Protestants and Catholics here.
Rick Ross is a monster. In fact, the conspiracy-minded blog The Black Operative alarmingly described him as hip-hop's new Frankenstein-a cross between Freeway's beard, Suge Knight's intimidation factor, and Young Jeezy's street credentials.
I am a cop. I go to work in the morning just like any guy. I may drink some coffee and drive around, or it can be ACTION ACTION ACTION all day long. You never know.
There are around 128,000 trained police officers in the UK.