Alex- here on the ‘One Show’ we like to do cutting edge stuff…we have with us Janet Face-bucket, the leader of the human rights group, ‘We hate the fcuking gavvers’ to talk about the enquiry into Police Stop and Search powers. Welcome to the One Show Janet. Can I ask you first why are you so against Stop and search powers?”
Janet- Well…firstly, let me say that I think the police do a fantastic job under the most difficult conditions. That said, I hate them because they stop me doing what I like to do.
Janet- carry knives, guns, stolen property and drugs around without being arrested.
Alex-err… isn’t that against the law? You know, to carry that stuff? Around with you…
Janet-(looks horrified) don’t you oppress me! It’s part of my culture!
Matt- err… but aren’t you against violence?
Janet- Yes of course…We are against all types of violence on the street. But we want to be able to clean it up ourselves.
Alex-oh right…so how will you do that?
Janet- I don’t know…ask nicely I think…I mean, right, come on. How many times have the cops ever stopped you and searched you?
Alex- I got stopped for speeding once…but other than that, none.
Matt- I got stopped once. I was drunk at 3am with a traffic cone on my head though…
Janet- some of our group have been stopped 20-times in a week! That’s harassment!
Alex- how many of them have criminal records for drug taking, dealing, robbery etc?
Janet-what’s that got to do with it?
Alex- well…don’t you want to stop drugs, violence and thefts?
Alex-well, isn’t that a good way to help do that? To keep criminals in the back foot? The knowledge they can be arrested if they get stopped by the police?
Janet- fuck you! You’re as bad as them! (storms off)
Alex- OK… now, we have a report on baby milk…does it give you cancer?
I stopped a chap the other day…my partner recognised him from briefing…a PNC check showed he was wanted for robbery…
Two locals stopped and vocally began to interfere with our arrest, claiming we had stopped him because he was black… I tried to explain that I couldn’t go into the details but…he was a wrong-un…
That didn’t satisfy them… eventually…my normal calm persona cracked…I turned and said, “right…ok…you win…what’s your name sir and ma’am?” They asked why… “because I’m going to let this man go now…I will submit your details along with the reasons for arrest and when this man robs someone else and injures them…you can pay them for the loss and injury compo…”
They walked away..