An Old Version of the Jobsworth Cops In Action

An Officer and a Thug

A Chief of Police who had seen an Officer beating a Thug was very indignant, and said he must not do so any more on pain of dismissal.

“Don’t be too hard on me,” said the Officer, smiling; “I was beating him with a stuffed club.”

“Nevertheless,” persisted the Chief of Police, “it was a liberty that must have been very disagreeable, though it may not have hurt. Please do not repeat it.”

“But,” said the Officer, still smiling, “it was a stuffed Thug.”

In attempting to express his gratification, the Chief of Police thrust out his right hand with such violence that his skin was ruptured at the arm-pit and a stream of sawdust poured from the wound. He was a stuffed Chief of Police.

Quite how Ambrose Beirce was able to predict the outcome of so many IPCC investigations into varieties of police misconduct, I am unaware.

 

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/victoria/victoria-police-officer-paid-600000-for-nothing/story-e6frf7kx-1225943444564?from=public_rss

http://www.nj.com/hudson/index.ssf/2010/10/hearing_postponed_in_case_of_w.html

http://www.alan.com/2010/10/30/cop-to-gay-victim-of-hate-crime-you-just-have-to-live-with-being-a-victim/

 

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