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#1 8 years ago

Government regs encouraging stupid situations again.

BBC News - Manchester police chief admits snowballing mistakes

During last month's cold spell, six snowball-throwing incidents were logged as serious violent crimes, although no-one was injured or arrested.

The classification is more often given to offences such as murder, rape and causing grievous bodily harm.

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The chairman of the police authority, Paul Murphy, said: "I am disappointed some officers couldn't distinguish between different types of crime but the force's performance is improving significantly."

He added: "This constant measure of performance makes people nervous and indicates almost a lack of confidence, which says that what I will do, I'll report this and be safe. You know, it's disappointing that we're not using elements of common sense in this."

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#2 8 years ago

............

*walks angrily out of thread*

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#3 8 years ago

Maybe if said snowball was thrown by Randy Johnson... =p But wow.




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#4 8 years ago
Assistant Chief Constable Terry Sweeney said: "Due to the complexity of the Home Office Crime Categories, occasionally incidents could be classified as a serious violent crime when they are first reported but downgraded when an officer has visited the scene and established the actual circumstances.

LOL. How would snowballs be classified as violent in the first place?

And i thought the police over here did some pretty stupid stuff....




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#5 8 years ago

Throwing anything at someone can be classified as assault, like a pie.




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#6 8 years ago
haKZ;5391659Maybe if said snowball was thrown by Randy Johnson... =p But wow.




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#7 8 years ago

*The.Doctor;5391685LOL. How would snowballs be classified as violent in the first place?

And i thought the police over here did some pretty stupid stuff....

The ONLY way it would be considered assault is if it were an iceball, not a snowball. Throwing a chunk of ice is like throwing a baseball at someone.


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#8 8 years ago
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Absolutley love that video, my dad watched that live when it happened. :lulz:




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#9 8 years ago

Man, I'm kinda surprised you're allowed to have deadly weapons like snowballs in Britain.

Did anyone else think "snowballing" was referring to something else?




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#10 8 years ago
Schofield;5391691Throwing anything at someone can be classified as assault, like a pie.

You're thinking of battery.


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