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To hate the police?

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DrHolmes Thu 07-Feb-13 17:32:24

BF was pulled over by an unmarked police car today. He got out of his van and was told he was not wearing his seatbelt and they issued him with a £60 ticket. I came home from work and he told me the story and told me he was wearing it. He has a beeper that goes off every few seconds if he doesnt have it on and no one would drive about listening to that. I know he is telling the truth. If we appeal it then we put our case forward and then goes to court but if the fiscal find the police in favour we will have a higher fine. But i do not want him to pay the fine because that is letting them away with this. Corrupt filth. Not sure what to do :/

Facebaffle Thu 07-Feb-13 17:36:25

"hate the police", "corrupt filth" hmm

This will not end well.

DrHolmes Thu 07-Feb-13 17:38:48

If you do not think they are corrupt you need to open your eyes.

DrHolmes Thu 07-Feb-13 17:39:17

Do i need to remind you of Plebgate? All lies.

Sparklingbrook Thu 07-Feb-13 17:39:21

Ooh dear. I think your post could be worded a bit differently Dr. What do you think you should do?

DrHolmes Thu 07-Feb-13 17:39:53

Hillsborough

MariusEarlobe Thu 07-Feb-13 17:40:30

Yabu it's ok be passed off at one officer you feel was wrong but yabu to hate all police because of this. They aren't all bad like any job.

And I say this as someone who has gone through a court process and had it overturned after police acted wrongly.

And as someone who had a really crappy experience and made a formal complaint about my and my small dd s treatment by an officer.

DrHolmes Thu 07-Feb-13 17:40:54

I want my bf to appeal it but it does run the risk of the higher fine if not in our favour. But i just think it is so unfair. His word against theirs. I think they were bored.

FellatioNels0n Thu 07-Feb-13 17:41:18

Yes. I haven't even read the OP but yes.

StuntGirl Thu 07-Feb-13 17:41:25

Agenda much grin

Writehand Thu 07-Feb-13 17:41:32

I have to say that, though I'm quite certain there are lots of excellent police officers, my experience of the police personally, as the mum of teens, has been extremely patchy.

I'd always assumed the police were a great service and that you could rely on them. This is not always true and they do not always tell the truth or obey their own rules. It's been a real eye opener for me.

DrHolmes Thu 07-Feb-13 17:41:35

Ok Marius, there is some hope!

ginmakesitallok Thu 07-Feb-13 17:41:45

Why would they falsely accuse your dp of not wearing his seatbelt? And you can't compare that to Hillsborough ffs!

Pandemoniaa Thu 07-Feb-13 17:42:22

If you can't understand that all the police are not corrupt then there's little point in discussing this very minor issue with you. Pay the sodding fine. The police generally have far better things to do than stitch up van drivers.

yousankmybattleship Thu 07-Feb-13 17:42:31

Oh dear!

It is, of course, possible that your Boyfriend is lying about wearing his seatbelt because he thinks you'll bollock him for being so stupid.

Oh, and yes you are being unreasonable for "hating the corrupt filth" simply for doing their job and enforcing a law that saves people's lives.

manicbmc Thu 07-Feb-13 17:42:45

And how did your bf react to being pulled over? Was he polite and respectful? Or did he get all huffy with the constabulary?

He needs to either pay up or appeal it either way. No point in going on about how unfair it all is.

FellatioNels0n Thu 07-Feb-13 17:42:47

Corrupt filth? shock

Oh dear. Poor you. Perhaps you should move somewhere nice and cuddly like....oh... Hang on...

You lost me at Hillsborough tbh.

DrHolmes Thu 07-Feb-13 17:43:11

Agreed Writehand. None of my experiences have been good.

Sparklingbrook Thu 07-Feb-13 17:43:32

I have had reason to need the police twice and they have let me down both times. But I don't think they are corrupt filth.

Pandemoniaa Thu 07-Feb-13 17:43:36

I suspect you have a little knowledge of corrupt filth as you have of perspective.

Facebaffle Thu 07-Feb-13 17:44:19

There are a few police officers on here and they would not appreciate your comments.

What was their response to your bf when he stated he was wearing a belt?

DrHolmes Thu 07-Feb-13 17:44:20

He is always polite. He is such a nice person. He wouldn't lie to me. I wouldn't tell him off is he came back witha genuine fine, it's his mistkaes. But this, I know he is not lying!

DrHolmes Thu 07-Feb-13 17:45:37

They said they saw a gap between him and the door..so obviously that means no seatbelt? He has a black seatcover and was wearing a black fleece so i think they just didn't see it. But why let him get out of his van, why didn't they walk up to him to see through?

SirBoobAlot Thu 07-Feb-13 17:45:51

Yes they issued a ticket because they were bored. They just wanted the extra paperwork, I'm sure hmm

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