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Channel 4 - 999 What's Your Emergency?

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MyBrilliantDisguise Mon 30-Oct-17 21:37:48

So interesting. They're focusing on sexual crimes and the men who call 999 for sexual kicks. It's stomach churning.

madasamarchhare Mon 30-Oct-17 21:41:28

I'm watching too and I absolutely agree with you. Something is also making me feel uncomfortable about a couple of the officers doing the questioning especially the plain clothes guy who is interviewing this man now. I feel he is asking v explicit questions in a slangy kind of way it's coming across almost as if he is enjoying the whole experience.

WonderWhippet Mon 30-Oct-17 21:42:31

I simply don't understand it. I'm not stupid, but I simply don't get it. Why do some men find it necessary to behave in the manner shown?

Hidingtonothing Mon 30-Oct-17 21:46:28

Not sure I can watch the rest, it's giving me the rage angry

BrownJenkins Mon 30-Oct-17 21:46:55

That Richard chap certainly does have mental health issues.
Getting violent in the cell shows just what he's capable of.

MyBrilliantDisguise Mon 30-Oct-17 21:48:14

At the start there was a female receptionist at the Premier Inn who phoned after a male guest at the hotel was wanking in front of her. I'd never thought what a stressful and vulnerable job that was. Awful to think someone would just see you sitting there alone and think they could treat you like that.

MyBrilliantDisguise Mon 30-Oct-17 21:48:47

Yes, Richard's rage gave another insight into his offences.

Hidingtonothing Mon 30-Oct-17 21:50:47

And in both cases (the Premier Inn wanker and Richard) the women were just trying to do their jobs angry

MyBrilliantDisguise Mon 30-Oct-17 21:51:27

I wonder whether that woman had been drugged.

sweetbitter Mon 30-Oct-17 21:58:02

It was quite fascinating seeing Richard's interview and that he just couldn't compute that what he had done was obviously wrong. What on earth goes on in his head. It's pretty scary to see something like that.

Hidingtonothing Mon 30-Oct-17 21:58:15

I think the guy must've been hoping she'd pass out in the car and he'd be able to take her straight back to his flat, that's why he didn't want to call a taxi. I think she had a really narrow escape sad

MyBrilliantDisguise Mon 30-Oct-17 22:01:29

Surely his car would've been picked up on CCTV at the station? She must have been only half-conscious when he dropped her off. I really felt for her. She seemed so lonely.

MyBrilliantDisguise Mon 30-Oct-17 22:01:59

So glad that Richard was put into a secure unit. He was really scary.

MyBrilliantDisguise Mon 30-Oct-17 22:02:38

I wish the woman at the Premier Inn had testified.

VivaLeBeaver Mon 30-Oct-17 22:03:49

I think the female call handler hit the nail on the head when she said that some men don't like seeing women with power/responsibility so they get a kick out of trying to take that power away/put women in their place.

BrownJenkins Mon 30-Oct-17 22:05:52

God bless the judge who sent Richard to a secure psychiatric centre.
I do wish the receptionist had gone to court. Just think, that arsehole is probably still out and about doing the same shit to other women.

passmethewineplease Mon 30-Oct-17 22:20:10

Just catching up now. I honestly cannot believe that there are people out there tbat use 999 as some sort of sex line. It's absolutely abhorrent. angry

I hope all the people that bang on about sexual harassment being suffered in equal measures watch this show. Even the police say the majority of victims are female.

I worry for my daughter's in a society where women are seen as a piece of meat and nothing more. It has got to change.

AccrualIntentions Mon 30-Oct-17 22:22:21

My friend volunteered for the Samaritans and they got a lot of sex calls. I worked in a call centre giving train times for a while and I even had a few there. There seems to be no limit to what some people can wank over.

MyBrilliantDisguise Mon 30-Oct-17 22:24:50

A friend of mine worked for the police and answered calls - she said they had TONS of calls from men asking dirty questions or telling them they were masturbating.

The thing is that they have those people's phone numbers (on 999) so they could take them to court.

SealSong Mon 30-Oct-17 22:28:10

This was a sickening and disturbing episode. The scale of men's abusive and inappropriate behaviour to women is depressing. And the call handlers having to cope with men ringing 999 and wanking etc...disgusting, those men should be prosecuted. What the hell is wrong with (so many) men??? angry

Hidingtonothing Mon 30-Oct-17 22:30:18

That's exactly how it's left me feeling Seal, not feeling very fond at all of men in general atm.

MyBrilliantDisguise Mon 30-Oct-17 22:30:34

Quite a timely programme, with what's going on with Weinstein and in the House of Commons and everywhere else, in fact.

sweetbitter Mon 30-Oct-17 22:34:04

I tended to think that it showed the reasons men commit sexual offences are varied and it's not always as simple as saying he wanted power over her or whatever. It's true that sex is a strong drive for humans, particularly men. Some of the men, like Richard, were obviously totally fucked up but I didn't think he was trying to exert power over that poor woman, it seemed like he genuinely thought it was all a game that she was loving. Fuck knows what was going on with the weed smoker in the hotel with his girlfriend upstairs, I think maybe a combination of just feeling horny with zero boundaries/ trying to entice her into a threesome/ wanting to exert power over her . Were those callers to the 999 number primarily trying to make the women uncomfortable or just trying to get themselves off? Or did they get off on making the women uncomfortable? I'm not sure. I wonder if there is something to that policeman's suggestions that this needs to be addressed with boys in school and treatment/therapy for sexual criminals needs to be offered in the same way as it would be for drug users and alcoholics.

Hidingtonothing Mon 30-Oct-17 22:37:31

I certainly don't see how it could hurt sweet, whatever we're doing (or not doing) now obviously isn't working.

MyBrilliantDisguise Mon 30-Oct-17 22:38:09

I think the men calling 999 were getting off on making women feel uncomfortable. Part of me was thinking they should use voice changers so that every voice answering a 999 call sounded male, but the rest of me thought they should track those bastards down and lock them up.

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