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PostPosted: Wed Jun 11, 2014 7:16 am    Post subject: Metropolitan Police given permission to buy water cannon Reply with quote

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Approval has been given for the Metropolitan Police to purchase three water cannon for London.

Stephen Greenhalgh, deputy mayor for policing and crime, authorised the force to buy the cannon from the German Federal Police.

The mayor's office said: "By purchasing them now we are able to save over 2.3m compared to buying new devices."

The water cannon will not be deployed until the home secretary authorises their use in England and Wales.

In a statement, the mayor's office said purchasing the cannon now for just over 218,000, before Theresa May approves them, meant they could be bought at a "considerably reduced rate".

The cannon will be purchased for 30,000 each, as opposed to the cost of a single new one at 870,000.

A Home Office spokesman said: "We are keen to ensure that the police have the tools and powers they need to maintain order on our streets."

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-27781673
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 11, 2014 7:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bit by bit. Step by step.....
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 11, 2014 10:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

stevecook172001 wrote:
Bit by bit. Step by step.....


Yup. Microdosing.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 11, 2014 2:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

stevecook172001 wrote:
Bit by bit. Step by step.....

+1. It's certainly becoming easier to join the dots .....
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 11, 2014 2:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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A Home Office spokesman said: "We are keen to ensure that the police have the tools and powers they need to maintain order on our streets."


Order usually deteriorates sometime soon after the appearance of the police. Odd, that.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 18, 2014 11:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This article could easily translate into east Atlantican.

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Heres a message to statist Democrats and jingoistic Republicans: Go fck yourselves.


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Over the past year, the Philadelphia Police Department has requested private businesses give the lilliputian army unfettered access to private security cameras. The Pennsylvania State Supreme Court ruled that police no longer need to even go through the motions of obtaining a warrant to search your car. Red light and municipal surveillance cameras abound, yet we cant even keep heroin out of our public elementary schools. Oh, and I did I mention that now the state legislature is trying to ban secret compartments in cars?


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stevecook172001 wrote:
Bit by bit. Step by step.....


Yup.

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That type of data collection wouldnt be anything new for some cars, however, with RT having reported previously that 96 percent of the cars mass-produced during the last year were manufactured with small black box surveillance devices that log immense details every time an engine is turned on.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 28, 2014 12:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just to think... we could have had our own! Crying or Very sad

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London's has purchased three water cannon for the Met Police's armoury against austerity protesters this year. Surely it's only fair the people had one too.


Let's hope the MET take better care of all this new equipment than their American colleagues. Smile
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These water cannon are in (Boris Johnson's) anticipation of 'austerity riots' - "Make us poor then shoot us" as Russell Brand said.

In other words, cause riots so you are then forced to buy weaponry and dream up repressive laws. Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 28, 2014 2:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There was me thinking it was the Tories solution to the problem of 'the great unwashed'. Rolling Eyes

Just wait... they'll be making baton-rounds out of soap, next. Shocked
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 15, 2015 7:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Permission to use the water cannon has not been granted.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-33538171
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 15, 2015 7:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Mr Johnson said the Met Police would continue to train on the three water cannon bought last year.

.... and permission to use them could be easily be granted at some later date.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 15, 2015 8:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Russell Brand wrote:
make us poor then shoot us"


"us" ?
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 15, 2015 8:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

johnhemming2 wrote:
Russell Brand wrote:
make us poor then shoot us"


"us" ?


Yes. Not you. Us.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 15, 2015 9:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How do you define Russell Brand as "poor". I accept
a) That he has not been shot.
b) That I would not wish him to be shot.
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