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quixoticgeek

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Op close pass ... too dangerous
« on: September 14, 2020, 05:40:38 pm »


https://twitter.com/SuptBrighton/status/1305471453811310592

Apparently the standard anti close passing methodology used by UK police forces, is too dangerous for the police officers involved, meaning they aren't going to crack down on it...

So too dangerous for police to cycle down those roads with safety monitoring kit.

But safe enough for the rest of us?

wtf.

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Re: Op close pass ... too dangerous
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2020, 06:05:57 pm »
That is astonishing. I would like to think that we won't have heard the end of this.
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Re: Op close pass ... too dangerous
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2020, 06:29:48 pm »
Very disappointing lack of explanation. "Too lengthy for social media." Sure, for one tweet, so use a thread. Or at least reduce it to one word: is the risk 'traffic' or 'covid' or 'retaliation' to name the first three that come to mind? Only the last is police-specific. But maybe it's actually lack of officers?
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ian

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Re: Op close pass ... too dangerous
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2020, 06:53:49 pm »
That seems a bit bizarre. Presumably, they'll not intervene in a barney down the local on account someone involved in the fracas might spill a pint on an officer and necessitate some laundry.
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Re: Op close pass ... too dangerous
« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2020, 07:53:53 pm »
https://twitter.com/WMerciaPolice/status/1305531742506364929

West Mercia Police
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OP CLOSE PASS | We’d like to apologise for any confusion around our participation in Op Close Pass; whilst we always take into consideration health and safety matters we can confirm that we will be taking part. We will keep our communities informed on our #OpClosePass activities.
4:39 PM · Sep 14, 2020·Twitter Web App

quixoticgeek

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Re: Op close pass ... too dangerous
« Reply #5 on: September 15, 2020, 09:29:05 am »

https://twitter.com/ottothepeevish/status/1305559099128582145

"Is it legal to make a u turn so blatantly in the middle of a twitter traffic flow. Glad you’ve reconsidered just unfortunate you had to be shamed into doing your job!"

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Gattopardo

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Re: Op close pass ... too dangerous
« Reply #6 on: September 15, 2020, 10:01:25 pm »


https://twitter.com/SuptBrighton/status/1305471453811310592

Apparently the standard anti close passing methodology used by UK police forces, is too dangerous for the police officers involved, meaning they aren't going to crack down on it...

So too dangerous for police to cycle down those roads with safety monitoring kit.

But safe enough for the rest of us?

wtf.

J

Looks like the tweet has disappeared.

Re: Op close pass ... too dangerous
« Reply #7 on: September 16, 2020, 12:57:37 pm »

I may have screenshotted it. You know, for research purposes.



Meanwhile, have you seen the recent footage of traffic enforcement officers using an HGV to improve road safety?

Re: Op close pass ... too dangerous
« Reply #8 on: September 16, 2020, 02:17:49 pm »
The rowed back from that pretty quickly once the idiocy of it became apparent.
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ian

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Re: Op close pass ... too dangerous
« Reply #9 on: September 16, 2020, 03:14:42 pm »
When I'm in charge of social media, I'll enforce a 14-day cooling-off period, and for every day of that period, there'll be a message you have to click that reads 'are you absolutely sure you want to send this in n days?'

Any failure to click 'yes' to every message in the 14-day period will cancel the posting. At the final point of posting, they have to agree to endure a short but vicious electric shock. Only after they've survived that will the message appear.
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quixoticgeek

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Re: Op close pass ... too dangerous
« Reply #10 on: September 16, 2020, 04:26:45 pm »
When I'm in charge of social media, I'll enforce a 14-day cooling-off period, and for every day of that period, there'll be a message you have to click that reads 'are you absolutely sure you want to send this in n days?'

Any failure to click 'yes' to every message in the 14-day period will cancel the posting. At the final point of posting, they have to agree to endure a short but vicious electric shock. Only after they've survived that will the message appear.

I am glad you're not in charge of social media, this is a bit extreme...

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Re: Op close pass ... too dangerous
« Reply #11 on: September 16, 2020, 05:26:45 pm »
When I'm in charge of social media, I'll enforce a 14-day cooling-off period, and for every day of that period, there'll be a message you have to click that reads 'are you absolutely sure you want to send this in n days?'

Any failure to click 'yes' to every message in the 14-day period will cancel the posting. At the final point of posting, they have to agree to endure a short but vicious electric shock. Only after they've survived that will the message appear.

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Re: Op close pass ... too dangerous
« Reply #12 on: September 16, 2020, 05:39:43 pm »
When I'm in charge of social media, I'll enforce a 14-day cooling-off period, and for every day of that period, there'll be a message you have to click that reads 'are you absolutely sure you want to send this in n days?'

Any failure to click 'yes' to every message in the 14-day period will cancel the posting. At the final point of posting, they have to agree to endure a short but vicious electric shock. Only after they've survived that will the message appear.

It goes without saying that we of the Democratic Ruthless Bastards Party will be offering ian a Cabinet
post the day after the Panzers roll down Whitehall.

Given the way that the army's tank fleet has been salami-sliced into oblivion since the Cold War, the revolution had better get a move on, lest you be reduced to leading London's cycle rickshaws down Whitehall. :demon:
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