One of the few things you can be sure of after the police have dealt with a critical or major incident, is that there will be a legion of graduates from the College of Professional Bystanders who will critique the police on their tactics.
In reality, the most experience these arm chair detectives have of policing is of having to stop their 1-year-old from picking sweets off the shelves in the local Tesco Express.
So maybe the answer could be to let police officers live stream any incidents which they are dealing with straight to social media?
The officers dealing with the incident, could then ask everyone to stop creating carnage in order that they can check for any advice which is being given in the comments section of the Live Stream?
We really can see this taking off.
Police officers would even be able to prioritise which advice they take notice of based on the amount of ‘likes’ a particular piece of advice gets?
At the same time, loads of ‘angry’ emojis would indicate to the officer that the professional bystanders do not approve of a certain action that is being recommended by their fellow guardians of the peace?
Everyone loves a Live Stream event and everyone seems to love watching police officers do their jobs – nearly as much as they love giving advice as to what the police should be doing.
Supervisors could even ask viewers which roads they think should be closed during a major incident, and where the cordon tape should be deployed in order to cause minimal disruption to people who need to get home in time for East Enders.
Medlars could even tell the police when they are using too much force when, for example, the police are trying to restrain a suspect who is off of his face on Meow Meow.
Perhaps the various social media sites could develop a ‘police brutality’ emoji that could rapidly alert the officer if he/she is deemed as using too much force on a suspect who wants to rip their face off?
There’s nothing that your average cop loves more, than being told how to do their job by someone who has not got one clue about what policing is all about.
During police interviews, the cops could even ask pose questions to the suspect which are recommended by individuals who have watched every single episode of ’24 Hours in Police Custody’ and who therefore know exactly which questions should be asked and at what point in the interview.
So it makes sense to encourage as many ‘lower deck lawyers’ as possible to share their wisdom with police officers who have spent several years on the streets.
Written by one of the many admins of Emergency Services Humour who is also a regular blogger in our fortnightly eMagazine ’S__ts & Giggles’ which you can sign up to by visiting our Facebook page and clicking on the ‘sign up’ button or by visiting: ShitsAndGiggles.Online
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