It used to be the case, that if suspects running from the Police using Motorcycles took their helmets off, then the Police Officers giving chase would have to terminate the pursuit. Why? Because the risk of the suspect suffering harm was deemed to be too high… So the Chief Inspector in the Control Room, would insist that the pursuit was terminated. Much to the glee of the wrong’un on the Motorbike.
Criminals who run from the Police using Motorbikes, have exploited this ‘soft’ touch approach to their welfare, as a ticket to ‘get out of jail’. Knowing that the Police will call off a pursuit just because they (the suspects) decide to expose their criminal heads to the elements, has meant that, until now, the vile human beings who make it their job to steal from others have been able to get away with it.
But it would appear, that the Met Police Commissioner, Cressida Dick, has had enough of the criminals having the upper hand. And good on her, for not pandering to the 1% of people who have a loud voice, and who think that it is the Polices’ fault when their loved ones/fellow citizens are injured whilst their loved ones/fellow citizens try to evade the long arm of the law.
Again, this is rubbish. It is not the Polices’ fault. It is the Criminals fault. End of. The very moment that you decide that you are above the law, and that you do not want to be man enough to face the consequences of your illegitimate actions, then you are on your own and your safety is YOUR responsibility. It is not the responsibility of the Police.
When you decide not to stop for the Police, then you take your life into your own hands. And if your life ends up being cut short because you have decided not to stop for the Police, then it is your fault. No-one else’s.
I was involved in numerous chases whilst I served on a 999 Response Team in the Metropolitan Police. Cars rarely would get away, because, even though the muppets who fail to stop for the Police think that they are ‘good’ drivers, 99% of them are not. And thus their attempts to get away, usually failed.
That is unless, of course, they were on Motorbikes. In which case, you would normally get a single finger ‘salute’ before the scrotes made good their escape, allowing them to continue with their reign of misery.
So, good on the Met Police, for not pandering to the 1% of people of think that Criminals should be ‘allowed’ to avoid the Law, just because they cannot be arsed to face Justice for what they have done. Not what they have been forced to do, but what they have chosen to do.
And if you are reading this, and you think that the Police SHOULD be to blame when someone comes a cropper whilst trying to evade the Police, then I 100% GUARANTEE that you have never been the victim of a robbery, a theft, an acid attack, a shooting, a stabbing or any other crime that most of these idiots on mopeds have committed.
It is the victim that matters here. And not the suspects who have chosen to ruin the victim’s life. Blame the criminal, not the Police.