Tuesday, 18 September 2007

Police blunders



As you all seem to being enjoying my pics, i thought i would run with this theme for a while!

Another profession we have had a couple of run ins with is the police (i couldn't find a pic of a hunky policeman so have done one for the boys today!)

A couple of years ago C and i were walking down the road, when suddenly out of nowhere we were surrounded by police. One policeman very aggressively started asking C why he wasn't at school. C started headbanging - they backed off. I was then able to explain that C attends a special school and they have different terms.

We didn't get an apology for our distress.

Another time C and i had been out for the day, came home to find the front door broken in and the house ransacked. There was a note in the kitchen from the police, apologising as they had got the wrong house. They had been looking for drugs. C is on drugs but not that kind!!

I am just grateful we were not there when they broke in.

19 comments:

Milla said...

That is outrageous! What an uphill struggle, not helped by the authorities. Are they *allowed* to trash your house and saunter out? On a lighter note, found v interesting the idea of Paddington being autistic - it could be cross-applied to virtually any long-running character; the need to be stuck in a recognisable trait for us to be comfortable with them, yet that being the thing in "real life" which makes understanding autism, from the outside, difficult.

Casdok said...

Apprenlty they were supossed to tidy up, but when they realised they were in the wrong house they were in to much of a hurry to get out.
I did get a new front door.

Crystal Jigsaw said...

I have to agree with Milla. The police can be so agressive. I can't say too much because my brother and his wife are policeman and woman and we have a very good friend, our local bobby, who keeps his eye on things. However, if the police ever ransacked this house, they would have a field day. Both my husband and I take daily drugs, medicinal of course!

Crystal xx

Elissa said...

This is the sort of thing you see in movies - it's not supposed to happen in real life! My heart goes out to you.

slouching mom said...

Wow. One incident like that would do me in, but TWO? Chance was not working in your favor there...

WesterWitch/Headmistress said...

Gob smacked and I thought I was hard done by getting a mere parking ticket . . .

Elizabethd said...

Oh Casdok, you've had some hard moments, particularly from the Force that's supposed to be there to 'help'.

Helen said...

Wow :-O ! Did they pay for the repairs? But I remember reading a similar story in the newspaper some months ago... They had taken the wrong flat in an apartment building at that time...

Is it OK for you, that I linked your blog from mine?

Casdok said...

I know! They did pay for a new front door!!

her indoors said...

you hear about this sort of thing happening, it must have been so distressing, surely they should have stayed there to speak to you in person rather than leaving a note, and they wonder why people are losing faith in them!

Chris H said...

Hmmm, seems to me your life is not boring anyway! Shit happens mate, at least you were not home as you said. And you got a new front door outta it! Think of the positives, sometimes it helps. Gawd that sounds so trite! Not like me at all!

Nancy said...

Thank you for stopping by today =)

Whoa ... the UK police can be brutes!

I love your photos, especially the one on Rainbows End.

coffeypot said...

Thanks for stopping by today. I always love to meet new people. I have been reading your blogs and I wonder why you always make C a capital and you make I a small i? You may have answered this question before, but I didn't read all your answer comments.

Wade said...

Crazy!

Justin said...

I have heard several stories where the police were involved in situations with people with disabilities and the police not being understanding of the person with the disability. Being a kinda rebelious lad myself, I am always skeptical of anyone with a badge.

Minor note: The first few pictures you posted of me I found acceptable, but now you found a pic of me crossdressing in uniform is too much. Thanks!

captain corky said...

I was arrested twice. Both times for unpaid parking tickets when I was in my early 20's. The police department where I grew up has it very rough. ;)

Thanks for stopping by the log. I look forward to reading more about you and your son.

DJ Kirkby said...

My gawd! Where do you live (that was a retorical question)? I hope the police here never behave like that. Our children (in our local autism support network) get to meet the police so that the police recognise them and understand that they may have a good reason for anti social behaviours before assuming they are just up to no good.

Ellis Nadler said...

very interesting blog...thanks for your comments

Daniel, the Guy in the Desert said...

I do hope they at least repaired the damage!