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    The Difference between UK, Australia and US Cops

    Being a Police officer in the UK

    Question:
    How do you tell the difference between a British
    Police Officer, And an Australian Police Officer and
    an American Police Officer?

    Answer:
    Pose the following question: You're walking down a
    deserted street with your wife and two small children.
    Suddenly, a dangerous looking man with a huge knife
    comes around the corner, locks eyes with you, screams
    obscenities, raises the knife, and charges.
    You are carrying a Glock .40, and you are an expert
    shot. You have mere seconds before he reaches you and
    your family.

    What do you do?

    UK POLICE OFFICERS Answer:Well, that's not enough
    information to answer the question!
    Does the man look poor or oppressed?
    Have I ever done anything to him that would inspire
    him to attack?
    Could we run away?
    What does my wife think?
    What about the kids?
    Could I possibly swing the gun like a club and knock
    the knife out of his hand?
    What does the law say about this situation?
    Does the Glock have appropriate safety built into it?
    Why am I carrying a loaded gun anyway, and what kind
    of message does this send to society and to my
    children?
    Is it possible he'd be happy with just killing me?
    Does he definitely want to kill me, or would he be
    content just to wound me?
    If I were to grab his knees and hold on, could my
    family get away while he was stabbing me?
    Should I call 999?
    Why is this street so deserted? We need to raise
    taxes, have a paint and weed day and make this a
    happier, healthier street that would discourage such
    behaviour.
    If I raise my gun and he turns and runs away, Do I get
    blamed when he falls over running away, knocks his
    head and kills himself?
    If I shoot him, and lose the court case. Does he have
    the opportunity to sue me, cost me my job, my
    credibility and I will lose my family home?

    AUSTRALIAN OFFICERS Answer: BANG!

    AMERICAN OFFICERS Answer: BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG!
    BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG!
    click....(sounds of reloading) BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG!
    BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG!
    BANG! click.
    Daughter: "Nice grouping, Dad! Were those the
    Winchester Silver Tips?"
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    Hey I've seen this before, except it was about the difference between American Democrats, Republicans, and Southerners:
    http://www.lawenforcementforums.com/...hlight=bang%21

    I guess American Democrats are really British at heart!

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    You read too much.
    To be born an Englishman, is to be a winner in the Lottery of Life.



    I've Talked the Talk and I've Walked the Walk, now I Sit the Sit!

    It's not until you look at an Ant through a magnifying glass on a sunny day, that you realise just how often they burst into flames for no reason!

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    LOL, I like it.

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    TRUE!!

    "The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money."
    - Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America

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    I agree with CB, it is so true. As well it should be, the American Cops know just what to do in that situation.

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    If it were to happen to a Mexican cop (as I saw in a video from Mexico City) the cop would look at the guy, look at his wife, shrug his shoulders and when his attention was distracted, the knife wielder would charge, burying the knife in the cop's shoulder.

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    I saw and met some cops in Mexico, and they weren't exactly impressive. Nor are they very friendly (even to out of country LEO's).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jenna View Post

    I guess American Democrats are really British at heart!
    I feel sorry for the British...but at least now I know whats wrong with them
    He who has the money, signs the cheques.
    He who signs the cheques, makes the rules.
    He who makes the rules, has the power.
    He who has the power, has the money.

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    Very True and funny
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    Gee mate, just one bang!!! It's a minimum 2 and since we have Smith & Wesson .38 revolvers (c.1920), at least 6 bangs would be fitting!!!


    But that's just us Victorians, the South Australian and Tasmanian cops are more like you lot!!! Except in Tasmania the knife nutter would be related.


    Like in KY!!!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jenna View Post
    Hey I've seen this before, except it was about the difference between American Democrats, Republicans, and Southerners:
    http://www.lawenforcementforums.com/...hlight=bang%21

    I guess American Democrats are really British at heart!
    Not this democrat, I'd probably have two reloads in there. Got to keep the family safe!

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    Funny......
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    The biggest difference is British and Australian cops talk funny.
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