The Ferris Conspiracy Forum
Register  |   |   |  Calendar
 
 
 


Reply
  Author   Comment   Page 18 of 18     «   Prev   15   16   17   18
hammer6

Avatar / Picture

Moderator
Registered:
Posts: 8,362
Reply with quote  #256 

THE following excerpts are from particulars furnished by Dr. John Aitken, a former respected member of the Town Council, who was present on the occasion of the Glasgow police force being first brigaded.


Our first start with a police force took place in 1800 in the Laigh Kirk session-house, which was the first office. There were sixty-eight watchmen and nine day officers. Greatcoats and staves were served out to each watchman. Each man’s number was painted on the back of his greatcoat, between the shoulders, in white-coloured figures about six inches long. The staves were joiner made, about four feet long, painted of a chocolate-brown colour, and numbered. A lantern and two candles were handed to each man—one lighted and one in reserve. Before going out for the first time, the men exercised their lungs and showed their proficiency in calling the hours, as was long the custom. The uniform consisted of blue cloth coats, with blue vests and blue knee breeches, but the seams were welted over with red stripes, and the sergeants, nine in number, wore shoulder-knots of red and blue mingled worsted thread.

The second police office was up one stair in the locality long known as the Herald Office Close, north-west corner of Bell Street, with a front to Candleriggs, and the third in the last named street.

In those early times, the sergeants and watchmen had a good deal left to their own discretion or personal inclination, and it was no uncommon thing for a watchman to take a man to the office and lock him up for a few hours, without any charge being entered, or any record kept of what had been done. For instance, the story is told of one, a stern old pensioner, named Jaikey Burns, who had a mortal antipathy to Irishmen, and, whenever, in the case of any disturbance, he heard the brogue uttered, he was sure to take the unhappy owner of it into custody, whether he was the assaulting or assaulted party, holding it to be a sufficient evidence of guilt that the man was from the Emerald Isle.

Each watchman had a wooden box, called a sentry-box, for resting in when fatigued, or when the weather was cold or rainy. The wild youths of the town used often to lock Dogberry in his nest, and sometimes they even tumbled the box over on its face, in which position the poor fellow lay till relieved by one or other of his fellow-watchmen. One result of the establishment of a regular police force in the city was the driving of most of the bad and criminal class into the suburbs, to the no small peril and discomfort of their then denizens.

The Glasgow police force has now the reputation of being the heaviest and most powerful body of men in the world.


__________________
The TRUTH is out there...........
Admin2

Avatar / Picture

Registered:
Posts: 8,997
Reply with quote  #257 
Nice wee song this one for a sing - a - long  

__________________
FIGHT FOR YOUR RIGHTS
hammer6

Avatar / Picture

Moderator
Registered:
Posts: 8,362
Reply with quote  #258 
It is, I suggest, glaringly obvious that the Strathclyde police, past and present, have fabricated evidence in this case”

__________________
The TRUTH is out there...........
Cannyma

Registered:
Posts: 65
Reply with quote  #259 

Admin2

Avatar / Picture

Registered:
Posts: 8,997
Reply with quote  #260 
Justice is impossible if we cannot trust police forces to tell the truth. The remedy should not be difficult for any government to adopt. It offers the only chance we have of addressing what seems to be an endemic problem. Anyone who works for the police and is found to have made false statements to the prosecution, the defence, the courts, parliament, public inquiries or the media should be sacked. No excuses, no mitigation, no delays. It sounds harsh; it's not nearly as harsh as a system in which the police malign both the living and the dead, and use the law against innocent people in order to protect themselves.
__________________
FIGHT FOR YOUR RIGHTS
Admin2

Avatar / Picture

Registered:
Posts: 8,997
Reply with quote  #261 
If The Glasgow police force had the reputation of being the heaviest and most powerful body of men in the world. Where does POLICE SCOTLAND fit in? Being the heaviest and most powerful body of men in the Galaxy? [idea][nono][nono]
__________________
FIGHT FOR YOUR RIGHTS
Admin2

Avatar / Picture

Registered:
Posts: 8,997
Reply with quote  #262 
Bluff an counter bluff [confused][confused][nono][nono][sneaky][sneaky][eek][comp][comp][thumb][thumb]


https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=2507&dat=19870205&id=RfQ9AAAAIBAJ&sjid=AEkMAAAAIBAJ&pg=5499,920296&hl=en

__________________
FIGHT FOR YOUR RIGHTS
Previous Topic | Next Topic
Print
Reply