“When stroke victim Robert Whatley, 70, was pulled over in his Range Rover, he expected a brief discussion with the officers.” That’s understandable. I mean, he was driving without a seatbelt, a quiet word and then he can get on with his day. But the policemen “jumped on to the bonnet and kicked his windscreen while another repeatedly attacked the window with a baton.”
This is a mental story! Absolutely fucking outrageous! How dare they do that to a frail old man?
“It [the tape] also apparently captures the officer hitting the side window 15 times before it smashes and shows a policeman climbing onto the bonnet before Mr Whatley is dragged out of his car.”
Poor old Whatters, the daft old sod probably just forgot to put his seatbelt on and made a mistake. This sort of reaction is disgusting.
Just a quick overview of how sympathetic the Daily Mail is to this silver-top:
You get the picture. In his “£60,000 Range Rover”, he’s some sort of middle class hero. Sticking it to those bastard coppers. Why aren’t they fixing our drunken yobs, the ones fucking up Broken Britain? Nothing better to do than harass a middle-class, doddery old fella while he’s out for a drive. Disgraceful. I’ll be writing to my MP.
But first, I’ll read the rest of the article.
The elderly man, who has a heart condition, was initially pulled over for not wearing a seat belt as he drove through the country lanes of South Wales.
Officers tried to issue him with a fixed penalty notice but Mr Whatley drove off.
He probably didn’t realise they still wanted him. See:
‘I thought he had finished with me. I just drove off coolly and calmly and not off at speed.’
He said he thought that the blue lights and siren of the pursuing car meant the officer was giving him a police escort home.
A police escort. As they normally do after getting halfway through a bollocking. It’s fine.
Hmm, 17 minutes. That’s quite a long chase, isn’t it? All the while assuming that they’re just making sure he gets back home okay with his seatbelt on. Understandable, absolutely. And a series of motoring offences? This is just the war on the motorist! Don’t these coppers have anything better to do than follow a criminal that’s bolted from them?
Two Gwent police officers followed him along eight miles of country lanes for 17 minutes before trying to stop the £60,000 Range Rover with a stinger device.
But Mr Whatley pulled over again and waited for them to approach.
He was later charged with a series of motoring offences.
He was found guilty of not wearing a seatbelt, failing to stop for a police officer and having tinted car windows which did not conform to legal requirements but cleared of failing to stop after an accident. He also admitted having a registration plate which did not adhere to regulations.
Should the police have let him go? What the fuck do the Daily Mail want? At least there’ll be some sense in the comments, nobody will bleat on about “proper” criminals or ignore the fact that he ran away from the old bill.
Is it because these sub-human idiots are unable to catch real criminals that they pick on the frail and defenceless??
So says the top rated comment. And we all feel a little sadder inside.
Credit to the second top rated comment, which says “Why is it that traffic police attracts bullies and gun hoes.”
And bottom of the pile? Worst rated?
This man was running from the police so what did he expect?
Personally I cant see these police officers did any wrong