Smellvin In the UK, a balaclava (ski mask) constitutes probable cause.
longwinded i love how they kept cutting back to it
that and the utility knife that was so dangerous
The Mothership not particularly evil. I also fail to see this lack of common sense. I also fail to see how a police search with a warrant is supposed to respect privacy.
Sundry They had no evidence or witnesses that there had been any guns in that farm. The spent casings came from the guy buying metal to sell later.
They ham it up for the cameras and treat an air rifle sitting against a wall is a grenade. They seize a kukri machete and a flick knife from a fucking FARMER. And at least one of the crossbows they are taking is nothing more than a torn-to-pieces handle with not even a bow. Oh, and they find one old arrowhead but not once did they mention finding a single arrow.
And the real reason the man was under suspicion was because he was a gypsy.
Ah. And even if they found nothing illegal they issued an official warning. A warning that is permanently attached to the records of this man despite being no crime.
sosage UK cops are very polite about this. In America someone would have been tossed to the ground and at least zapped in the first five minutes. Possibly one of the dogs shot. The air rifle would be conveniently missing because one of the cops thought it was cool. etc.
The Mothership Oh, he's a gypsy farmer. Well then, the Sussex Police never should have bothered such a fine, upstanding individual. How did they decide to bother him in the first place? They must have selected him at random. What a travesty of justice.
CharlesSmith Your guys fault for replying to him. Let this be a lesson to you.
RomancingTrain How can you be a Gypsy and a farmer?! That makes no sense!