Posts Tagged ‘Warwickshire Police’

I’ve seen some pretty one sided policing. I’ve seen some pretty decent policing as well but when you’re on the Estate of David Cameron’s cousin it’s a sure thing you’ll get no sympathy from the boys in blue who were no doubt under instructions from above. What’s even more concerning is a new tactic they’re employing which seems to have been organised well in advance with the hunts to avoid any interruption from saboteurs and thus allowing them to hunt with impunity. This turn of events has the stink of the Countryside Alliance all over it.

I’m referring to the use of the Section 35 dispersal order. This effectively means anyone to whom the order is applied have to leave a designated area for 24 hours or face arrest. It’s part of the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 details of which can be found here. Of course this legislation was never designed to be an umbrella for removing saboteurs or monitors from hunts but that’s how it’s being applied and it’s totally unjust, whether it’s actually legal or not remains to be seen and we’re taking advice on the matter. Now it would seem all the hunts have to do is make up a spurious trail map, hand it over to the police and they’ll do the rest. Of course the police aren’t interested or bright enough to figure out that following a trail would never require the services of terrier men on a quad with spades and yet they’re still present, ready to do their dirty work all under that nice, safe police protection.

Sargeant 1964

Sargeant 1964

Last weekend we were subjected to continuous drunken abuse while I and others were physically assaulted and you’ll see all of this in the video. Warwickshire Police have hardly covered themselves in glory and there’s been a significant backlash from the general public on their Facebook page. If you think this type of policing is wrong feel free to voice your opinion and let them know that you don’t approve of a significant amount of your taxes being spent in this way. The Hunt in question, the Atherstone have been seen actively hunting foxes in the last few weeks with some pretty damming footage being supplied by West Midlands Hunt Saboteurs which can be viewed here. The hunt support continue to show themselves for what they really are, violent morons that are desperate to maintain their bloodthirsty way of life.

It never ceases to amaze me the levels to which a certain sector of our society will stoop in an effort to continue with what they see are their right to hunt regardless of the law. It really shouldn’t surprise me I guess, I’m long enough in the tooth now to know a little of the mind-set of these people but I guess their ideals are so alien to my own and people like me that I’ll never accept even a tiny bit of it.

Once again there was an operation organised by several sab groups against another illegal mink hunt, this time our target was the Three Counties Mink Hounds however as it turned out we got two for the price of one with a joint meet including the Teme Valley Minks Hounds from which I’m sure you’ll remember the large expense incurred by West Mercia Police for the helicopter and multiple ground units. It was also the same day a sab was threatened with a knife.

Irony overload

Irony overload

Once again the police turned out in force (this time it was Warwickshire), complete with riot van, two separate dog units, multiple cars and even the helicopter made an appearance although only stayed for a mere 15 minutes or so. The big guy who threatened the sab with the knife was once again in attendance (wearing the same clothes – I wonder if he has a change as they must stink a bit by now?) and this time upped the ante by threatening him with a shotgun he had in his car. All this while standing next to a police officer. But it was OK apparently because he was a friend. I’m pretty sure had the roles been reversed someone would have been arrested and locked up pretty swiftly. Nice to know where you stand on these matters.

The land owner frothed at the mouth and was very hostile while others wanted to use their own children as a human shield in the false belief we couldn’t film their actions with them there. Aren’t they just wonderful examples of compassion and honour! Once again we stopped their little games despite their best efforts and attempts at subterfuge. Watch the video; I think you’ll enjoy it.