Friday, 23 July 2010

PC Harwood - a ticking bomb

For some men, physical aggression is as intrinsic to their makeup as it is to a pitbull. Short of castrating them, there's little one can do to contain it. The most fortunate of them find themselves a niche in life where their aggression can earn them a living, the Paras perhaps, or similar. The least fortunate collect criminal convictions at an early age and waste their short lives in a rage of incarceration and control.

From time to time one of them becomes a copper. He'll get a reputation amongst his colleagues for provoking trouble, never backing down, never walking away and always looking for the slightest excuse to use violence. A constant trickle of complaints and ill-will may result in him moving from work where he has regular contact with the public to the TSG, where he can testosterone-bond with others away from ordinary people. Perhaps even here he'll have a record of poor discipline, a weak ability to restrain himself from the premature application of baton, shield, knees and boots.

Leave him in place, and sooner or later someone's going to get killed.

And just as a pitbull's DNA isn't the dog's fault, the consequences of leaving such an impaired officer in place aren't wholly his own fault. PC Harwood had an appalling disciplinary record, and the risks should have been recognised and acted upon by his superiors long before Mr Tomlinson died.

5 comments:

JuliaM said...

"And just as a pitbull's DNA isn't the dog's fault, the consequences of leaving such an impaired officer in place aren't wholly his own fault. "

Perhaps it suited his superiors to have someone like that to hand? Just as it suits the chavs to keep a pitbull handy. For those special occasions.

Of course, when it's gnawing on your toddler's leg, it's too late to ask if you might have made an error of judgement..

Weekend Yachtsman said...

Harwood and Moat - separated at birth?

Anonymous said...

He deserves a good kicking

Anonymous said...

I Agree...seen the footage, and yep deserves a good kicking

Anonymous said...

Harwood i hope you never get a days peace.by hook or by crook you will recieve what was always coming to you big time.Your an absolute disgrace to the police force and I for one cant wait to see your name in the obituary column,your no better than gutter slime.To have the audacity to put that poor mans family through the trauma you caused, only makes normal people sick to the gut.Your a coward who hides behind your status,I only hope that one day your actions are mirrored by an honest upstanding member of the public,because you deserve to rot in hell,your a Cancer that needs obliterated,but hopefully in a slow manner,so we can all laugh as you get your comeuppance.Watch your back rat.