Sissy British Cop Rides Along With Detroit Police, Pisses Himself And Blames Poverty And Guns

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    For English cop, Detroit’s streets are a culture shock

    As a police officer in England, Michael Matthews doesn’t carry a gun — but while on a recent ride-along with Detroit cops, he says there were times he wished he was packing.

    Detroit’s rampant violence, “Third World poverty,” and the availability of firearms aren’t as prevalent in his homeland, said Matthews, a 41-year-old Scotland Yard cop who’s in Detroit researching a book he’s writing about the city’s police department.

    “In the U.K., officers don’t go to calls thinking they could be shot at any second,” the 21-year police veteran said. “The average cop in London deals with fights, domestic calls, and burglaries. In a year, they might never get called to a homicide scene.

    “Being on these streets (in Detroit), knowing there are so many guns around, you very quickly become aware of your own mortality.”

    Matthews, 41, whose father was a police officer, says he became fascinated with American policing as a boy watching television cop shows. When he finally visited the United States for the first time 13 years ago, he said he wasn’t disappointed.

    After several trips to the U.S., visiting police departments from Alaska to Mississippi, Matthews wrote a book last year, “We are the Cops: The Real Lives of America’s Police.”

    Matthews is now working on a second book focusing on Detroit police. The book’s working title: “American Ruin.”

    While riding with the Gang Intelligence unit on the city’s east side recently, Matthews got an up-close look at the prevalence of guns, said Detroit Police Sgt. Edward Brannock, who heads the gang unit.

    “I was driving slowly, showing him a house where a lot of gang members hang out, and a house across the street where I had a double homicide,” Brannock said. “I look in my rear-view mirror, and here comes a kid out of the house, and he’s got a blue steel automatic in his hand.”

    Brannock said he called for backup and parked down the block. “Before the other cars get there, here comes the kid walking right toward us with his hand stuck in his waistband. You could see he was holding something.”

    Brannock and other officers scrambled out of the car and ordered the youth to freeze. “He drops the gun down his pant leg. He was on a mission: He was probably coming to shoot our car up.”

    The youth was arrested and charged with carrying a concealed weapon, Brannock said.

    Matthews said the incident startled him. “I thought, ‘I wouldn’t mind having a gun right now,’ ” he said.

    It’s difficult to grasp how routine violence has become in Detroit, Matthews said.

    “In my country, every murder would be national news, and it amazes me that in Detroit, there are murders that don’t get covered at all by the press,” he said.

    In addition to the violence, Matthews said he was struck by what he called the city’s “extreme Third World poverty.”

    “One of the things that interests me is Mack Avenue (near the Grosse Pointe Park border). On one side it’s pet boutiques and Disneyland; on the other side is Detroit — a marked difference. Burned-out houses, empty lots and such. Of all the places I’ve been in America, Detroit visually looks most interesting, and not in a good way.

    “In the U.K., we have our poverty, but it would never be allowed to get this bad. And there wouldn’t be the kind of shortage of police officers you see in Detroit because of the way police are funded. Here, towns and cities pay for their own police; in the U.K., police are funded centrally by the government. So my tax pounds in London pay for police in Nottingham. The money is spread equally.

    “Areas of Detroit look like the aftermath of a war. To police something like that is extreme policing. Some of these streets are quite dangerous; cops are going against gangs with AK-47s and AR-15s every day. That’s just not reality for cops in the U.K.”

    Some specialized units in England are armed, and Matthews said he carried a gun while assigned to Heathrow Airport. “We have about 130,000 officers in the U.K., and only 6,000 are trained with firearms,” he said.

    Matthews added that British citizens aren’t clamoring for police to be more heavily armed.

    “There’s no public appetite for the routine arming of police officers. Having said that, most police don’t want to be armed either. It’s just not in our culture.

    “There’s definitely a gun culture in America that doesn’t exist in the U.K. Most people (in England) will go their entire lives without ever seeing a gun, let alone firing one. Even police officers can go their entire careers without handling a gun.”

    Assistant Detroit Police Chief Steve Dolunt, who has met Matthews several times, said he can’t imagine an unarmed police department.

    “I find it scary and a tad troubling that so few cops are armed over there,” Dolunt said. “They have strict gun control, and they have lower crime, but they still have problems with terrorism. So gun control doesn’t take away all violence. In America, we have the right to bear arms, and I think a law-abiding citizen should be allowed to carry a gun.”

    There were 537 homicides in England last year, according to the Office for National Statistics. Most years, there are between 35 and 80 gun-related deaths nationwide.

    Although shootings in England are rare, a problem with knife violence in recent years caused the government to launch a program urging people to turn in sharp knives: “Save a life, surrender your knife.”

    Matthews said it’s difficult for the British to grasp American “gun culture” — and vice versa.

    “We have entire years where the police in the U.K. haven’t shot someone. Entire years will go by where no police officers are killed. I was trying to tell the cops here that, and they’re amazed by that. They ask, ‘how can you be a cop without a gun?’ I tell them the threat of firearms just isn’t there.”

    Matthews said he admires Detroit police for their courage under fire.

    “I’ve always held that DPD are great cops, and I think that’s because of their environment. They learn quickly how to survive on the streets. The guys aren’t the best paid in the country, and yet they come into work every single day and do their job. They’re some of the best cops I’ve seen in America.”

    http://www.detroitnews.com/story/ne...police-officer-hits-detroit-streets/78913254/
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    How about the threat of knives? Or maybe that it's just that the criminals over there are too busy raping little girls to kill each other.

    This guy's head is so far up his ass, he needs to tell his dentist about that loose filling.
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    :lol:

    Great Britain has an exponentially greater number of stabbings every year. Let's say you take away all the knives, which sounds utterly insane until you consider how much of the "British" population already feeds by tearing hunks off a goat carcass with their bare right hand. You know what will happen? The rate of death by bludgeoning and strangulation will go through the roof.
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    Detroit PD are a bunch of pussies who are afraid to even try making arrests. I can almost sympathize with their reasons, but these assholes signed up for a job knowing that they were going to be working in a literal war zone because they exhausted every other opportunity to wield some amount of power over people. If Detroit cops are like boogietown cops around here -and I'm betting they are- the only arrests they make are White niggers coming into the city for rocks and dope.

    It's fucking unreal how crossing into city limits there is like entering another country.
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    I wouldn't call the Detroit police pussies necessarily, just lazy, thieving, unionized, civil servants who in their daily work will exert only the bare minimum effort of what they're contractually obligated. Same as pretty much any other cop shop in America.

    From my observation, most of the arrests they make are traffic stops or stop-and-frisks that procure drugs, a gun without a valid CPL, or a standing felony warrant.

    As for the contrast between the city and it's immediate borders, I would say that line is blurring fast. A lot of the border suburbs became niggerized by Section 8 during the 00's. Harper Woods is now referred to as 'Harlem Woods', Eastpointe is called by it's old name 'East Detroit', Roseville is called 'Roachville', etc. Even Grosse Pointe Woods and Grosse Pointe Park a full of niggers now, so that Brit cop wasn't entirely accurate.
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    @Giada: 43,647 Points (Yet, you live there.)

    Only until next July, sucka.
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    Detroit was called da Paris o' da West.

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    Fuckin' niggers ruined destroyed it.
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    "Give a White man a pile of bricks, and he will build a city. Give a black man a city, and he will build a pile of bricks." - From a comment over at SBPDL.com

    There used to be a website with 30 or 40 pictures similar to the ones Bluto posted. At first it was horrifying, then it was fascinating, then it was depressing, and now it's gone. Just like the city itself.
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    This English cop sounds like another gun grabbing English idiot who loves foreign invaders.

    There is nothing wrong with Michigan gun laws, blaming guns for the routine actions of feral nig-nogs, .... right out of the English cuck playbook.

    And

    Detroit Police are not pussies, I got pulled over by the gang squad once, the black cop who came up to me was easily 7 ft tall, I did not call him a pussy.

    A few years ago The Detroit Police saved the life off an off-duty Windsor cop who was coming from a tire store on the west side and some local :bongos:shot him in the heart.

    The responding DPD officers rushed him to the hospital in their cruiser while other units blocked the intersections on the way to the hospital, this saved his life.
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    That's one old pic I have never seen before, very cool. That big memorial I walked up to that once as a kid to see what it was for, it's a Civil War Memorial.

    *It says that pic is from 1899, I think it's older than that
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    That's the Michigan Soldiers and Sailors Monument, where Gratiot intersects with Michigan Ave. It's where Campus Martius Park now sits.

    I'd put that pic before 1899 as well. Get a look at all those horse-drawn carriages and cable cars. Not an automobile in sight. Those were the Halcyon Days.
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