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Space Hijackers

Eleven G20 campaigners are being prosecuted for impersonating police officers despite some being half-dressed and wielding toy machineguns.

Do these ladies look like cops to you?

The protesters, who call themselves the Space Hijackers, claim today it was obvious they were taking part in an April Fool’s Day joke as world leaders met in London on 1 April.

Yeah, those things tend to be done on the first of April. Why was it obviously a prank? Read on…

They were arrested as they drove an armoured personnel carrier through the City while playing Wagner’s Ride Of The Valkyries over a loudspeaker.

Cool!

Leah Borromeo, 30, a freelance journalist who was wearing a riot helmet and boiler suit rolled down to the waist to reveal a black bra, said: “If I’m guilty of anything it’s of impersonating a stripper, not a police officer. Our lawyers never thought anyone would be charged because it is so ridiculous. It is a farcical case.”

Director of Public Prosecutions Keir Starmer decided they must face a four-day trial despite critics describing the charges as “a terrible abuse of power”.

It is farcical. It’s like something from a Carry On film. And a four day trial? Four days! Over doing nothing more than improving the gaiety of the capital.

The offence carries a maximum sentence of three months and the case has reportedly already cost the taxpayer tens of thousands of pounds.

Oh for fuck’s sake! Talk about breaking butterflies on the wheel with golden hammers paid for by the rest of us. Couldn’t they have spent that money persuing real criminals. You know muggers, rapists, burgulars that sort of thing.

Nah, too obvious. Lasses with a little tank are much easier game. BTW – it’s actually a scout car and not an APC.

Full story here and a tip of the Kitty Kounting side-handled baton to Pavlov’s Cat.

8 Comments

  1. CountingCats says:

    Woo hoo.

    Lets do the time warp a-gain.

    Not only do they not look like coppers, but they don’t look like ladies either.

    HOWEVER, they very much do look like delectable and toothsome women, finest kind.

  2. RAB says:

    Well it has been sooooo long since I saw a Copper in real life, I really have no fuckin idea what they look like :-)

    But that lot can take me down the Station anytime!

  3. “Do these ladies look like cops to you?”

    Nope, if rozzers looked like that I’d be handing myself in approximately three times a day (four times on Saturdays)…

  4. RAB says:

    Ok I’ve made my fwoar! comment, now let’s get serious.

    This is ridiculous.

    But as we know, the process is the punishment these days, isn’t it?

    There is no way in hell, that the police and the CPS can think they will get a conviction out of this.

    My History teacher in Grammar School, packed in being a teacher back in the early 70′s.
    Being a very smart man, he could see that Education held no future for him, as it was going straight down the tubes with the imposition of the Comprehensive system.
    He re-trained as a Barrister, and is now a Crown Court Judge. Unfortunatly he is based in Norwich, because if he was presiding over this trial it wouldn’t get farther than reading out the charges before he dissmissed the case, and gave the Police and CPS such a sarcastic ear bashing that most of them would be off sick with emotional stess for 6 months!

    And another thing, I used to be the assistant listing officer for a Crown Court. How does the CPS fuckwit know the trial will last 4 days?
    How long is a piece of string? It may take one it may take five, that’s why we Listing officers always had backup cases on standby, because you just dont know how long a trial will last.
    This is blatent fascist bully boy tactics, politically inspired.

  5. Pavlov's Cat says:

    breaking butterflies on the wheel with golden hammers paid for by the rest of us

    Love it, going to steal it.

    ta for linkage. PC

  6. Rob Farrington says:

    I’m going to steal it too, and add it to my list along with ‘the Righteous’ (from Legiron), ‘boiling my piss’ (CF, I think), ‘fucking hellski’ (DK), and ‘fucknozzle’ (can’t quite remember now, but I know I nearly sprayed coffee all over my keyboard the first time I saw it!).

  7. RayD says:

    I’m not sure. Do they look after each others children?

  8. Paul Marks says:

    The protestors are daft – they have the most wild spending and wild regulating governments in history and they denounce them for being too “pro capitalist” (being under the delusion that the present crises was caused by “capitalism” rather than by the credit money expansion and how government regulations dictated this expanded money supply be used).

    However, being daft is not a crime – at least under any sane definition of law.

    If these women get convicted then Legal Positivism (“the law is whatever the rulers say it is”) will have finally discredited the concept of “law”.

    People will just say “so law is anything the rulers say it is – no matter how absurd”, “O.K. then we will only obey the law when we fear we might get found out – otherwise we will break it when it is to our advantage to do so”.

    A society like that must go into terminal decline.

    That is the danger – not a few women playing games.

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