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    like something out of a b-movie

    I know Croydon has a reputation for being a cesspit but sheesh...

    http://afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5...YE_tPZdsno4qLA

    Mob of teenagers attacks British police over litter row

    LONDON (AFP) — Two British police officers were injured after some 30 teenagers, some in school uniform, attacked them "like animals" after they asked a girl to pick up a piece of litter, officers said Friday.

    One of the policemen was treated in hospital for bite wounds after the attack in a shopping precinct in Croydon, south London, Wednesday. The officers, aged 34 and 29, were on sick leave with bruising and knee injuries.

    The teenage girl was initially asked to pick up a piece of litter. She did so but immediately dropped it again. When asked to pick it up again she became aggressive, and a group of teenagers gathered round and attacked them.

    A number of men in their 30s and 40s and several women joined in the attack. All those involved were black, London's Metropolitan Police said.

    One of the officers who was bitten, and is now recovering at home, said: "They were acting like animals, but I hate using the term 'animals' because they would not do that. Animals have a reason for doing something.

    "This is just nonsense violence. It is difficult to think that they could do something like this -- and to a policeman."

    A 15-year-old girl was arrested at the scene on suspicion of assault and bailed. When her parents arrived to pick her up, they complained about having their summer holiday interrupted, one of the attacked officers added.

    The issue of youth violence has been highlighted by a string of fatal knife attacks in London and elsewhere in recent months, and was a hotly-debated theme during the campaign for the capital's mayoralty in May.

    Separately, a 13-year-old boy was being questioned after being arrested on suspicion of involvement in the murder of a 17-year-old youth who was shot dead last week as he went for a haircut in Sheffield.
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    Bite marks, nice.
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    Unarmed policeman, not very smart. I know, beating the dead horse.
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    Mmmm, Gogo.
    Quote Originally Posted by unterhausen
    I believe that in this case "solid meh" means "so 'meh' that it could never be anything more than 'meh', and yet also no less than 'meh' -- in a word, exactly 'meh'"

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    Grab one of the kids by the ankles and swing them like a club to beat the others. I bet you see some kids' attitudes change really quick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spreggy View Post
    Unarmed policeman, not very smart. I know, beating the dead horse.
    But in this scenario the horse is the only one who is dead.
    Quote Originally Posted by unterhausen
    I believe that in this case "solid meh" means "so 'meh' that it could never be anything more than 'meh', and yet also no less than 'meh' -- in a word, exactly 'meh'"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spreggy View Post
    Unarmed policeman, not very smart. I know, beating the dead horse.
    Don't you have to have a weapon to beat a dead horse? I think you meant slapping or punching a dead horse, whilst blowing a whistle.
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    I think Brit policemen are trained a year on hand to hand unarmed combat before they are allowed on the streets, so in a lot of cases, armaments are not really necessary unless they have an anti-terrorist brigade sporting lethal force.

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    Do you think it could happen in the USA? Yeah, that's wha I thought.

    Some kids needed a beatdown, but maybe it wasn't their fault, maybe they never got the love they needed as a child or as I really believe, the cops should have said "now you are in time out".

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