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The Ministry of Justice and the Metropolitan Police have acknowledged disciplining staff for misusing online social networks. The MoJ has sacked four employees and issued final warnings to three for misbehaving on sites such as Facebook and Twitter. Overall it has carpeted more than 40 staff for internet and email offences. …

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Plod using Facebook and Twitter

I knew the average Police IQ was on the low side, but really!

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You can imagine the tweets from CPSO's

- hey there's a photographer approacing the cenotaph

- woohoo lets all get down there

- etc

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Makes sense.

They can't have the troops talking informally to the public and possibly finding out what they think now, could they?

The lads might start to ask some difficult questions. You know, like whether cuffing photographers and hauling them in for, er, taking photographs aids good public relations? Or whether taking orders from Richard Brunstrom rather than treating them as the inane outpourings of a small-minded fucktard makes you a good Police Officer or just a prize tit?

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Of course...

... what they really want to make sure is that Police Officers can't blog anonymously and criticise the management of resources and senior officers etc because that sort of thing makes them look bad...

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Plod arresting photographers? Pah thats so last year

Now they are arresting Prospective Parliamentary Candidates (waaaaay up in North in Brown Land) on charges of disturbing the peace. That is BEFORE they attend a public meeting and BEFORE they have handed out their electoral material. Why are these the BNP I here you ask? No this is a respected freelance journalist Robert Green arrested in his bedsit the day BEFORE the meeting. So you can be banged up for things you haven't actually done and held incommunicado. Hmmm thats nice.

Try googling 'Robert Greig Hollie Green' (four random words I just thought up...honest ossifer) and all will be revealed. But ssshhhhh there's a D notice on it and we mustn't know whats going on in our country must we. That would never do.

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