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Old 10-27-2009, 11:24 PM
 
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With his greeting of 'Evenin' all', Dixon of Dock Green embodied the values of the solid, commonsense copper.

But his reassuring salutation, which began each episode of the classic police TV drama from 1955 to 1976, is one which today's real-life officers should be wary of using.


Read more: What's all this then? Police can't say evenin' all any more | Mail Online
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Old 10-28-2009, 04:12 AM
 
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England is losing its culture and history. When last in London in the Soho district I was greatly distressed to see men on sidewalks spitting or kicking one leg after a policeman walked by.
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Old 10-28-2009, 08:51 AM
 
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England is losing its culture and history. When last in London in the Soho district I was greatly distressed to see men on sidewalks spitting or kicking one leg after a policeman walked by.
The police are gradually turning themselves into "the enemy". Read this article coming from a pretty mainstream and middle class newspaper:

It is policing that is becoming extremist - Herald Scotland | Comment | Ruth Wishart
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Old 10-28-2009, 09:12 AM
 
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The police are damned of they do and damned if they don't. My guess is that, as they and their families are just as much a representation of society as the rest of us, there will be just as many "good uns" and "bad uns" within the police as there are in the general public. I guess that's pretty bad then ;-)
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Old 10-30-2009, 01:02 AM
 
Location: England.
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If they stopped moving out of local police stations into giant edge of town fortresses, they might better connect with those they are trying to police. Oh, and replace useless community support officers, and bring back village bobbies.
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Old 10-31-2009, 03:04 PM
 
Location: Scotland
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Political correctness gone mad. But I much doubt that the coppers ever uttered the line "Evening all", apart from on the TV....
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