Investigation launched after man dies three days after police arrest

Investigation launched after man dies three days after police arrest

Investigation launched after man dies three days after police arrest

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An investigation has been launched after a 32-year-old who was arrested by police on Saturday night died today.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) was called in following the death and is calling on any witnesses to come forward to shed light on the incident.

Jennifer Izekor, the IPCC Commissioner, promised a “robust and thorough” investigation.

Sussex Police officers were called to an incident in Ryecroft, Haywards Heath, on Saturday night (July 26) and approached a man leaving the area.

Officers restrained the 32-year-old man and placed him in a police van where he is said to have become unwell.

Due to his condition he was taken out the van in South Road, Haywards Heath at around 00:10 and CPR was performed.

He was then taken by ambulance to a nearby hospital where he died today.

A post-mortem has yet to be conducted and the Coroner has been notified.

Sussex Police called in the IPCC – as they are required to do so – and investigators were sent to Haywards Heath.

They have examined the scene and taken statements from the officers involved. They have also made house-to-house enquiries to speak to witnesses to shed light on the incident.

Ms Izekor said: “Following this incident a 32-year-old man tragically lost his life and my thoughts are with his family and friends at this time. The IPCC will carry out a robust and thorough investigation into the circumstances and nature of his contact with the police, the events leading up to his becoming unwell and his hospitalisation.

“I would urge anyone with any information about this incident or anyone who witnessed any part of the police contact with the man to come forward to the IPCC as soon as possible.”

Any witnesses should contact the IPCC witness appeal number on 0800 015 4877 or email: haywardsheath@ipcc.gsi.gov.uk.

They are also hoping to look at any available CCTV and are calling on businesses to get in touch.

The IPCC has met the man’s family but have not yet revealed his identity.

Did you know the man. Send your tributes to ben.james@theargus.co.uk.

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9:07am Wed 30 Jul 14

Watchdog50 says...

While this sounds terrible, there isn't nearly enough 'balanced' information on which to comment here. I'm sure that won't stop some people though.....eh stevo!!
While this sounds terrible, there isn't nearly enough 'balanced' information on which to comment here. I'm sure that won't stop some people though.....eh stevo!! Watchdog50
  • Score: 22

12:07pm Wed 30 Jul 14

theargusissoinformative says...

Watchdog50 wrote:
While this sounds terrible, there isn't nearly enough 'balanced' information on which to comment here. I'm sure that won't stop some people though.....eh stevo!!
Stevo seemed to have done a bit of research on that Traffic Officer who ran over those two men. Then that picture of the said officer on this website said a thousand words: an arrogant pr1ck who loves himself (not Stevo). If I were in the Police, I don't think that I'd want that bloke (wasn't Chalmers his name?) as a colleague, which was probably why he got transferred to the Roads Policing Unit. In the Roads Policing Unit, they just seem to be left to their own devices, with bigger cars to play with; his choice of car for his own personal use said a lot about his character. Lotus cars are meant to be bought by successful middle aged nerds, who wish to show the world that, while they have a sagging physique, their money more than makes up for it.

A Police Traffic Officer is a very responsible role, and one would expect modest motoring tastes, with which 'accidents' are less likely. I was also under the impression that 'collision' was the preferred word in the Police, because every incident has to have someone at fault. The Roads Policing Unit also seem to prefer slightly older men and women than Mr Chalmers, because of the stronger life experiences needed that come with maturity; an essential pre-requisite for high speed pursuits.

All of this is irrelevant to this story, but these seemingly repetitive stories do have an effect on the wider public.

Personally, I'd do away with the need for expensive Traffic Officers, and just put average speed cameras everywhere. The public (including Mr Chalmers) could then be saved from themselves at minimal operating cost (because each Traffic Officer must cost at least £50,000 per year).

For the Police to change some aspects of their culture, the public has to give a bit as well, instead of just screaming like children when some motoring issue crops up.
[quote][p][bold]Watchdog50[/bold] wrote: While this sounds terrible, there isn't nearly enough 'balanced' information on which to comment here. I'm sure that won't stop some people though.....eh stevo!![/p][/quote]Stevo seemed to have done a bit of research on that Traffic Officer who ran over those two men. Then that picture of the said officer on this website said a thousand words: an arrogant pr1ck who loves himself (not Stevo). If I were in the Police, I don't think that I'd want that bloke (wasn't Chalmers his name?) as a colleague, which was probably why he got transferred to the Roads Policing Unit. In the Roads Policing Unit, they just seem to be left to their own devices, with bigger cars to play with; his choice of car for his own personal use said a lot about his character. Lotus cars are meant to be bought by successful middle aged nerds, who wish to show the world that, while they have a sagging physique, their money more than makes up for it. A Police Traffic Officer is a very responsible role, and one would expect modest motoring tastes, with which 'accidents' are less likely. I was also under the impression that 'collision' was the preferred word in the Police, because every incident has to have someone at fault. The Roads Policing Unit also seem to prefer slightly older men and women than Mr Chalmers, because of the stronger life experiences needed that come with maturity; an essential pre-requisite for high speed pursuits. All of this is irrelevant to this story, but these seemingly repetitive stories do have an effect on the wider public. Personally, I'd do away with the need for expensive Traffic Officers, and just put average speed cameras everywhere. The public (including Mr Chalmers) could then be saved from themselves at minimal operating cost (because each Traffic Officer must cost at least £50,000 per year). For the Police to change some aspects of their culture, the public has to give a bit as well, instead of just screaming like children when some motoring issue crops up. theargusissoinformative
  • Score: -79

12:11pm Wed 30 Jul 14

Sambo00 says...

Well maybe only people that at least know some of what happened that night or knew the poor guy should comment eh !!!!
Well maybe only people that at least know some of what happened that night or knew the poor guy should comment eh !!!! Sambo00
  • Score: 28

1:08pm Wed 30 Jul 14

Ambo Guy says...

The first post was spot on about the usual Police hating f***wits commenting as the very next post was made by one such f***wit!
Not sure why they felt the need to talk about the crash involving the Traffic Officer when this is a totally different story.
Oh by the way Stevo!! was banned for making homophobic comments and now posts under a new username.
The first post was spot on about the usual Police hating f***wits commenting as the very next post was made by one such f***wit! Not sure why they felt the need to talk about the crash involving the Traffic Officer when this is a totally different story. Oh by the way Stevo!! was banned for making homophobic comments and now posts under a new username. Ambo Guy
  • Score: 79

1:52pm Wed 30 Jul 14

Sambo00 says...

Who are you referring to as the " f***wit" ?
I ask as I'm pretty sure I said nothing about the police in my comment !
Who are you referring to as the " f***wit" ? I ask as I'm pretty sure I said nothing about the police in my comment ! Sambo00
  • Score: 0

2:19pm Wed 30 Jul 14

Ambo Guy says...

Sambo00 wrote:
Who are you referring to as the " f***wit" ?
I ask as I'm pretty sure I said nothing about the police in my comment !
I was referring to theargussoinformativ
e and his post.
[quote][p][bold]Sambo00[/bold] wrote: Who are you referring to as the " f***wit" ? I ask as I'm pretty sure I said nothing about the police in my comment ![/p][/quote]I was referring to theargussoinformativ e and his post. Ambo Guy
  • Score: 51

2:24pm Wed 30 Jul 14

theargusissoinformative says...

Ambo Guy wrote:
The first post was spot on about the usual Police hating f***wits commenting as the very next post was made by one such f***wit!
Not sure why they felt the need to talk about the crash involving the Traffic Officer when this is a totally different story.
Oh by the way Stevo!! was banned for making homophobic comments and now posts under a new username.
Personal abuse that is way off the mark mate. I used to work as a Traffic Warden. My friends and relatives all do or have done similar public service roles, and I feel that I can comment about the interpersonal relationships between colleagues in these roles. I'd happily put money on the fact that Mr Chalmers is quietly despised by his own colleagues, especially since his incident with his Lotus and the deaths of two pedestrians. You probably don't care about the workplace dynamics going on behind the parking ticket that you got, or the people that arrested you, or the nurses that stitched you up, but such goings on have been a feature of much of my life; I've had to make some drastic changes to get away from such nonsense.

My point is more benign. In most workplaces, they try to do away with staff and replace their roles with technology to minimise costs; why on earth should roads policing be any different?

Let me open my mouth a bit more, and suggest that the disturbing incident with Mr Chalmers was in part caused by his own ego that he was somehow a superior motorist, driving a superior car, and that he has the skills and experience to handle all eventualities. Mr Chalmers isn't completely to blame, because his behaviour seems to mimic the attitude of f***wit speed freaks that seem to inhabit this forum, and I've noted a lot of undeserved sympathy for Mr Chalmers from contributors on here; it really seems that they can almost put themselves in his shoes.
[quote][p][bold]Ambo Guy[/bold] wrote: The first post was spot on about the usual Police hating f***wits commenting as the very next post was made by one such f***wit! Not sure why they felt the need to talk about the crash involving the Traffic Officer when this is a totally different story. Oh by the way Stevo!! was banned for making homophobic comments and now posts under a new username.[/p][/quote]Personal abuse that is way off the mark mate. I used to work as a Traffic Warden. My friends and relatives all do or have done similar public service roles, and I feel that I can comment about the interpersonal relationships between colleagues in these roles. I'd happily put money on the fact that Mr Chalmers is quietly despised by his own colleagues, especially since his incident with his Lotus and the deaths of two pedestrians. You probably don't care about the workplace dynamics going on behind the parking ticket that you got, or the people that arrested you, or the nurses that stitched you up, but such goings on have been a feature of much of my life; I've had to make some drastic changes to get away from such nonsense. My point is more benign. In most workplaces, they try to do away with staff and replace their roles with technology to minimise costs; why on earth should roads policing be any different? Let me open my mouth a bit more, and suggest that the disturbing incident with Mr Chalmers was in part caused by his own ego that he was somehow a superior motorist, driving a superior car, and that he has the skills and experience to handle all eventualities. Mr Chalmers isn't completely to blame, because his behaviour seems to mimic the attitude of f***wit speed freaks that seem to inhabit this forum, and I've noted a lot of undeserved sympathy for Mr Chalmers from contributors on here; it really seems that they can almost put themselves in his shoes. theargusissoinformative
  • Score: -75

2:32pm Wed 30 Jul 14

qm says...

< bows down humbly to superior intellects and remains silent . . . . . . . .
< bows down humbly to superior intellects and remains silent . . . . . . . . qm
  • Score: -5

2:49pm Wed 30 Jul 14

theargusissoinformative says...

qm wrote:
&lt; bows down humbly to superior intellects and remains silent . . . . . . . .
Er, no need for that. I'm just sharing a life experience (with a big dose of common sense).
[quote][p][bold]qm[/bold] wrote: < bows down humbly to superior intellects and remains silent . . . . . . . .[/p][/quote]Er, no need for that. I'm just sharing a life experience (with a big dose of common sense). theargusissoinformative
  • Score: -40

2:57pm Wed 30 Jul 14

qm says...

theargusissoinformat
ive
wrote:
qm wrote:
&lt; bows down humbly to superior intellects and remains silent . . . . . . . .
Er, no need for that. I'm just sharing a life experience (with a big dose of common sense).
Note the plurality of "intellects". Wasn't picking on anyone in particular however am pleased you feel included ;)
[quote][p][bold]theargusissoinformat ive[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]qm[/bold] wrote: < bows down humbly to superior intellects and remains silent . . . . . . . .[/p][/quote]Er, no need for that. I'm just sharing a life experience (with a big dose of common sense).[/p][/quote]Note the plurality of "intellects". Wasn't picking on anyone in particular however am pleased you feel included ;) qm
  • Score: 0

3:21pm Wed 30 Jul 14

Ambo Guy says...

theargusissoinformat
ive
wrote:
Ambo Guy wrote:
The first post was spot on about the usual Police hating f***wits commenting as the very next post was made by one such f***wit!
Not sure why they felt the need to talk about the crash involving the Traffic Officer when this is a totally different story.
Oh by the way Stevo!! was banned for making homophobic comments and now posts under a new username.
Personal abuse that is way off the mark mate. I used to work as a Traffic Warden. My friends and relatives all do or have done similar public service roles, and I feel that I can comment about the interpersonal relationships between colleagues in these roles. I'd happily put money on the fact that Mr Chalmers is quietly despised by his own colleagues, especially since his incident with his Lotus and the deaths of two pedestrians. You probably don't care about the workplace dynamics going on behind the parking ticket that you got, or the people that arrested you, or the nurses that stitched you up, but such goings on have been a feature of much of my life; I've had to make some drastic changes to get away from such nonsense.

My point is more benign. In most workplaces, they try to do away with staff and replace their roles with technology to minimise costs; why on earth should roads policing be any different?

Let me open my mouth a bit more, and suggest that the disturbing incident with Mr Chalmers was in part caused by his own ego that he was somehow a superior motorist, driving a superior car, and that he has the skills and experience to handle all eventualities. Mr Chalmers isn't completely to blame, because his behaviour seems to mimic the attitude of f***wit speed freaks that seem to inhabit this forum, and I've noted a lot of undeserved sympathy for Mr Chalmers from contributors on here; it really seems that they can almost put themselves in his shoes.
Sorry you lost my interest after I read 'I used to work as a Traffic Warden'.
[quote][p][bold]theargusissoinformat ive[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ambo Guy[/bold] wrote: The first post was spot on about the usual Police hating f***wits commenting as the very next post was made by one such f***wit! Not sure why they felt the need to talk about the crash involving the Traffic Officer when this is a totally different story. Oh by the way Stevo!! was banned for making homophobic comments and now posts under a new username.[/p][/quote]Personal abuse that is way off the mark mate. I used to work as a Traffic Warden. My friends and relatives all do or have done similar public service roles, and I feel that I can comment about the interpersonal relationships between colleagues in these roles. I'd happily put money on the fact that Mr Chalmers is quietly despised by his own colleagues, especially since his incident with his Lotus and the deaths of two pedestrians. You probably don't care about the workplace dynamics going on behind the parking ticket that you got, or the people that arrested you, or the nurses that stitched you up, but such goings on have been a feature of much of my life; I've had to make some drastic changes to get away from such nonsense. My point is more benign. In most workplaces, they try to do away with staff and replace their roles with technology to minimise costs; why on earth should roads policing be any different? Let me open my mouth a bit more, and suggest that the disturbing incident with Mr Chalmers was in part caused by his own ego that he was somehow a superior motorist, driving a superior car, and that he has the skills and experience to handle all eventualities. Mr Chalmers isn't completely to blame, because his behaviour seems to mimic the attitude of f***wit speed freaks that seem to inhabit this forum, and I've noted a lot of undeserved sympathy for Mr Chalmers from contributors on here; it really seems that they can almost put themselves in his shoes.[/p][/quote]Sorry you lost my interest after I read 'I used to work as a Traffic Warden'. Ambo Guy
  • Score: 65

4:00pm Wed 30 Jul 14

theargusissoinformative says...

Ambo Guy wrote:
theargusissoinformat

ive
wrote:
Ambo Guy wrote:
The first post was spot on about the usual Police hating f***wits commenting as the very next post was made by one such f***wit!
Not sure why they felt the need to talk about the crash involving the Traffic Officer when this is a totally different story.
Oh by the way Stevo!! was banned for making homophobic comments and now posts under a new username.
Personal abuse that is way off the mark mate. I used to work as a Traffic Warden. My friends and relatives all do or have done similar public service roles, and I feel that I can comment about the interpersonal relationships between colleagues in these roles. I'd happily put money on the fact that Mr Chalmers is quietly despised by his own colleagues, especially since his incident with his Lotus and the deaths of two pedestrians. You probably don't care about the workplace dynamics going on behind the parking ticket that you got, or the people that arrested you, or the nurses that stitched you up, but such goings on have been a feature of much of my life; I've had to make some drastic changes to get away from such nonsense.

My point is more benign. In most workplaces, they try to do away with staff and replace their roles with technology to minimise costs; why on earth should roads policing be any different?

Let me open my mouth a bit more, and suggest that the disturbing incident with Mr Chalmers was in part caused by his own ego that he was somehow a superior motorist, driving a superior car, and that he has the skills and experience to handle all eventualities. Mr Chalmers isn't completely to blame, because his behaviour seems to mimic the attitude of f***wit speed freaks that seem to inhabit this forum, and I've noted a lot of undeserved sympathy for Mr Chalmers from contributors on here; it really seems that they can almost put themselves in his shoes.
Sorry you lost my interest after I read 'I used to work as a Traffic Warden'.
And you call Stevo a troll?
[quote][p][bold]Ambo Guy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]theargusissoinformat ive[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ambo Guy[/bold] wrote: The first post was spot on about the usual Police hating f***wits commenting as the very next post was made by one such f***wit! Not sure why they felt the need to talk about the crash involving the Traffic Officer when this is a totally different story. Oh by the way Stevo!! was banned for making homophobic comments and now posts under a new username.[/p][/quote]Personal abuse that is way off the mark mate. I used to work as a Traffic Warden. My friends and relatives all do or have done similar public service roles, and I feel that I can comment about the interpersonal relationships between colleagues in these roles. I'd happily put money on the fact that Mr Chalmers is quietly despised by his own colleagues, especially since his incident with his Lotus and the deaths of two pedestrians. You probably don't care about the workplace dynamics going on behind the parking ticket that you got, or the people that arrested you, or the nurses that stitched you up, but such goings on have been a feature of much of my life; I've had to make some drastic changes to get away from such nonsense. My point is more benign. In most workplaces, they try to do away with staff and replace their roles with technology to minimise costs; why on earth should roads policing be any different? Let me open my mouth a bit more, and suggest that the disturbing incident with Mr Chalmers was in part caused by his own ego that he was somehow a superior motorist, driving a superior car, and that he has the skills and experience to handle all eventualities. Mr Chalmers isn't completely to blame, because his behaviour seems to mimic the attitude of f***wit speed freaks that seem to inhabit this forum, and I've noted a lot of undeserved sympathy for Mr Chalmers from contributors on here; it really seems that they can almost put themselves in his shoes.[/p][/quote]Sorry you lost my interest after I read 'I used to work as a Traffic Warden'.[/p][/quote]And you call Stevo a troll? theargusissoinformative
  • Score: -75

4:25pm Wed 30 Jul 14

theargusissoinformative says...

Ambo Guy wrote:
The first post was spot on about the usual Police hating f***wits commenting as the very next post was made by one such f***wit!
Not sure why they felt the need to talk about the crash involving the Traffic Officer when this is a totally different story.
Oh by the way Stevo!! was banned for making homophobic comments and now posts under a new username.
Are you really a bigot and an office bully, or is this just a persona? I think I know where Stevo was coming from, except that he got a bit carried away. Your posts seem to be short and brutal, without any context, except for your attitude, and a strangely chest beating username. Do you really mean to be Rambo without the R? This reminds me of stupid workplace egos (some motorists included).
[quote][p][bold]Ambo Guy[/bold] wrote: The first post was spot on about the usual Police hating f***wits commenting as the very next post was made by one such f***wit! Not sure why they felt the need to talk about the crash involving the Traffic Officer when this is a totally different story. Oh by the way Stevo!! was banned for making homophobic comments and now posts under a new username.[/p][/quote]Are you really a bigot and an office bully, or is this just a persona? I think I know where Stevo was coming from, except that he got a bit carried away. Your posts seem to be short and brutal, without any context, except for your attitude, and a strangely chest beating username. Do you really mean to be Rambo without the R? This reminds me of stupid workplace egos (some motorists included). theargusissoinformative
  • Score: -82

9:58pm Wed 30 Jul 14

Ambo Guy says...

It's Ambo for Ambulance. I am a Paramedic. There's no chest beating here.

Now anyway, you were saying how you know the Traffic Officer is an arrogant p***k by looking at 1 photo of him. You just come across as a Police wannabe (why you became a Traffi Warden?) as you like the authority but don't have the brains to do their job.
It's Ambo for Ambulance. I am a Paramedic. There's no chest beating here. Now anyway, you were saying how you know the Traffic Officer is an arrogant p***k by looking at 1 photo of him. You just come across as a Police wannabe (why you became a Traffi Warden?) as you like the authority but don't have the brains to do their job. Ambo Guy
  • Score: 77

10:15pm Wed 30 Jul 14

Ambo Guy says...

Just to add - you are very very clearly Stevo posting under this (brand new on here) name. Sad how you have to 'big up' yourself Stevo but do whatever makes you feel good I guess.
Just to add - you are very very clearly Stevo posting under this (brand new on here) name. Sad how you have to 'big up' yourself Stevo but do whatever makes you feel good I guess. Ambo Guy
  • Score: 70

11:35am Thu 31 Jul 14

theargusissoinformative says...

Ambo Guy wrote:
Just to add - you are very very clearly Stevo posting under this (brand new on here) name. Sad how you have to 'big up' yourself Stevo but do whatever makes you feel good I guess.
You work for the ambulance service. I've a relative that does this job, and can confirm that it is a pretty unhappy workplace. Do you drink a bit to cope with the pressures? No need to take it out on Traffic Wardens, because they keep the streets clear for you to go about your work. I'm not Stevo and I've no need to big myself up. Traffic Wardens are a quietly happy bunch, except that they do like to ****. You should become one; the change would do you good. Anyway, I don't do that job any more, because I found pastures new away from parking.

And by the way, Ambo really did make me think of Rambo. I can't help but think that you drew on that with your username, because I'd have just gone for 'Paramedic Man' or something similar as a username.

How long have you done the job for? Have you kept it for longer than you wanted to, because of the recession? I gather that most people can't abide the job for more than seven years nowadays. I moved away from the parking to pastures new just as the recession struck, and I've been quietly enjoying a good recession (not as a Traffic Warden). How about you?
[quote][p][bold]Ambo Guy[/bold] wrote: Just to add - you are very very clearly Stevo posting under this (brand new on here) name. Sad how you have to 'big up' yourself Stevo but do whatever makes you feel good I guess.[/p][/quote]You work for the ambulance service. I've a relative that does this job, and can confirm that it is a pretty unhappy workplace. Do you drink a bit to cope with the pressures? No need to take it out on Traffic Wardens, because they keep the streets clear for you to go about your work. I'm not Stevo and I've no need to big myself up. Traffic Wardens are a quietly happy bunch, except that they do like to ****. You should become one; the change would do you good. Anyway, I don't do that job any more, because I found pastures new away from parking. And by the way, Ambo really did make me think of Rambo. I can't help but think that you drew on that with your username, because I'd have just gone for 'Paramedic Man' or something similar as a username. How long have you done the job for? Have you kept it for longer than you wanted to, because of the recession? I gather that most people can't abide the job for more than seven years nowadays. I moved away from the parking to pastures new just as the recession struck, and I've been quietly enjoying a good recession (not as a Traffic Warden). How about you? theargusissoinformative
  • Score: -16

11:37am Thu 31 Jul 14

theargusissoinformative says...

theargusissoinformat
ive
wrote:
Ambo Guy wrote:
Just to add - you are very very clearly Stevo posting under this (brand new on here) name. Sad how you have to 'big up' yourself Stevo but do whatever makes you feel good I guess.
You work for the ambulance service. I've a relative that does this job, and can confirm that it is a pretty unhappy workplace. Do you drink a bit to cope with the pressures? No need to take it out on Traffic Wardens, because they keep the streets clear for you to go about your work. I'm not Stevo and I've no need to big myself up. Traffic Wardens are a quietly happy bunch, except that they do like to ****. You should become one; the change would do you good. Anyway, I don't do that job any more, because I found pastures new away from parking.

And by the way, Ambo really did make me think of Rambo. I can't help but think that you drew on that with your username, because I'd have just gone for 'Paramedic Man' or something similar as a username.

How long have you done the job for? Have you kept it for longer than you wanted to, because of the recession? I gather that most people can't abide the job for more than seven years nowadays. I moved away from the parking to pastures new just as the recession struck, and I've been quietly enjoying a good recession (not as a Traffic Warden). How about you?
For ****, read b-i-t-c-h; not something else please.
[quote][p][bold]theargusissoinformat ive[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ambo Guy[/bold] wrote: Just to add - you are very very clearly Stevo posting under this (brand new on here) name. Sad how you have to 'big up' yourself Stevo but do whatever makes you feel good I guess.[/p][/quote]You work for the ambulance service. I've a relative that does this job, and can confirm that it is a pretty unhappy workplace. Do you drink a bit to cope with the pressures? No need to take it out on Traffic Wardens, because they keep the streets clear for you to go about your work. I'm not Stevo and I've no need to big myself up. Traffic Wardens are a quietly happy bunch, except that they do like to ****. You should become one; the change would do you good. Anyway, I don't do that job any more, because I found pastures new away from parking. And by the way, Ambo really did make me think of Rambo. I can't help but think that you drew on that with your username, because I'd have just gone for 'Paramedic Man' or something similar as a username. How long have you done the job for? Have you kept it for longer than you wanted to, because of the recession? I gather that most people can't abide the job for more than seven years nowadays. I moved away from the parking to pastures new just as the recession struck, and I've been quietly enjoying a good recession (not as a Traffic Warden). How about you?[/p][/quote]For ****, read b-i-t-c-h; not something else please. theargusissoinformative
  • Score: -22

11:49am Thu 31 Jul 14

stevo!! says...

Ambo Guy wrote:
The first post was spot on about the usual Police hating f***wits commenting as the very next post was made by one such f***wit!
Not sure why they felt the need to talk about the crash involving the Traffic Officer when this is a totally different story.
Oh by the way Stevo!! was banned for making homophobic comments and now posts under a new username.
I'm not surprised to learn that the stevo!!. account was deleted.

Even I winced at some of the things he posted, even when he was slamming AmboGay, lol.

AmboGay seems to have misunderstood what is and isn't 'homophobic'. Simply disliking gays isn't actually a homophobic act, and neither is saying that you dislike them. If it were, then every mosque in the country would be closed down.

No, homophobia is an extreme or irrational hatred of homosexuality, and given that most people can rationalise their dislike, very few people are homophobic.

Ambogay dislikes homosexuals, because he gets angry when it's inferred that he is one. He's also racist against the English.

As for the Chalmers affair, I detailed my concerns yet no-one was able to challenge me on the facts of the matter. Funny, that.......
[quote][p][bold]Ambo Guy[/bold] wrote: The first post was spot on about the usual Police hating f***wits commenting as the very next post was made by one such f***wit! Not sure why they felt the need to talk about the crash involving the Traffic Officer when this is a totally different story. Oh by the way Stevo!! was banned for making homophobic comments and now posts under a new username.[/p][/quote]I'm not surprised to learn that the stevo!!. account was deleted. Even I winced at some of the things he posted, even when he was slamming AmboGay, lol. AmboGay seems to have misunderstood what is and isn't 'homophobic'. Simply disliking gays isn't actually a homophobic act, and neither is saying that you dislike them. If it were, then every mosque in the country would be closed down. No, homophobia is an extreme or irrational hatred of homosexuality, and given that most people can rationalise their dislike, very few people are homophobic. Ambogay dislikes homosexuals, because he gets angry when it's inferred that he is one. He's also racist against the English. As for the Chalmers affair, I detailed my concerns yet no-one was able to challenge me on the facts of the matter. Funny, that....... stevo!!
  • Score: -20

11:49am Thu 31 Jul 14

Ambo Guy says...

Whoa calm down Stevo. I don't think I'm the only one who noticed you mentioned him about 4 times in your first few posts (just can't help yourself eh?). Subtlety isn't your strongest suit Stevo.
My jobs ok, yeah we all moan a bit but overall I love it. Sounds like maybe your relative just has a drinking problem and uses his job as an excuse for drinking too much, you should perhaps do the right thing and put him in contact with someone who can help him.
Whoa calm down Stevo. I don't think I'm the only one who noticed you mentioned him about 4 times in your first few posts (just can't help yourself eh?). Subtlety isn't your strongest suit Stevo. My jobs ok, yeah we all moan a bit but overall I love it. Sounds like maybe your relative just has a drinking problem and uses his job as an excuse for drinking too much, you should perhaps do the right thing and put him in contact with someone who can help him. Ambo Guy
  • Score: 12

12:05pm Thu 31 Jul 14

stevo!! says...

Ambo Guy wrote:
Whoa calm down Stevo. I don't think I'm the only one who noticed you mentioned him about 4 times in your first few posts (just can't help yourself eh?). Subtlety isn't your strongest suit Stevo.
My jobs ok, yeah we all moan a bit but overall I love it. Sounds like maybe your relative just has a drinking problem and uses his job as an excuse for drinking too much, you should perhaps do the right thing and put him in contact with someone who can help him.
You don't know any of my relatives, sweet cheeks, so don't claim to. I also advise you not to make claims about the state of mind of others when their posts are plainly too advanced for you to discuss.
[quote][p][bold]Ambo Guy[/bold] wrote: Whoa calm down Stevo. I don't think I'm the only one who noticed you mentioned him about 4 times in your first few posts (just can't help yourself eh?). Subtlety isn't your strongest suit Stevo. My jobs ok, yeah we all moan a bit but overall I love it. Sounds like maybe your relative just has a drinking problem and uses his job as an excuse for drinking too much, you should perhaps do the right thing and put him in contact with someone who can help him.[/p][/quote]You don't know any of my relatives, sweet cheeks, so don't claim to. I also advise you not to make claims about the state of mind of others when their posts are plainly too advanced for you to discuss. stevo!!
  • Score: -5

12:12pm Thu 31 Jul 14

theargusissoinformative says...

Ambo Guy wrote:
It's Ambo for Ambulance. I am a Paramedic. There's no chest beating here.

Now anyway, you were saying how you know the Traffic Officer is an arrogant p***k by looking at 1 photo of him. You just come across as a Police wannabe (why you became a Traffi Warden?) as you like the authority but don't have the brains to do their job.
I might as well answer this one. Take a good look at that picture of Mr Chalmers while he's out of uniform; it really does say a thousand words, like a lot of pictures of people often do. Look at the way that he holds himself; he's the sort of person that I'd want to avoid. If you think that I'm being judgemental, a typical employer will have made much of their judgements about a potential employee in less than forty five seconds, so I'm not being unkind.

I avoided the Police for a few reasons:

1 the shifts take over family life.
2 if 'friends' don't like me being a Traffic Warden, then they're not worth having as friends. Instead of losing good friends, I gained some new good friends instead (but not work colleagues).
3 I could see that the Police had employed too many people a while back, and that there had to be a day of reckoning with having to slim back the service.
4 I wouldn't want to end up thinking that all of life is about crime.
5 I wouldn't want to think that the only people that matter in life are drunks and druggies.
6 a friend who had worked in the Police said that he was proud when he joined, hated it after four years, and was pleased when he was so seriously assaulted that he was declared unfit to work after nine years. He said that I'd be an idiot to join them.
7 I've always appreciated the tangible benefits that controlled parking brings to a community; it helps keep those house prices up (some research proved this). Then there was that parking review a couple of years back where the overwhelming response (from only a few people) was that controlled parking zones should be here to stay (although Hanover seems to be a bit different at the moment).

You asked a simple question, here's the answer.
[quote][p][bold]Ambo Guy[/bold] wrote: It's Ambo for Ambulance. I am a Paramedic. There's no chest beating here. Now anyway, you were saying how you know the Traffic Officer is an arrogant p***k by looking at 1 photo of him. You just come across as a Police wannabe (why you became a Traffi Warden?) as you like the authority but don't have the brains to do their job.[/p][/quote]I might as well answer this one. Take a good look at that picture of Mr Chalmers while he's out of uniform; it really does say a thousand words, like a lot of pictures of people often do. Look at the way that he holds himself; he's the sort of person that I'd want to avoid. If you think that I'm being judgemental, a typical employer will have made much of their judgements about a potential employee in less than forty five seconds, so I'm not being unkind. I avoided the Police for a few reasons: 1 the shifts take over family life. 2 if 'friends' don't like me being a Traffic Warden, then they're not worth having as friends. Instead of losing good friends, I gained some new good friends instead (but not work colleagues). 3 I could see that the Police had employed too many people a while back, and that there had to be a day of reckoning with having to slim back the service. 4 I wouldn't want to end up thinking that all of life is about crime. 5 I wouldn't want to think that the only people that matter in life are drunks and druggies. 6 a friend who had worked in the Police said that he was proud when he joined, hated it after four years, and was pleased when he was so seriously assaulted that he was declared unfit to work after nine years. He said that I'd be an idiot to join them. 7 I've always appreciated the tangible benefits that controlled parking brings to a community; it helps keep those house prices up (some research proved this). Then there was that parking review a couple of years back where the overwhelming response (from only a few people) was that controlled parking zones should be here to stay (although Hanover seems to be a bit different at the moment). You asked a simple question, here's the answer. theargusissoinformative
  • Score: 0

1:13pm Thu 31 Jul 14

theargusissoinformative says...

theargusissoinformat
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wrote:
Ambo Guy wrote:
It's Ambo for Ambulance. I am a Paramedic. There's no chest beating here.

Now anyway, you were saying how you know the Traffic Officer is an arrogant p***k by looking at 1 photo of him. You just come across as a Police wannabe (why you became a Traffi Warden?) as you like the authority but don't have the brains to do their job.
I might as well answer this one. Take a good look at that picture of Mr Chalmers while he's out of uniform; it really does say a thousand words, like a lot of pictures of people often do. Look at the way that he holds himself; he's the sort of person that I'd want to avoid. If you think that I'm being judgemental, a typical employer will have made much of their judgements about a potential employee in less than forty five seconds, so I'm not being unkind.

I avoided the Police for a few reasons:

1 the shifts take over family life.
2 if 'friends' don't like me being a Traffic Warden, then they're not worth having as friends. Instead of losing good friends, I gained some new good friends instead (but not work colleagues).
3 I could see that the Police had employed too many people a while back, and that there had to be a day of reckoning with having to slim back the service.
4 I wouldn't want to end up thinking that all of life is about crime.
5 I wouldn't want to think that the only people that matter in life are drunks and druggies.
6 a friend who had worked in the Police said that he was proud when he joined, hated it after four years, and was pleased when he was so seriously assaulted that he was declared unfit to work after nine years. He said that I'd be an idiot to join them.
7 I've always appreciated the tangible benefits that controlled parking brings to a community; it helps keep those house prices up (some research proved this). Then there was that parking review a couple of years back where the overwhelming response (from only a few people) was that controlled parking zones should be here to stay (although Hanover seems to be a bit different at the moment).

You asked a simple question, here's the answer.
I might as well be a bore, and add another reason for being a Traffic Warden. I figured that the life experience might be more valuable for day to day living. I've learned that:

1 local knowledge is essential with signs and lines, maximum times, uncontrolled hours and areas that aren't in a CPZ. This goes for everywhere.
2 having a nice wife or girlfriend is essential for jobs where it might be best if you just dropped off, drove round and picked up, instead of finding somewhere expensive to park.
3 in those places where you might get two hours' free parking in a supermarket in exchange for spending ten pounds there, I'd try and plan errands in this area with your shopping list. I've found no need to do this round here, but this one might be useful in parts of London. If you're unlucky enough to have gone over time and get a private parking fine in the post, then keeping receipts and sending a fair amount of money by return is also essential (typically £1 for postage, £2.50 for contacting the DVLA, and an appropriate amount of money for having gone over the free period. Never pay the £40 demanded).

You also suggested that I'm a Police wannabe. When I joined the Parking Wardens, I expected to be seriously assaulted or even stabbed at some point. I was surprised that this never actually happened, although I did get quite a few 'common assaults'.

Anything else, Ambo Guy?
[quote][p][bold]theargusissoinformat ive[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ambo Guy[/bold] wrote: It's Ambo for Ambulance. I am a Paramedic. There's no chest beating here. Now anyway, you were saying how you know the Traffic Officer is an arrogant p***k by looking at 1 photo of him. You just come across as a Police wannabe (why you became a Traffi Warden?) as you like the authority but don't have the brains to do their job.[/p][/quote]I might as well answer this one. Take a good look at that picture of Mr Chalmers while he's out of uniform; it really does say a thousand words, like a lot of pictures of people often do. Look at the way that he holds himself; he's the sort of person that I'd want to avoid. If you think that I'm being judgemental, a typical employer will have made much of their judgements about a potential employee in less than forty five seconds, so I'm not being unkind. I avoided the Police for a few reasons: 1 the shifts take over family life. 2 if 'friends' don't like me being a Traffic Warden, then they're not worth having as friends. Instead of losing good friends, I gained some new good friends instead (but not work colleagues). 3 I could see that the Police had employed too many people a while back, and that there had to be a day of reckoning with having to slim back the service. 4 I wouldn't want to end up thinking that all of life is about crime. 5 I wouldn't want to think that the only people that matter in life are drunks and druggies. 6 a friend who had worked in the Police said that he was proud when he joined, hated it after four years, and was pleased when he was so seriously assaulted that he was declared unfit to work after nine years. He said that I'd be an idiot to join them. 7 I've always appreciated the tangible benefits that controlled parking brings to a community; it helps keep those house prices up (some research proved this). Then there was that parking review a couple of years back where the overwhelming response (from only a few people) was that controlled parking zones should be here to stay (although Hanover seems to be a bit different at the moment). You asked a simple question, here's the answer.[/p][/quote]I might as well be a bore, and add another reason for being a Traffic Warden. I figured that the life experience might be more valuable for day to day living. I've learned that: 1 local knowledge is essential with signs and lines, maximum times, uncontrolled hours and areas that aren't in a CPZ. This goes for everywhere. 2 having a nice wife or girlfriend is essential for jobs where it might be best if you just dropped off, drove round and picked up, instead of finding somewhere expensive to park. 3 in those places where you might get two hours' free parking in a supermarket in exchange for spending ten pounds there, I'd try and plan errands in this area with your shopping list. I've found no need to do this round here, but this one might be useful in parts of London. If you're unlucky enough to have gone over time and get a private parking fine in the post, then keeping receipts and sending a fair amount of money by return is also essential (typically £1 for postage, £2.50 for contacting the DVLA, and an appropriate amount of money for having gone over the free period. Never pay the £40 demanded). You also suggested that I'm a Police wannabe. When I joined the Parking Wardens, I expected to be seriously assaulted or even stabbed at some point. I was surprised that this never actually happened, although I did get quite a few 'common assaults'. Anything else, Ambo Guy? theargusissoinformative
  • Score: 0

2:32am Sun 3 Aug 14

Dr Martin says...

Homophobia encompasses a range of negative attitudes and feelings toward homosexuality or people who are identified or perceived as being lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT). It can be expressed as antipathy, contempt, prejudice, aversion, or hatred, may be based on irrational fear
--Wikipedia
Homophobia encompasses a range of negative attitudes and feelings toward homosexuality or people who are identified or perceived as being lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT). It can be expressed as antipathy, contempt, prejudice, aversion, or hatred, may be based on irrational fear --Wikipedia Dr Martin
  • Score: 0

11:28am Sun 3 Aug 14

stevo!! says...

Dr Martin wrote:
Homophobia encompasses a range of negative attitudes and feelings toward homosexuality or people who are identified or perceived as being lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT). It can be expressed as antipathy, contempt, prejudice, aversion, or hatred, may be based on irrational fear
--Wikipedia
That's the opinion of Wikipedia, probably written to show how supportive Wiki is towards the little darlings.

The fact remains that there isn't a range of emotions, because that would mean it isn't possible to express any dislike of or negative attitudes towards homosexuality. It revolts a great many people, even those who support the 'right' to be gay......are you seriously suggesting that those people are committing a crime for simply being revolted?

Get real!
[quote][p][bold]Dr Martin[/bold] wrote: Homophobia encompasses a range of negative attitudes and feelings toward homosexuality or people who are identified or perceived as being lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT). It can be expressed as antipathy, contempt, prejudice, aversion, or hatred, may be based on irrational fear --Wikipedia[/p][/quote]That's the opinion of Wikipedia, probably written to show how supportive Wiki is towards the little darlings. The fact remains that there isn't a range of emotions, because that would mean it isn't possible to express any dislike of or negative attitudes towards homosexuality. It revolts a great many people, even those who support the 'right' to be gay......are you seriously suggesting that those people are committing a crime for simply being revolted? Get real! stevo!!
  • Score: 0

10:31pm Sun 3 Aug 14

Dr Martin says...

I agree with the Wikipedia definition, there is a range of emotions in regards to homophobia; of course it is possible “to express any dislike of or negative attitudes towards homosexuality”
I didn't suggest that those people are committing a crime, why are you suggesting I did?
I agree with the Wikipedia definition, there is a range of emotions in regards to homophobia; of course it is possible “to express any dislike of or negative attitudes towards homosexuality” I didn't suggest that those people are committing a crime, why are you suggesting I did? Dr Martin
  • Score: 0

8:57am Mon 4 Aug 14

stevo!! says...

Dr Martin wrote:
I agree with the Wikipedia definition, there is a range of emotions in regards to homophobia; of course it is possible “to express any dislike of or negative attitudes towards homosexuality”
I didn't suggest that those people are committing a crime, why are you suggesting I did?
You are free to agree with anything. I was simply pointing out the correct definition of the term, and showing how it translates into chargable offences.

I'm sorry if I occasionally have to bring reality into your life.
[quote][p][bold]Dr Martin[/bold] wrote: I agree with the Wikipedia definition, there is a range of emotions in regards to homophobia; of course it is possible “to express any dislike of or negative attitudes towards homosexuality” I didn't suggest that those people are committing a crime, why are you suggesting I did?[/p][/quote]You are free to agree with anything. I was simply pointing out the correct definition of the term, and showing how it translates into chargable offences. I'm sorry if I occasionally have to bring reality into your life. stevo!!
  • Score: 0

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