Author [ES] [CA] [PL] [PT] [IT] [DE] [FR] [NL] [DK] [NO] [GR] [TR] Topic: Cancelled Megameet Therapy  (Read 3797 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline GeoffS

  • Tiger Master
  • ****
  • Posts: 553
  • Bike: XC - Green/Black
  • Location: Sunny Norfolk!
Re: Cancelled Megameet Therapy
« Reply #40 on: October 02, 2020, 03:26:22 PM »
We should be thankful that we live in a country that allows us to freely photograph almost anywhere in public places, but why do some people feel the need to goad the police?
Am I obliged to give you my name?..., Am I allowed to photograph in a public place?...., he knows what the answer is, so grow up, and go home and watch your thoroughly exciting recording of Sellafields front gate.
Roses are red,
Violets are blue,
Some poems rhyme,
But this one doesnt.

Offline Stevie.P

  • Tiger Jedi
  • *****
  • Posts: 3605
  • 'Arte et Marte'
  • Bike: 2015 Tiger XRt
  • Location: Plymouth, UK
Re: Cancelled Megameet Therapy
« Reply #41 on: October 02, 2020, 03:57:50 PM »
:172: guys, I only put up an innocent picture taken from the main road. I've even seen the large lay-by on the map at Yeorton Brow where I stopped which as the crow flies is 2.7 miles to the Sellafield installation.
Also owned my 1979 Bonnie T140E from new!

We don't stop playing because we grow old .. WE GROW OLD BECAUSE WE STOP PLAYING!!!


Offline Dilbert

  • Premier Member
  • Tiger Jedi
  • *
  • Posts: 5342
  • Bike: Tiger 800 XRx
  • Location: Cheshire, UK
Re: Cancelled Megameet Therapy
« Reply #42 on: October 19, 2020, 09:34:19 AM »
*Originally Posted by Rtwo [+]

The Nuclear Constabulary are well used to clowns chancing their arms making daft "documentaries", Panorama are renown for courting controversy and pretending they have insider information as were Greenpeace before them.

Like I said, just a bit of friendly advice, photography and video recording of MOD and Civil Nuclear sites is banned and technically covers both terrorist and espionage as well as civil trespass, the relevant acts being the Anti-Terrorism Act and the Official Secrets Act.

Those in the video were obviously trying to make a point, filming at any of the access points is illegal as it can identify some of the security measures in place, as usual this thread has gone entirely off topic and into the realms of fantasy about what you "rights" are, you do not have the right to photograph anything that contravenes the above.

The pictures shown were entirely innocent and would be seen as such, my comment was intended to warn against any more intrusive picture taking.

Take the advice in the spirit it was intended, or disregard it as you wish.
Now available in "Batman"

Offline Stevie.P

  • Tiger Jedi
  • *****
  • Posts: 3605
  • 'Arte et Marte'
  • Bike: 2015 Tiger XRt
  • Location: Plymouth, UK
Re: Cancelled Megameet Therapy
« Reply #43 on: October 19, 2020, 10:27:15 AM »
*Originally Posted by Dilbert [+]
The pictures shown were entirely innocent and would be seen as such, my comment was intended to warn against any more intrusive picture taking.

Take the advice in the spirit it was intended, or disregard it as you wish.

*Originally Posted by Stevie.P [+]
... I understand what you're saying. ....

... there was no issue for me with your comment. :028:
Also owned my 1979 Bonnie T140E from new!

We don't stop playing because we grow old .. WE GROW OLD BECAUSE WE STOP PLAYING!!!


Offline GeoffS

  • Tiger Master
  • ****
  • Posts: 553
  • Bike: XC - Green/Black
  • Location: Sunny Norfolk!
Re: Cancelled Megameet Therapy
« Reply #44 on: October 19, 2020, 10:40:39 AM »
StevieP and Dilbert, spot on both of you.
Common sense (somewhat lacking these days) and a little thought about your actions goes a long way.
The video highlighted that the person behind the camera had neither of the above; why the need for him to play games with the police....
Roses are red,
Violets are blue,
Some poems rhyme,
But this one doesnt.

Offline Rtwo

  • Tiger Jedi
  • *****
  • Posts: 4527
  • Bike: KTM 1290 SAS
  • Location: Co. Durham
Re: Cancelled Megameet Therapy
« Reply #45 on: October 20, 2020, 07:09:00 AM »
I have zero respect for the police force/service or whatever else they're calling themselves today, there are certainly some good people within the ranks but as an institution it stinks.
Back in the early 80s in the early hours, strolling back home from seeing my girlfriend, a police van stopped, 3 or 4 of them got out and laid into me.
I spent a night in hospital with broken ribs and bruised kidneys followed by a night in the cells and a charge of assault against one of them.
The charges were later dropped (of course) and my complaint against them rejected.
So no, I won't defer or show any respect to them or engage in any conversation with them.
Most people of my generation around here feel the same way.

The party told you to reject the evidence of your eyes and ears. It was their final, most essential command.
....George Orwell

Check the Facts !!

Offline Dilbert

  • Premier Member
  • Tiger Jedi
  • *
  • Posts: 5342
  • Bike: Tiger 800 XRx
  • Location: Cheshire, UK
Re: Cancelled Megameet Therapy
« Reply #46 on: October 20, 2020, 03:37:31 PM »
*Originally Posted by Rtwo [+]
I have zero respect for the police force/service or whatever else they're calling themselves today, there are certainly some good people within the ranks but as an institution it stinks.
Back in the early 80s in the early hours, strolling back home from seeing my girlfriend, a police van stopped, 3 or 4 of them got out and laid into me.
I spent a night in hospital with broken ribs and bruised kidneys followed by a night in the cells and a charge of assault against one of them.
The charges were later dropped (of course) and my complaint against them rejected.
So no, I won't defer or show any respect to them or engage in any conversation with them.
Most people of my generation around here feel the same way.

I can understand your point of view, I am also well aware of the police actions in your area, particularly the Met during the miner's strike, here near Manchester we still remember the actions of the police militia and army in the Peterloo massacre and being from the North West (Liverpool/ Manchester area) their involvement in the IRA/ UDF terrorism events.
Times move on and the Police are far more accountable now than they have ever been, though Johnson's latest bill to give them and the Army carte blanche to do whatever they feel like is an obvious backwards step.
You can hold whatever views you want on the subject, it matters not a jot, in the video the armed Nuclear Constabulary (not the national Police Service) showed a great deal of restraint (long radio conversation with HQ), much of which is, as always in English Law based on intent, if you are believed to be filming, or photographing for reasons that are against the "National Interest", then you can expect harsher treatment, it has happened, several times.
It is worth also noting that as a country (UK) we are still on a Heightened response.

I remember taking my lad who was in the Sea Cadets to a Naval Training Base down South, as I drove up to the lodge gate I remember thinking how relaxed and informal it was ......... then I noticed the camouflaged Bren gun emplacement  :033:

As has already been indicated here, people who have, or have had some involvement with the security, or armed forces will understand and take note, it's not something that anybody should worry about, but it simply doesn't pay to try poking the bear  :016:
Now available in "Batman"

 


Recent Topics