You may have noticed a lack of posts recently, you may not have, you may not care less. Anyway the reason for this has been AL. Yay!!
As I was sat in the sun on a certain Spanish island sipping San Miguel, I was still thinking about work. In particular I remembered a story that a friend of mine told me about when he and a group of his mates visited this party island.
One night he and his mates were out drinking and they thought it would be a good laugh to jump around in the fountains in the middle of the central plaza. A good laugh it was too, until the Spanish police turned up.
Who promptly dragged them out of the fountains, kept hold of them and then proceeded to beat them with their batons.
Understandably this had the desired effect my friend and his group never went near the fountains ever again and every time they saw a Spanish copper they made sure they kept their heads down and their mouths shut.
This raises several issues, surely this approach is more effective than a £80 fine?
Secondly where’s the JPLAN in that? Where’s the five step appeal? Where’s the conflict resolution model? Spain is part of the EU, presumably they have the human rights act too, how can they get away with this type of behaviour?
This video of Spanish police at an anti Iraq war protest illustrates the behaviour I’m talking about.
How can they get away with this?? Imagine the outcry if this footage was of an incident in the UK.