An incident in Bournemouth this week shows that adults in Britain are now in danger of being arrested if they seek to prevent children from misbehaving in public or behaving in a manner that is inconsiderate of others; the paranoia of child abuse that has been created over the last 20 years now means that children are completely out of control, cannot be disciplined and are allowed to behave in any way they want with adults risking arrest if they intervene in any way.
Following an incident this week which saw an innocent man dramatically arrested and forcibly restrained with handcuffs and leg restraints – only to later be released without charge – TheOpinionSite.org can advise adults that they are likely to be seen by the police as the problem rather than the solution. (Video is at the end of this article)
An adult risking interaction of any kind with someone under 18 will always be suspected of being a potential abuser, especially if that interaction is in a public place.
Adults should not, it seems, be tempted to tell children to behave properly or to act with any consideration towards others; nor should adults attempt to prevent kids from breaking the law – or indeed go anywhere near them at all.
The insanity of so-called “child protection” in today’s Britain was clearly illustrated this week when a man in Dorset tried to deal with some out of control children and ended up being handcuffed, put in leg restraints and arrested after having apparently shouted at some nuisance children who were splashing around him and refused to stop.
Suspicion from the pool attendants was originally directed towards the man who was asked to leave the pool, even though it was the children causing the problem. When he refused to do so, the police were called in order to “prevent a breach of the peace.”
More police turned up in force and dragged the man from the swimming pool at the Littledown Centre in Bournemouth. He was then handcuffed to the side of the pool and leg restraints were used.
Up to five police officers ended up restraining this one handcuffed and manacled man.
There are however no reports of anything happening to or even being said to the children who caused the problem in the first place. Naturally, it was assumed by the police that it was the adult who was either at fault or who had ulterior motives towards the children who were assumed to be blameless.
Police attempt to justify action
Chief Inspector Chris Weeks of Bournemouth police, confirming officers had been called to the centre following a report of a disturbance, tried desperately to justify the action of what appear to be out of control officers:
“Dorset Police responded to a report of an aggressive male shouting and swearing in a public place. On removing the man from the pool he had to be handcuffed to the front. He tried to kick out with his legs requiring the officers to apply limb restraints. The officers acted appropriately at all times using Home Office approved methods and equipment.”
The Chief Inspector eventually added that in fact, no crime had been committed by the man who was later released and taken home.
It would however be interesting to know whether or not he received an apology from the police or instead was told that he will now forever be a suspect.
Certainly, if he needs a CRB certificate, he may now find that difficult as police will almost certainly mention his arrest and the reasons for it when submitting information to the relevant authorities.
TheOpinionSite.org should also mention the fact that although police were allegedly concerned because the incident was taking place in a public swimming pool, they did not actually say why they were so concerned or why they did not just ask the man to leave quietly.
Nor did they dare mention the fact that the cause of the problem seems to have been children being a thorough nuisance and neither do they seem to have taken much care in finding out what was actually going on before going in mob-handed.
This habit of always assuming that the adult is a predator ready to abuse children may be great for private companies making a profit, MPs seeking cheap publicity and charities seeking to extort money from the rest of us but – and this is rarely mentioned – the official figures show that such predatory behaviour is very rare indeed.
Most child abuse takes place in the home but we never hear child protection groups, the tabloids, policemen or MPs talking about that.
Britain is now a place where even parents are afraid to show any affection toward their own children in public for fear of being arrested. Nor are parents willing to discipline their children for fear of reprisal by the state.
The authorities, driven by fear of criticism, always suspect any adult who interacts with children in any way as being a potential child abuser and always act in an “over the top” fashion in case their “protective” approach is not recognised.
With regard to the case of the innocent man in Bournemouth, one onlooker said she believes the man was unfairly treated by Littledown staff and the police.
“A man did indeed have unacceptable threatening behaviour to a bunch of young boys who were splashing around him and potentially being a nuisance. They did not deserve the abuse the man threw at them.
“What followed was farcical – four police cars, an entourage of police and members of the general public filling every window available.
“We need to be much more supportive and open with people who are clearly distressed.
“At no time did I see him hit out. I fully believe this man would have been OK to continue his swim.”
So, a man who was innocent, simply wanted selfish kids to behave reasonably and who ended up being arrested, humiliated, probably had his DNA and fingerprints taken and who will now forever be regarded by police, social services and other so-called “professionals” as being a potential (or in their language, ‘probable’) child abuser.
Adults be warned: Stay away from any interaction with children, be they someone else’s or even your own. You might get arrested otherwise.
Incidentally, despite requests, Dorset Police declined to confirm how many officers attended the scene. TheOpinionSite.org suggests you judge for yourself.
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