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2nd Feb '16 9:27:46 AM blatster
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** Well, not really - Scotland Yard is the HQ of the Met, London's police force - er, service. For historic reasons, the Met being the first officially-sanctioned police agency in the UK, they have a couple of England-wide responsibilities (counter-terrorism and VIP protection, for example) and offer assistance to other services in specialist areas like art crime, but the equivalent agency to the FBI - in that they investigate serious crimes that span multiple areas - is the National Crime Agency. Neither the Met nor NCA would have got involved in events in Sandford because it didn't involve any of the areas they have jurisdiction over. Obviously this is all overthinking a film that has an entire building destroyed by a half-ton of explosives with none of the inhabitants killed...
24th Dec '15 10:23:52 PM Discar
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*** The closest thing Britain has to the FBI is Scotland Yard -- which can only be called in by the local police, not by private individuals.
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*** ** The closest thing Britain has to the FBI is Scotland Yard -- which can only be called in by the local police, not by private individuals.
24th Dec '15 12:36:24 AM EsotericArcane
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**Accidents happen all the time....
18th Dec '15 7:18:17 AM MrDeath
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** By the time there was shooting in the street, it was about anger and revenge.
18th Dec '15 2:13:40 AM Eagal
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[[/folder]] [[folder:Village of the year!]] * Even if they had succeeded in killing Angel, how did the NWA expect to explain away the town shot to hell? No way they'd win village of the year if there's people getting into shoot-outs.
23rd Nov '15 4:21:34 AM Durendal_1138
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[[/folder]] [[folder:Messenger's Message]] *What was it that Tim Messenger wanted to tell Angel at the church fete? The logical thing was that he came to the same conclusion as Angel does when he and the Sanford PD confront Skinner, but I'm not sure if he'd be smart enough to connect the dots like that.
4th Aug '15 9:00:39 PM Trueman001
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*** The closest thing Britain has to the FBI is Scotland Yard -- which can only be called in by the local police, not by private individuals.
14th May '15 11:13:16 AM Weary
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** Standard issue Police body armour is in fact both stab and bullet resistant (allegedly - I've never been that keen to test the theory at work). "Riot gear" (public order protection) is designed to protect the wearer from blunt force (bricks) and fire (which I know does work because you have petrol bombs smashed over you in the course of "riot" training). It is not kept in the armoury because it's not a weapon. And members of Firearms Units do indeed get issued enhanced bullet resistant body armour. However, every ex-Firearms officer I know kept theirs when they transferred to another unit; they're used to the extra weight and if you've got a good bit of kit, you keep it, you don't give it back to stores.
21st Apr '15 1:24:34 AM PumpkinCake
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**The sea mine subverts OutrunTheFireball both times it shows up; the first time, they outrun it and it doesn't explode, and the second time, there's no time to outrun it. You don't want to repeat a joke. It also subverted what you suggested, that it would impale his leg, because it looked like it was about to stab him, but he moved his leg out of the way, and it activated instead. Also, we don't know for sure that nobody was hurt. A whole lot of people survived, but we didn't see up close the condition of anyone but Angel and Danny.
13th Apr '15 12:54:39 PM Divra
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** Or Webley was in on the conspiracy, and was covering for the others. As for "up-to-date", there is nothing in there which is later than 80's vintage, which could mean war souvenirs from The Falklands. As for the sea mine... I got nothing.
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