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Old 08-09-2016, 06:40 PM
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F800 GS to provide armed mobility response for London police



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With the threat of a terrorist attack in London rated as ‘severe’, the city’s police force has selected the 2016 BMW Motorrad F800 GS to improve its response time for such incidents. Members of a special counter-terrorist armed force will ride pillion on an F800 GS ridden by a rider from the police motorised division.

http://paultan.org/2016/08/04/2016-b...london-police/
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Re: F800 GS to provide armed mobility response for London police

Makes total sense.
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Re: F800 GS to provide armed mobility response for London police

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Excellent!

And IMO is the logical consequence because the F800 becomes more popular day by day to on off bike, and not so heavy/tall as the GS1200
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Re: F800 GS to provide armed mobility response for London police

Well you can bet they will be responding after the fact and blaming the victim. And of course the mayor of London says there is no reason for anyone in London to carry a knife.

(Knife attacks are way up in London these days.)

https://www.steynonline.com/8559/an-...roportionately


The second story concerned a 78-year-old pensioner (in Britspeak) arrested on suspicion of murder after fatally stabbing a burglar who'd broken into his home. Even a so-called conservative publication, The Spectator, fretted that it was awfully unfair to the deceased, as there might have been a perfectly innocent explanation as to why he was lurking in another man's house.

Shortly before the attack, she'd been reading about Tony Martin, a Norfolk farmer whose home had been broken into and who had responded by shooting and killing the teenage burglar. He was charged with murder. In April, he was found guilty and sentenced to life imprisonment–for defending himself against a career criminal in an area where the police are far away and reluctant to have their sleep disturbed.
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Re: F800 GS to provide armed mobility response for London police

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Well you can bet they will be responding after the fact and blaming the victim. And of course the mayor of London says there is no reason for anyone in London to carry a knife.

(Knife attacks are way up in London these days.)

https://www.steynonline.com/8559/an-...roportionately


The second story concerned a 78-year-old pensioner (in Britspeak) arrested on suspicion of murder after fatally stabbing a burglar who'd broken into his home. Even a so-called conservative publication, The Spectator, fretted that it was awfully unfair to the deceased, as there might have been a perfectly innocent explanation as to why he was lurking in another man's house.

Shortly before the attack, she'd been reading about Tony Martin, a Norfolk farmer whose home had been broken into and who had responded by shooting and killing the teenage burglar. He was charged with murder. In April, he was found guilty and sentenced to life imprisonment–for defending himself against a career criminal in an area where the police are far away and reluctant to have their sleep disturbed.

Not quite accurate. Tony Martin's problem was that he shot the dead guy in the back and didn't have a licence for his shotgun, and he had a history - his shotgun licence had been revoked for shooting at a vehicle. See here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tony_Martin_%28farmer%29

As for the scumbag who attempted to burglarise the 78 year old pensioner's house, there is enough on that matter on a separate thread: http://www.i-bmw.com/showthread.php?t=62419
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