Just want to say, Chris_b it was pleasure debating with you and others re: the DNA/ Crime thread, at no point did i think any of it was out of hand and actually was good honest debating as you would get anyway even Question time, i'm not having pop at Mod's but didn't want people to think it was locked down because we were pot shoting each other, anyway it was enjoyable and i've learnt new stuff from that thread while it lasted. And i hope the boys inoccent in all this, thats the main thing.
Yes, I don't know what is going on just now, there seems to be a spate of thread locking. i get the impression there is a big debate going on somewhere but i can never be bother with these long chatty "What have you done....." threads. I think they are the target, couldn't see anything wrong in the thread we were all on.
Me and Chris, and others were debating and at no point was there any malicious comments or imature pop shots and me and chris weren't taking snipes at each other we were sticking to the issues in the debate. The reason i did this thread was so Chris and others would know that it was i thought a good debate and the lock down made it seem like it was a slagging match, which it never was. Hopefully Chris felt the same in is in no way offended by anything in the posts from anyone.
But have to agree with mods intervention - the thread blew up into something other than the rights and wrongs of the officers involved in this incident and the heavy handedness - and the fact that now this guys son's DNA will be kept on file even though he may not have commited the crime.
Never been stopped by the plod in my spider, but when i had my motorbike, different story!!!! But then i did have minature number plate / black visor on my helmet / and was basically an accident waiting to donate organs!!! So can't blame the plod for that either!!!