March 28, 2009

A Souvenir of Suicide

This is partially to test out my new block quote format but I figure you all might enjoy some dumb ass cop news. Eh wot?

Police apology over suicide rope

Police have apologised to a widow for giving her the rope her husband had used to kill himself.

Angie Gerelli, 52, who was separated from her husband, was given the rope when officers returned his possessions.

Computer trainee John Gilmore, 50, was found dead in a park near his home in Barry, Vale of Glamorgan, in November.

Ch Insp Jay Dave of South Wales Police said: "This was a very unfortunate incident and I would like to apologise for any distress caused as a result."

...WHAT? Really? They just shoved a rope in a bag and figured she'd want it? Was there no one checking this shit? That's dumb as hell! You want to apologize for some damn distress?

"I am appalled - it was the most insensitive thing to do. I asked the officer if a gun would be given to the widow of a man who shot himself," she said.

"He said they wouldn't because a gun is an illegal weapon - but as far as I'm concerned this rope was just like an illegal weapon."

*sings* Get up get get get down 911 is a joke in yooour town!

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