While photographing the eviction of the Sherwood environmental protest camp yesterday, I met a ‘plain-clothed’ police officer with much attitude.
So, no news there then!
He was on my case for most of the afternoon, with some most curious remarks, intimidating by standing 3 inches from me, and wouldn’t engage in conversion when I asked him, who he was, what he wanted, and why he was being ‘as he was!’.
He continued to snipe the odd remark, and I really couldn’t gather what was going on. Somewhere in the middle of all this, he started mentioning websites, then a little latter, it transpired that he was referring to my website.
I persisted a little further, thinking that the content of my website might be upsetting the officer, and further attempted to find out what’s what. After all, with descriptions of alternative lifestyles, travellers, hippies, protest, legal advice, surveillance, my photography, there was plenty I thought that might upset a policeman. Then he said he didn’t like some of my links. This is still a bit cryptic and like pulling teeth. But we got there in the end.
He specifically means the porn merchants that continue to infest my message and guestbook boards. Especially those that appear, with links to porn offering pictures of very young people. I was gobsmacked for a moment, since he obviously had formed the opinion that I was in favour of this sort of activity, and that by allowing the links to such stuff to remain, I was in cahoots with these guys.
LET ME BE PLAIN, TO HIM, AND ANYONE ELSE READING THESE BOARDS, OR, VISITING MY SITES.
I OPPOSE WITH ALL MY HEART SUCH ACTIVITIES. I AM AGAINST THEM, I WISH THEM ILL, AND HOPE THE POLICE ARE SUCCESSFUL IN LOCKING UP AS MANY OF THESE PEOPLE THAT ENGAGE IN THESE ACTIVITIES AS THEY CAN. THE EXPLOTATION OF THE YOUNG FOR THE PROFIT OF THESE BASTARDS IS AGAINST MOST OF WHAT ME AND MINE STAND FOR. I AM SOOO IRRITATED THAT THERE ROBOTS KEEP SPAMMING MY MAIL AND THESE BOARDS, WITH NO INTEREST IN THE CONSEQUENSES OF THEIR ACTION. IT TAKES A GOOD CHUNK OUT OF MY TIME TO KEEP DELETING IT AS I FIND IT.
He realises this now [I hope]. What I think had happened is that he saw an obnoxious message, visiting a while latter, he finds another obnoxious message. Deduction, I have left it there and therefore agree with content. Hence his attitude. What he didn’t realise is that I might well have removed the offending message half-a-dozen times, sometimes in the same day.
Nobody visits my sites, for info on where to find the best porn. I find myself being distressed that someone could think that of me. Further, it is distressing to be so targeted by these folks. I do my best, but the volume of the shit to remove can be a bit overwhelming.
I am sorry for any offence to my regular, or any other readers, and I also apologised to the officer in that while investigating me, had found such material.
I am of course, not sorry for the rest of the content of my site.
I am just doing my best. I hope this is now clear to all.