Stormtroopers v. London cops


33 Responses to “Stormtroopers v. London cops”

  1. Gainclone says:

    TK-421, why aren’t you at your post?

  2. Tenn says:


    Hear, Hear. and here.

    I would do trooper cos-play, but I’d have to get armor that doesn’t constrict / completely dwarf me. And have more free time. And shave my head and look masculine, because I’d like to be accurate and the Emperor was a misogynist.

  3. Takuan says:

    June 1st Photography Freedom Day! Photograph a cop!

  4. GregLondon says:

    These are not the donuts you are looking for.

  5. GregLondon says:

    Do you know what’s going on?

    Maybe it’s another drill.

    Prisoner transfer for detention level seventeen.

    They may have split up. They may be on levels five and six.

  6. john_reeve41 says:

    Looking at the uniforms, I don’t think any of the people captured in this image are Police Officers. At least one of the officers has blue lapels, and given all the officers don’t have much kit attached to their belts, I’d say they are all Community Support Officers (Google it for more information).

  7. arkizzle says:

    Great photo!

  8. mcor9215 says:

    vrgns, nd ppl wth n jbs

  9. Santa's Knee says:

    Brits: “Oh, look! Blackwater’s here!”

  10. Umbriel says:

    Note to terrorists — Wear a hoodie and the London cops will gun you down without a second thought. Wear plastic armor and carry antique machine guns, and they’ll only look at you funny.

  11. Cazart says:

    These are not the…Damn you, Greg London. Damn you to hell.

  12. Yamazakikun says:

    The guns are clearly not a problem because, as we all know, stormtroopers can’t actually hit anything they shoot at.

  13. Gary61 says:

    Have you guys seen a big walking carpet come by here?

  14. Enochrewt says:

    Carrying guns down the street is OK, just don’t let them catch you with a camera.

  15. Drhaggis says:

    @4 Most of the troopers I know are married professionals. Some of them are even pretty girls.

  16. Cpt. Tim says:

    oh man. theres cops… and cops like donuts, so you totally made a joke about it.


    spot on… spot on…

  17. Simon Bradshaw says:

    “OMG! Bert! Is that really you?”
    “I had no idea your other hobby was dressing up and trying to look mean!”
    “Yeah, I admit it. I’m a PCSO. But don’t tell the other guys down Stormtrooper Club, OK?”

    With apologies to Police Community Support Officers. And Stormtroopers. Especially any PCSOs who are also Stormstoopers. Or vice versa.

  18. Ben says:

    I agree #9, thank God they’re only carrying guns.

    The cop’s thinking: “Isn’t he a little bit short for a stormtrooper?”

  19. arkizzle says:

    #25 Simon Bradshaw

    Please write in with your address, so we can send you your prize: the internet.

  20. MitchSchaft says:

    Thinkerer is not from the States, obviously.

  21. therapydoc says:

    At the conventions they’re all the rage. You feel safe.

  22. Biglig says:

    Heh, exercise for the American viewers of Boing Boing: can you spot which one of the cops isn’t actually a police officer?

  23. handlewithcare says:

    @Whackamole, you’re thinking of the City of London police, who do look ever-so-slightly different from traditional Metropolitan Police, they’re a force-within-a-force, with responsibility for the Square Mile and its environs. Those above, as some have commented, appear to be Community Support Officers, or at least the two leftmost ones do, I don’t notice the blue epaulettes on the rightmost one.

  24. BadKittyM says:

    Would that be the chappie with the checkerboard trim on his lid?

  25. arkizzle says:

    blue epaulettes!

  26. arkizzle says:

    ..oh, I cheated. I’m not American.

  27. whackamole says:

    They’re not London cops. London cops wear red and white checkers, the city colors, no? Other British officers wear back and white.

  28. supaswag says:

    If I ever rob a bank I will dress up as a Stormtrooper with a machine gun. Walk in – gag everyone – take the money – walk home. No one will bother me. Easy.

    Fancy a Stormtrooper Stripper? >>

  29. shawne says:

    No… We’re getting shipped out some armpit of a planet called Tatoine. Where are they sending you guys?

  30. Torley says:

    It would be totally badass if the Arbiter walked in, then we’d have an intergalactic confrontation worth a few stares! >:D

  31. Thinkerer says:

    In the U.S. they’d have been shot to ribbons for making “threatening gestures”, no matter what they carried.

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