By Cory Doctorow at 12:16 pm Fri, May 30, 2008
These are not the donuts you are looking for.
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.
vrgns, nd ppl wth n jbs
Brits: “Oh, look! Blackwater’s here!”
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.
These are not the…Damn you, Greg London. Damn you to hell.
Have you guys seen a big walking carpet come by here?
Carrying guns down the street is OK, just don’t let them catch you with a camera.
@4 Most of the troopers I know are married professionals. Some of them are even pretty girls.
oh man. theres cops… and cops like donuts, so you totally made a joke about it.
spot on… spot on…
I agree #9, thank God they’re only carrying guns.
The cop’s thinking: “Isn’t he a little bit short for a stormtrooper?”
No… We’re getting shipped out some armpit of a planet called Tatoine. Where are they sending you guys?
It would be totally badass if the Arbiter walked in, then we’d have an intergalactic confrontation worth a few stares! >:D
In the U.S. they’d have been shot to ribbons for making “threatening gestures”, no matter what they carried.
Thinkerer is not from the States, obviously.
At the conventions they’re all the rage. You feel safe.
Heh, exercise for the American viewers of Boing Boing: can you spot which one of the cops isn’t actually a police officer?
Would that be the chappie with the checkerboard trim on his lid?
..oh, I cheated. I’m not American.
TK-421, why aren’t you at your post?
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.
“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.
They’re not London cops. London cops wear red and white checkers, the city colors, no? Other British officers wear back and white.
June 1st Photography Freedom Day! Photograph a cop!
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).
The guns are clearly not a problem because, as we all know, stormtroopers can’t actually hit anything they shoot at.
@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.
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.
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