PC Jonathan Henry, may you rest in peace.
I'm not naive, I am well aware that the police face this kind of abuse regularly, I have not only heard it but have a friend in the police who has to take it on a regular basis. I am ashamed & sickened to see that somebody, posting as 'anonymous', has been posting comments on the police bloggers that have posted tributes to PC Henry, they have been using this comment as copied below;
"Great news as another Nazi pig gets put down. What a wonderful week it is now. shame the guy did not stick a few more Nazi pigs before they got him.
Someone should dig up the dirty pig cut off the baldheaded Nazi cunts head and stick it on a lamp post in luton town center, as a warning of what all pig scum should get for being a traitor to the man on the street.
and may may more of the scum follow this scum to an early grave in the most painful way possible.
every dead pig is a victory for the people."
This has been copied & pasted on over 90% of police blogs, which in itself shows great imagination wouldn't you agree.....?
And of course, once he found out I was applying to the police I also came in for some abuse, namely I was wished a sooner rather than later death, preferably as painful as possible & when I corrected him on the appalling grammar & spelling I was told;
"I am old enough to be your father little girl, IF i was I would smack some sense into you for joining the scum"
And on CSI:UK's blog, the comment below;
"Girl*Next*Door I would stay a goby little girl receptionist if I was you. maybe when you grow up. you may find out that pigs are not there too protect anyone the scum in power.I would never dream or running around feeling with all important in a storm trooper uniform. repressing and abusing the general public.may someone dig the scum up and stick the Nazi scums head on a pole in the middle of luton town as warning too the scum pigs that that what the have coming."
As you can see, the 'human' being who prefers to hide behind anonymity rather than show his name or even a viable blog link has zero respect, zero decency, zero courage, bravery & any other attribute that is worth having or mentioning decent people & real men have. I have done this post, not to give any attention to the extremely un-educated person posting this venom, but to show the difference between a real man, a man who died with honour doing the job he loved, protecting & serving & then someone who feels the need to hide anonymously & post pure evil & venom on a tribute to a man doing his job, serving others, & to do that he is the lowest of the very low. I will not call him a man because he isn't, he is male. There is a world of difference between the two.
This blog post will remain up for 2 days, after that it will be deleted as I refuse to have such disrespect & venom polluting my blog.
I didn't feel a tribute to PC Jonathan Henry was appropriate by me, it was also covered by police blogs who have done a far better job than I could have done. That isn't to say my thoughts aren't with PC Henry's family, friends & colleagues.
RIP PC Jonathan Henry.