Cartoon: Police Abuse
" This cartoon by Paul Thomas from
The Daily Express relates to news that the Metropolitan Police, Britain's largest police
force with more than 32,000 officers, has
issued a card telling officers not to arrest
members of the public who verbally
abuse them..." + COMMENT + LINKS (jeffreyhill.typepad.com)
Cartoon: The Visible Policeman
"This cartoon by Paul Thomas from The Daily Express relates to a think tank report which calls for police officers in Britain
to wear their uniform to and from work
because it said the public would be reassured
to see more officers on their daily commute..."
+ COMMENT + LINK (englishblog.com)
The Scarlatti Tilt - Activities sent by Anne-Sophie SAINT-SULPICE (Ac. Lyon):
"A l'origine j'avais fait une faute de frappe sur l'histoire et j'avais décidé de la laisser car d'une part cela permet de placer tous les personnages typiques
de la 'detective story' et d'autre part ça leur permet je pense de bien voir à quel point une simple lettre peut être importante en anglais (une fois qu'on rectifie l'erreur). Vous pouvez, vous, l'enlever, c'est alors plus simple pour les élèves de comprendre. Mais comme moi je veux bien leur faire réaliser à quel point les ellipses dans la narration peuvent être un obstacle à la compréhension, ça ne me gêne pas qu'ils rament un peu au début."
- The Scarlatti Tilt 4ème
- The Scarlatti Tilt 2nde
- Alibi rules - un jeu pris dans "Language Teaching Games and contests" de W R Lee.
Pour les classes plus faibles je faisais venir l'assistante et elle aidait les deux suspects à préparer leur alibi."
- Creative writing
The Scarlatti Tilt - "The classic crime story from the writings of Richard Brautigan."(YouTube)
The Scarlatti Tilt - Ms McCulloch's classes
"Read the short story “The Scarlatti Tilt” ... Not very long, is it? Yet it does have all the elements of a story.
There are characters, suspense, dialogue and we ..." (google.fr)
The Scarlatti Tilt "is an apparent ‘humorous’ tale of the killing of one human being by another. This particular story is an excellent example of ..." (wonderwisdom.wordpress.com)
- New Plymouth prison / administration building / jail / jailhouse / large stone wall / razor wire / fence / barbed wire /
electronic security devices / cameras / closed circuit / Corrections Department
- prison break / heist
- escape / break into / make off / alert / call / force open / steal / surround / top / accomodate
- fire / sprinkler / firefighter
- set alight
Cat burglar takes shine to underwear
"A spate of thefts from gardens and washing lines in a southern English town had been puzzling police...
(The cat) pinched builder's gloves, a knee-pad, a paint roller, rubber gloves, and 10 pairs of children's underpants..." (stuff.co.nz)
Argentina criminals 'evade capture by dressing up as sheep'
They "dressed in full sheepskin fleeces with realistic looking heads as they tried to evade capture...
They used their disguises to fool officials for more than a week despite more than 300 members of the local constabulary searching for them." "They can't pull the wool over our eyes forever,” one officer deadpanned. (telegraph.co.uk)
The term perp walk
"is an American slang term which refers to the police practice of intentionally parading an arrested suspect (or "perp", short for "perpetrator") through a public place so that the media may observe and record the event.
The suspect is typically handcuffed or otherwise restrained, and is often dressed in prison garb." (Wikipedia)
Ella Fitzgerald - Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead- with the lyrics "Once there was a wicked witch
In the lovely land of Oz
And a wickeder, wickeder
Wickeder witch that never,never was
She filled the folks in munchkin land
With terror and with dread
Till one fine day from kansas way...
And the coroner pronounced her: dead"
Johnny Cash : I Got Stripes " On a Monday I was arrested (uh huh)
On a Tuesday they locked me in the jail (po' boy)
On a Wednesday my trial was attested
On a Thursday they said guilty and the judge's gavel fell"
(lyricsplayground.com) + the VIDEO (YouTube)
Columbo star Peter Falk dies aged 83
"Peter Falk, the American actor most famous for his role as TV's scruffy detective, Columbo..." See Obituary: Peter Falk
"With his rumpled raincoat, battered car and never-seen wife, Columbo was one of television's most popular detectives. As the un-ironed
but appealing lieutenant, Peter Falk was on our screens for more than 30 years and one of the world's most recognised actors." (BBC)
Police body cameras: Positive change in Rialto, California - 12 December 2014
"In Rialto, California, 60 miles east of Los Angeles, the police force there has been using tiny cameras mounted on officers
for nearly four years with great success: complaints from the public are down 88% since the department started filming every arrest and interaction.
Police and the people they serve both like the programme." (BBC)
Cool Hand Luke - night in the box
"A clip from the movie Cool Hand Luke. In this scene, the new inmates are introduced to the rules and told that breaking any rule leads to a 'night in the box'." (YouTube)
Inside New York's anti-terror centre- 5 August 2013
"In a secret location in lower Manhattan, Panorama reporter Hilary Andersson was given a glimpse of the control centre
where New York's Police is stepping it up its anti-terrorism operations." (BBC)
US man 'abandoned' in US jail gets $4m in compensation - 31 July 2013 - Article + Video
"A university student in the US city of San Diego has received $4.1m (£2.7m) from the US government
after he was abandoned for more than four days in a prison cell, his lawyer said."
DASH CAM VIDEO: Police Pursuit - "Portland Police Traffic Officer Mark James attempts to catch up to a traffic violator."
- with a surprise! (YouTube)
Mankind: Exceptional hair
"MANKIND is a grooming studio for men in Toronto.
‘Suspect Description’ is about a burglary in Sak’s Fine Food Store.
When two police follow up the report of the criminals the victim starts to give a detailed and weird analysis of the suspect.." (creativecriminals.com)
Woman called 999 over 'stolen' snowman
"Kent Police issued a transcript of the ''completely irresponsible'' call which they received overnight as they fielded thousands of calls from people because of the sub-zero conditions." (telegraph.co.uk)
Drama Queen - Commercial for the Young Director Award 2010 (YouTube)
Jungle Jail - an animation
"A young prisoner comes into a crazy jail, where everything could happen.
Smaller and weaker than the others, he becomes the scapegoat of the place.
One day, everything changes, and he finally turns into the Big Boss..." (YouTube)