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Bedfordshire on Sunday April 22 1990 10 The loneliest place in the world ALL coppers are bastards the phrase used

... the judge At the last it is examined by the jury The police are the mirror of society warts and all That there are bad coppers bent coppers and evil coppers is beyond dispute In my experience they represent a very small percentage but any percentage is ...

Published: Sunday 22 April 1990
Newspaper: Bedfordshire on Sunday
County: Bedfordshire, England
Type: | Words: 1991 | Page: 10 | Tags: none

Garda target

... building are three large swastikas or crooked German crosses along with the slogan again in large letters proclaiming All Coppers Are Bastards. The word Fascists' . and another swastika are painted on the gable end of the station. The graffiti was discovered ...

Published: Thursday 02 June 1988
Newspaper: Enniscorthy Guardian
County: Wexford, Republic of Ireland
Type: Illustrated | Words: 298 | Page: 36 | Tags: none

What tattoos say about the British No self-respecting hooligan is seen without crude war-paint THE appalling ..

... should be exercised to so ill a purpose is to me an appalling thing. More appalling, in its way, than all the spiders' webs and All Coppers Are Bastards tattooed in India ink on the skin of the denizens of our prisons. Interestingly, young people in the ...

Published: Friday 23 June 2000
Newspaper: Evening Herald (Dublin)
County: Dublin, Republic of Ireland
Type: Illustrated | Words: 699 | Page: 79 | Tags: none

Public opinion and the police

... I think your policemen are wonderful. Ask one of the criminal fraternity his view and he is likely to answer: All coppers are bastards. Where between these two extremes does the policenan rate in public opinion? The question is an interesting one ...

Published: Friday 30 August 1968
Newspaper: East Kent Times and Mail
County: Kent, England
Type: Article | Words: 88 | Page: 4 | Tags: none


... one end of the scale standto the protective father-figure of the bobby: and at the other end 'all coppers are bastards and the only good copper is a dead copper.' ...

Published: Friday 05 June 1959
Newspaper: Westminster & Pimlico News
County: London, England
Type: Article | Words: 165 | Page: 7 | Tags: none

`Ziggy-zaggy' youths defied seaside police By MIRROR

... the court. Another police witness said REPORTER that one group of youngsters kept running-, up and down shouting All coppers are bastards and Let's get them. Seven youths, aged eighteen to twenty-four, were before the court variously charged with ...

Published: Tuesday 29 August 1967
Newspaper: Daily Mirror
County: London, England
Type: Article | Words: 127 | Page: 8 | Tags: none

The tattoo

... a num, ber of ocrta-lions during the trial to a tattoo on Jeffs's hand, reading A.C.A.B. Tony. The letters mean: All coppers are bastards. Jeffs said that he was about 13 when he had the tattoo. He claimed that he w.ts going to have a different tattoo ...

Published: Thursday 09 November 1972
Newspaper: Coventry Evening Telegraph
County: Warwickshire, England
Type: | Words: 110 | Page: 17 | Tags: none


... in Brixton. are thought to be linked with a Belgian terror group. The Bristol-based group ACAB —which stands for All Coppers Are Bastards call on their followers to attack expensive cars. Their leaders often visit lan Bone at his council flat in Hackney ...

Published: Sunday 04 May 1986
Newspaper: Sunday Mirror
County: London, England
Type: | Words: 129 | Page: 21 | Tags: none


... on a youth's denim jacket. The word was Acab. It meant All coppers are bastards, a court heard yesterday. The youth, Graham Van Hovston Johnson, 17, said he thought the letters meant All Canadians are bums. Johnson told magistrates at Havant, Hants: ...

Published: Wednesday 20 May 1970
Newspaper: Daily Mirror
County: London, England
Type: Article | Words: 191 | Page: 7 | Tags: none