Slipped at the top of the stairs and the police lining the
staircase tried to break my fall with their truncheons??
He has "recanted" his story; says the cops 'beat him
Remember the "Arab Spring"?
Related: Greek cops are smarter. The beat the crap out of some bank robbers and then Photoshopped the mug shots to clean 'em up. Reason: 'Made it easier for citizens to identify them when the photos were published.'
yes , i too watched video but didn't understand the meaning behind it .
Explanation goes something like this
A GI gets roughed up by his own Sgt. or perhaps his barracks mates for some reason. The "honor code" requires that he not indict them for his injuries if questioned by higher ups. Thus, "What happened to you, solder?" begets the reply "I slipped on a bar of soap, sir!". I think that's fairly close.
I agree. But 'on the way to booking'
is what the cops say when they deliver the guy to the jail, and the intake medic asks about it.
Actually think the did a takeoff of this on M.A.S.H.
but it came from some old military training joke, fable or whatever. It had something to do with developing a "peer review" system within ranks to maintain discipline without needing outside influence.