Morrissey accosted in Rome - police officer demands "papers" - Sam Esty Rayner Photography / FB

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Last night at 7.45 on Via del Corso in Rome, the Police Officer pictured below terrorized Morrissey for 35 minutes demanding "papers". Morrissey had no papers.
The Officer then said "I know who you are." Morrissey replied: "I know the law, I know my rights, and you have no reason to stop me." The Officer shouted very loudly and a crowd of over 100 people gathered. The Officer held his gun throughout the confrontation. After 35 minutes, Morrissey walked away, and the Officer did not follow.
Morrissey says: "This was a deliberate act of terror by this Officer, who had no personal identification, but whose Polizia 113 motor-bike had the plate G2458. I had not broken the law or acted suspiciously. The officer unlocked his gun and held it as he screamed into my face. Some people came to my rescue. This happened outside the Nike store, and many people filmed the obviously insane officer. I believe he recognized me and wanted to frighten me. I did not back down even though I believed he was about to shoot me. I urge people to beware of this dangerously aggressive Officer. He might kill you."



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Anonymous

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That does not look like an Italian cop, certainly not an angry one, he'd have smashed the camera!
where is his motorbike helmet and his hair is to nice looking to have worn one?
If he has a gun, where is his body vest?
Looks more like a traffic warden to me.... something fishy about this.
 
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Anonymous

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I got so scared when I read the part about a gun being pointed at Morrissey. He needs more security. Europe isn't safe.
 

ACTON

Don't Leave Us In The Dark
WTF? That's all we'd need: Moz gunned down while recording a new album. Flipping heck: this album promises to be as dark as a broken lightbulb with all the aggravation poor Moz is being put through. Nasty episode. I wonder if the cop was just deranged.
 

ACTON

Don't Leave Us In The Dark
That does not look like an Italian cop, certainly not an angry one, he'd have smashed the camera!
where is his motorbike helmet and his hair is to nice looking to have worn one?
If he has a gun, where is his body vest?
Looks more like a traffic warden to me.... something fishy about this.
What do you mean 'if'? You can clearly see a weapon on his right hip.
 
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URBANUS

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It's Italy, what do people expect. Typical tourist.

United fans in Italy meeting with the so called "police".





It is like no one ever watched Gomorrah or realised Italy is a country run by the mob.
 

ACTON

Don't Leave Us In The Dark
After all the nice things Moz said and felt about Italy, it is a pity that one person may have ruined it for him. Of course that one lunatic doesn't change the fact that most people in Italy are probably perfect caring citizens.
 

celibate

Forever Ill
europe is a bit very nervous about the terrorist attacks, think this man who said he worked for the police needs a psycholigic test, and a fysical test. Morrissey should have some ID with him, that's what I advise, anywhere out on street.
As some said this could've ended way different.

[pffff]

[ 2 lines in the song 'the Queen is Dead ' come to mind
 

Famous when dead

Vulgarian
Moderator
Well at least we should be grateful:
he didn't crouch and grab his genitals.
We'd never hear the last if the 'frisco fiasco was repeated :)
Although Europe has heightened security currently, I don't think explosive kegs of that variety warrant concern.
Regards,
FWD.

Pitchfork:
Morrissey Says “Insane” Police Officer Accosted Him in “Act of Terror”
“I did not back down even though I believed he was about to shoot me”

http://pitchfork.com/news/morrissey-says-insane-police-officer-accosted-him-in-act-of-terror/amp/
 
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URBANUS

Guest
Moz got stitched up by a fan who only wanted to compare bra sizes for bitch tits. I bet Moz loved every second of it and will write about it in future. Italy is a country with the only intact nazi monuments that loads of people there love having as part of their heritage.

Rome is the cradle of italian national socialism and people should watch the film "A special day" if they ever had any doubt.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0076085/
 
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URBANUS

Guest
The mob always demand a percentage so pay up and leave Morrissey. I bet Boz Boorer was there and didn't throw his weight around cause I know for a fact he is not as tough as he pretends to be.

Maybe Morrissey did a George Michael in a toilet?
 
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Anonymous

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That does not look like an Italian cop, certainly not an angry one, he'd have smashed the camera!
where is his motorbike helmet and his hair is to nice looking to have worn one?
If he has a gun, where is his body vest?
Looks more like a traffic warden to me.... something fishy about this.

Christ, dude. At least examine the photo a bit before you comment.
 
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URBANUS

Guest
"You cannot have ice cream in public and smear it over you chest you stupid englishman, please put a shirt on there are kids present".

 

countthree

Well-Known Member
WTF??? Asking "papers" to Morrissey. Was he robbing a bank? Assaulting an old lady? Please! Of course he knew Morrissey, if not people surely told the policeman about him during those 35 minutes. I hope a bad cop doesn't ruin Morrissey's italian experience. It's very sad not being able to walk the streets of a city without suffering this kind of harrassment. This is something italian police authorities should answer for as soon as possible.
 
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Famous when dead

Vulgarian
Moderator
Google translate is entertainment enough sometimes:
"A witness is Sam Esty Rayner young photographer and grandson of Moz that today on their Facebook profile has told an unfortunate mishap yesterday in the late afternoon to the famous uncle in front of the Nike Store Via Del Corso."

The secret is out!
Regards,
FWD.

MORRISSEY A ROMA TRATTENUTO DALLA POLIZIA PER OLTRE 30 MINUTI. “CREDEVO MI AVREBBERO SPARATO”.
http://www.indieforbunnies.com/2017...oltre-30-minuti-credevo-mi-avrebbero-sparato/
 
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