*shrug* I;ve little concern with them being used for their stated purpose, if you don't want muzzled like an animal don't give people the need to treat you like one.
The Met doesn't police all of London, friend. Heard of the City?
British Transport Police, detectives in the Met, members of the NCA.
I love how the British kick themselves into a fuss over the most trivial of things.
A must have accessory when patrolling Londonistan.
I hope there's little to no risk of suffocation, though that article does mention that spit hoods were used on some people who died in custody. I know that correlation does not equal causation, I must add.
if you're dealing with primitive people you need to use primitive methods.
it's that simple
If they are used only when appropriate I would have no isssue, but this the Met we are talking about.
Looks like a giant head condom.
Spit hoods? You can't mace someone wearing a spit hood.
Just use duct tape. Leaves the eyes and nose nice and exposed. And it's cheap. Gotta think budgetarily.
Simple if you don’t want to have to wear a spit hood don’t spit, small idea but then everyone wins