Colleagues surprised after uncompromising New York cop takes prisoners
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Well, "Formely", it's a takeoff on the expression that the Marines or Commandos are so tough that they "take no prisoners" -- more broadly applied as an expression that there will be no compromise. An "uncompromising" cop might be expected to "take no prisoners". In this case the cop takes some.
"He may not get results, but my god he does things by the book!"
(c) Mitchell & Webb...I think.
Ah, thanks for the explanation - if it had been the marines I might have stood a chance of getting it.
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