September 29, 2009
What's wrong with trial by axe?
Thesis: Police tell mother attacked by yobs at home: 'We won't send anyone... it may escalate the problem'.
But an hour later she received a phone call from a woman police officer who told her it would be better if police did not attend because it might inflame the situation.
Antithesis: Thug who murdered father of three boasts about his 'cushy' life inside prison on Facebook.
Synthesis: Melanie Phillips: If the police won't tackle young thugs any more, then what ARE they for?
I suggested they should drop their obsession with 'diversity' and, rather than pursuing people under 'hate crime' laws for giving offence to others, should concentrate on tackling the yobbery on housing estates where besieged residents felt the police had abandoned them.
It is fair to say my remarks were not greeted with widespread acclaim. Officers seemed stunned that I could challenge the sacred cow of 'diversity'.
Posted by Ghost of a flea at September 29, 2009 04:47 AM