Sunday, February 07, 2010
How Broken is Britain?
I just think people are fed up with what we have in the UK, perhaps we are spoiled.
On the other hand for me the choice of voting New labour or tory is getting a bit boring because we are not getting anywhere, new labour new tory both are the same.
The British Crime Survey is not based on dodgy figures cooked up by police forces keen to hit Whitehall targets, but on interviews with 40,000 citizens as to the crime they have expereinced. As such it is far more reliable than smaller samples and hasd a very small margin of error. Most criminologists blame the media for focusing on horriffic crimes and thereby inculcating alarm. See fuller article in Economist pp31-33.
here is one! two days before Christmas three houses by me robbed broken into and trashed, police called they went straight down to a local 16 year old, picked up all the stolen money and the presents took them back to my neighbours, the police said if they arrested him he'd enjoy it, so he was allowed to go free again.
His mother then came onto the street calling us all slags Bastar*ds for calling the police.
I had all my tyres slashed, the police said well you know who it is, we would be wasting our time arresting them, this is now normal for the police to say.
two kids riding a monkey bike on the roads racing around the police stopped them took the bike let the kids go, this is the new way of dealing with crime on the council estates.
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