Liberty is an inherently offensive lifestyle. Living in a free society guarantees that each one of us will see our most cherished principles and beliefs questioned and in some cases mocked. That psychic discomfort is the price we pay for basic civic peace. It's worth it. It's a pragmatic principle. Defend everyone else's rights, because if you don't there is no one to defend yours. -- MaxedOutMama

I don't just want gun rights... I want individual liberty, a culture of self-reliance....I want the whole bloody thing. -- Kim du Toit

The most glaring example of the cognitive dissonance on the left is the concept that human beings are inherently good, yet at the same time cannot be trusted with any kind of weapon, unless the magic fairy dust of government authority gets sprinkled upon them.-- Moshe Ben-David

The cult of the left believes that it is engaged in a great apocalyptic battle with corporations and industrialists for the ownership of the unthinking masses. Its acolytes see themselves as the individuals who have been "liberated" to think for themselves. They make choices. You however are just a member of the unthinking masses. You are not really a person, but only respond to the agendas of your corporate overlords. If you eat too much, it's because corporations make you eat. If you kill, it's because corporations encourage you to buy guns. You are not an individual. You are a social problem. -- Sultan Knish

All politics in this country now is just dress rehearsal for civil war. -- Billy Beck

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Evidence that the UK's Policing Problems are Due to Philosophical Leftism?

I think so. Check this March 22 Daily Mail story:
Police force has 'no time for small crime'

A police force has stopped investigating less serious crimes unless they are racist or homophobic.

Theft, criminal damage, common assault, harassment and non-domestic burglary are among offences being "screened out" due to manpower shortages.

But officers are allowed to make an exception for any such incident judged to be motivated by race or gay hatred. It would then classify as "aggravated" and qualify for more serious treatment by police and the courts.
Thus making racial minorities and homosexuals a special, protected class.
Exceptions would also be allowed if a victim had been repeatedly targeted or was elderly or disabled.
"Allowed," but not required.
The policy, introduced in Hull, provoked a storm last night. Shadow Home Secretary David Davis called it 'terrifying'.

Police chiefs on Humberside insisted their officers no longer had time to solve minor crimes.

The screening policy was necessary because the Home Office had set tough targets for cutting a backlog of 3,500 unsolved serious offences in the city.

Lesser crimes would be recorded but not pursued, even where there was overwhelming evidence, such as CCTV footage.

The only chance of a prosecution is if an offender 'presents themselves' for easy arrest - for example a shoplifter being handed over to police by store detectives - or if a repeat offender is later arrested for another more serious crime.
They're completely fucking insane over there.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.