Another report has come in regarding another attack on a Bus in Broad Lane. (20th Jan) This time
a golf ball was thrown through a window, it is not certain whether there were any
injuries to passengers or the driver. Merseyside Police have responded to the
general feeling in the communities on Merseyside by announcing a 'Mobile Prison'
which will be sent to various trouble spots, with a 'hotline' being set up so
people can 'shop the Yobs'. The mobile nick is affectionately known as 'The tank',
a real 'gung ho' in yer face sort of name which summons up visions of some Robocop
smashing Yobs off the street. Kirkby Times agrees that there is a need to stop
the deplorable amount of anti community crime here but believes 'The Tank' to
be little more than a gimmick. Time will tell. The £20'000 used to purchase
'The Tank' would have been better used to purchase zoom lens digital video
Mobile Police Station vs. Stationary ones
the Chief Constable of Merseyside, announced in local newspaper
The Echo that the 'mobile police detention centre' is to be sent to
all 6 Police Divisions in Merseyside and from today(tues 21 January
2003) there will be '"firm action" against the anti-social behavior
which leaves householders "intimidated and frustrated" on a daily basis.'
The 'shop a yob' phone hotline will be published in the Echo tomorrow
when the scheme hits South Liverpool for 7 days. The hotline will
then change for another area, and the community presumably informed
by local media and possibly leafleted in real troublespots. However,
the mobile nick, to give it a less glamorous title, is more to do
with Police psychology and will have little impact in itself. Anyone
arrested could be easily hauled off to the Police Stations which
cover each district or division. Surely it would be in the Police's
best interests to use the more easily monitored environment of a
Police Station to hold these people.
Why have hotlines, what's wrong with 999?
Kirkby Police Station
was rumored to be closing down a couple of years back. Locals
old enough will remember when the Police Station was the places were local suspects
were taken, unless it was a serious crime maybe. Not so long back the Police Station
was given some repair work to the windows, roof and inside. What is uncertain is
whether the Cells are still operational. Any operation here to arrest the
Yobs who are making the community suffer could presumably use the cells to
accommodate any numbers. And if you take that argument further you could
maybe question why the Police can't just be in the local station in the
first place. Also worth thinking about is why the hell the Police need
these 'hotlines' when we've long established the easily remembered 999
phone number which, if the Police thought about it, could well serve as
a means in which to inform on anti social crime and all crime.
the 'Tank' turns up in Tower Hill. Hold on, it looks like a bit of a mistake!
A justified lack of respect for authority
Whilst Kirkby Times
has criticised the Police, it's as well to make the point
that the community here has a role to play in policing itself. Kirkby Times
has argued for a more community based judicial system. Norman Bettison blames
the 'yob culture' in part for 'a lack of respect for Authority' He is right
in some respects, because the British People have long seen abuses of power
by those in Authority and in many ways Working Class people have long held
a healthy disrespect for Authority. However, what we have today is a lack
of respect for the community and people in general. When we see our elected
politicians robbing the Country blind, what hope have we got of convincing
kids here to respect authority?
does make some valid points, he talks of parental responsibility,
this is true enough when the age of some of the kids ranges from 7 to 18 and
upwards (and younger). But parental responsibility cannot follow a teenager
round the streets. Many kids getting in trouble are from good backgrounds,
but there are Parents in Kirkby who sadly do not take these responsibilities
as parents seriously. It would be refreshing if Norman Bettison ever raised
the issue of the government and Councils responsibility to the children of
Kirkby, who are given a third rate education and little in the way of leisure
Bad Advice from the Chief Constable.
from the Chief Constable contains very dubious and even dangerous advice though,
when the following words are offered…… "We want to create an atmosphere where people
don't cower behind their net curtains at night. We want them to come out and help us
tackle these individuals who are causing such misery" Kirkby Times reported on the
vicious stabbing to death of a local man killed outside Kirkby Police Station. He didn't
want to cower behind his net curtains as youths tampered with his car outside.
But you can read what happened to Frank Green (rip) here
and why tackling these individuals is not
an option for an unarmed untrained civilian. Besides, even if we defend ourselves,
we could well be sharing a cell with Tony Martin.
The Liverpool Echo and 'Human Termites'
The Liverpool Echo
themselves had an interesting Editorial which proclaimed 'Cop the
Yobs today' and went on to point out that 'a legion' of solutions have been tried
to improve the quality of urban life, including 'planting grass and tree's' and
renovating derelict properties and hi rise blocks. The Echo doesn't read this website
enough! In Kirkby the grass is being ripped up and concreted, the tree's tore down
and Hi Rise Blocks neglected by the local Council now Housing Trust. Then the Echo
informs us that the Yobs, louts or Thugs are actually 'human termites' who 'eat
away at our general will to build confidence. The Echo itself is quick to jump
in as the upholder of law and order, cosying up now to Norman Bettison after a
brief period of criticism when he first arrived. They also congratulate Norman
for his 'perfect follow through' as he seeks to convince parliament to eventually
agree to bring in on the spot fines, which parents of under 18 yr olds would be
ultimately responsible for. Perhaps the Echo should also look at the higher echelons
of Society were the 'termites' have taken over. Whilst the kids doing 100 mph down
the streets in stolen cars are dangerous, let's not forget our politicians would
give them a gun and send them off to kill for a few barrels of Oil. This may
happen if Blair continues to carry on his insane plans to wage war whilst,
it's worth noting, our own Country could solve so many problems with the
a real Human Termite, Tory Blair.
Thugs, Yobs, Louts and 'human termites'
Yobs, Louts and 'human termites' don't just hang around the corner smashing
bus windows. There not all Working Class and from Council Estates.
The worse of the bunch, the ones who tore the heart of Kirkby apart
and set to openly destroy our community were the Tories, followed by
the New Laborites. There's no 'Tank' for them, unfortunately. This
isn't excusing the lowlifes here who throw golf balls through bus
windows, or other selfish individuals who care little for others.
to comment on the growing problem of anti community crime.
Thanks to all those who've emailed on the subject.
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