- May 15, 2006
- Loughborough UK
- '03 Skoda Superb (farewell :(), '06 Honda Civic ES
One of the main reasons they are doing this.... they know for a fact they can get away with it. Majority will not be caught, its strength in numbers and they know the police are stretched. But the ones that do get caught... will of been caught before for various similar crimes and know full well that they'll get a slap on the wrist and will be back in the dole queue to get their hand outs. They have reached a state of impunity.Stealing and arson is always wrong - we have twenty trillion cameras but that will not stop anyone doing the deed we will see if it helps catch the perps and how much gaol time these perps get. I am not hopeful.
Add to that our police forces SOP of catch it on camera and solve it later approach and thats why we are stuck with a bunch of useless bobbies who dont appear to know what to do in the here and now. CCTV is friggin useless anyway, you cant prosecute a hoodie and a mask can you and thats if you can see their face in the first place, most CCTV resolution is so low you get a couple of pixels max for a face. Pointless.
Also , yesterday, Call Me Dave had his chance to really put his foot down. Instead, at 11:05 or whatever time it was he made his statement, he decided to present the oxford dictionary definition of limp wristed.