by John Hawkins | January 24, 2003 6:55 pm
Three Strikes And You…Get A Letter?!??!?: I’ve been harping on Britain’s insane law enforcement policies a lot lately. They persecute people who defend their homes from criminals & they’ve stopped even investigating, “burglary, vandalism and assaults unless evidence pointing to the culprits is easily available.”
All of that is bad enough, but this is just sad and pathetic…
“Police unveiled their latest tactic in the fight against crime today – a polite letter kindly asking persistent offenders to mend their ways.
The unusual tactic of appealing to crooks’ better natures has been adopted by a police inspector who is fed up with the time and effort spent by his officers chasing around after a small number of hard-core criminals.
This morning a total of 22 people in Wiltshire received a personal letter from Inspector Geoff Miles telling them that they had a choice – get on the straight and narrow or be targeted by police.
…The letters, hand-delivered by police, read: “I’m sure it will come as no surprise to you that, due to your criminal activity, your name appears on the above data and has highlighted you as a persistent offender.”
It then tells the offenders that they have a choice: to continue with their law-breaking ways, or “make it a priority in any New Year’s Resolutions you make from 2003 onwards, to cease forthwith your criminal activities.”
Wiltshire Police said the scheme was at an experimental and local level but would no doubt be closely watched by colleagues in the force and further afield.
Inspector Miles said: “Of course, I’m hoping they will say: ‘You’re absolutely right officer, I will stop my criminal ways’.”
How did all of these naive leftists end up running Britain’s criminal justice system? Did they just grab a bunch of college professors and social workers and tell them to clean up the streets? I cannot imagine why the British people continue to put up with all of this mamby-pamby mush from the police. At some point, you have to think that the British people will DEMAND that the police get their acts together. For the sake of our British cousins, I hope that day will come soon.
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