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Garry Newlove was kicked to death outside his house
by a gang of drunken teenagers after he confronted them
His widow, Helen, has warned MPs at a Home Affairs
Select Committee about the serious
faults with police and court procedures.
Among a catalogue of complaints, she said that police
had turned a blind eye to a series of incidents before
her husband's murder.
“Garry saved somebody from a beating
but the police came after the event so there was no
policing. We were told down the telephone that we were
15th down the line as they were too busy in Warrington
Compare this to the police response
a few days ago to a group of elderly
bowlers who were playing a protest game about increased
fees at a municipal green. Within ten minutes two policemen
arrived in a car, followed by three more police cars
with sirens wailing.
An anonymous caller had said a burglary
was taking place, but the police soon realised this
was not true.
I am not choosing rare examples of
polar opposites; Britain has become infamous for this
tale of two attitudes.
On the one hand, drunken youths strut
around brazenly terrorising estates while the police
have become almost impotent.
On the other hand, disproportionate
force is used on normally law-abiding citizens who are
not a real threat to anyone.
Is it because the police forces are
full of cowards who choose to pick on soft targets like
pensioners or schoolchildren
name-calling or innocent
bystanders taking photographs rather than tackle
a gang of out-of-control drunken thugs who might have
I am sure that a lot of policemen join
the force with a genuine desire to fight real crime,
so why do we constantly hear of extremely petty and
trivial police action when so many people are being
tormented by real criminals?
Many people are awakening to the fact
that a surveillance state with systems of conditioning
and control is being quickly assembled.
The real criminals do not really matter.
They help the 'authorities' instil fear in the law-abiding
This everyday serious crime and the
'war on terror' condition the public to allow the Government
to remove freedoms their forefathers fought for in return
for what they think are measures to keep them safe.
It is the majority that is being taught
to accept being looked at by cameras everywhere and
be questioned by one 'authority' or another and to be
scared to say what they really want to in case they
are heard saying the 'wrong' thing.
If you search on Labour's official
website you will
not find a lot about their famous promise that they
would be "tough on crime, tough on the causes of
I found this reference from last year
"Labour’s first priority is the
safety and security of our citizens and communities.
This is at the heart of everything we do. We’ve made
the fight against crime and anti-social behaviour our
priority. Britain is safer under Labour.
In 1997 we promised to be tough on
crime and tough on the causes of crime, and we have
done just that."
So just ignore reality, trust government
statistics and wait for the knock on the door about
something you said, while your granny has just been
raped and murdered down the road an hour after calling
the police about someone behaving suspiciously in her