May 21st, 2012

Hurrah for the Home Office

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Another day, another complete load of bollocks designed to fool particularly stupid people.

A new white paper, whatever the bloody hell a white paper is, gets announced tomorrow designed to force police to investigate anti social behaviour.

The coallition will announce that they are disposing of ASBOs and replacing them with something exactly the same, though they won’t actually say this. A new Criminal Behaviour Order will ban individuals from certain places or activities, pretty much like an ASBO was supposed to do. Anyone who breaks their order will be liable to up to five years in prison, hurrah. Except that the government don’t want people to go to prison for burglary and stabbing people so why they are suddenly going to be countenancing prison sentences for people who wind their neighbours up is beyond me.

They will also say that police will be forced to investigate anti social behaviour if at least five people complain. This is great news, usually all the anti social behaviour we attend currently (which in my opinion is not enough but a fair proportion) is usually only reported by one person. Clearly this means we will now be able to forget all that and only attend if five people complain. Thus freeing up thousands more officers to look for disobedient teenagers who can’t be arsed to come home on time and we will be able to investigate thousands more cases of people being naughty on Facebook. Hurrah!

Of¬†course, the government will say they are taking ASB more seriously whilst¬†completely¬†misunderstanding what we do now and what we can’t do because of their fucking cuts. They’ll trumpet it as positive action by saying more stuff will be done to help people, without a moment’s thought that the actual people available to carry out their new old policies, are the same people being cut in their 20% efficiency savings.

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  1. MRP298 says:

    Unfortunately we will have to pander more to those persistent callers who move next to a school or sports field then complain because kids are playing there, or move next to a pub then complain about noise or drunks at closing time. Under this new system we will have to give a priority response to someone who has called 3 times. Although most of the time we all know that quite often it is the people calling who are the problem. How many times do we turn up at these “jobs” and find nothing more than kids playing football, or similar, and doing absolutely nothing wrong. Frankly these announcements today are absolute bollocks

    May 22nd, 2012 at 11:47

  2. PETE THE PLOD says:

    Policing is simple , but has been over complicated by bueracrats and bullshitters , minimum and maximum wehetr it be ‘targets’ or ultimately sentencing instead of common sense and fairness.I would agree that asb is the blight of many and complex ‘criteria’ and ‘solutions’ will further inhibit our ability to deal with the problem.ASB and punishment should be linked to benefits ….why should the taxpayer fund there neighbour to be a c**k,behave like a div …cut benefit /fine appropriate to income if working , parents reponsible for the deeds of the sibling ….forget/cant be arsed to parent then you have to pay …..within the new minimum price for alcohol set % of it directly to fund police /ambulance etc as they suffer most of the burden for the violence and ill health generate by the excess of the few.This is utopia I know but the political will just doesn’t exist as you rightly said , its just a rehash of proven failed policy , and another thing …CBO is already copyrighted by macdonalds……chicken,bacon and onion , yes junk policies …food for thought.

    May 22nd, 2012 at 16:48

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