Ivanhoe wrote:Then the law is an ass. Petty theft is not in fact petty. It infects the daily life of millions and the whole tenor of society.The bait issue is often discussed (to death) on motorbike forums.
General opinion..... it's not worth the police's time.
markadams99 wrote:I've just been out on a guided tour of a township near NYC. About 40 children were escorted by police cars through their town to learn its history, meet the mayor, meet the chief of police, interact with the local cops. I assure you that a gang of habitual bike thieves in this town wouldn't be tolerated for 5 minutes and the kids would consider them outcasts. It's not the state of mind of the criminals that determines outcomes, it's the passive, defeatist state of mind of Londoners and their police.
jonnyp42 wrote:And I'd reply: read this thread. But, in order to boost the emotional economy of this forum, I'd add, thankyou for your interesting comments.
So what I'd say to MarkAdams99 (and others who have expressed negative viewpoints about their environment) is if you don't like the situation then do something about it.
jonnyp42 wrote:I resurrect this cut and thrust (I do enjoy it) only to add an expert opinion:markadams99 wrote:jonnyp42 wrote:Why? I've reported to the police, I've reported to the Riverside something or other, now you want me to report to someone else. Anyone else after that? This religion of process is a bug not a feature. How many teams are there? I don't want teams I want a police force that does policing. i realise you are being helpful, so thankyou, but you might take on board that the problem is deeper than getting attention paid to a particular incident. The police force is institutionally processist, institutionally PC and institutionally unfit for purpose despite employing plenty of fine people.Moan, moan, moan... Markadams99 -- I suggest you email the Safer Neighbourhoods team via the Met website.
I've had contact with the Sergeant and found him to be very helpful.
Given your negative and unproductive attitude, I'm not surprised you're disappointed.
Your cynicism is a self fulfilling prophecy.
Chief Constable of Greater Manchester wrote:The interesting article bears out the 'cynics' view of modern policing.The performance regime of the last few years has produced a style of performance management which is focused on the figures themselves as the outcome and sees compliance with processes as the best way to produce that outcome.
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