Saturday, July 24, 2010

Cognitive Dissonance Alert

Manchester Evening News :

Officers have received 23 calls from concerned parents since the first incident was reported less than a fortnight ago. The abduction bids have all taken place in Stockport. Most of the remaining calls were to report men acting suspiciously – such as driving slowly down streets where children were playing.

I could have sworn that driving slowly in streets where children are playing is what you're supposed to do.


JuliaM said...

Damned if you do, damned if you don't. Perhaps the goal is that we should all fear and flee the presence of children not our own?

Anonymous said...

Very good, Laban. By the way, PC Copperfield is back:

Anonymous said...

Re policing. Our county force has been on the point of merging with the next door count or years. It certainly seems to be looming larger now, the inexorable logic of cutting costs and economies of scale.

The logic behind these mergers is remorseless. One can foresee a time where there is only a couple of Welsh forces North & South. Maybe three Scottish forces and a handful of English forces, if not just a British police force.

This all runs counter to what PCDC is advocating of course.

I would like to see a return to county forces plus forces for each large city. They can always make arrangements to pool resources om specialits things like firearms, helicopters, forensics etc. After all there plenty of precedents for that.

Only recently in both the recent armed nutter incidents, NW and NE police from several English and Scottish forces cooperated without having to be merged.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous 2:00am

Good points, but cynical man that I am, I would imagine that there will be some ...tension... when the bill comes due.

The Moat case in particular must be causing significant budget problems for the police force involved...Northumbria I think.

There are only 3 options: that there is a fair price paid for help, the price is profitable for the local force, or the price is profitable for the helping force.

Can't imagine that the price is fair, so the cooperation will probably dry up as budgets tighten.