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Old 11.12.2006, 19:10
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Re: Brits leave Blighty in droves

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Would you say British society is becoming more and more violent? Some guy wrote this on the BBC forum (in connection with the fourth prostitute that has gone missing in Ipswich http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/e...lk/6168697.stm)

What is your personal experience? Do you agree?

I suggest it's hard to refute any of the following:

- More people on the streets are carrying knives or guns than at any time in our history.

- There are fewer Police on the streets than ever before.

- Police have never been so curtailed in the immediate action they can take with troublemakers.

- No one can defend themselves or administer justice without fear of litigation.

- Criminals have unprecedented rights.

All adds up to crime ridden streets and fear for many people.
Au contraire:

"- There are fewer Police on the streets than ever before."
Thats because the Police themselves do not consider (unlike many members of the British public) that being on the beat on the streets is the most effecting catching criminals, preventing and solving crime.

"- Police have never been so curtailed in the immediate action they can take with troublemakers."
What about unliumited CCTV, Stop and Search, Right to disperse crowds, extended detention without charge etc etc. Criminal Justice Act refers.

"- No one can defend themselves or administer justice without fear of litigation."
The idea of an individual "administering justice" sounds a bit ominous.

"- Criminals have unprecedented rights."
What like "Right to silence "? or maybe "right to no double jeopardy" ?

dave

Last edited by evilshell; 11.12.2006 at 20:30.
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