Liabour pledge card: Your communities safer. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/news/news.html?in_article_id=404371&in_page_id=1770&in_a_source=&ct=5 http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2-2352317,00.html There isn't really more that one can add to the debate on how communities are policed (and I wholeheartedly endorse the comment on the Remembrance Day thread about how frontline police are also in despair). Well, perhaps I could express the sentiments that I hope the swearing woman bucks the system, that the hapless Sgt receives a barrage of hostile emails, and that the perpetrators of the atrocity in Yeovil do not end up spending 6 months playing computer games at the taxpayers' expense. Could the Tories have the answer? The idea below is of great interest. If local authorities had a proper law and order remit, with control over policing priorities (and the appointment of the chief constable), then the equations would be simple: Happy communities = elected councillors = police chief secure in job. or Unhappy communities = councillors kicked out = police chief kicked out.