Story here! So we're going to have 24,000 of these CSOs stopping vagrants (i.e. homeless) from committing all these crimes? I had no idea that they were the guilty parties - I was under the misapprehension they were commited by actual criminals. Who on earth are they trying to fool? No-one respects CSOs in the same way that 'proper coppers' are respected. Why not simply recruit more Specials and be honest about their intentions? Comparing them to teachers' assistants achieves nothing. How many times can the word 'local' be used in one cant-ridden statement? I also note that 2005 is the Year of the Volunteer - what a strange way to show it.