The biggest 'crime' issue in Cambridgeshire is speeding drivers

#1
And plod wonder why the general public have come to the conclusion they've utterly lost the plot?
What's this Madam? No burglaries in your little patch of paradise? No muggings, assaults, rapes, drug dealers, all the old ladies can walk the streets in perfect safety? No crowds of drunken thugs turning your town centres and many residential areas into no go areas after dark?



'Hypocrisy' of speeding middle-class motorists - Telegraph



Perhaps Madam might wish to study these crime statistics for her patch

Cambridgeshire crime levels & statistics - CrimeMapper
 

Fronty

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#2
Obviously bike thefts does not even come onto their radar. Or normal theft for that matter, like the sods that stole 400m of internet from down the road for the copper.

Still I did laugh when the whole of Cambourne had no internet for two days.
 
#3
Obviously bike thefts does not even come onto their radar. Or normal theft for that matter, like the sods that stole 400m of internet from down the road for the copper.

Still I did laugh when the whole of Cambourne had no internet for two days.
Someone stole 400m of the Internet? Clever crooks you have round your way :)
 

Fronty

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#4
Ok, so they stole 400m of copper cable that carries the internet between one box thingy and the exchange/concentrator. Same thing really.
 
#5
Roll on elected Police Commisioners eh?
Then the public can decide where Policing priorities lie. I would imagine ACPO and more than one Chief Constable might find themselves getting a serious dose of reality.
 
#6
Ok, so they stole 400m of copper cable that carries the internet between one box thingy and the exchange/concentrator. Same thing really.
Well of course it is, copper cable is exactly the same as the internet.

Do you still have the boxes and manuals and packing stuff your computer came in?"
"Well, yes. I keep them in the closet."
"Good. Go get them, and unplug your system and pack it up just like it was when you got it. Then take it back to the store you bought it from."
"Really? Is it that bad?"
"Yes, I'm afraid it is."
"Well, all right then, I suppose. What do I tell them?"
"Tell them you're too ******* stupid to own a computer."






 
#8
And plod wonder why the general public have come to the conclusion they've utterly lost the plot?
What's this Madam? No burglaries in your little patch of paradise? No muggings, assaults, rapes, drug dealers, all the old ladies can walk the streets in perfect safety? No crowds of drunken thugs turning your town centres and many residential areas into no go areas after dark?



'Hypocrisy' of speeding middle-class motorists - Telegraph



Perhaps Madam might wish to study these crime statistics for her patch

Cambridgeshire crime levels & statistics - CrimeMapper
Violent crime is up 9% and robbery is up 7.5%. And the Chief Constable said:-

Speeding is middle-class anti-social behaviour,

Echoes of Ian Blair who declared that London's drug problem was down to the middle classes snorting coke at dinner parties. Can't be that the Chief is a leftie class warrior though, could it?

Spence is the current president of the British Association for Women in Policing and is the ACPO lead on citizen focus issues. In 2006 she won the Champion Award for her commitment and achievement in her role as a gender champion.
Err, think I'm seeing a pattern here, and it would seem that running Cambridgeshire police is a part time job for the Chief. (And wtf is a "gender champion"?).

A classic example of what you get when senior managers are promoted on the basis of their political views rather than because they can do the job.
 
#9
“Speeding is middle-class anti-social behavior,” she says. “People think we should be able to get away with it. They wouldn’t tolerate lawbreaking by somebody else but they do it themselves without thinking.

Just about sums it up :-D:-D
 
#10
“Speeding is middle-class anti-social behavior,” she says. “People think we should be able to get away with it. They wouldn’t tolerate lawbreaking by somebody else but they do it themselves without thinking.

Just about sums it up :-D:-D
Crime of your choice is police officers' anti-social behaviour, she says. Officers think they should be able to get away with it by just flashing a warrant card. They wouldn't tolerate lawbreaking by somebody who wasn't a copper but they do it themselves without thinking. Then when they get caught they plead ill health and stress to "get out of jail free".

Fixed that for you ma'am.
 
#11
Crime of your choice is police officers' anti-social behaviour, she says. Officers think they should be able to get away with it by just flashing a warrant card. They wouldn't tolerate lawbreaking by somebody who wasn't a copper but they do it themselves without thinking. Then when they get caught they plead ill health and stress to "get out of jail free".

Fixed that for you ma'am.
So the real problem is the middle classes and the police. No change there then :-D
 

Fronty

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#12
Yeah. Middle classes... What have they ever done for us? Apart from paying for everything with their taxes that is...
 
#13
Yes the middle classes and the police...remember the great Grammar School riots of 1876? Or the Income Tax Revolt of 1911? Who can forget the bloodshed during the Oxfam colections of 1983?

(That's enough made up middle class versus police disturbances...)
 
#15
Please please please please do not confuse what you call general plod with ACPO. They reach a certain rank then Bramshill gets hold of them, it rearranges their mind so that normal decision making based on real life goes out of the window. I also see what they say and being in the same job can only wonder if they actually believe it.
 
#16
Chief Police officers these days appear to be tee-total, non-conformist, tofu-chomping, socialists to a man. Or woman. What happened to the good old days when police forces were run by elderly baronets who knew which side the Police Benevolent fund's bread was buttered and by whom?

What do you mean I'm living in the nineteen twenties? Why for two pins i would horsewhip you on the steps of your club, you cad!
 
#17
The Middle Classes and the Kingsnorth colouring book confiscation confrontation. Tuts at twenty paces. During which an enterprising chap, sans colouring book, walked through the multi million pound police defence cordon and switched the power station off. That is the trouble with the middle classes. Damnably cunning.
 

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#18
To add to cuddles' list of middle-class riots - the Countryside Alliance in London - and that one did happen. That was probably the first time that a lot of middle class (and working class) people had seem the coppers in action face-to-face, and they did not like it.

I know a couple of people locally who had their attitudes to the Police changed that day, and not for the better.
 
#19
To add to cuddles' list of middle-class riots - the Countryside Alliance in London - and that one did happen. That was probably the first time that a lot of middle class (and working class) people had seem the coppers in action face-to-face, and they did not like it.

I know a couple of people locally who had their attitudes to the Police changed that day, and not for the better.
Yes OS but that was a real event! I think that is better described as a police indisciplined response to a mainly peaceful protest. I was there and saw police "officers" strike defenceless decent law-abiding citizens including a JP who got his face laid open, trying to pick up his wife who had been pushed onto the deck by a man who I can only describe as a bastard to whom bad things should hopefully one day occur. Or as he probably prefers to be called, PC Smith or Jones or Brown. What else? A teenage girl hit with an ASP trying to get to her boyfriend's side - she weighed 7 stone dripping wet FFS. The thuggishness of the police was of course largely unreturned because 99% of us couldn't believe what we were seeing and our programming was to respect the police.

However a small group of terriermen from Gloucestershire got well stuck in and I saw a police officer filled in good style - for the first time in my life thinking "serve you fcuking right" and I had been an SC in Lancashire! So in terms of hearts and minds the Metropolitan force did the entire English and Welsh constabulary no favours that day. 43 police forces found that their expected natural allies came home from town with a "fcuk you Jack" attitude. My local bobby watched it on the TV and was desperately trying to note collar numbers, so he could report his "colleagues" for their outrageous behaviour. Which I cannot but believe was due to "team orders".

I don't believe a single member of the Met got so much as a slapped wrist but I would be delighted to be informed if that were not the case. The guy that hit the magistrate was reckless in the extreme and deserved to be sacked and imprisoned.
 
#20
Tell a lie - one officer received "words of advice" and the other 16 reported fro prsoecution were either acquitted or faced MPS discipline which resulted in no sanction. Glad that's all Sir Garnet... :-(
 
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