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   In a neighborhood plagued by open drug dealing and troublemakers, the police had a wealth of potential targets. Instead they decided to swoop down on a 71-year-old woman who was playing her Perry Como records too loud

30 Nov 2012 12:16 AM   |   6968 clicks   |   Daily Mail
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Sgygus    [TotalFark]  
playing her Perry Como records too loud

That offense is right up there with drug dealing, if you were to ask me.

29 Nov 2012 11:25 PM
Peaceboy    [TotalFark]  
General Yobbery, didn't we defeat him at the Battle of Concord?

29 Nov 2012 11:38 PM
bingethinker     
Hey now, arresting real criminals is dangerous, a guy could get hurt. Much easier to pick on little old ladies.

29 Nov 2012 11:42 PM
Fark Me To Tears     
FTFA: Astonishingly, the people who had complained about the music were reportedly among the thugs who rule the street - and who make the woman's life a misery.

Okay... so... tell the lady to turn down her loud music... and then arrest the thugs when they break the law? Am I missing something here?

30 Nov 2012 12:11 AM
Cantankerous Gnome     
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Knows what to do with people that have an unhealthy appreciation of Perry Como

30 Nov 2012 12:18 AM
AverageAmericanGuy    [TotalFark]  
You let a small thing like a noise ordinance go unenforced and next thing you know the whole area goes to shiat.

You can't let a neighborhood slip in decrepitude by ignoring minor laws.

30 Nov 2012 12:20 AM
Mutt Farkinov     

Sgygus: playing her Perry Como records too loud

That offense is right up there with drug dealing, if you were to ask me.


That offense is right u....oh I see you've already taken care of this.

30 Nov 2012 12:23 AM
neongoats    [TotalFark]  
Well. All kidding about noise ordinances aside, the real crime here was playing Perry Como records. Ugh. I actually physically shuddered at the thought.

30 Nov 2012 12:24 AM
diaphoresis     

Fark Me To Tears: FTFA: Astonishingly, the people who had complained about the music were reportedly among the thugs who rule the street - and who make the woman's life a misery.

Okay... so... tell the lady to turn down her loud music... and then arrest the thugs when they break the law? Am I missing something here?


Police are toothless against real threats. Haven't you ever watched some of thos police chases in England? One of the shows invloves a guy throwing rocks at a police car, and what does the cop do? Drove through someone's yard to get away from the rock thrower.

/They're plenty brave against a partially deaf 71 yr old pensioner though
//'Clearly, this was a set-up. It was the deliberate provocation of an inoffensive old lady, a waste of police time, and a demonstration of the "street power" exerted by three problem households.'

No shiat Sherlock? Make that man the new Capt Obvious

30 Nov 2012 12:28 AM
drjekel_mrhyde     
Where are the "boffins" at helping these "yobs"
/Maybe Europe can fine "Vole"(Microsoft) more money to help pay the "boffins"

30 Nov 2012 12:30 AM
cc_rider    [TotalFark]  
Horrible. I hope they gave her an ASBO for subjecting her poor neighbors to that godawful crap.

30 Nov 2012 12:33 AM
duffblue     
I don't know how you can be English and proud of yourself.

30 Nov 2012 12:33 AM
fusillade762    [TotalFark]  

AverageAmericanGuy: You let a small thing like a noise ordinance go unenforced and next thing you know the whole area goes to shiat.

You can't let a neighborhood slip in decrepitude by ignoring minor laws.


Broken windows theory

30 Nov 2012 12:33 AM
Gyrfalcon    [TotalFark]  
Was the complaint the cops were responding to the drug dealers? No.

Was the complaint the cops were responding to the "violent yobs"? No.

They were responding to a complaint of music being played too loudly. If you want them to respond to drug dealers, then you have to call them when there are drug dealers on the street. If you want them to respond to a home full of violent thugs, you have to call them when something is going on inside the home that the cops can do something about. (That one is kind of tricky)

What you CANNOT do, even in Britain, is complain that there are drug dealers and violent thugs all over the place, and then get upset that somehow the cops do nothing about it because they cannot kick down doors at random and arrest people merely because the neighbors think that they are "violent yobs" and drug dealers but won't call the police when they're actually doing something illegal. Yes, that can be risky and unpleasant, but what else would you prefer? Having the cops be able to arrest others merely on someone's say-so?

30 Nov 2012 12:38 AM
Lee Jackson Beauregard     
TURN YOUR GOD DAMNED MUSIC DOWN.


And arrest the farking yobs too.

"A plague o' both your houses!" - W.S.

30 Nov 2012 12:39 AM
red5ish     
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30 Nov 2012 12:40 AM
Apos     
Crime-infested locale with terrified residents and ineffectual police patrols?

Sounds like a job for:

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30 Nov 2012 12:45 AM
FedExPope     

Gyrfalcon: Was the complaint the cops were responding to the drug dealers? No.

Was the complaint the cops were responding to the "violent yobs"? No.

They were responding to a complaint of music being played too loudly. If you want them to respond to drug dealers, then you have to call them when there are drug dealers on the street. If you want them to respond to a home full of violent thugs, you have to call them when something is going on inside the home that the cops can do something about. (That one is kind of tricky)

What you CANNOT do, even in Britain, is complain that there are drug dealers and violent thugs all over the place, and then get upset that somehow the cops do nothing about it because they cannot kick down doors at random and arrest people merely because the neighbors think that they are "violent yobs" and drug dealers but won't call the police when they're actually doing something illegal. Yes, that can be risky and unpleasant, but what else would you prefer? Having the cops be able to arrest others merely on someone's say-so?


Yeah, that is generally NOT how law enforcement works, especially if the drug dealing and violence is as widespread and transparent as the article suggests. I don't know how it is over there, but cops in the states go out of their way to arrest drug dealers even if nobody is complaining.

30 Nov 2012 12:50 AM
DarkSoulNoHope     

Apos: Crime-infested locale with terrified residents and ineffectual police patrols?

Sounds like a job for:

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The third one was my favorite of the bunch!

30 Nov 2012 12:52 AM
Apos     

DarkSoulNoHope: Apos: Crime-infested locale with terrified residents and ineffectual police patrols?

Sounds like a job for:

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The third one was my favorite of the bunch!



Same here. :)

30 Nov 2012 12:56 AM
Lorelle    [TotalFark]  
Golly gee, how can one NOT like this Perry Como classic?

30 Nov 2012 12:59 AM
Gyrfalcon    [TotalFark]  

FedExPope: Gyrfalcon: Was the complaint the cops were responding to the drug dealers? No.

Was the complaint the cops were responding to the "violent yobs"? No.

They were responding to a complaint of music being played too loudly. If you want them to respond to drug dealers, then you have to call them when there are drug dealers on the street. If you want them to respond to a home full of violent thugs, you have to call them when something is going on inside the home that the cops can do something about. (That one is kind of tricky)

What you CANNOT do, even in Britain, is complain that there are drug dealers and violent thugs all over the place, and then get upset that somehow the cops do nothing about it because they cannot kick down doors at random and arrest people merely because the neighbors think that they are "violent yobs" and drug dealers but won't call the police when they're actually doing something illegal. Yes, that can be risky and unpleasant, but what else would you prefer? Having the cops be able to arrest others merely on someone's say-so?

Yeah, that is generally NOT how law enforcement works, especially if the drug dealing and violence is as widespread and transparent as the article suggests. I don't know how it is over there, but cops in the states go out of their way to arrest drug dealers even if nobody is complaining.


Yeah, but the article specifically said "pushers 'supposedly' using 10-year olds as couriers" and the "homes where the violent families" imposing their reigns of terror were said to live; implying that when the cops showed up to bother the old woman there was no violence or drug dealing going on. The pushers and the yobbles were probably inside doing whatever people like that do during the day.

No matter how widespread the violence and drugs are, the cops just can't arrest the perpetrators if they're not outside or in view to be arrested; and if they're using little kids as their mules (a common tactic) and staying indoors, then the police need more than an aggrieved neighbor saying "The people who live there are pushers! You should go arrest them!" to do anything, even here in the States. Which isn't to say they shouldn't be doing so, and perhaps they are; but it won't be something the neighbors see. And as for the terroristic neighbors--someone has to complain about them. A lot. That's a civil matter, not a criminal one.

30 Nov 2012 01:00 AM
UNAUTHORIZED FINGER     
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-Plays Perry Como LOUD

30 Nov 2012 01:09 AM
Linkster    [TotalFark]  
Why can't these people speak farking English!

Journalism in the UK is worse than the States.

30 Nov 2012 01:10 AM
Somaticasual     

AverageAmericanGuy: You let a small thing like a noise ordinance go unenforced and next thing you know the whole area goes to shiat.


For morality's sake, the next thing you know they're showing an inch of upper thigh! And you can practically see through those 8 layers of victorian undergarmentry...What's next? Women Voting

30 Nov 2012 01:14 AM
Duck_of_Doom     
Dam you Time-Life Treasury Of Christmas

Reading TFA, can't say I blame the woman. Mr Taylor's report continued: 'Clearly, this was a set-up. It was the deliberate provocation of an inoffensive old lady, a waste of police time, and a demonstration of the "street power" exerted by three problem households.' Her neighbors are jerks.

30 Nov 2012 01:27 AM
OgreMagi     
Every law abiding citizen in that neighborhood should start playing loud Perry Como all the time. Also, when the police show up to tell you to turn it down, tell them to their faces that they are a bunch of pussies.

30 Nov 2012 01:33 AM
Badgers    [TotalFark]  
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/Clicky

30 Nov 2012 01:36 AM
kptchris     
I was more mesmerized by the ass implant video at the bottom...

30 Nov 2012 01:52 AM
Apos     

kptchris: I was more mesmerized by the ass implant video at the bottom...



Yeah,that was...disturbing.

30 Nov 2012 02:01 AM
Aulus    [TotalFark]  
FTFA: 'This particular incident arose after Kent Police was contacted with concerns about a lady's well-being.'

Bullshiat.

30 Nov 2012 02:06 AM
ladyfortuna     
Due almost entirely to the irony of timing on this comic and this story, I present the PVP Online comic from a few days ago:

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30 Nov 2012 02:09 AM
thatboyoverthere     
Since this is the Daily Mail I refuse to believe anything that's in the article up to and including that the town exists.

30 Nov 2012 02:30 AM
gravebayne2     

Apos: Crime-infested locale with terrified residents and ineffectual police patrols?

Sounds like a job for:

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magnum PI?

30 Nov 2012 02:35 AM
Apos     

gravebayne2: Apos: Crime-infested locale with terrified residents and ineffectual police patrols?

Sounds like a job for:

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magnum PI?



Magnum PI's PI, actually.

30 Nov 2012 02:43 AM
Kevin72    [TotalFark]  
It's Impossible

30 Nov 2012 02:56 AM
monty666    [TotalFark]  
Why not kill Perry Como fans? It's not like they're a part of the breeding population or anything..

30 Nov 2012 03:08 AM
hbk72777     
My Father's uncle once threw Perry Como out of his gas station that he owned. He tried cutting in line and doing the diva act.

Little did he know that side of the family is full nuts that go 30 years without speaking to siblings. Their thinking "whoever dies first, wins".

A Celebrity had no chance.

30 Nov 2012 03:51 AM
way south     
I was told there is no crime in England.
The police were probably bored and needed someone to arrest.

30 Nov 2012 05:24 AM
Ow My Balls     

Badgers: /Clicky


Awesome!!

Now tell me, how do you get a YouTube link to cue right up to a certain point like that? I'm always making references and having to denote where people should FF to see my joke, as in "The 2:46 mark, please."

30 Nov 2012 05:52 AM
Pinko_Commie     
Folkestone, a wretched hive of scum and villainy.

FTA: Early in November, the noise from above was so loud that she retaliated by turning up the volume of her own music - Perry Como. Somebody called the police.'

Ahh, a stereo fight. I had one of those when I lived in a flat in Folkestone. The downstairs flat from us decided that 1am was a great time to play Wham at loud volume. They stopped it when we kicked our rather large cabinet speakers face down onto the floor, covered them with duvets and proceeded to pump 800W of Drum & Bass at them for 10 minutes.

farkers never did that again.

30 Nov 2012 06:29 AM
pxlboy    [TotalFark]  

Pinko_Commie: Folkestone, a wretched hive of scum and villainy.

FTA: Early in November, the noise from above was so loud that she retaliated by turning up the volume of her own music - Perry Como. Somebody called the police.'

Ahh, a stereo fight. I had one of those when I lived in a flat in Folkestone. The downstairs flat from us decided that 1am was a great time to play Wham at loud volume. They stopped it when we kicked our rather large cabinet speakers face down onto the floor, covered them with duvets and proceeded to pump 800W of Drum & Bass at them for 10 minutes.

farkers never did that again.


Niiiiice.

30 Nov 2012 07:21 AM
Vaneshi     

Fark Me To Tears: FTFA: Astonishingly, the people who had complained about the music were reportedly among the thugs who rule the street - and who make the woman's life a misery.

Okay... so... tell the lady to turn down her loud music... and then arrest the thugs when they break the law? Am I missing something here?


Age. A lot of these 'thugs' (read chavs) are actually under the age of 18 and plod is having a hardtime getting them prosecuted as adults AND having any previous convictions brought forward for consideration during sentencing.

They get their ASBO and wear it like a badge of pride.

30 Nov 2012 07:32 AM
Marcintosh     
Mom need's this

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Just to help her through the night

30 Nov 2012 07:58 AM
OregonVet    [TotalFark]  

Marcintosh: Mom need's this

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Just to help her through the night


Good one.

30 Nov 2012 08:04 AM
clane     
It's not like she was filming police making an arrest from her front porch...

30 Nov 2012 09:04 AM
Mateorocks     
Yeah...looks like a horrible, horrible place.

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30 Nov 2012 09:13 AM
Rich Cream     

Gyrfalcon: the police need more than an aggrieved neighbor saying "The people who live there are pushers! You should go arrest them!" to do anything, even here in the States.


Seriously? You report a crime to the police and they can't investigate it? Can't send in undercover cops to make buys? Can't do anything?

30 Nov 2012 09:24 AM
rnatalie    [TotalFark]  
Maybe she was killing Martians...
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30 Nov 2012 09:30 AM
Englebert Slaptyback     

rnatalie


Maybe she was killing Martians...


I was thinking that, but Perry Como is far too soothing and lacks the piercing yodel of Slim Whitman.

30 Nov 2012 09:33 AM
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