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  • playing her Perry Como records too loud

    That offense is right up there with drug dealing, if you were to ask me.
  • General Yobbery, didn't we defeat him at the Battle of Concord?
  • Hey now, arresting real criminals is dangerous, a guy could get hurt. Much easier to pick on little old ladies.
  • 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?
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    Knows what to do with people that have an unhealthy appreciation of Perry Como
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Well. All kidding about noise ordinances aside, the real crime here was playing Perry Como records. Ugh. I actually physically shuddered at the thought.
  • 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
  • Where are the "boffins" at helping these "yobs"
    /Maybe Europe can fine "Vole"(Microsoft) more money to help pay the "boffins"
  • Horrible. I hope they gave her an ASBO for subjecting her poor neighbors to that godawful crap.
  • I don't know how you can be English and proud of yourself.
  • 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
  • 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?
  • TURN YOUR GOD DAMNED MUSIC DOWN.


    And arrest the farking yobs too.

    "A plague o' both your houses!" - W.S.
  • Crime-infested locale with terrified residents and ineffectual police patrols?

    Sounds like a job for:

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  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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. :)
  • Golly gee, how can one NOT like this Perry Como classic?
  • 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.
  • Why can't these people speak farking English!

    Journalism in the UK is worse than the States.
  • 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
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