The Daily Mail reports British Police have been forbidden to enter a thug’s hangout after dark because it is too dangerous.
The local chief says he will not allow his officers in a city park because of poor lighting. The city council and the local residents don’t think much of the excuse. They complained the inspectorâ€™s announcement that the park was too dangerous for officers would mean a free-for-all for the dozens of children that sometimes converge there, causing noise and thousands of pounds worth of damage on a regular basis.
Briefly quoting the Daily Mail news item:
Town councillor Richard Fulcher said: â€˜I and many other councillors were disgusted with his comments.
â€˜What on earth sort of society have we got where police officers refuse to go anywhere after 8pm?
â€˜What Inspector Sullivan has done is to declare this part of Wisbech a no-go area because of poor lighting.â€™
Another councillor, David Patrick, said: â€˜I had to ask for confirmation from the inspector to ensure I had heard it right the first time.
â€˜He said police officers wouldnâ€™t go into the park because it was dark. Donâ€™t they carry torches?â€™
Essentially, this confirms much that I have already heard from friends. The official policy is to avoid at all costs sending officers into a place where there may be a confrontation with the violent youngsters called “yobs.” So good luck to the council on getting any relief for the elderly who live close to that attractive nuisance called “Waterlees Park.”
Of course, they could play classical music from sunset to sunrise and drive the yobs off. But that would deprive the yobs of their civil rights. Which are ever so much more important than the lives and well being of those who actually pay taxes.