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(Daily Mail)   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   ( divider line
    More: Asinine, Folkestone, Kent Police, Charla Nash, Clearly, council houses  
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2012-11-30 12:38:14 AM  
3 votes:
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?
2012-11-30 02:30:09 AM  
2 votes:
Since this is the Daily Mail I refuse to believe anything that's in the article up to and including that the town exists.
2012-11-30 12:39:41 AM  
2 votes:


And arrest the farking yobs too.

"A plague o' both your houses!" - W.S.
2012-11-30 12:33:19 AM  
2 votes:
I don't know how you can be English and proud of yourself.
2012-11-30 01:28:07 PM  
1 vote:
"Get your monkeys off my porch, you Yob!" 

//for chrissakes, do NOT do a GIS with the filter off for any term that includes "granny" and "gang"
2012-11-30 01:07:38 PM  
1 vote:
Ain't this the Queen, patrolling her hood?
2012-11-30 01:01:53 PM  
1 vote:
Granny should have put on her "do-rag", stood next to a fire lit in a garbage can on the street corner, and cranked 'ol Perry up to max on a ghetto blaster.

(Extra bass to rattle windows up and down the block, of course)

If she could wear some granny-pants pulled down to her knees so her granny-panties made her ass look like she was ready for some prison buttsex, all the better. Flash a few granny gang-signs at passing cars, steal a few pension checks from the mailboxes of her elderly neighbors, and she'd be respected instead of victimized.

A couple of neck tattoos and some spinning chrome rims on her Scooter Store pimped-out ride would finish it all off.

What? I am being Politically Incorrect?

Well, then just put a cap in her wrinkly old ass in a low-speed drive-by, using a stolen Mobility Scooter.
2012-11-30 09:33:18 AM  
1 vote:


Maybe she was killing Martians...

I was thinking that, but Perry Como is far too soothing and lacks the piercing yodel of Slim Whitman.
2012-11-30 09:30:39 AM  
1 vote:
Maybe she was killing Martians...
2012-11-30 07:58:03 AM  
1 vote:
Mom need's this 

Just to help her through the night
2012-11-30 06:29:43 AM  
1 vote:
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.
2012-11-30 02:09:37 AM  
1 vote:
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:
2012-11-30 12:45:24 AM  
1 vote:
Crime-infested locale with terrified residents and ineffectual police patrols?

Sounds like a job for:
2012-11-30 12:33:49 AM  
1 vote:

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
2012-11-29 11:42:54 PM  
1 vote:
Hey now, arresting real criminals is dangerous, a guy could get hurt. Much easier to pick on little old ladies.
2012-11-29 11:38:56 PM  
1 vote:
General Yobbery, didn't we defeat him at the Battle of Concord?
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