Grandmother who found eight-inch knife is told by police to ‘go home and put it in the wheelie bin’ | Daily Mail Online

The grandmother, who wishes to remain anonymous, said: ‘The newly opened police station in Thornaby was just across the road so I went over and buzzed on the intercom, only to be told there were no officers there. I called the non-emergency number. The handler said I could either drive to Stockton police station and hand it in or take it home and put it in my wheelie bin.

‘I was flabbergasted. I’ve kept hold of the knife because I have no idea what to do to get rid of it safely. The chances are that it has some kind of evidence on it that could lead to a criminal being caught. I was told that was irrelevant.’

Cleveland Police said: ‘In line with guidance from the National Police Chiefs’ Council, the police service will not accept and record found property except under certain circumstances where retention by the finder is not permitted.’


Source: Grandmother who found eight-inch knife is told by police to ‘go home and put it in the wheelie bin’ | Daily Mail Online

Jimmy Dore: Stop and Search Policing Now Shown to Be Rubbish

Persecute the innocent and eventually the innocent will want their revenge. By profiling you are demonising an entire race, religion or culture.

In every race, religion or culture there will be a minority who will not conform to what society expects for a variety of reasons, ignorance of the said rules or laws, a persecution complex, contempt for others, bullying, etc. Many of these persons could need educating or counseling to ascertain reasons for their behaviour and some a form of punishment. For we are in an assumed civilised society and should care for our fellow beings and show them respect and understanding in order that they may reflect on what they are doing.

But first we require an equalised society in that the controlling powerful forces, such as Government, police, media, etc. do not castigate, vilify or victimise sections of the community to further increase resentment and exclusion.

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This is another fascinating piece from the American comedian Jimmy Dore, who turns up regularly on The Young Turks internet show. In this video he discusses an article in one of the New York Papers, reporting a study that has shown ‘broken windows’ policing to be complete rubbish. ‘Broken windows’ policing is the name given to the police strategy of prosecuting people for minor offences – what are called ‘quality of life’ offences, like graffiti, riding your bike on the pavement and so on, in the expectation that cracking down on minor crimes will lead to a drop in major felonies. It includes ‘stop and frisk’ – what over here is called ‘stop and search’ – in which people are stopped and searched at random by the rozzers.

The ‘broken windows’ strategy takes its name from an official experiment, in which a car was left in the road with its…

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