THE POLICE: HERE TO SERVE THE CORPORATIONS April 23, 2011Posted by feedthemoon in Uncategorized.
It seems in this new profit-motive Big society, investigating petty crime and burglary is a thing of the past: ‘Quite simply there’s no profit-motive in it’ admitted Bristol’s Chief Inspector Harry Shepherd yesterday. That’s why you’re nowadays most likely to see a bobby issuing fines rather than walking the beat. To put it bluntly, we have to turn a profit.’ In Bristol he has plans to roll-out on-the-spot fines for soon-to-be-specified offences, such as: ‘wearing a loud shirt in a built-up area’. And it doesn’t stop there, Shepherd reckons the skies the limit when it comes to fleecing the general public: ‘In Great Yarmouth they recently issued a £50 fine to a fourteen-year-old when he was spotted driving without due care and attention whilst playing crazy-golf. That’s the kind of initiative we’re after’ he said.
And what of those people injured whilst fighting against yet another Tesco’s metro in their bohemian neighbourhood?
‘Collateral damage’ he answered succinctly.