On Second Thoughts, How About You Just Do What You’re Paid To Do?

It’d be novel, wouldn’t it?

Police have said extra security measures must be installed at the entrance to a proposed city-centre development in York, to keep street-drinkers out.

When actually what they will do is keep everyone out.

In its representation to council planners, North Yorkshire Police has raised concerns about the site’s communal garden area becoming “a focal point” for street-drinkers unless controlled access to the flats – involving electronic locks and entry phones – is included.

So it’ll become a ‘communal garden’ that will only be accessible to the people in the flat, causing the problem drinkers to vanish like popped soap bubbles, I presume?

Oh, no, wait, they’ll just go elsewhere, won’t they?

The force said the site’s tunnel entrance could also cause crime and antisocial behaviour problems.

No, it won’t ‘cause’ them! It’ll provide a place for them to happen in.

If they don’t happen there, they’ll happen somewhere else, and you’ll still be expected to do what you’re paid to do!

5 comments for “On Second Thoughts, How About You Just Do What You’re Paid To Do?

  1. ivan
    August 14, 2013 at 10:53 am

    It would appear the main problem is the fact that to do their job the police would have to WALK around the area and not use their nice new shiny racing cars.

  2. Edward.
    August 14, 2013 at 12:55 pm

    Our shiny police service don’t do drunks, they only want to monitor facebook and twitter for ‘thought crimes’ and perish the thought about popping out on a Fri/Saturday night in town centres – oh no, no, no, to ‘ello, ‘ello, ‘ello.

    New HQ’s and taxpayer to pay on through the nose……PFI:


  3. CJ Nerd
    August 14, 2013 at 1:00 pm

    I once attended a public meeting about frequent break-ins and arson affecting lockup garages.

    A police officer told us that these problems are due to a triangle of offender, location and victim.

    Maybe the police should be tough on geometry, tough on the causes of geometry.

  4. August 14, 2013 at 2:49 pm

    Down my way the police don’t remove problem drinkers but the council removes the benches they – and OAPs out shopping – sit on 🙄

  5. Jermima
    August 14, 2013 at 3:03 pm

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