Rat on your neighbour

Along the way last evening, this was posted on Twitter:

Similar has gone up from other police forces.

In my early days in Russia, my landlady explained this govt policy of ‘denunciation’. Your neighbour had a dispute with you over anything at all and what you did was phone up and complain.

The next stage was that there was a building in the yard between various houses, the local ‘official building’ where crims on parole had to sign in. So you went public if sufficiently incensed and sign official denunciation papers.


As far as I can gather, this by and large dropped away by the late 90s but now it’s making a comeback …

… in Britain.

Charming. PC state determines what is or is not a ‘hate crime’, you are denounced, you are now on record forever as having been denounced.

If the implications need spelling out, than we’re further along this path than feared.

5 comments for “Rat on your neighbour

  1. microdave
    April 16, 2019 at 9:52 am

    “Please report non hate crime incidents”

    What, such as burglary or assault?

  2. Pcar
    April 17, 2019 at 1:07 am

    Meanwhile Real Crime ignored:

    Chap in liveried flatbed drags £70k car off drive onto lorry

    CCTV and eye witnesses

    Police Scotland, after interview of thief: “No action, no proof he intended to permanently deprive owner of property”

    “permanently deprive” – You what? That negates every theft prosecution

    Blackmail, bungs, corrupt?

    • April 28, 2019 at 6:54 am

      Just lazy and thick, usually!

      • Pcar
        April 29, 2019 at 12:05 am

        Arghh. I missed final line when posting:

        Thief told Police Scotland he was paid to remove car and then leave it at side of road ~1 mile away. Owner, 9 months on, has been “permanently deprived” of £70k car.

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