Imagine coming home, to find your front door splintered and bashed in by a burglar.
But imagine finding that they have crossed the threshold: that your home has been violated, your belongings ransacked, some of your most valued possessions stolen.
After a few minutes of adrenalin-fuelled panic and mounting anger, what is the first thing you do? Call the police, obviously. Because that is what they are there for.
According to Sara Thornton, head of the National Police Chiefs Council, however, you shouldn’t necessarily expect them to bother turning up. “We need to move from reacting to some of those traditional crimes to thinking about focusing on threat and harm and risk and really protecting the public,” she said yesterday. “That might mean that if you’ve had a burglary, for example, and the burglar has fled, that we won’t get there as quickly as we would have in the past.”
So imagine my surprise, nay dismay, when I read that “a police force spent hundreds of pounds giving a patrol car and a motorbike a colourful makeover in rainbow colours ahead of a gay pride parade. The two Sussex Police vehicles have each been decorated with graphics showing rainbows, brightly coloured stars with the word ‘Pride’ so they can be part of the Brighton Pride parade.
Sussex Police today announced: ‘We’re all ready for the 25th Brighton Pride celebrations! ‘We’ll be in the parade, as well as having a stall in the park. Please do give us a wave and come and say hi. ‘You’ll be able to have your photo taken with our motorbike, take part in a police line-up and pick up various goodies and advice.’
So in keeping no doubt, with their “diversity and inclusiveness policy” there will be a whole load of police officers (including the Chief Constable) mincing down the front at Brighton but will be unable to respond to the needs of victims of crime because they have other “priorities”
So when did participating in a Gay Pride take preference over dealing with crime and I have yet to hear how “arsing” about on such parades constitutes “preventative policing”
I shake my head in despair at the bunch of idiot Chief Constables running the various police forces in England!!!!