I’ve just come acrossthisarticle!
“I’m very surprised to have it back — it’s incredible,” Cameron told the paper. “It’s priceless to me.” said Cameron.
Nearly 19,000 bicycles were reported stolen in London last year.”
How many of those 19,000 bikes do you think were returned?
Apparently Cameron seems surprised to see his bike again, its nice to see even he has so little faith in the policing system as well…and he lives in a really nice area!
Imagine the despondency of people who are victims of crime in run down areas. Never mind a stolen bike being low priority to the police, how about vandalism, assault, threatening behaviour…all things you could expect a long wait for police to attend in certain areas of Glasgow.
Consequently, in the past, people would not bother to contact the police which sent low level crime and antisocial behaviour spiralling out of control, simply because it went untackled.
But it’s been worse, and I mean that sincerely. Even in the last year I have noticed the increased response time from police. Alway’s a good thing. The SNP Government have promised more Police on the streets, and now, there are more trainees going through Tulliallan training center than in previous years. The Police campaign for new recruits has been hugely noticable.
I believe the SNP have the right idea in trying to tackle some of the fundamental issues which cause low level crime in Scotland for so many years.
Although, I hope that they will consider completely banning the possession of airguns. Unless the owner can make a case, with evidence, that they should be permitted to keep it. Although this would only apply to rural areas.
I would also hope that the SNP government would consider tougher jail sentences on people who carry knives or other offensive weapons but do NOT prosecute people who find themselves in trouble for defending themselves or their property. I refer, primarily, to Steven Armstrong and the current petition to have him released from prison.
The SNP didn’t win the Glasgow East by-election for no reason, the people CAN see the difference the SNP Government has been able to make in the last 12 months. The people of Scotland are showing that they support SNP candidates, they support the SNP government and they support an independant Scotland.