Re: Pregnant sheep slaughtered for fun
It is the case where I am, sadly, and, I'm sure, all over the place.
You may be familiar with the name Ray Mallon?
He worked for the Cleveland force as head of C.I.D. a while back, until he was removed by political influences, and adopted an approach of Zero Tolerance to crime and anti-social behaviour. He was nicknamed 'Robocop' and took his theories to forces all around the country.
His idea was that rather than using a softly-softly approach to criminals and standing on street corners with them laughing and joking and trying to understand them and sympathise with them you get in their faces and disrupt their lives and criminal activities wherever you can.
And guess what? It worked.
In the time he was in office crime in this area fell. It was only after he was removed because the more liberal element didn't like his methods that crime and anti-social behaviour returned to it's 'normal' levels.
I think a lot of police forces in this country would be well advised, and our streets a safer place to be, if they adopted a similar approach. And they could.
You only have to watch TV programs like the one that was on last night ('Cops With Cameras' or something) to see how much contempt and little respect people have for the police.
Maybe a Zero Tolerance approach would restore some fear?