It’s simple: we just don’t have the cojones to do what is required to fix the problems we have.
No will… no balls.
When Bill took over the NYPD he employed 5,000 (FIVE THOUSAND) NEW police…the recruitment campaign was TOUGHER than any previous one and this ensured that the cops were of the right calibre. He also introduced a computer system that worked and increased the civvie staff by a similar percentage.
He paid for this by raising local taxes-with the caveat, “you want it fixed? You pay for it…”
He stood by his officers and told them directly- ‘go get them…’ minor crime was stamped on… lots of officers gave the flexibility to hammer drunkenness and minor ASB-to the point that there is almost none now.
Now compare that with our situation.
We are REDUCING the officers and civvies we have…and telling the MOPS that WE ARE BETTER FOR IT!!!!!
Money is so tight we have to further reduce our staffing by another 20% to balance the books.
Added to that, a demoralised and media hated Police, ask yourself the question:
Would you want his job?
The real problem here is one of mindset and priorities.
I’ve said it before-but for all of our pomp and circumstance, we are the most anti-establishment people in the world-we make the USSR people look tame. We hate the idea of people having ANY kind of power over us- to the point that we insist on having (though it’s plainly and crazily false) a ‘police by consent’ system… crazy because you can’t opt out!!! We can’t obey even the simplest of laws…look at speeding…and the hate campaign against speed cameras?
Added to that a government that is easily the most hated and corrupt bunch of self-serving monsters we have ever had in the house-we just are not ready for an American with their pragmatic and ‘can do’ thinking.
Too much input on rights…and not responsibilities have made our country a crap hole for ordinary people…
So…Bill… if you are reading (and I know you read the police blogs…) do yourself a favour…go somewhere you will be appreciated…I would LOVE to see you in charge and sort out this lot (SMT) but I fear they will just drive you out…