Thursday, 7 October 2010

I Guess A Scotsman's Home Isn't His Castle Either...

And since we are consistently told by the likes of Inspector Gadget that it's the ACPO mob that are forcing the police to be politically correct, they just want to get on with their job of nicking the wrong 'un, oh yes, I guess poor Mr Carroll must have been unlucky enough to arrive at East Kilbride police station when the Chief Constable was manning the front desk?
A grandfather who asked police to keep an eye on his home while on holiday fearing it could be targeted by Lithuanian squatters was warned he could be arrested for ­racism.
It's not like the poor bloke plucked a nationality out of thin air, either. He was responding to several well-publicised cases.
Mr Carroll said: “I wasn’t categorising the whole Lithuanian community. Maybe he has too much training in political ­correctness.”
Mmmm, just like the policeman manning the counter down in Tottenham when Mr & Mrs Mosedale called to report an actual crime in progress...
Chief Inspector Neil Kerr yesterday admitted one of his officers had given Mr Carroll some “advice”.

He said: “Strathclyde Police can confirm that a 78-year-old man attended East Kilbride police office for home security advice, which was given by an officer. The man made comments the officer felt were inappropriate.” He said any complaint would be investigated but added: “We are not aware of anyone making a formal complaint.”
And the fact that it's all over the papers now isn't going to worry you, is it?

Elected police chiefs. They can't come soon enough, can they?

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

I love the notion the man is living somewhere in the UK where the cops might be expected to keep an eye on his home. We used to have a TU book (temporarily unoccupied)on every beat, but I doubt they exist now and if so, are probably traded to Lithuanian proto-squatters. Scots once squatted in Lithuania, so maybe things are just at full circle?

MTG said...

Elderly and other defenceless victims will be spared threats, abuse, multi tasering and full cavity searches, when the Gadget rabble are fired or weaned off their addiction to rude pills.

JuliaM said...

"We used to have a TU book (temporarily unoccupied)on every beat, but I doubt they exist now..."

I did think it sounded a very 'Heartbeat' sort of service to expect from the police!

"...when the Gadget rabble are fired or weaned off their addiction to rude pills."

What's that going to take?

Chalcedon said...

Since when were Lithuanians a race of man? This police officer sounds like he has been on ne diversity course too many. It is a reasonable worry in places where this has happened. Personally I would abolish squatters rights and make house invasion and occupation a criminal offence.