Women in Knowsley whose loved ones are believed to be involved in gun crime are receiving special Christmas cards this year.Note that: 'believed to be'. Not 'are' or 'have been previously'. This is just those suspected of it.
Well, I'm sure the police never get anything wrong, like raid the wrong house, or shoot the wrong guy, so I'm sure it's ok, and there won't be a huuuuuuuuge fuck-up when they deliver it to the wrong name and address and the furious occupant goes straight to the 'Daily Fail'...
The cards, sent by Merseyside Police and Knowsley Council, show a Christmas tree surrounded with presents on the front says, "Looking forward to a nice family Christmas?" and on the inside it says, "make sure your son is there to enjoy it too, don't let guns ruin your family's Christmas".Tasteful!
It is hoped the message will appeal to the emotions of the mothers, grandmothers, girlfriends and aunties of the offenders and encourage them to take immediate action to get their loved ones away from gun crime and prevent them from being injured or at worse killed.Which rather presupposes that the 'mothers, grandmothers, girlfriends and aunties' aren't:
a) totally unable to influence their menfolk whatsoever and/or
b) just as bad as them.
H/T: anon in comments
H/T: anon in comments
Whether it achieves the aim of 'gangsters' becoming choirboys, is doubtful. If it at least pisses them off then i'm ok with it.
Due to negligent discharges and friendly fire incidents, the army should take live ammunition off their soldiers. Of course the police make mistakes, they come from the public....and have you seen the British Public?
I'm going for b) on this one.
Janette Mercer...the backyard breeder of Sean Mercer who shot Rhys Jones...being one such example of the many shrieking harridans in this area who defend their feral litter no matter how atrocious their behaviour or crime.
So... when it arrives at the wrong house, there'll be a blazing row over Christmas because the kid is insisting he knows nothing about any guns - "but the police suspect you so you must have done something".
The disaster potential is huge.
This whole caper, bluebottles sending vaguely threatening letters and cards to people, is deeply unsavory.
If we sent local coppers a card saying "A lot of corrupt policemen have been found out and jailed. Mind how you go and a Merry Xmas" the swat thugs would be kicking your door in within hours.
If you've got evidence, arrest 'em, don't arse about with vague threats like that short-arsed gangester from the "Two Ronnies".
I would imagine someone got promoted after suggesting this.Once that person has moved on to bigger and better things it will be quietly dropped.That's what happens were I work.
Not coons, sureley?
To think, if we had an armed population there would be a lot less gun crime because the little bas.. tikes would know they could be on the receiving end.
"Of course the police make mistakes, they come from the public..."
Mistakes in the heat of the moment, I can understand.
This? Someone's sat in a room with other people (and coffee, biscuits, etc) and thought about it.
Clearly, not enough though!
"...one such example of the many shrieking harridans in this area who defend their feral litter no matter how atrocious their behaviour or crime."
Yup, I'm going with b) too.
"The disaster potential is huge."
Astonishing they can't see it, isn't it?
"If we sent local coppers a card saying "A lot of corrupt policemen have been found out and jailed. Mind how you go and a Merry Xmas" the swat thugs would be kicking your door in within hours."
I like the way you think...;)
And yes, it's not what they should be wasting their time doing at all.
"I would imagine someone got promoted after suggesting this."
Without a doubt! :/
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