Cambridgeshire police have been briefed to roll out their latest crime fighting initiative...Tasers? Drones? Drones with Tasers?
The move is the brainchild of crime reduction officer Sue Loaker who launched the project to help young men and women get regular access to toiletries and sanitary items and pants.
Called Sue's Essentials, the scheme wants to spare deprived youngsters' blushes and prevent bullying which can then lead to offending as they can end up shoplifting to obtain the hygiene essentials.Really? Yeah, well, I suppose they have to come up with some excuse why you've been collared bang to rights with 10 cans of Lynx up your jumper.
And it doesn't even really need to be a good one these days, does it?
The officer said: "We recognise that unfortunately there are some people who are struggling to get regular access to toiletries, sanitary items, and underwear – items that very often most of us take for granted.
"A lack of access to the most basic of items not only causes discomfort but can also lead to embarrassment and bullying.
"This can cause low self-esteem and in the worst cases we have seen young people resorting to crime in order to try and get hold of these items."How many cases? How many proven to be caused by 'poverty'? Be specific.
Chief Inspector Donna Wass said: "We know that when times are hard financially, poverty can push people towards criminal behaviours in extreme cases.
"We want to do everything that we can to avoid criminalising people – particularly young people – in hardship, and this initiative from Sue is part of a compassionate response to that."This woman is a Chief Inspector? Good grief! Why go into the police farce to 'avoid criminalising people'..?
I detect the hidden hand of Common Purpose in this...