Statement regarding floral tributes in Hither Green:
Chief Superintendent Simon Dobinson, Lewisham Borough commander, said: “I am aware of the concerns that have been raised by residents regarding the floral tributes placed in Hither Green.
“My officers have a responsibility to provide reassurance to local residents so they can go about their daily lives...A responsibility you have abdicated. As many have pointed out, this comes as no surprise.
...while also respecting the wishes of family and friends to mark the loss of a loved one.
“They are not there to safeguard or facilitate the laying of floral tributes; we are liaising with the local authority who are considering appropriate management of the floral tributes.'Appropriate', eh? I'm sure one of the neighbours will move their vehicle for the council to place a skip...
“I do not want anyone to feel intimidated or that they are not being allowed to respond in a dignified way to a tragic death.Christ! It's like words have no meaning anymore!
The neighbours have told you they regard this as intimidation. You've blatently ignored that. There's nothing 'dignified' about this tacky chavshrine.
And the only tragedy about this death (apart from the consequences for the innocent householder) is that one of the thieving scum got away unscathed. Maybe your efforts would be better placed looking for him?
“We would urge members of the public to respect the wishes of those who choose to place flowers and other tributes in the area.And the wishes of those whose property they are attaching them to..?
“We would also request those placing tributes or visiting the area to behave in a responsible manner so as not to disrupt the local community.*hollow laugh*
“A small police presence remains in place in and around South Park Crescent to provide reassurance to the public.You provide none. Not any more. You are less use than a chocolate fireguard.
“There have been no arrests. Officers will assess any potential criminal offences including any allegations that are made to police, which will be dealt with in a fair and appropriate manner on an individual basis.”Fair enough, then. You've made it abundantly clear you no longer consider that you work to Peelian principles, but rather whatever politically correct garbage is rammed down your throats.
And the rank and file might bitch and complain and plead 'but we're not like that', but while you carry out the orders from above anyway, what's the difference?
So I can't withhold the money you take from my salary to do everything but what you are supposed to do (keep the peace, and not appease), but I can - and will - withhold any assistance you might have asked of me.
Want information? If I have it, you won't get it.
Want help if you're being assaulted? I'll walk on by. You've made it clear you don't serve me. Why should I be concerned?
Congratulations. You've made this lifelong Tory voting, law & order hanger and flogger take the same attitude towards you as the criminal gangs in the roughest housing estate. You truly deserve the epithet 'filth'.