On 16 Nov 2005 at 6:59pm northern bigot wrote:
During this Tony Blairs administration, the Police are becoming increasingly politicised, and every night some Police Chief constable, is sharing his "opinions", with us last night Ken Jones of Sussex, on the subject of 24 hour drinking, and the effect on police rescources. In the last 20 years police manpower and backroom support has gone up by a third. In the 1950s with half the police in England 65,000,than now 130,000, the police were far more effective at solving crimes and preventing crime, Ken Jones and his ilk have more rescources than ever. In working class areas plagued by drugs and crime, when if ever do you see a police man on the beat. Yet they can find 500 to 600 to over Police Lewes bonfire annual arrests -5! Not forgetting safety Zones, "no go areas", LCD displays, a complete overkill! Anybody interested in todays politically correct policing should read abolition of liberty by Peter Hitchens
On 16 Nov 2005 at 9:01pm Gary wrote:
The reason there were only 5 arrests!!!!
No go areas - Designed to allow easy access for Emergency vehicles, lessons learnt from many previous years.
LCD displays - All the out of towners not knowing where to go.. Keep people moving, stops congestion. I know people from out of town are advised to stay away but they don't.....
Safety zones? No idea what these are but I'd guess that they are zones for safety (Clever huh)
On 16 Nov 2005 at 9:36pm me wrote:
safety zones are for instances of crushing in busy areas. e.g. if a crush situation arises the safety zone can be opened thus releving pressure.
On 16 Nov 2005 at 9:38pm Gary wrote:
Thanks me. I thought so but wasn't totally sure.
This, Northern Bigot, is also from previous years experience!!!!
On 16 Nov 2005 at 10:53pm northern bigot wrote:
Where have i said anything against bonfire or any of the bonfire societies, in fact if you read my postings, iam always pro bonfire,my above criticism,is regarding police operational tactics.
On 16 Nov 2005 at 11:19pm Gary wrote:
Yes, but you seemed to have an issue with the policing there!!! You said, and I quote
"Yet they can find 500 to 600 to over Police Lewes bonfire annual arrests -5!"
I'm not having a go..
On 16 Nov 2005 at 11:40pm northern bigot wrote:
Gary, i have been interested to read what you think, it would be boring if we all agreed, i know what i typed can be read as anti police. About 6 or 7 years ago things got a bit heated, i think it was Keith Austin who asked who runs Lewes bonfire, the societies or Sussex police? Everybody has a part to play in keeping it the great event it is!
On 17 Nov 2005 at 5:11pm Gary wrote:
Lets lay this topic to rest now!!
On 19 Nov 2005 at 3:31am paul wrote:
bonfire night would be better with no police at all.
like at a festival.
when i was a kid you could cross town without all the road blocks.
then again every shop boarded up their windows then and most pubs were shut.
On 7 Dec 2005 at 4:56pm know nuffin gaz wrote:
saftey zones are in place to let the crowd spill in to them in the event of a problem as per trafalgar sq on new years eve somtimes known as sterile areas which i can assume you will know what sterile means as you have made a dick of yourself