999, We're busy right now...

October 16, 2008 6:41 PM

The Police Federation of England and Wales will make a complaint to Parliament that they are unable to  properly respond to all 999 calls that come in because they are too preoccupied with drunken violence.  However, their claim is that the problem is not too many drunks on the streets, it is that bureaucracy is tying up entirely too much manpower that could (and should) be on the ground. Policing our streets and keeping violence and disturbances to a minimum are the most important things the police do.  In fact, its their job, policing.  The fact that the police are being held up with red tape instead of the job they were intended to do is absurd.  How can we expect the police to effectively do their jobs if the Government is setting up bureaucratic hurdles between them and the tasks at hand?  Yet another example of bad government.

The Police Federation of England and Wales will make a complaint to Parliament that they are unable to  properly respond to all 999 calls that come in because they are too preoccupied with drunken violence.  However, their claim is that the problem is not too many drunks on the streets, it is that bureaucracy is tying up entirely too much manpower that could (and should) be on the ground. Policing our streets and keeping violence and disturbances to a minimum are the most important things the police do.  In fact, its their job, policing.  The fact that the police are being held up with red tape instead of the job they were intended to do is absurd.  How can we expect the police to effectively do their jobs if the Government is setting up bureaucratic hurdles between them and the tasks at hand?  Yet another example of bad government.

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