Saturday, July 29, 2006

The right of Succession?

There is a story of four young girls, arrested by the Police for breaking the law, locked up for the night and then released. You have been confronted by parents a few times, asked why you aren’t out catching ‘real criminals’ and why you are ‘messin wiv’ their children, delinquent and stupid parents, it’s no wonder that their children are on par with them.

Four Girls Locked Up

You have prepared a response, words that you would have liked to say to these parents when they polluted that crap to the media:

‘They are just children and they were not even given the right of a phone call to ring us and tell us what had happened.’

You’re Response: ‘You’ve been watching too many American Cop Shows pal, newsflash for you, Starsky and Hutch isn’t real!’’

'Grace and her friend Sophie were locked in adult cells when children under 17 should be put in a juvenile detention centre.’

Your response: ‘They were locked in adult cells? Really? How sad, I’ll call Liberty right this minute, not. Custody suites don’t have children’s wards with crayons, playdo and Sesame Street Videos, you stupid fool.’

‘The girls did not even write anything rude or offensive.’

Your response: ‘Oh dear, how ignorant can you get? It’s illegal to cause criminal damage. If someone was to graffiti the wall of your house, but the material wasn’t offensive, would you have the same opinion, don’t tell me you would, because I know dam well you wouldn’t!’

"It was horrible as they put me in an adult male wing with no toilet, there was a really bad smell and the blanket they gave me was disgusting. I was worried because I thought there might be rapists in there."

Your response: ‘Very sorry that the accomodation isn't up to your standard, i'll talk to the chef and the five star custody manager. LISTEN, very carefully to what I have to say young lady. It’s not big, it’s not clever, it’s not cool and it’s not hard. You want to paint pretty pictures, go to art school. Or better still GO HOME AND PAINT ON YOUR PARENT’S WALLS!’

If parents act like they do, what hope have the children got? Choice is a wonderful thing, but sometimes a lack of options can be a person’s undoing.

Sometimes you wonder if this country is going down the toilet, but then you see Cheryl Tweedy in a wedding dress and your faith is restored, albeit momentarily.


At 3:19 PM, Blogger ExtraSpecialCopper said...

I found this story bloody hilarious!! Had the police not taken any action they would be moaning that "the area is full of graffiti and the police cant be bothered to do anything"

Damned if we do damned if we dont!!

At 12:44 AM, Blogger PC PotShot said...

I do my job and I do it with pride and integrity. I do not appreciate it when suspects and their associates claim to know the laws, policies and procedures of what they can and can't do better than me. I have worked hard in training for my job, they do not have any concept of what I sacrificed to be a Police Constable. Its a shame that the parents weren't told why their little angels were treated as they were. I have found that if the time is taken to explain our procedures, it does usually placate people. If I'm going to be damned either way, I'd rather do my job and be damned. Its usually more fun anyway!

At 1:43 PM, Blogger arty said...

I'm sorry but I have to mod some of the lines there as to reply to their parents c(= :

"It was horrible as they put me in an adult male wing with no toilet, there was a really bad smell and the blanket they gave me was disgusting. I was worried because I thought there might be rapists in there."

Congratulations, You should get use to it now, since thats where most of your daugter's time will be spend in the future.

I wont bother moding any other once since they will turn up very offensive. :)

Police done a good job of it, but some articles try to make out that they were wrong, like catch 22.

At 10:19 AM, Blogger fjl said...

You have a valid point in some respects, but it's very important not to attribute an adult mentality to a jeuvenile delinquent (for want of a better phrase!) in that it's quite true that they can't cope with adult punishment and will be damaged by it.

You are correct in that if the parents weren't hopeless it would save the system alot of trouble


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