1 May 2009
‘Independent voice of the borough’? More like parroting the council line.
Your gleeful and ill-thought our page 5 piece on the wardens getting police powers, (April 16), could have come straight from the council press office.
I bought your paper on the day the Evening Standard splashed on police not wearing their numbers. Consider: crime is going down (although the media loves to scare people and in doing so drives up the fear of crime), but us poor council tax payers have to foot the bill. Why do we need another police force? We already have normal police, community support officers and now council cops. This just shows that we’re paying too much council tax.
Meanwhile, do we see any police offcers on our streets? No. They leave that to community and now the council cops.
We are sliding into a database state. Were we consulted about all these CCTV cameras watching our every move? Why all these unmarked police cars (I guess) charging about? Council cops are just another step along this road to a police state. I won’t buy your paper again.
M. Brandon, Rephidim Street, Borough.
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