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    Too Old To Drive

    Jomie, Thanks for those insights.. I shall bear them in mind
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    Pretend Police Force

    Phanerothyme, A beautiful deconstruction. Much better than I can do.
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    Too Old To Drive

    Driving gives one a large degree of independence and freedom. I dread the day that I'll have to give up my licence.
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    Pretend Police Force

    Woodview, "Still gobbledegook, but that was the intended meaning. I think." You are spot on. Post 49 isn't good social science. It has no basis in fact. It isn't an analysis of the forces of the State in the 21st Century. I'm only bothering attacking it because one reads so much of this pop anarchy on the Internet. Post 49 represents an ideology that is an unhealthy mix of populism and anarchism. It tells us nothing and takes us nowhere.
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    Pretend Police Force

    Top Cats Hat With respect. "Kids stabbing each other has a positive role to play in today’s society" that is what it says. I'm not stretching a point. A stabbing can result in a fatality. Many stabbing results in death. What we read in the news is not," a youth was stabbed today -but only a little bit ". The rest of the post (49) is conspiratorial nonsense. There's some Illuminati duping the general population into a fearful state for some mysterious ends. It's only believable if you are a fan of Chariots Of The Gods.
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    Pretend Police Force

    Top Cats Hat, You tell me what I've misunderstood?
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    Pretend Police Force

    Tinfoilhat I presume you are referring to the person who wrote the unhinged claptrap in post 49? It's obviously plagiarised from some pop anarchist blog. Children killing children has a positive role to play! Only a moral imbecile could hold such a view. It's the kind of views held by Charles Manson -during one of his few lucid periods.
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    Pretend Police Force

    Robin- H I was a teenager in the mid-sixties. I hung about with a pretty tough bunch of lads from East Manchester. But none of us was involved in violent crime, murder or drug dealing. I appreciate that I'm being subjective. But can you direct me to a source for your "lower than the 70s or 60's". ?
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    Pretend Police Force

    Top Cats Hat, I couldn't agree with you more. I'd like to add the following: According to the sociologists, there are agencies at work in a society that socialises young people into moral and law-abiding citizens They are the following: the Family, School, and the Church-and its associations. It appears that they are all failing. Addendum. An amoral and greedy society will spew forth amoral and greedy citizens.
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    Pretend Police Force

    If we look at the Stats for knife crime it's astonishing. It's young males at war with each other. What's wrong with them? Do they have nothing to live for except killing one another? Is it now a right of passage to have at least one murder to your credit?
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    Pretend Police Force

    Woodview., I don't mean to be rude, but what is that all about. It contributes nothing to the discussion. Please get back on topic. I'll help you. Should "Joe public " start to organise neighbourhood watches to protect their property? Should they collectively fund CCTV installations in their neighbourhood? If the Police can't protect you, you have to protect yourself. I'd go so far as to say, that knife crime is beyond their control (Just look at the latest figures).
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    Pretend Police Force

    Cyclone, I'm on your side with your suggestions. I live off my teacher's pension but would be prepared to pay a little more tax. The estate where I live is being targeted by criminals-the police issue crime notifications and that is about it. We must do something(within the law) if we are not to remain as victims.
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    Pretend Police Force

    People need to feel that the police offer them protection against an. assault on their person and theft of their property. There are gangs on the streets in London, that threaten to kill whole families if one of their members is attacked, The police are completely lost on what to do. There are communities that feel besieged by tow rags dealing drugs and knifing each other to death. I have a great deal of respect for the police, but there's not enough of them. Of course, the Force is underfunded and overstretched. This situation isn't lost on the criminal which of course emboldens them. What can one do?
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    Pretend Police Force

    I'm starting to think That we don't really have a Police Force that fights crime. Knife crime? Out of control and no way of stopping it. Burglaries left unsolved. My friend's car was broken into and things were stolen. Police wouldn't even come out for it. You don't see coppers on the beat anymore.Numbers of coppers on the force? The answer, not enough.
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    Latest stabbing in london

    Another TV programme about gang violence. This featured a London gang that was talking about, " killing your family " !! Do they really think that all people are passive victims? What's going on in their mind? There has to be a solution. In addition. I have a friend visiting-helping me with funeral arrangements. Right this evening and right outside my front door, his car has been broken into and his few belongings stolen. The car is a crappy old Ford Focus-worth about £100 and they've broken into it . To get the window replaced will cost more than the car is worth. The police took about 1/2 hr to answer his call. You never see the old bill around my estate. It's bandit country. You're on your own. Is my estate being scoped? Are some thugs thinking, "there's an old fellow living in that house? We'll give him a go " What's happening to this city and this country?
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