Aside from the usual stupidity of criminals, can anyone tell me what is wrong with this news story?
Warwick Police Station has again been the target of a brazen attack, with tyres on seven cars slashed in the early hours of this morning.
Two marked vehicles, three unmarked cars and two officers’ personal cars had their tyres slashed in the compound of Warwick Police Station some time between midnight and 6.20am this morning.
Note the key word ‘again’ in this report. This is the second time somebody has attacked cars at the police station:
The incident comes eight weeks after an attack that saw two privately-owned cars at the station set alight with what police believed was a Molotov cocktail.
Of course, its pretty stupid to come back to the scene of a crime. Especially to a police station. That organization created to investigate crimes, with specialized training in investigation and with the full force of the state behind it to find and detain criminals. Like those who attack cars and destroy them. Or at least one would think so. Just about anywhere in the world attacking the police is the stupidest thing a criminal can do. They are the biggest gang around and they can find you and punish you.
But apparently not in Australia, or at least this part of Western Australia. Here, they whine on about closed circuit tv and lighting:
WA Police Union president Mike Dean said security at the station had not been prioritised by Premier Colin Barnett.
“There just seems to be absolutely no urgency about upgrading security at this active station,” he said.
“And here we have another incident a mere eight weeks after the Premier pledged to boost security at the facility.”
He said making the station car park compound secure would not be an “expensive fix”.
“All that is needed is the installation of CCTV and an electronic gate at an estimated amount of up to $20,000 to make this area secure,” he said.
Now this is the union spokesman (we can get into the whole idea of unionized police as government idiocy at another level later), but here’s an idea. You are the fracking POLICE! How about you go out and crack some skulls and find out who did this and put them in the pokey for a couple of decades? With some nice broken limbs thrown in as a bonus? Teaching the criminals that it is not allowed to even think about attacking the police would go a long way toward ensuring that your job is easier all around.
I have absolutely no experience with Australia other than a very pleasant visit there a couple of years ago. We were treated very politely and had a wonderful time everywhere we went. However, Australia is overrun with politically correctness. Especially the enviroKooks and the minions of the Great and Powerful Algore. They are very, very, very, very, very guilty about the treatment of the Aborigines and never stop bashing themselves and their culture. They just turfed out their very successful Conservative Prime Minister and replaced him with a socialist who immediately promised to bow down to the UN and Kyoto.
And apparently they have police who are so wimpy they can’t even go out and find people who attack their very own cars.