Australian Police – Wimps or Whiners?

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.

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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.

Culture of Death Defined

What happened:

Eighteen and pregnant, Sycloria Williams went to an abortion clinic outside Miami and paid $1,200 for Dr. Pierre Jean-Jacque Renelique to terminate her 23-week pregnancy.

Three days later, she sat in a reclining chair, medicated to dilate her cervix and otherwise get her ready for the procedure.

Only Renelique didn’t arrive in time. According to Williams and the Florida Department of Health, she went into labor and delivered a live baby girl.

This is very similar to a situation that Our New President, The Most Holy and Chosen Egoness, voted on 3 times in the Illinois State Senate.  And his answer was very simple – the woman came to kill the baby, the baby should die.  And that seems to have been the answer in this case:

What Williams and the Health Department say happened next has shocked people on both sides of the abortion debate: One of the clinic’s owners, who has no medical license, cut the infant’s umbilical cord. Williams says the woman placed the baby in a plastic biohazard bag and threw it out.

Police recovered the decomposing remains in a cardboard box a week later after getting anonymous tips.

Please explain to me why people on BOTH sides of the abortion debate are shocked by this.  Why wouldn’t pro-choicers stand up and say “What’s so bad about this?  Its the object of an abortion – its just a lifeless clump of cells and its no one’s business but this knocked up 18-year old. ”  I don’t think that both sides of the abortion debate are shocked at all.  I think that the pro-abortion bunch is simply mad that this information got out.

The complaint says one of the clinic owners, Belkis Gonzalez came in and cut the umbilical cord with scissors, then placed the baby in a plastic bag, and the bag in a trash can.

Williams’ lawsuit offers a cruder account: She says Gonzalez knocked the baby off the recliner chair where she had given birth, onto the floor. The baby’s umbilical cord was not clamped, allowing her to bleed out. Gonzalez scooped the baby, placenta and afterbirth into a red plastic biohazard bag and threw it out.

The only problem from the abortionists point of view is that this disposal of a baby happened outside the woman’s uterus rather than inside it.  The object of the exercise was a dead baby in a plastic bag.

And no quibbling about what was inside of this woman’s womb.  The article notes:

At 23 weeks, an otherwise healthy fetus would have a slim but legitimate chance of survival. Quadruplets born at 23 weeks last year at The Nebraska Medical Center survived.

This was the planned murder of a baby.  The real tragedy is that had this “doctor” shown up on time and performed his murder while it was inside the woman it would simply be called “choice”.  And that choice happens all the time in America, every day.

There’s lots and lots of lood on the hands of “abortion providers”, and Harry Blackmun will be washing his hands of it forever.

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Where No Klingon Has Gone Before

OK – what’s weirder? That somebody used a Bat’leth to rob a 7-11, or that somebody recognized it as a Bat’leth?

Star Trek is deep inside American culture.

clipped from www.gazette.com
It may be a galactic first — a Colorado Springs 7-Eleven convenience store robbed early today by a man wielding a Klingon Bat’leth blade.

It’s the weapon of choice for the war-like race on “Star Trek,” but fairly rare in stickups on Earth.
A convenience store clerk told police that a robber in a dark jacket and a black mask wielded the long, curved blade invented for the science fiction franchise that grew out of the 1960s television series.
Police said the weapon – which is held with both hands in the center and at least four of five feet long – seems ill suited to robbing gas stations.
“I can’t imagine it’s very easy to conceal,” Tobias said.
Police said the man got away with cash after robbing a 7-Eleven at 145 N Spruce St. at about 1:45 a.m. A second attempt about a half-hour later ended when he ran away from another 7-Eleven store at 2407 N. Union Blvd.
Police say the “uniqueness” of the weapon will likely be key to their investigation.
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Fiscal Liberals

Interesting that with Kaleefornia having a raft of tax-raising, green power mandating, budget busting initiatives on its ballot, Pravda By the Bay finds fiscal problems with these two:

Prop. 6 would increase an array of sentences on crimes related to street gangs, drug dealing and guns. For example, a gang member convicted of a violent felony would get an extra 10 years in prison. Accomplices in crimes in which a gun was used – such as a drive-by shooting – would be subjected to the same enhanced penalties as the shooter. It would increase the penalties on gang-related graffiti and prohibit illegal immigrants arrested for violent felonies or gang crimes from being released on bail without a hearing.

Prop. 9, designed to strengthen the rights of victims and to make it more difficult to release inmates from prison, also would have an enormous budget impact. It expands the victims’ rights that were approved by voters in 1982.

Now, their opposition isn’t to the idea of putting and keeping criminals in prison.  That just sort of skates by.  The big problem that Pravda has with this is it would cost money to keep these thugs in prison.

May I ask a question here – if its too expensive to provide safety for your citizens, then just what in the world do you think government is for?  Its rather obvious that keeping the murderers, rapists, and thugs out of the society of those who want to live in lawful peace just is too much of a stretch for a government that sponsors state-paid day care.

Again – we only hope that Kaleefornia keeps up the crazy.  Raise taxes, put impossible mandates in place, increase regulation, implement the whole of the progressive agenda.

We can always use the business here in Colorado.

The Joy of Sharing

I say bus them to SF, if we deport them, they’ll beat the buses back.
clipped from www.chron.com

Agents find 62 illegal immigrants in home
EDINBURG, Texas
— Federal agents found 62 illegal immigrants in a two-bedroom house after receiving a tip about suspicious activity in a quiet neighborhood Tuesday.
Neighbors on both sides of the duplex where Border Patrol and Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents found the immigrants were shocked by the news.
“I was just looking around thinking ‘where would they all fit,'” said Cris Melaragno, who lives in another duplex next door. “I barely have room for me and my three kids.”
The undocumented immigrants hailed from a variety of Central American countries including Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua and Mexico, said ICE spokeswoman Adelina Pruneda.
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Are British Politicians All Idiots?

Let’s see – The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom thinks this:

Gordon Brown wants to see petrol-driven cars off the roads within 12 years as evidence that Britain can break its addiction to oil.

The Prime Minister, hailing a climate change agreement by world leaders at the G8 summit in Japan yesterday, insisted all new vehicles could be powered by electric or hybrid engines by 2020.

The driving force to achieve that goal, he suggested, would be fuel costs and road taxes.

So in 12 years the Brits will essentially be back where they were in the Middle Ages – the aristocrats and politicans will be driving their hybrids and electro-cars while the peasants walk or ride donkeys or some such.  Isn’t it interesting that he thinks that high fuel costs and raising the taxes on any road use is a really GOOD thing and that the peasants should be happy?

But when your “environment minister” (what a crock – jobs for the boyos?) says this?

A Cabinet minister welcomed spiralling petrol prices last night as an incentive for drivers to make fewer car journeys.

Environment Secretary Hilary Benn said the high cost of oil helps force people off the road and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

He also launched a robust defence of road tax rises for more than 9million cars  –  insisting it was right that they should also apply to second-hand vehicles.

Or what about this lunacy?

Police made the astonishing admission yesterday that they have given up even trying to catch thousands of burglars.

Just days after the Lord Chancellor Lord Irvine insisted that the public don’t want to see many house-breakers jailed, officers have been told not to bother investigating many offences.

That means there must be clear evidence pointing towards a suspect such as DNA traces, fingerprints or a possible identity, which makes an arrest likely.

In other cases, unless there are “special factors” – such as an elderly victim or if it is a repeat attack – no effort will be made to track down the criminal.

It means a huge number of cases of robbery, violent crime, car crime, sex offences – all of which saw rises in the latest crime figures – as well as burglary, will be left to gather dust.

OK – the curtain has rung down on Britain as a place where good, normal people live.  Those of you there who want to live in a place where your politicians think that making the cost of living unbearable while simultaneously refusing to protect you deserve what you get.  Everybody else – we need people who want to work hard.

And there are a few people left in Britain who realize this too:

While Gordon Brown prattles about wind turbines, and plays silly games for the cameras with electric cars, Britain within a few years is facing the near certainty of a massive shortfall in our electricity supplies.

By 2015, thanks to the obsolescence of our nuclear power plants and the forced closure of nine of our major coal and oil-fired power stations under EU anti-pollution rules, we are due to lose 40 per cent of our current generating capacity – and Mr Brown hasn’t the slightest practical idea of how to fill the gap.

Forget the nonsense about a 50 per cent cut in carbon emissions by 2050. Our Government has already committed Britain to go even further, by imposing a statutory cut of 60 per cent through its Climate Change Bill.

But long before that, unless those who rule us come down out of cloud cuckoo land very fast, our lights will go out, our computers will shut down, our economy will judder to a halt and we shall face a national catastrophe. We may well be meeting that 60 per cent target sooner than we think – but not for reasons that reflect well on our politicians, of any party.

Personal Check for $272,000?

So would YOU take a personal check for over a quarter of a million bucks from this woman?

Police say a 31-year-old woman wrote a bad check for $272,000 to buy a home near Hi-Mark Golf Course.

Tonda Fosdick, who listed her address as Englewood, Colo., was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of writing an insufficient funds check, a felony because it was more than $1,500.

Officer Katie Flood said police began investigating Fosdick on allegations of fraud, after she had married a mildly mentally handicapped 23-year-old in April and allegedly applied for a number of credit cards in his name.

Flood alleged Fosdick made $26,000 in purchases on the credit cards.

What a wonderful example of Colorado Womanhood.  We can only hope that Nebraska keeps her under lock and key for a while.  Interesting that writing the check is a felony, but marriage fraud and taking advantage of someone who is mentally handicapped doesn’t seem to be a crime.  It certainly seems like it should be.

Here’s Effective Policing

Just why does Oslo have a police force if this is all they do?

A new report by the justice minister, Knut Storberget, shows that 99.2 percent of all serious robberies on the streets of Oslo are never solved.

Last year, 11,033 crimes were reported, but just 80 were solved.

And the wave of robberies is increasing rapidly. Yesterday 33 people were the victims of serious crimes in Oslo. In the first three months of 2008, serious robberies in public places have increased by 10 percent.

Many city officials blame the increase in crime on begging and prostitution by people from other lands, mostly Eastern Europe.

A ban on begging in the streets was lifted in 2005.

But while the criminals go free, the politicians and police argue about what can be done. City Council head Erling Lae has sent a letter to the justice minister asking that “pågående” (insistent, or aggressive) begging and prostitution be forbidden.

Aggressive Prostitution? Well, Oslo is a nice liberal place now – with a crime rate four times that of New York City. It just seems that being a law-abiding citizen and living there isn’t too pleasant. However, since they apparently do nothing to actually prevent any crime or track down any criminals its probably a pretty cushy job to be a policeman there.

UK Jails Too Cushy To Break Out Of

Jail Too Sweet to Leave

Yet another reason for anybody living in the UK to start emigration right away:

Inmates enjoy such comfort in jail that they are ignoring chances to escape, a prison officers’ leader has claimed.

In one example, a drug dealer regularly broke into a Yorkshire jail over a six-month period, using a ladder to climb the walls and supply inmates with drugs and mobile phones.

The intruder walked across the yard with the ladder and used it to climb up to a cell window, which had been pulled apart with a crowbar and covered by a dummy grille.

Glyn Travis, the assistant general secretary of the Prison Officers’ Association, said: “It was an extraordinary case because none of the prisoners inside tried to escape when no doubt they had the opportunity.

“It tells me there’s something wrong in society when people are breaking into prisons to bring in drugs, but the prisoners are quite happy to stay inside.”

Do they employ guards at any of these prisons?  Apparently that’s one really cushy job.  But listen to the prisoners:

Inmates at a top security prison recently told Jack Straw, the Justice Secretary, that conditions there were like a “holiday camp”.

They said they enjoyed the use of satellite television and video game consoles as well as their free bed and board.

Prisoners receive wages topped up by bonuses for good behaviour, while drugs are sometimes cheaper in jail than on the streets.

It is understood that there have also been examples of prostitutes being smuggled into HMP Sudbury, a Category D prison, in Derbyshire.\

They get paid to sit around and play video games, take drugs, and have sex with prostitutes?  No wonder none of them want to break out.