Saturday, January 21, 2012

By the Balls

Former NSW Police Officer Tim Priest wrote the seminal Rise of Middle Eastern Crime in Australia in Quadrant about seven years ago and Sydney is now plagued by drive-by shootings, 80% of which are confined to a particular area of South-Western Sydney. The response seems to be hand-wringing by police and calls (of course) to make it harder for law-abiding citizens to have guns, as though laws will somehow magically affect outlaw criminals.

Priest has had more to say in this week's Australian.
As I watched news coverage of Sydney's latest craze, "the drive by", I couldn't help but cringe at the sight of senior police telling the assembled media throng how difficult it is to investigate gun crime because people won't talk to them. Are they kidding?

Most criminals won't talk to police unless you have them by the testicles (metaphorically of course), and even then they will only ever tell you half the story. That's where good detectives hold their own.
Read it all.

This is not a new problem.


Anonymous foxy said...

Obviously this is policing handcuffed by politics, legal constraints aside.

This will never work - and the crims know it.

9:18 AM  

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