The cynical police reaction

AS I had met the white cat whose death was reported in the last edition of the Mercury, I was particularly annoyed by the cynical police reaction that nothing could be done because suspects were (a) not identified and (b) not caught. Surely it is the job

AS I had met the white cat whose death was reported in the last edition of the Mercury, I was particularly annoyed by the cynical police reaction that nothing could be done because suspects were (a) not identified and (b) not caught.

Surely it is the job of the police to identify suspects using the expensive CCTV equipment we pay for, and it is certainly their job to 'catch' sadistic animal killers bearing in mind that if we tried to do it the police would arrest us as the easy option.

I presently have serious issues with the local police over their tendency to send the Ranger service out to do their dirty work for them, to browbeat people from behind cordons of blue tape, and their weakness for dramatic door smashing (sometimes even the right door) rather than taking action to assist the people who have to pay their large council tax precept.

There are certainly some genuine local officers in amongst the more loud-mouthed characters who think they are in a TV series, but it now accepted that someone who sadistically kills domestic animals is of a mindset that could end up with dead people. Such incidents need to be followed up by people with a working brain.


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BRIAN AUSTIN

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