Wednesday, January 26, 2005


Unintentionally Funny Headlines#2

Police chief blames Tarantino for violent crime

From the Telegraph. It's behind registration, so I reproduce it here.

Too much Quentin Tarantino and not enough Jane Austen are to blame for the increase in violent crime, a senior police officer has said.

Clive Wolfendale, the deputy chief constable of North Wales Police, said: "We have seen an unprecedented year in the number of violent attacks, which have led to deaths. All of these have been swiftly detected.

"In today's society, more people are likely to spend their evenings watching a Quentin Tarantino DVD than reading a Jane Austen novel. Perhaps we should not be surprised by the consequences."

North Wales Police investigated 11 killings between April and November last year, compared with just two in the same period in 2003.

Attempted murders rose from six to nine and wounding offences increased from 89 to 115.

Mr Wolfendale was criticised last year for delivering a speech to the North Wales Black Police Association in the form of a rap.

He [sic] speech included the lines: "I'm just a white boy called the Deputy CC / They said I'd never make it as a bitchin' MC".

I am honestly not making this up.

Violent crime is out of control for the same reason it was in New York before the days of Kerik and Giuliani - a lack of political will to do anything about it and a willingness to blame society for crime instead of the criminals.

As long as cops are promoted for toeing the politically correct line and not for reducing crime, crime will continue to rise.

For more information on this from the 'front lines', check out the Policeman's Blog.

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