Gypsy's Warning

 

"Gypsy's Warning: A quiet word to an employee or acquaintance, suggesting that they'd best proceed with caution in respect of their current conduct or attitude, or they may be in for an unpleasant surprise."

In the post, "Wrong Way Constable," I described how the local Constabulary frequently aim their radar thingies at drivers accelerating out of the village rather then at those entering the 30mph limit. The implication being that they would catch more drivers more frequently and pedestrian safety in the village wasn't the primary reason for their actions.

Be warned.......... if you go outside and throw a stick in any direction at the moment, there is a fair chance that you'll hit a copper with a radar gun. They're everywhere. Now, I would like to think that the good men of the local constabulary are displaying a presence to reassure and deter criminals. Unfortunately, and I hate to puncture the balloons of anyone who is clinging on to a last remnant of trust in the system, I'm inclined to think that it's another revenue raising exercise. The only question in my mind is whether it's because it's a local end of the month, end of the quarter revenue and statistics raising exercise of if it's directed by the Home Office.

Things have come to a sorry state when the police are used to collect taxes by stealth.

As Michael Conrad used to say in Hill Street Blues.......... "Lets be careful out there."