Wednesday, September 21, 2005

more about Scotland,,2-1786945,00.html

Well, more has been revealed about the UN study that ranked Scotland as
the world's most violent developed country.

> The study, based on telephone interviews with victims of crime in 21
> countries, found that more than 2,000 Scots were attacked every week,
> almost ten times the official police figures.

It was a telephone survey. A multinational one. Which means its most
likely total bollocks. Scientifically speaking, even in the very
unlikely event that they did everything right (this is a UN study
remember) the evidence is of the weakest sort. The Chief of Police
naturally concurs:

> Chief Constable Peter Wilson, president of the Association of Chief
> Police Officers in Scotland, questioned the figures. “It must be near
> impossible to compare assault figures from one country to the next
> based on phone calls,” he said.
> “We have been doing extensive research into violent crime in Scotland
> for some years now and this has shown that in the vast majority of
> cases, victims of violent crime are known to each other. We do accept,
> however, that, despite your chances of being a victim of assault being
> low in Scotland, a problem does exist.”
Damn straight a problem exists, one that is clouded by deliberately
obfuscated police numbers. However even the spin miesters can't conceal
that the cops are a bunch of inept wankers. They reveal that truth every
time they open their yaps. Here's one genius on what to do:

> Detective Chief Superintendent John Carnochan, head of the Strathclyde
> Police’s violence reduction unit, said the problem was chronic and
> restricting access to drink and limiting the sale of knives would at
> least reduce the problem.

Yep, that guy just proposed prohibition and knife control. Remember
kids, Constable Plod says, "People are stupid! Keep 'em away from booze
and sharp objects and everything will be ok."

Makes you wanna choke the nearest socialist, doesn't it? Where's that
son of a bitch with the Che Guevara t-shirt?

The Phantom

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