Wednesday, August 22, 2007

A sad case of Finger Buffet yobbery

News-lite lately? Well what about this space filler.

Apparently on arrest he was found to be in possession of a slice of Quiche and a chicken drumstick. CPS decided to let this remain on file(which sounds very unhygienic)

A little news snackette to generate a bit of 'typical Police nowadays haven't they got better things to do'

However lets take a little closer look at the content of the item and I will try and get some insight into the plight of this little darling.

With my cynical goggles firmly perched on the end of my nose....

Firstly it would appear that, as a 12 year old he is prescribed sleeping pills.
This,to me, means he has been seen by an array of simpering social workers and child psychologists who will have decided that he has a variety of 'issues ' to explain his unsocial behavior.It is not his fault.

He will have been diagnosed with everything from ADD (which is attention deficit disorder) to DHL (which is... er... guaranteed next day delivery)
He will roam the streets of his neighborhood with similarly afflicted 'yoot' and any criticism of his behavior will be met by an array of 'pack' mums saying things like 'he's not bad, just mischievous' or 'he's like any boy his age'.

Mum aims to tug at our hearts as she explains his plight of being taken away in the police van,processed at the police station and placed in a cell.

Then we hear he has been the subject of three Reprimands.

He is likely to know the procedure inside out and be on first name terms with the Custody Sergeant.

It would appear that the presiding 'judge' has tut tutted over the prosecution decision. Unfortunately Police management ( a term which can look uncomfortable when seen in the same sentence) have done the public and the organisation NO favours by continually describing behaviour such as this as 'low level' crime.

This comes across as just simply 'patronising'.

To me this means it is only 'low level' if you don't have to put up with it day in day out

Good on you reviews on this .. the right decision.


Blogger Whichendbites said...

All because some parents have no idea about controlling their kids or even understand the responsibility that goes with having them. Someone else will sort out the problem for them.

9:12 AM  
Blogger Officer Dibble said...

The problem is that, in this society we now live in, a fair chunk of the parent (and I am avoiding the plural here because these kids tend not to be the product of long term stable relationships)do not really accept or fully appreciate that the behaviour of their kids is THAT wrong.

12:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So what are you suggesting the answer is? Yes some/most are little shits, would they of been if their parent/parents had any parenting skills or even give a damn about them?Seems everyone wants to pass the problem on without actually doing anything that makes any sense.Maybe if these kids didn't have to watch the shit that goes on in their parents lives they might see it's not normal behaviour, but then what's normal?

5:17 AM  
Blogger Officer Dibble said...

I can suggest no easy answers.
I would like to believe they would be less likely to turn out as 'little shits' if the parents did exhibit some caring, parenting skills.
Kids naturally pick up and demonstrate behaviours and attitudes they observe around them.
They need discipline/guidelines.
If this is not forthcoming from the parents then who? Teachers?...reading Frank Chalks blog makes bleak reading if that profession try and set any form of reasonable parameters on pupil behaviour.
I could not offer a definative opinion of what is normal these days but at the very least would expect it to contain the common sense notion of what is Right and what is Wrong.

5:02 PM  
Blogger sam said...

And they got an SD out of it ;-)

8:06 AM  

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