Skip to comments.Community slams police for hanging knitted pom-poms from trees
Posted on 03/06/2013 12:16:22 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper
Police officers spent hours hanging knitted pom-poms from trees in a bizarre bid to 'reduce the fear of crime' - rather than going after criminals.
Residents around Bede Park in Leicester say they want more street lighting and CCTV cameras after a survey found people living there felt more at risk than anywhere else in the city.
Academics say the fluffy balls will make people smile, inducing feelings of security.
But locals dubbed it the 'worst crime fighting idea ever'.
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Symbolically their balls.
Lacking any real ones to hang in the trees. lol
Here in Seattle they are doing research on what makes communities “happy”. Looking at data from around the world, then trying to emulate those communities. I imagine with numerous visits to those wonderful cities as well - for research purposes only of course. /s
While it DOES make sense to a degree, trying to fit the habits of some remote village in Nepal to a western city probably has some huge problems. Although I suppose if some VOLUNTEERS want to beautify their neighborhoods - go for it.
Actually, seeing the balls of some of our elected officials and some others in authority hanging from a tree would sure cheer me up.
Yes!!! Absolutely. Unfortunately most of our state reps and senators here in CO who just voted for several absurd gun control laws are old biddies so they never had any to begin with. On that note; next Christmas I think I will decorate a tree with 30 rd magazines that I will drive up to WY and buy then smuggle back into the state.
The same locals who elect scumbag liberal socialists?
Congratulations to them.
Utter and nonsensical idiocy.
The sheep may feel safer, but the wolves will only find them easier pickings.
Whose moronic idea was this?
Yeah. That'll work.
I feel safer already. Can I move to Leicester?
Good marketing idea for protests.
Perhaps a couple of little fluffy balls, labeled with your favorite politicians name - you hang them in effigy from a tree at the next protest you attend.
Sell the “kits” for a couple of bucks each at rallies.
You will make a fortune.
An it is politically protected speech. ;)
Remember Good Ol' Shoe - [from Wag the Dog]?....................government shenanigans.
This is like something out of Monty Python.
Just hang a few thugs from the trees.
That will cause a real crime reduction.
“Academics say the fluffy balls will make people smile, inducing feelings of security.”
Great idea. Now let’s see them use it to provide security for their politicians and other powers that be. /s
In the US, however, the police might not be the ones to hang the fluffy pom-poms. There are various other municipal unions that would demand the job, and a bitter turf war could erupt.
This is one of the craziest things I have read in months.
Scrolling through the list of articles on FR this morning is tremendously depressing. At least this one made me smile at the utter stupidity.
“......Academics say the fluffy balls will make people smile, inducing feelings of security.”
That’s got to be the ultimate of blank faced, wide eyed Liberal idiocy ever espoused in history.
Note to academics: An induced feeling of security is not the same thing as a force field that deflects bullets and knives.
The whole picture here, NOT the photographs, but the picture created by the article of this happenstance causes me to think of a hippy girl I dated back in ‘68 after I returned from my tour in the military. THIS whole “thing” is her.
She was a very sweet idiot. I hope she had a good life.
The once great England that ruled the seas and brought civilization to so many parts of the world. Thanks to socialism, liberal mindlessness and unlimited immigration this is how the mighty has fallen. The sad thing is we are getting a glimpse of our future here in the US.
Look at the pretty colored balls while the bearded savage steals your money rapes you and slices your neck.
Maybe the police should give out baby pacifiers. Nobody can attack someone sucking on a pacifier, right? Seems to me that would be just as logical.
Your post reminded me of this song - “Flower Girl” by the Cowsills:
Yes I recall the Cowsills, and specifically that song. Funny you brought it up as just last week I was wondering to myself what ever happened to the Cowsills? They were every bit as good, or better as many of the era including the Osmonds IMO.
I’ll have to look them up, and see where they went one of these days.