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Community slams police for hanging knitted pom-poms from trees
dailymail.co.uk ^ | March 06, 2013 | Becky Evans

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'.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


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1 posted on 03/06/2013 12:16:29 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Berlin_Freeper

2 posted on 03/06/2013 12:18:07 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper (RETURN TO MECCA [http://youtu.be/zWQkaDUCJ_Y])
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To: Berlin_Freeper
Articles that explain how modern liberals suffer from a mental disorder.


3 posted on 03/06/2013 12:21:32 AM PST by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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Symbolically their balls.


4 posted on 03/06/2013 12:26:14 AM PST by Gene Eric (The Palin Doctrine.)
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To: Gene Eric

Lacking any real ones to hang in the trees. lol


5 posted on 03/06/2013 12:28:23 AM PST by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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To: TigersEye

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.


6 posted on 03/06/2013 12:34:07 AM PST by 21twelve ("We've got the guns, and we got the numbers" adapted and revised from Jim M.)
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To: 21twelve
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.

7 posted on 03/06/2013 12:41:05 AM PST by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
Academics say the fluffy balls will make people smile, inducing feelings of security. But locals dubbed it the 'worst crime fighting idea ever'.

The same locals who elect scumbag liberal socialists?
Congratulations to them.

8 posted on 03/06/2013 12:48:33 AM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Utter and nonsensical idiocy.

The sheep may feel safer, but the wolves will only find them easier pickings.

Whose moronic idea was this?


9 posted on 03/06/2013 12:50:19 AM PST by Jack Hammer
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Yeah. That'll work.

I feel safer already. Can I move to Leicester?

10 posted on 03/06/2013 1:10:11 AM PST by Jeff Winston
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To: 21twelve

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. ;)


11 posted on 03/06/2013 1:22:46 AM PST by patton (Tinker toys, watches, and shiny things - we all sell rocks for a living.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
It's called yarn bombing. Ghey.


12 posted on 03/06/2013 1:27:32 AM PST by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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To: Jeff Winston
Notoriously, gangs hang sneakers in trees/power lines to *mark* their territory.

Remember Good Ol' Shoe - [from Wag the Dog]?....................government shenanigans.

13 posted on 03/06/2013 1:39:03 AM PST by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

This is like something out of Monty Python.


14 posted on 03/06/2013 2:00:22 AM PST by free-in-nyc (Freeping from the heart of the occupation)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Just hang a few thugs from the trees.

That will cause a real crime reduction.


15 posted on 03/06/2013 2:36:09 AM PST by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
Originally "pom pon. It has been misspelled so long that now the misspelling, pom pom, is acceptable and even preferred in some dictionaries.
16 posted on 03/06/2013 2:40:21 AM PST by Graybeard58 (_.. ._. .. _. _._ __ ___ ._. . ___ ..._ ._ ._.. _ .. _. .)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

“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


17 posted on 03/06/2013 2:42:56 AM PST by paint_your_wagon
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To: Berlin_Freeper

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.


18 posted on 03/06/2013 2:55:41 AM PST by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

This is one of the craziest things I have read in months.


19 posted on 03/06/2013 3:06:46 AM PST by Nepeta
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To: Berlin_Freeper
It worked...I’m smiling, smirking, and LMFAO at their lunacy.
20 posted on 03/06/2013 3:26:09 AM PST by liberateUS
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Scrolling through the list of articles on FR this morning is tremendously depressing. At least this one made me smile at the utter stupidity.


21 posted on 03/06/2013 3:34:33 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

“......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.


22 posted on 03/06/2013 3:51:49 AM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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Academics say the fluffy balls will make people smile, inducing feelings of security.

Note to academics: An induced feeling of security is not the same thing as a force field that deflects bullets and knives.

23 posted on 03/06/2013 4:37:06 AM PST by Moltke ("I am Dr. Sonderborg," he said, "and I don't want any nonsense.")
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Knitwits.


24 posted on 03/06/2013 4:47:43 AM PST by Chad N. Freud (FR is the modern equivalent of the Committees of Correspondence. Let other analogies arise.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

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.


25 posted on 03/06/2013 4:56:26 AM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

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.


26 posted on 03/06/2013 5:05:32 AM PST by Russ (Repeal the 17th amendment)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Look at the pretty colored balls while the bearded savage steals your money rapes you and slices your neck.


27 posted on 03/06/2013 5:15:38 AM PST by I want the USA back
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To: Berlin_Freeper

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.


28 posted on 03/06/2013 5:22:18 AM PST by servo1969
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To: Berlin_Freeper
Fluffy balls in trees makes people feel good? Makes me think of those 1950’s science fiction movies.
29 posted on 03/06/2013 5:34:35 AM PST by pepperdog ( I still get a thrill up my leg when spell check doesn't recognize the name/word Obama!)
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To: rockinqsranch

Your post reminded me of this song - “Flower Girl” by the Cowsills:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OdT3tn1lWZo


30 posted on 03/06/2013 5:39:59 PM PST by 21twelve ("We've got the guns, and we got the numbers" adapted and revised from Jim M.)
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To: 21twelve

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.


31 posted on 03/06/2013 6:29:34 PM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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