Thursday, 10 May 2007

A Policeman's Job - Revisited

Insanity is contagious.

How else can you explain the fact that all government officials are insane?

You want an example? Here's one prepared earlier.

Remember the pizza shop hold-up? Yes, that one - where the shop owners resisted and over-powered a hold-up merchant.

Well, read the latest:

Meanwhile, WorkSafe WA Commissioner Nina Lyhne said today she was investigating the actions of the pizza store staff who overpowered the armed robber.

"We're very concerned that people may get the impression that attempting to overpower an armed robber is a good idea," she said.

"If a person is desperate enough to commit an armed robbery, you can never be sure how violent that person may become."

Workplaces such as late-night food outlets, chemists and service stations needed to have an established armed hold-up procedure, with all staff trained in its use, Ms Lyhne said.

"The best course of action is to co-operate with the robber – it is never worth putting yourself and others at risk in these situations by trying to be a hero," she said.

Fisking is such a gentle sport, and entirely inappropriate when the target deserves a royal rogering with a clue bat.

This harlot among harridans manages to lump together most of the failed, leftist, feel-good, psycho-babble of the last 30 years into four sentences.

Addressing those four sentences:

1. It is ALWAYS a good idea to resist robbers. Maybe not the BEST idea, and perhaps only when opportune, but it is ALWAYS a good idea.

2. Armed criminals are not 'desperate', they're criminals first, foremost, and forever. This guy had already committed a number of robberies. How could he possibly be described as 'desperate'?

3. So everybody needs to have "an armed hold-up procedure". Mine is simple: At first opportunity, hit the robber with something heavy. Keep doing it until he stops resisting. Somehow I don't think Ms Lyhne had something like that in mind. I'm sure she intends that the robber is allowed to get away unharmed.

4. The best course of action is to take the opportunity, if it presents, to convince the robber to take up another profession; I suggest tiddly-winks champion at the Home for the Physically Enfeebled. You don't HAVE to resist, but not resisting is NEVER the best policy, even if it turns out to be appropriate.

Now maybe I am being harsh, but the thought of this womyn investigating people who have committed no crime, from the immunity of her position of privilege is abhorrent, and contrary to every ideal of liberty and justice.

I'll say it again.

Those shop owners deserve a medal, not a lecture. Nor do they deserve "an investigation".

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