Reality and Sanity

June 29, 2007

Government Mandate

Filed under: Stupid Law Enforcement Tricks — Paul @ 5:49 pm

Maybe London, a city that gouges car theft victims $210 per incident to investigate, should adapt the Winnipeg approach: City demands immobilizers on high-risk cars.

TORONTO (Reuters) – Drivers in Winnipeg, Manitoba, one of Canada’s worst cities for auto thefts, will have to install electronic immobilizers on new or “high-risk” cars in order to qualify for auto insurance, the province said on Wednesday.

Or maybe they can enforce the laws already on the books!

June 23, 2007

A Matter of Priorities

Filed under: Stupid Law Enforcement Tricks — Paul @ 7:17 am

Why the London police force, once the envy of the world, is rocketing toward becoming one of the worst:

The bobbies are spending $285,000 USD for plainclothes officers to find people that put their trash out too early, yet are charging car theft victims $210 per incident to investigate.

From Reason’s Brickbats.

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