My old UK - still easing a criminal's life maybe!
Saw this on THR and just had to bring it over -
Criminal's Charter??? I'll say - the criminal already seems to have the upper hand if committing what is now regarded as ''mere'' petty crime :rolleyes: I cannot believe the way my old country is going - ''to the dogs'' seems the case :frown:
Police officers who chase criminals could face sack
By BEN TAYLOR
Last updated at 22:00pm on 15th September 2006
Police officers who launch chases over roofs, railway lines and busy roads could be sacked for putting the health and safety of criminals at risk, it has emerged.
New Home Office proposals say that any officer who knowingly flouts guidelines designed to protect themselves and the public could face dismissal for "gross misconduct".
The suggested new rule has infuriated rank-and-file officers who feel that it amounts to a "criminal's charter".
Since when does the health and safety of a bad guy come top of the list - sheesh!