It is heartening to know the police have clearly had a rethink about their approach to this category of crime. They could hardly ignore their own statistics, with nearly 100,000 burglaries logged over 18 months going unsolved. In some parts of the country, police were unable to resolve any of the recorded burglaries in their jurisdiction – a regrettable result for the victims of the crimes.
In the central Auckland police district, where the clean-up rate was a paltry 6.2 per cent last year, 20 staff are being assigned specifically to deal with burglaries. It is a welcome response to the undeniable facts. The officer in charge of the initiative, Detective Senior Sergeant Iain Chapman, offered a frank response when he outlined the objectives of Operation Resolve: “We simply have to get better results for victims.”
The Resolve team will be run out of the Mt Wellington police station, with a remit to cover the sprawling central district, which extends from Herne Bay east to St Heliers, south as far as Onehunga and to Avondale in the west. Last year 8043 “victimisations” – a definition in police statistics which records the victims of burglary – were reported in the district, which suggests that Mr Chapman’s team will be busy. Read more »
‘We love you, yeah, yeah, yeah!’
Martyn “DBD” Bradbury went wailing to the media about that state of Queen Street and the lack of proper head cracking policing like the good old days:
He said that years ago police would be out in force dealing with anyone causing trouble.
“I used to watch the old school police coming in with the paddy wagon, the pushy-shove type of police. But in the last six months they’ve dissipated overnight.
“There are a lot of foot patrols during the day, but after 8pm you don’t see them like you used to.”
And yesterday when a bunch of smelly hippies and broken-arsed students decided to cause trouble he whines like a bitch:
It was the Police heavy handed actions that started this, and the next blockade will be larger and angrier. Well done Auckland Police. 43 students arrested and the anger at Police violence is astounding – their tactics will cause a backlash.
Hey, the Police only did what Martyn “DBD” Bradbury wished for.
Wah wah wah wah. If students don;t want their heads cracked then don’t sit down in the middle of the road like cocks.