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Storming & Swooping.

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This is not another march about Police pay.

This is not operation overkill, as per the Daily Mail.

This is doing something about problems in a community that is blighted by criminals who operate within the same community. They either live within that community or are drawn there because of the ease of criminal activity.

For once this is a clear message to those who think they are beyond the law.

On this day we got more in our gang than you have. We have got enough here to deal with you and your gang if you want to play. There was swooping on premises and storming in the streets of North London.

It should be like this all the time. Then the wheels of the legal processes should kick in and support the efforts.

Then, and only then, will the communities such as these be safer with less crime.

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6 Responses

  1. One extraordinary statistic that even the Daily Mail couldn’t really ignore – that around 40% of all stolen mobile ‘phones are used in or around the Blackstock Road area.

    The raid on businesses and houses in Blackstock Road was the culmination of months of work by covert and undercover investigators and that this area in notorious for drugs and receiving stolen goods.

    This must have been un-nerving to everyone who saw it.

  2. WEB
    I agree there was a fair bit of chippy little commenting in the press about this one but I am always in favour of a good old show of strength now and again. It keeps the low life looking over their shoulder more often.

  3. Nothing like surprising the culprits…I totally agree, it should always be like this! Maybe then things would change.

  4. More, more!

  5. Go for it lads… when you finished there… I know a street or three in my neighbourhood that could do with a visit…

    Where are all the furry land sharks?

    MG

    PS: Loved the reference to more people in our gang than your gang…

  6. Way to go! Sweep the streets clean and spray out the vermin.

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