Posts Tagged ‘Justice’
Just PLEASE hope this security guard is released and not charged.
A few years ago, I was witness to and photographed the daylight theft of three top of the line mobile phones from a Carphone Warehouse store just as I was leaving. I asked why the staff didn’t chase after the thieves (like I did, camera shooting away!) and why the store didn’t have CCTV, being it seems to be the in thing today for spying on more innocent people like motorists accidentally doing 36 in a 30 zone.
Answer, the staff are trained not to put their lives at risk, and the cameras cost more than the amount of merchandise stolen every year. I also wish to point out that it took the police a week to view my photos, despite my offer of handing them over there and then!
The mind boggles! If people think they can get away with crime, then they will try again! And in the aforementioned case, they did. The O2 store up the street was robbed the next week, by the same people!
Fight back club: Fight back! World’s male population is being turned into precious snowflakes, except this brave security guard. Hero!
I don’t publicise my blog, but I think it’s time to start to advertise it before it is to late.
I know, the Daily Mail is looked upon as being published and read by a load of grumpy old farts. But the truth is, some of the issues this blog – and more recently the DM – have been harking on about for a while are a serious threat to the (genuine) freedom and sense of honor, respect and trust that goes with being sentient.
Today, the DM is claiming success in three areas that I have been attempting to fight not only on this blog, but behind the scenes too. (Have you ever read one of my letters contesting an unjustified ‘penalty charge’? This is evidence that the Internet and our democracy CAN be used as a force for good – just as long as enough people with a grounded sense of right and wrong get up and do something.
Yes, I would rather stick to writing about Android VS iOS or other technical and design matters that are close to my heart, but that is easy. What is hard is to stand up to authority when that authority is getting away with behavior that causes innocent hard working people considerable stress – and a feeling they do not have anyone to support / ‘be there’ for them. Yes, there are far more serious ways in which a human can suffer, but if people are constantly battling against a flawed (and nefarious) system here, they won’t have time to put aside time for more worthy causes, such as helping out in a school in Africa or an after work charity.
Much more on this in due course over my lifetime – the next two issues being the government’s attempt to sell off some of the UK’s forests and the embarrassing and economically damaging state of our transport infrastructure. The latter can be solved through good design, sound ethical management and well motivated staff.
Fight back club: Fight back!