Tuesday, 26 May 2009

Jacqui's Little Snoopers

Old news but still news: Jacqui Smith's private snoopers - The Community Safety Accreditation Scheme gets noticed by The Daily Mail (it's only been around since last year, when I blogged about it):
A growing army of private security guards and town hall snoopers with sweeping police-style powers is being quietly established, the Daily Mail can reveal.

Under a Home Office-run scheme, people such as park wardens, dog wardens, car park attendants and shopping centre guards receive the powers if they undergo training, and pay a small fee to their local police force.
One thing none of these goons can't do, however, is look after your welfare if you are being attacked. Their orders are to stay out of it and call the police. So much for community 'safety'.

And courtesy of Chicken Yoghurt - ID Cards: 10 things you might not know.

That Jacqui Smith, she's doing a really good job, isn't she?

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