Let police ‘clip’ delinquents round the ear to restore respect – Yorkshire Post Letters

From: Peter Hyde, Driffield.

Should police patrols be increased?
Should police patrols be increased?

VIOLENT crime such as stabbings and robberies have become so prevalent that they barely warrant more than a 
few lines in the press, and 
clearly much of it concerns 
males as young as 14 or even younger in some parts of Yorkshire and Britain. The police are helpless to make any kind of headway as regards prevention.

To my mind there are three main reasons for this 
situation. Lack of home discipline because any kind of physical discipline is frowned on by the ‘wokes’.

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Lack of effective penalty 
when the offender is apprehended.

How should police react to crime?

Complete lack of police presence on our streets.

When I served in both city and country areas, there were always police officers on our streets talking to young and old alike, and being there to help and to listen to residents. A clip round the ear was far more effective than being dragged to court and put on probation, but woe betide any officer of today being caught 
with that idea even in his/her mind. Even to even think that way could well result in disciplinary proceedings.

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