New Chief

North Wales Police has a new chief constable, Mark Polin, who says things like this-

“An unorganised mind environment is not for me I’m afraid.”

This will be interesting.

Update: A Q& A in the Daily Post, he comes across as a conservative on thedrugwar inc. unlike Brunstrom’s progressive attitude.

14 Responses to “New Chief”

  1. libhomo Says:

    That’s a major WTF quote.

  2. jim Says:

    Reminds me of the speak for jobs in the town hall that you see advertised in the guardian.

  3. earwicga Says:

    Daily Post Q&A shows that Polin has a closed mind and absolutely no sense of humour. Perfect product of our educational system then. Sad.

  4. RickB Says:

    I would say he is very guarded with the media, but nevertheless comes through as a bit dull. But his potential for malapropisms could be entertaining.

    Interesting figures on number of incarcerated
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/wales/north_west/8340510.stm
    “As of 8 May 2009 there were 580 adults serving a custodial sentence and 78 adults who were either held on remand or were convicted awaiting sentence that have a home address in the North Wales Police force area.”

    So not a crime wave really.

  5. RickB Says:

    No I’m not commenting on the prison, it would be useful to have one in N. Wales for those reasons. I mean in the general culture of cop shows and headlines we are made to fear crime but in actuality it is not as prevalent as we are made to think as these figures indicate.

    PS. even with non detection and non reporting it is not at a level that is accurately reflected in the media.

  6. RickB Says:

    Those Lamborghinis, so unreliable!

  7. RickB Says:

    Jim- No but a crime wave is a macro phenomenon and a victim’s experience cannot be assumed to apply to all other people so we have to look at the overall level and I think the media portray a great deal more crime and fear of crime than there really should be. Also they empathise lower class crime while elite crime in financial areas and in politics is not even viewed in such terms when if fact it negatively effects far more lives. Families should not get punished for what one member did, unless the family were also involved and that is what the police and courts should decide (*should*), once done the person in prison is the subject not the family and friends who often also turn out to be victims of the convicted’s behaviour.

    • jim Says:

      Rick, I respect your views, but you really are softer than a marshmallow on this issue. Looking at overall levels is almost like labours obsession with tables and stats. It is each persons experience of crime, pertinent to themselves, which is the most relevant indicator for me about levels of crime and the fear, whether true or not, of it. I hate to show my bestial side, but if a prisoner happens to be 500 miles from his loved ones, then I will not lose too much sleep over it. Hate to use this old one, but if you cant do the time, don’t do the crime. I’m fed up with some people (not you Rick, but others on this site) making excuses for poor behaviour to sound good to others on the left. You do not have to be tolerant of crime to be a member of the left. On this issue I position myself on the right of Atilla the Hun.


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