Anybody I know who’s gone into the old bill around my age is a woman and/or BAME and/or LGBTQ person, I’m told this is down to them now having quotas to sort out their diversity, so they want non cishet white males. Do we think this could cause a meaningful culture change for the better?
My experience of them is from being burgled a few times, and all of them were amiable enough, but they did leave that white dust for fingerprints/footprints which is a bastard to get off. The most recent time the guy was so incredibly overly nice and helpful, was round the house 4 days in a row and even just left a dibble van outside overnight once so we’d feel safe; turned out his dad lived on our street and it’d got to him a bit that the burglars had took our big knives with them.
Another one was years ago when a notright over the road finally got thrown out by his wife after years of knocking her around, I saw him crowbar the door open one night and later learned that he’d just smashed everything up, including his own daughter’s bedrooms. So po-po comes round afterwards and asked if we saw anything and I was like fuck yes I’ll give a statement that man is scum, and he was like ahh sound just come and sit in my car and I’ll take your statement. And later my dad says “so you sat out in front of your own house, in a police car, grassing up a known crim, on the street where everybody he knows lives, after he’s just smashed up a house? Brilliant”, I did get worried then. But nothing came of it and I never had to go to court, pretty sure he got put away for a string of lifting safes out of shops at night after that.