Home Counties Cops Issue Bank Holiday Rave Alerts
Police forces across Southern England have launched an apparently coordinated anti-rave campaign urging citizens to call them if they see anyone ‘looking into a field or climbing over a fence into a field’.
PC Nick Price from Northamptonshire Constabulary advised country folk to be ‘alert to anything that is out of the ordinary in their community, no matter how trivial it may seem’, in a press release highlighting the threat.
“We can nip illegal raves in the bud and stop them from taking place if we have reliable information about something which is likely to be taking place,” he urged.
Also in Hampshire, the Country Landowners Association (CLA) threw their weight behind Hampshire Constabulary’s anti-rave which similarly urged decent people to exercise extreme vigilance against strangers ‘congregating in rural areas’.
“If you spot anyone suspicious who may be conducting early reconnaissance on rural land or even starting to set up an event then please report any such activity on the Hampshire Constabulary non-emergency number of 101 as soon as possible,” CLA boss Robin Edwards told local news portal ThisIsHampshire.net, “quoting ‘Operation Enigma’,” he added.
Meanwhile in America, Palm Beach County Sheriff Ric Bradshaw unveiled a new campaign encouraging citizens to inform on neighbours who ‘hate the Government’, a move PrisonPlanet.com called ‘chilling’.
“We want people to call us if the guy down the street says he hates the government, hates the mayor and he’s gonna shoot him,” Bradshaw told reporters. “What does it hurt to have somebody knock on a door and ask, ‘Hey, is everything OK?’”
Prison Planet noted how Sheriif Bradshaw conceded ‘anyone in a messy divorce or in a dispute with a neighbor could abuse the hotline’, an admission they found even more alarming.
“That caveat is all the more chilling given the research of Florida State University’s Robert Gellately into how Germans under Hitler denounced their neighbors and friends not because they genuinely believed them to be a security threat, but because they expected to selfishly benefit from doing so, both financially, socially and psychologically via a pavlovian need to be rewarded by their masters for their obedience,” said Prison Planet. (http://bit.ly/162a5kJ )
http://www.fsu.edu/profiles/gellately (Robert Gellately Earl Ray Beck Professor, Department of History: ‘”They began with small violations of the rights of Jews and other minorities, and then ratcheted up their racism and persecution only when they saw implied consent from the German people. . .
Many Germans disapproved of Hitler’s fascism and brutality, at first. But after the long economic depression following the First World War, the German people allowed the thriving economy and return to law and order under Hitler to mute their concerns. People had jobs and the streets were safe. Hitler was managing a fine balance of consent and coercion . . .”)
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