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Mar 05 2013

Making Britain Feel Safe From Crime

Having allowed their moonbat rulers to disarm them, Britons cannot employ firearms to defend themselves against an ongoing epidemic of lawlessness. No matter; they have a much nicer means to fight crime:

Hundreds of pom-poms and knitted items have been strung from trees and lampposts to help reduce the fear of crime in an area of Leicester.

Leicestershire Police hope the “guerilla knitting” or “yarn bombing” will encourage more people to use Bede Park and Great Central Way.

Deep-thinking academic Charlotte Bilby explains the strategy:

Ms Bilby, a senior lecturer in criminology at Northumbria University, said: “I think that making an area look cosier certainly makes an area feel safer.

“If you see something that makes you smile, that makes you think that other people have enjoyed being in that space and have done something funny, something silly in that place, then that’s going to change your perception about what it is to be in Bede Park.”

Reality is just a social construct. If you imagine that the world is too goofy a place for anything seriously harmful to happen in it, you will be safe.

As for putting more cops on the street,

Ms Bilby added: “As we all know more officers on the beat doesn’t actually have a massive impact on crime rates in [an] area.”

Whereas “community involvement — community engagement” is a good “way of making an area feel safer.” In the liberal dimension, it’s all about what you feel.

The issue of allowing citizens to defend themselves as when Britain was a free country was not raised, because that would be silly.

leicestershire-pompoms
Hanging pompoms to ward off reality.

On a tip from Mickey Shea.

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  • justme

    WTF???

    The gayness spreads… Will GI Joe soon be forced to give up his guns and instead pelt the enemy with marital aids and prophylactics?

    What a world. At least the killing is set to begin shortly in earnest.

  • Mickey Shea

    Heh heh…look, there’s a pack of ferally diverse “teens”
    creeping up on those moonbats admiring the pompoms…
    they’re not aware of them…YET

  • justme

    Doesn’t the yarn placing contribute to global warming and harm the environment?? We must Consult Al WHORE IMMEDIATELY!

  • whotothewhat

    WOW, so many derisive jokes so little time.

    Maybe they could build a bridge of death.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_7iXw9zZrLo

  • Flu-Bird

    More and more signs their getting wackier in england Im sure many will feel nice and same being mugged under the pom pom trees

  • Doug

    The power of the Pom Pom.

    Now tell me honestly, could you attack This?

    Don’t answer that.

  • Lauran

    All they need now is Shirley MacLaine to start hugging their criminals.

  • betty boop

    Next Obama will be suggesting this for Detroit.

  • http://conservativetruthhq.blogspot.com/ Laurie

    .
    How about if Janet Man-politano sells those billions of bullets and 2,700 tanks she purchased and use the money to buy pom-poms? That’ll keep Obama and her safe from all the “domestic terrorists” in America.

  • Jeanettesca

    So instead of using taxpayer dollars to hire more policemen, install security cameras, or clean the hypodermic needles and used condoms out of park, they decorated the trees with yarn?

  • Dennis Carr

    I will try this tomorrow, put a noose out there on the tree.. Make people smile, then run away.. Put a picture of a AK-47 in the window.. See how that effects people…

    Maybe for the Sex offenders I will put a foot long condom there too…

  • Flu-Bird

    Just as rediclous as claiming PINK was a calming color or those women who wanted to give birth to the child in the RED SEA becuase some crack-pots brought up this all humans decended from goofy looking sea creatures

  • Sgt Brock E Lee

    Ms Bilby added: “As we all know more officers on the beat doesn’t actually have a massive impact on crime rates in [an] area.”

    Typical leftie tactic, dismiss that ANYONE at all even disagrees with their point, how many times have we heard Obummer do that?

  • http://www.henrypbabcock.com Henry

    Recently, I have seen these crocheted, for lack of a better term, “sweaters” showing up on trees around my area; I wonder if this is associated with the pom-pom phenom. I will get some pics of the tree “sweaters” and send them to Dave…

  • http://www.henrypbabcock.com Henry

    UPDATE: Did a little research, found out they’re called “tree cozies”, and it’s not limited to my area:

    http://www.ottawahort.org/2010treecozy.htm

  • Jester

    Can you imagine seeing these in Watts or K-Town? Ridiculous! MS-13 & the Jamaican Posses would burn those trees down.

    Proof once again that Progressivism is Symbolism Over Substance.

  • Jeanettesca

    Henry: Looks like a bunch of bored, overweight crafters have too much time on their hands.

    Just to be clear – knitting = awesome. Knitting (ugly) cozies for TREES = Ugh.

  • IslandLifer

    I hope this doesn’t escalate to a perfume bombing campaign.

  • Ghost of FA Hayek

    So instead of using taxpayer dollars to hire more policemen, install security cameras, or clean the hypodermic needles and used condoms out of park, they decorated the trees with yarn?
    Jeanettesca

    You got it
    And if you disagree, you want children to die in the street.
    PS: You hate puppies too.

  • Jimbo

    I can see it now – the silly liberals’ “guns for pompoms” program. Stupid, stupid liberals – life is for the non-suicidal.

  • Dr. 9

    Britain is a nation of pansy’s who are totally addicted to political correctness, even more than we are. It is a dying nation that will very soon become another outpost for radical Islam.

  • Elizabeth

    Oh good! The next time some immigrant Asian youth stabs a Leicester citizen to death, or rapes a young woman for being white, at least the victim will have pretty balls in trees to look at while they’re dying. What a thoughtful gesture.

  • Flu-Bird

    Just as rediculous as those who do wacky things for WORLD PEACE like lighting candles placing them on little paper boats and floating them out to sea or gathering on mountians to meditate or dance and prance in front of STONEHINGE lighting up their burning men or eating vegan diets to prove their the suckers P.T. BARNUM was talking about

  • Flu-Bird

    Count the nuts falling from the nut tree

  • Python

    Is it possible for an entire nation to be mentally retarded?
    A British chap on facebook yesterday was saying how there was a woman being molested by 4 muslims so he went to help her, got into a fight and was arrested by the police who charged him and let the muzzies go.

  • Flu-Bird

    Python if they still had someone like RICAHRD the LIONHEART he would have sent those muslims to the TOWER of LONDON fora date with the hooded headsman

  • Harry Dickenbush

    Just think, if only we had thought of this sooner, we could have saved millions of lives! Instead of attacking Germany on D-Day, all we needed to do was make some crematorium cozies. Instead of dropping the bomb on Japan, we could have dropped pompoms. Instead of Fatman and Little Boy, we could have had Knit One and Pearl Two…..

  • http://blog.cutthemalarkey.com Vic Kelley

    In America our coloreds are kept busy with all night basketball centers. That doesn’t work either. I wonder if the British, after their knitting malarkey, will consider all-night basketball. Maybe all-night soccer too. Or teach their ghetto kids chess. Yeah.

  • Momster

    It’s like they’re living in a Monty Python movie!

    Next they will have the Ministry of Silly Walks conducting relay a silly-walk-a-thons. The thugs will think its fully and laugh and stuff. And then they will turn nice, cause you can’t be mean when you are laughing–can you? It will be so jolly and everyone will turn away from crime.

    Yup–that’s whats going to happen. yup.

  • Momster

    oops–”thugs will think its funny”

  • Mark

    Britain lost so many in 2 world wars and also to emigration. The ones left behind are clearly substandard. That country is doomed.

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