One of our readers has sent in an action photo of young "drunks" in action at the Thanet Bowls club, he writes. Mind you, this could be a spurious allegation and the teenagers in question may simply be very tired. Note the boy slumped in the far right hand corner under the tree.
A second reader has sent in a link from "The Orlando Sentinel" newspaper, which commenting on Zero Tolerance and the "Broken Windows" theory of policing, writes:
"The policy stems from the so-called "broken windows" theory, which suggests that a broken window of an abandoned building leads to the decay of a neighborhood and, ultimately, to more serious crimes." It adds: ""If you don't respond to those street-corner offenses," he said, "then the neighborhood has no confidence in the police."
Finally, there's something very wrong, I suspect, taking place at Westgate station in the evenings and you don't have to be Inspector Morse to work out what it is.
Waiting for my train yesterday, I was astonished by the density of disposable BIC lighters on the track (to Victoria), a big increase on the last time I was there a couple of weeks ago.
We also have bits of wire large rocks and other detritus, aimed, I assume at the live rail and discarded pieces of silver foil. Add the BIC lighters to the silver foil and what class A substance might you associatewith the two? And I forgot to mention, the shelter has been smashed too.
Perhaps we could learn something here in Thanet from the police initiative taking place in Orlando.