Uh.. guys.. I think I might know why that is…

Just one week ago, the media were reporting that “Children and teenagers have a profound lack of trust in the police”.

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Well, why ever could that be?

Publishing the findings of an 18-month inquiry, the committee said children and young people’s first contact with the police was vital in shaping their attitudes towards them.

‘Ingrained attitudes’

"For a significant number of children and young people, this experience is a negative one as a victim or suspected offender," the report said.

"Once a negative encounter has occurred, it takes time and hard work to change ingrained attitudes, which are often passed on from one generation to the next".

Some children and young people, the report suggested, feel humiliated when they come into contact with the police, are confused by their procedures, and do not believe they are there to protect them.

Let’s go back to that first paragraph above..

Publishing the findings of an 18-month inquiry, the committee said children and young people’s first contact with the police was vital in shaping their attitudes towards them.

It’s difficult not to keep mulling this over when you subsequently read two very salient stories on two consecutive days:

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Well that’s just one isolated incident, and accidents will happ… what? err.. oh.

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LOL

AJ

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About Al Jahom
Anti-social malcontent, misanthrope and miserable git.

One Response to Uh.. guys.. I think I might know why that is…

  1. JuliaM says:

    Amusing as it is that these two incidents can to light on the same day, I suspect most of these ‘children’ are of this sort.

    So I’m not inclined to take their views into consideration.

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