Crime statistics are nothing to smile about
I WILL not pretend that the photograph of the smiling police officer on your Street Watch page has not irked me somewhat.
Do you suppose the victims of the endless burglaries and home invasions throughout the western suburbs are also grinning ear to ear?
Now there is a change in policing policy; will this do anything for the abysmal clean-up rate and the stubbornly buoyant police statistics? I doubt it. However, it’s all for naught anyway if the so-called “judicial” system in our State continues to reward criminals with a derisory slap-onthe-wrist time after time after time.
How many of these burglars, bashers and drug- dealers are “repeat offenders”? I shudder to think. Policies of appeasement masquerading as “law and order” serve only the offender and those who make a very substantial living from exercising them. It is a disgrace. GrahamLukeMitchell
WestLeederville. events, the name of Jesus Christ is misused for profit and greed, which makes a mockery of a most sacred time.
For example, the Christmas items such as trees, decorations and food of all kinds were on display at least two months before Christmas Day.
We are bombarded on TV, in our letterboxes with advertising and wherever we go in the supermarkets with "gift ideas" for our family and friends.
We are brainwashed into believing that Christmas is only about food and more food, presents and more presents, parties and more parties.
Don't worry, we are told: buy now