Britain still had an empire to run and in 1876 any young men ardent for some desperate glory would make their way to the Mitre and Dove public house. There the recruiting sergeants of any number of regiments would cajole young aspirants to military honors. The local police officer is second from left!
(Credit Barratts/S&G and Barratts) Top 10 Burglary Hotspots: 9. EN4 Cockfosters and New Barnet: Cockfosters has changed a bit since this 1950s photo. Nowadays burglary is such a problem that local police have made this their top priority . They are aware that a number of known offenders continue to operate in the area, and that opportunistic crime is rife. As a result they have beefed up patrols.
500 innocent Americans are murdered by police every year (USDOJ). 5,000 since 9/11, equal to the number of US soldiers lost in Iraq. In 1994 the US Government passed a law authorizing the Pentagon to donate surplus Cold War era military equipment to local police departments. In the 20 years since, weaponry designed for use on a foreign battlefield, has been handed over for use on American streets…against American citizens.
Bullying As of this last last year, my friends daughter has been getting bullied at school by another girl...there are 3 things that I realized...1- the school systems here in good ole Minnesota SUCK ! 2- girls are as nasty and unruly as any of the boys and 3- I'm glad I am not a kid these days....As a product of this state and of one of the biggest school districts here, they have been criticized for not doing enough to fight bullying....leading to a number of local kids committing…