Labour's crime plan includes satellite tracking of 5,000 worst offenders.
UK: [War criminal],Tony Blair will today make the provocative claim that Labour's new five-year crime plan heralds "the end of the 1960s liberal consensus on law and order" by putting the values of the law-abiding majority at the centre of the criminal justice system.
[? criminal law system, and ruling class at that it's a pity Blair didn't lead by some form of example.]
In tandem with the home secretary, David Blunkett, who has also attacked "Hampstead liberals" in the past, the prime minister will seek to refocus public attention on a key feature of the domestic agenda which is of growing concern to Labour voters. While insisting that the sixties removed ugly prejudices and expanded individual freedoms, Blair is expected to concede that the new lifestyles did not sufficiently foster responsibility to others, family discipline or role models - and focused the law and order system too much on offenders' rights. [?]
[How about a New World Order? That's OWN spelt backwoods.]
In less populist terms an expansion of the national DNA database and new satellite tracking technology to keep tabs on Britain's 5,000 most prolific offenders are at the core of the Home Office's five year anti-crime plan being published by Blunkett today. It will be matched by a new approach to neighbourhood policing, with "community-focused justice" at the centre of the government's next phase of its drive against antisocial behaviour.
[Like cattle people will be owned and tracked around the clock and any profiled DNA used to plant evidence at crime scenes for a noble cause like false flag operations. Big brother breathing down people's necks 24/7. There is no justice in that, only law brought about by the ruling class.]
But Blair, who faces another gruelling week to re-establish his authority, will seek to sex it up by appealing to the kind of Middle Britain anxieties that marked last week's score-draw byelections.
[Like he sexed up the WMD in Iraq to illegally and pre-emptively strike, occupy and commit genocide on the sovereign nation!]
Thatcherism's economic reforms further fragmented the social cohesion of communities, he will suggest. "People do not want a return to old prejudices and ugly discrimination. But they want rules, order and proper behaviour.
They know there is such a thing as society. They want the society of respect and responsibility, they want a community where the decent law-abiding majority are in charge, where those who play by the rules do well and those who do not get punished," he is expected to say.
[Then why didn't he lead by some form of example as a law abiding person? No one believes a criminal and a liar.]
To this end the number of "trailblazer" areas to tackle antisocial behaviour is to be expanded from 10 to 50. Police and community safety workers will be expected to identify and deal with the 50 worst offenders in each of the rundown communities.
Blunkett hopes they will develop a new way of policing which will see a team based in each neighbourhood with forums so that residents can determine their priorities for action. They will be given the specific crime figures for their neighbourhood with league tables showing how they compare with similar communities.
[After police 'identify and deal' they won't be trusted as much and therefore less likely to be informed about community common knowledge and crime because they will be hated. So they will not get many people actually giving them information because police won't be trusted.]
New measures are also expected to improve the treatment of victims and witnesses by the criminal justice system, [? criminal law system], including the appointment of a dedicated witness officer in every court to ensure they are kept fully informed.
The emphasis on targets appears to contradict Labour's declared wish to cut them and, in an article in the Guardian, today, [ruling class tabloid run stooges], the Blairite ex-minister, Stephen Byers, warns the prime minister that the style that used to work for him - "identify the polar opposites in any debate and then position yourself in the middle" - is no longer enough.
"This is the time for New Labour to define itself positively, not negatively," writes Mr Byers. Labour's crime, transport and defence plans are all due this week, before Mr Blair faces critics at the party's national policy forum at the weekend.
Today's plan will explain how Blunkett intends to meet his unprecedented pledge to cut crime by 15% within three years. This week's new crime figures are expected to show that overall crime remains stable, but violent crime, especially alcohol-related incidents, continues to rise. Blair now admits that the police were the least fit public service in 1997 and argues that renewed community policing, tackling the offence rather than the offender; and giving the police the necessary powers to restore respect on the streets are crucial.
[Of course the tax on alcohol that the government takes wouldn't have anything to do with alcohol-related incidents would it? And if police are in people's faces then it could backfire as well, especially giving them more powers? That could mean less dialogue and more violence. So how is that going to restore respect?]
Blunkett yesterday talked of the problems arising from a new breed of "lager loutettes" with the number of women drinking over the safe limit of 21 units a week rising from 14% to 33%. He said they were changing the nature of pub culture and the presence of women in the bar was no longer necessarily the calming influence on young men starting to lay about each other that it might have been in the past.
Ministers hope the extra 15,000 civilian police community support officers announced last week combined with more fixed penalty notices will underline the new drive against low-level offending that blights communities.
It will be underpinned by a growth in youth inclusion projects which offer sports and mentoring focused on out-of-control "feral teenage children" in high crime areas. But the five-year plan will also place a strong emphasis on using new technology to cut crime.
Satellite technology is to be used to tag and track offenders after they have been released from prison and while they are serving community penalties such as work orders. Ministers hope that this new generation of electronic tagging will enable the police and probation services to know where offenders have been, including scenes of crime, and help boost public confidence in alternatives to prison.
[Like cattle the community and not just offenders will be monitored in the future. The'll want to know where all the slave cattle are and in what yard.]
A decision is to be made later this summer on whether sex offenders will also face compulsory lie detector tests after their release from prison to ensure that they have no intention of reoffending.
[Sex offenders the most unpopular are the first category to open up big brothers infringments on civil rights. First they came for the sex offenders and I did nothing because I hated sex offenders. Then they came for scapegoats and patsies and called them terrorists using false flag operations and I did nothing. Then they came for me.]
A new national register of violent and sex offenders containing details of the 5,000 most prolific offenders is also to be developed to give the police instant access to the most accurate and detailed information on all known dangerous offenders.
The controversial national DNA database will also get a funding boost to ensure that it contains samples from all known prolific active offenders and kept up to date.
[DNA samples are dangerouse because athorities can lift a bit of a persons DNA in custody or by some means and plant it at a crime scene. Then as they already have a persons DNA profile so they can then claim they have found a match to that crime scene and have someone locked up for a crime they didn't commit.]
Their 3D-iD system is ideal for both stationary assets, such as large physical inventories or for mobile assets like people and portable equipment. 3D-iD is developed around patent-pending technology based on pseudonoise research conducted by the U.S. Department of Defense, [war.]
PinPoint has applied this research to create L3RF Tags (Long Range, Long Life, and Low Cost Radio Frequency). 3D-iD can read signals from distances of up to 200 feet to within a -+10 feet resolution.
As no line of sight is required, Tags can be seen through walls, closets, desks and doors. The result is a complete Local Positioning System.
To achieve this breakthrough, 3D-iD takes advantage of recent advances in radio tagging, battery storage and life, low-cost microcomputer technology, digital signal processing and enterprise data management.
By Alan Travis, Michael White and edited by Gregory Kable 19 July 04
To suggest there is a need to restrict their movement is rubbish! This is a grab for civil liberties in NSW and it offends everyone else who is free to associate because soon it could be you who is restricted or someone you know.
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