I could not agree with you more. Too much of a good thing soils the whole batch. I agree that neighbourhood watch has it's place and does a lot of
good, but what I am seeing here is beyond that.
I can't tell you how far spread this program is, I mean everywhere you go, all the major stores, banks, mall stores, have people who are doing this
signing thing. I see it all the time on the train, and I believe I have seen abuses of this, and that is my concern, is that it's a little too free
governance and people are playing jury and executioner, and this brings to mind more Germany just before WWII, it also does bring images of the former
East Germany and the Stasi.
People had emotional problems because they did not know who they could trust. I think we are very much seeing the same thing happening again.
Community policing where I live has been rolled out to every division.
To answer your question without beating around the bush, I do not believe I am under terrorist watch or anything like that, it's just I was
researching a phenomenon and realised this is more than likely what is at the core of what I am seeing. In doing the research I noticed the signing
and was able to pick up on some of it, till I finally read about the one handed signing that the police used, called talking hands.
I also learnt about these groups which have been ongoing for some time. I get the patrolling and keeping the city safe, but what I was seeing was
The problem is depending on the neighbourhood, who they choose might be something quite different than this description that you gave.
needed is a general consensus the person is mature, is responsible and is trustworthy, in the judgment of the neighbors.
How many pedophiles fit this bill? My point is that corrupt people often aspire to positions of power and are often very good at convincing people
that they have merit, when in reality they don't.
The problem with the good people taking back their streets is that it changes from community to community, what would be acceptable in one community
would never be allowed in another community. Eg. I just learnt that some police supervisors were allowing the gay community to have sex in public
bars, where this would never happen in another community. The Sargent thought that this was community policing at it's best, by allowing this. His
lower officers did not agree.
Another community might decide that they don't like single people in their communities, or gay people, or minorities, and use this as a way to say,
this person does not belong, or that their is something not right. Then you have the good like minded people finding a way to get rid of the
undesirable, who in another area would be a perfectly likable person. Some cops thing this is the way to go, and to just let people act how they see
fit, unfortunately this is a slippery slop, that is going to cause many innocent people a lot of problems.
Eg. In the UK, they have just approved sin bins for adults with chaotic lives. Making people live in these housing spaces if they feel they are
anti-social or something similar. This is where we start seeing the slippery slop. Single woman are going to be huge targets of these programs.
This is the reason they are now getting citizens to help out, because budget wise and resource wise, the police can not do this on their own, however
just like with corruption in the police force which is rampant, you are also going to get corruption in these programs.
they rang someone or did something and the neighbour ending up being committed and having there life ruined because of the neighbour not liking
them or something.
i see on the Internet they sell weapons that are directed energy weapons to use against your neighbours, titled drive your neighbour up the wall, with
weird sounds and directed energy that would make them sick etc...
Do you have a link for any of the above? I believe it would be quite useful
reading. I would appreciate it if you would let me know. Thanks.
The scary part is I get the feeling that this is already happening in many regards. There is a decay in moral character and backbiting, deceptions,
and slander does abound. We are also in many regards with these community spying (watching) initiatives moving towards a system that was very similar
to what they had in the USSR. In fact I was surprised to learn that the US had hired a former head of the Stasi and chief of the KGB to help with
homeland security and the id cards. I think that is very telling in addition to the planed North American Union.
It sounds like you are proposing a sort of paid vigilante force that would give some people a source of extra income. That is not what
neighborhood watch groups are about.
The thing is they don't need an income to police their neighbourhoods, many are willing to put in the time and to do it for free to keep their
communities safe. The problem with the vigilante element comes in if you get someone lying and saying someone is a drug dealer, terrorist, crazy,
pedophile, then those good people without thinking become the law, and even if they can't find proof, they will find a way to drive that person out
of the community. A cohesive force for the good of the community in their minds, a nightmare for the innocent target of their unjust vigilance and
Neighbourhood watch I agree, should just be neighbours helping out and looking out for each other, the problem starts when they see, think or perceive
that someone does not fit in.
Some are trying to clean up their communities, it's just there are a lot of problems, more so than in other areas, and when you have lived a certain
way for a while it takes a long time to effect change and to empower people, who are so use to being down trodden and not empowered, to take control
of their own situations.