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Police take 120 children off streets

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posted on Feb, 22 2009 @ 06:24 AM
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Police take 120 children off streets


uk.news.yahoo.com

A police crackdown on antisocial behaviour saw 120 children picked up on the streets and taken home.

Police and children's services in 27 areas in England are taking part in Operation Staysafe over the weekend, targeting youngsters who were drunk, taking drugs, out late with nowhere to stay or behaving badly.

On Friday night more than 1,000 young people were spoken to by the Staysafe teams, according to the figures released by the Home Office.

Of those, 120 were returned to their homes while 103 referrals were made to other services including family support teams, parenting programmes and alcohol awareness projects.
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posted on Feb, 22 2009 @ 06:25 AM
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Ostensibly, this probably looks like a good thing. Young kids, under-age, drunk or on drugs late at night in a country where youth crime and crimes against youths is becoming a serious issue. With each passing weekend, there's new stories about some teenager being stabbed or shot in various large cities up and down the country - and sadly, it's almost beginning to blur into one never-ending story.

However, the fact that Home Secretary Jacqui 'Big Sister' Smith is involved makes me wonder whether there's a bit more to this than meets the eye. She's obsessed with pushing this country further and further into becoming some Orwellian nightmare.

I'm genuinely wondering whether recently rebuffed proposals for youth curfews are coming in through another angle.

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