Do you think we're soft on crime Kris?
In some cases we are. In some cases we don't even bother. An example of my own, a few years ago my car got damaged in the town centre while I was working in the club. It was only a few feet away from CCTV. I contacted the police via email and was pleased to receive a swift reply. Sadly it was to tell me there was no point in looking at CCTV as at night they don't really pick much up unless the operator zooms in on something, and since nothing had been reported by the operator then they won't have anything. Clearly I was disappointed, but appreciated the honesty of the response. What I didn't appreciate was seeing in the local paper sometime later closeups of the faces of people who had dropped litter. The paper was appealing for people to grass them up so they could be fined. The photos came from the CCTV on the same street and some of them were taken on the same night!
I have a friend who was on a tag for a month, he broke his curfew 18 times and he got an extra 3 hours community service. He's actually a very good lad, but he handles his problems the wrong way and frankly he needs to learn a lesson. I no prison isn't the right place for him, but fuck me, 3 hours community service for pissing all over his tag seems to basically say, fuck it do what you want and get away with it!