Thursday, 21st February 2013
POLICE TAKING ACTION OVER DRUNK REVELERS URINATING IN THE STREET – It is reported that Sussex Police are now handing out a mop and bucket to any drunk reveler caught urinating in the streets after a heavy night out on the town.
Anyone caught will have a choice, either clean it up or pay an £80.00 fine.
This type of action has, according to Police in other areas, such as Torquay and Newcastle, been extremely successful with a marked decrease in the number of offenders.
According to the Police they have already caught a number of offenders and handed them the cleaning equipment. Police officers say that those caught are often very embarrassed at having to clean up after themselves in front of their friends, however they would rather clean it up and take the flack than pay the £80.00 fine.
“Anyone caught urinating in public could be liable to an £80 fixed penalty notice or even arrest depending on the circumstances, but if they offer or agree to clean up then we would encourage them to do so and offer some stern words of advice.” Sussex Police Spokesperson
While I think this is a very good idea I also think it is a disturbing trend of how our youth view the country they live in. Urinating on the very soil you call home is not something anyone should be proud of and yet our streets, during the party hours, are getting worse.
We have all seen the images of young people getting so drunk that their bodies litter the streets, along with their vomit and other bodily waste. Is this the Britain we have become? Do we really need to introduce these types of measures in order to get our citizens to behave decently?
There is no doubt in my mind that British society is not what it once was and it just appears that nobody really cares, either for the respect of Great Britain or indeed themselves.
Laws are only as effective as a deterrent if the law is severe and unwavering in its resolve to punish crime. Personally the idea of making them clean up their own mess is an excellent one but I would take this a step further to ensure that this type of activity didn’t occur in the first place. Here’s my solution:
Impose a fine of £2,000
Make them clean up their mess
100 Hours of Community Service – cleaning the streets at the weekends and at night while all the party goers are out enjoying themselves. A safety jacket with the words ‘Public Offender’ clearly written on the back.
Now you may be asking which one of the above should be imposed as a penalty for urinating on the streets, I say ALL of them at once. If you make the punishment severe enough you will cut down on those offending. Look carefully at the 100 hours community service, as this would be an advertisement to all those party goers of the consequences of such an action.