A Beating Rain that Leaves No Food: Crime in Lancashire

Last Monday, thieves broke into Nelson Fire Station, ransacking the place. They waited for the crew to be out on a job before striking at 2.15am. Only idiots would target the fire brigade. This is a service that all depend on. Let's hope these people don’t one day call upon their victims to receive professional help. Police are appealing for witnesses. (Burnley Star, 1/11/18)

In the same town, a gang of 35 thugs attacked two young people in a park on a late afternoon. One they dragged off, and the other received a broken jaw on account of a knuckle duster. Police are appealing for witnesses. (Burnley Star, 1/11/18)

According to overall figures, crime in the county is rising. While thugs are attacking young folk and firemen have their possessions stolen, some senior ranking police officer at Hutton is no doubt planning his force’s participation in the next Pride March in Lancaster. The Daily Telegraph reported in September that Lancashire Constabulary gives its officers special lessons on how to decipher youth language, such as "beef-ting fam", "peng" and “goat” (meanings deliberately withheld).

Getting down with the kids is great, and so is engaging with minorities. But right now, we need some actual policing; you know, catching criminals. 

A poor man who oppresses the poor is a beating rain that leaves no food. Those who forsake the law praise the wicked, but those who keep the law strive against them. Evil men do not understand justice, but those who seek the Lord understand it completely. Proverbs 28:3-5