Tag Archives: police

Victim Support. Please.

13 Nov

As I was heading out to the newsroom today to finish up a couple of articles, I got a letter that I expected was from the police. It turns out that the national Victim Support sympathizing with me and asking me to give them a call. I was attacked for no reason, and all you can give me is a letter of sympathy? I wonder if I was a taxpayer in this country if this is money well spent.

The police’s lack of response, despite the fact that this attack was unprovoked and left me with a bruise below my right eye, shows that the police need to respond better to the needs of its community. If the police don’t do their job, people will live in fear, and yobs will rule mercilessly on Britain’s streets. Victim support is secondary. All I want is the stupid yob to be caught so we can all move on.

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Your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man?

12 Nov

As a frequent visitor to Hollywood when I lived in Los Angeles, I encounter a good number of impersonators and persons in costumes. What happens if a crime-fighting hero becomes the criminal? That’s what happened to this Spider-Man impersonator, Christopher Loomis, as he was caught by Los Angeles police after he allegedly assaulted a man near the Hollywood and Highland complex. Too bad his “spider-sense” didn’t let him escape, although he could get away with it in London as the police would have to do a lot of paperwork before even making an effort to catch him.

Note to self: Don’t give money to Spider-Man or any superhero lookalikes in Hollywood.