Skip to comments.Guerilla knitting in Leicester 'to reduce crime fear' (England is insane)
Posted on 03/08/2013 4:03:15 PM PST by dynachrome
Hundreds of pom-poms and knitted items have been strung from trees and lampposts to help reduce the fear of crime in an area of Leicester.
Leicestershire Police hope the "guerilla knitting" or "yarn bombing" will encourage more people to use Bede Park and Great Central Way.
Some of the park's users told BBC Radio Leicester the items - including tree warmers - do not make them feel safer.
But criminologist Charlotte Bilby said they could have a positive effect.
Ms Bilby, a senior lecturer in criminology at Northumbria University, said: "I think that making an area look cosier certainly makes an area feel safer.
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What say you give every adult taxpayer a Glock 30, .45 ACP semi-auto. Now THAT....would make the place a damned sight safer.
Oh....no Muslims. Sorry, goat-humpers. You’ve lost the trust.
Import Pakistan, but install POM POMS.
The only pom-pom of any use against crime is a 40MM.
I think that making an area look cosier certainly makes an area feel safer.
I certainly hope President You Didn't Build That's lovely wife doesn't find out about this!
"I think that making an area look cosier certainly makes an area feel safer.There, yet again, is that all-powerful liberal antidote to any sort of troubles and evil in the world.
It doesn't matter at all if you are safer, just as long as you feel safer. And this is coming from a criminologist???
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