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Showing direspect for an area by openly dropping litter is the thin end of a very large wedge and utterly disgusts me.

Just look up "Broken Window Syndrome" on google. If we don't take serious action against these awful people then I dread to think of the ultimate consequences. That said, I remember two certain PCSOs that were beaten up in London after confornting a group of black youths over it - the problem runs deeper than just litter.

Topsy Turvy, BBC News | Have Your Say 10 Comments [3/10/2009 8:00:27 AM]
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Seeker in the Dark

I am not sure how this is racist, unless the poster meant to emphasize the fact that the kids who attacked the cops were black. If it is the case, then how would white kids attacking cops count as a better scenario?

Otherwise, is there something I don't understand?

3/10/2009 9:28:03 AM


I think it's just a BNP member.

3/10/2009 10:07:53 AM

Doctor Fishcake

@ Seeker in the Dark: I submitted this, and my note I submitted with the quote is missing. So I'll summarise here:

Topsy Turvy has a reputation for injecting race as an issue into any topic on Have Your Say, even issues that clearly have nothing to do with race, and I submitted this quote as an example of this.

3/10/2009 12:29:48 PM

Seeker in the Dark

Ah! Thanks guys!

3/10/2009 1:46:16 PM


Broken Window Syndrome is sort of a sliding slope fallacy...you think because one little thing is wrong, more things will go wrong if that first thing is not tended to. The story of the PCSOs being beaten up by black kids over littering sounds unbelievable without any citation.

3/10/2009 9:31:27 PM

Pule Thamex

The problem runs deeper than just litter, indeed it does. Have you tried psychotherapy?

3/13/2009 10:44:44 AM


Chavs. Who are white, BTW. :)

3/16/2009 1:53:03 PM


I also failed to see how this is racist. "Broken Window Syndrome" is widely cited in economic literature without reference to race. So I followed the link, which took me to all of 'Topsy Turvey's' list of comments on 'have your say', and read four pages. I found no reference to race anywhere, and several sensible references to Atheism and Darwin.
Not Racist.
"These terrible people' in context are litterers, not 'blacks' or otherwise. In one comment he explicitly asserts he has never supported the British National Party.

3/17/2009 8:53:48 AM


What's wrong with the Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists?

3/17/2009 3:07:41 PM

G. Fieendish

Re:Public Community Support Officers (PCOS)
They're not Police per se, but rather officials, appointed by their local authority's/councils, to support the police, but have no powers of arrest...
Most people would count them as "Little Hitler's" or "Jobsworth's", depending on how charitable they're feeling at the moment...

3/19/2009 5:46:09 PM

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