Litter louts

First published in Letters

AMAZING, we have a few nice days of sunny weather and the litter morons are out in force. From arrogant youths to adults throwing and dropping litter everywhere. It’s a pity these selfish people couldn’t be caught in the act.

Mr. R. Brown Croesyceiliog

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3:37pm Fri 23 May 14

-trigg- says...

The fines are in place to punish these people but to do so they need to be caught in the act. Gone are the days of park keepers, the local bobby and social responsibility that would keep this behaviour in check.

Perhaps the rise in smart phones will herald the rise of a new-community based deterrent. Would these people be so blatant about littering if they knew they would be named and shamed (or at least had their photo published) on a local facebook group?

As an aside, would someone be prosecuted and fined for littering on the basis of a photograph and eye witness evidence, or would this not be "in the public interest"?
The fines are in place to punish these people but to do so they need to be caught in the act. Gone are the days of park keepers, the local bobby and social responsibility that would keep this behaviour in check. Perhaps the rise in smart phones will herald the rise of a new-community based deterrent. Would these people be so blatant about littering if they knew they would be named and shamed (or at least had their photo published) on a local facebook group? As an aside, would someone be prosecuted and fined for littering on the basis of a photograph and eye witness evidence, or would this not be "in the public interest"? -trigg-
  • Score: 4

11:00pm Fri 23 May 14

landyman3030 says...

Social responsibility. In two words you have summed up what is missing completely from today's society. When did it slip away? My parents taught me responsibility to be polite to neighbours. Don't throw your rubbish on the floor. I can't have been the only one. So why do I see everybody from 6 to 60 throwing rubbish blatantly out of cars or just lobbing it in the street?
Everybody seems to think they are above minor things like litter and dog mess and the like.
If there were parkys and more bobby about I doubt if they would be respected if they told somebody off for littering. They would probably get a load of verbal or even physical abuse. There is no respect for anything or anybody.
I don't think you could shame some people if you put it on the ten o clock news. Who cares. They would probably think of it as funny.
Social responsibility. In two words you have summed up what is missing completely from today's society. When did it slip away? My parents taught me responsibility to be polite to neighbours. Don't throw your rubbish on the floor. I can't have been the only one. So why do I see everybody from 6 to 60 throwing rubbish blatantly out of cars or just lobbing it in the street? Everybody seems to think they are above minor things like litter and dog mess and the like. If there were parkys and more bobby about I doubt if they would be respected if they told somebody off for littering. They would probably get a load of verbal or even physical abuse. There is no respect for anything or anybody. I don't think you could shame some people if you put it on the ten o clock news. Who cares. They would probably think of it as funny. landyman3030
  • Score: 5

12:50pm Sun 25 May 14

JanJenkins says...

trigg,- taking someones picture/or video , even while committing an arrestable offense is apparently illegal. people have done exactly that with burglars robbing people's homes and of vandals damaging private property, something to do with the data protection act. Also, if you have video surveillance at your home you are supposed to put a big sign outside the property, stating you are videotaping.
I'm not quite sure how you are supposed to protect yourself and property without resorting to a large baseball bat.( while in your property of cause)
Only the Police / council can video you without your knowledge, and then sell it to the TV companies for a laugh.
trigg,- taking someones picture/or video , even while committing an arrestable offense is apparently illegal. people have done exactly that with burglars robbing people's homes and of vandals damaging private property, something to do with the data protection act. Also, if you have video surveillance at your home you are supposed to put a big sign outside the property, stating you are videotaping. I'm not quite sure how you are supposed to protect yourself and property without resorting to a large baseball bat.( while in your property of cause) Only the Police / council can video you without your knowledge, and then sell it to the TV companies for a laugh. JanJenkins
  • Score: 1

12:58pm Tue 27 May 14

robrat41 says...

Please feel free to photograph anyone and anything in public spaces as it is not illegal to do so.

See here

http://www.urban75.o
rg/photos/photograph
ers-rights-street-sh
ooting.html
Please feel free to photograph anyone and anything in public spaces as it is not illegal to do so. See here http://www.urban75.o rg/photos/photograph ers-rights-street-sh ooting.html robrat41
  • Score: 0

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