In a blatant BIG BROTHER move a new Kent Crimestoppers campaign targeting those living off the proceeds of crime was launched at Kent Police Headquarters in Maidstone on 19th May 2008, in South West England.
Kent Crimestoppers encourages people to turn their neighbors in, if they suspect they are living a lifestyle that isn’t supported by their income.They say the campaign will make spotting criminals easier to spot because of the recession.
The “Too much bling? Give us a ring!” campaign targets those who live far in excess of their income through the proceeds of crime. These individuals are responsible for undermining communities and destroying lives.
Gloucestershire’s Chief Crown Prosecutor Adrian Foster, Chief Constable Timothy Brain and Crimestoppers Board Member John Cripps holding the new ‘bling’ posters
There does seem to be a voice of sanity though.Ann Widdecombe, Tory MP and former Home Secretary said:
‘Is this a joke? If the police spent half as much time tackling crime and getting out on the beat as they do coming out with this ridiculous stuff, we’d all be better off.