Police time is being wasted with calls reporting neighbours who’ve had “two runs”. New police portals may encourage, not deter, citizen policing.
We mustn’t become a nation of informants.
Silkie Carlo, Director of Big Brother Watch, said: “We don’t want to become a nation of informants. Citizen policing is characteristic of authoritarian regimes and doesn’t reflect the community spirit most Brits are tackling this crisis.”