Thursday, February 10, 2005

Euro police force already in action

Dutch report in recent posts tells us that
  • The Amsterdam police have called in the army to assist with guarding prominent buildings there, yet still have resources to ticket people who don't have lights on their bicycles.
  • A robber, who was apprehended by a ticket inspector on a bus, fainted while being held down. The ticket inspector was arrested and is now awaiting a police decision as to whether he will be prosecuted. The robber meanwhile was taken to hospital where, after making a full recovery, he decided to sue the ticket inspector.

I've always felt the British and Dutch had a great deal in common. I didn't realise we had the same system of law and order.

Update: Dutch Reporter points out that I am mistaken about the suing by the robber. The possible prosecution is correct though.