John Reid lacks respect for his bosses, the British people. How dare he tell them that rising street crime is their fault, because they are carrying such valuable items as cellphones and iPods? Crime is the fault of the criminal, not the victim, whether the item stolen is a pocket handkerchief or a laptop. The duty of the Home Office and its goons (formerly known as our police force) is to deal with the criminals, not criticise the people they are supposed to protect.
Shut up, Reid, until you are able to report some progress. You are our servant, not our master.
Street crime soars as more robbers use guns %u2013 but burglaries decline - Britain - Times Online