I seem to be posting more and more frequently about Britain's decline. I can't tell if it's that I'm paying more attention or if it's just a process which is speeding up as we swirl around the plughole before going completely down the drain.
John Lott links to a report that British police will do everything in their power to avoid responding to reports of gunmen shooting and killing innocent people- waiting for hours until the perpetrator is safely far, far away. And that includes armed British officers.
Thames Valley Police received a dressing-down this week over their pathetic response to the infamous 'barbecue killings'. Stuart Horgan burst into a family barbecue, shot his estranged wife, her sister and mother, then left. Neighbours repeatedly phoned the emergency services, explaining that the gunman had gone. But the police refused to attend for more than an hour in case he was still around; armed officers waited four miles away. Ambulance crews would not enter without police. Horgan's wife, Vicky, and her sister, Emma Walton, both died.
There is of course, much more. And the worst thing is that if police received reports that a homeowner had shot or bludgeoned, or probably even used harsh language against a burglar, they'd come down on him like a ton of bricks.
We can't defend ourselves and we sure as hell can't rely on the police to do it for us either.