Monday, August 06, 2007

One Night in Bangkok...

..makes a hard man humble.

Sloppy Bangkok policemen are being ordered to wear bright pink "Hello Kitty" armbands in a uniquely Thai twist to zero tolerance anti-crime initiatives used in New York.

Crime Suppression Division officers caught dropping litter, parking illegally or reporting late for work will get several days wearing the armbands, which come complete with the cute Japanese cat cartoon sitting on a pair of hearts.


Pongpat said the idea was based on the "broken windows" policing theory used in New York in the 1980s and 1990s. The theory argues that getting tough on petty crime leads to a reduction in more serious offences.
I know this sounds silly, but have you ever had to stand around in a Sanrio shop while your wife was browsing the shelves? It is pure torture, especiall now that Badtz Maru is losing his market share. Serioulsy, man, this could totally work.

(Food Chain: doubleplusundead -> Hot Air)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

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