how can you text someone saying you just had you mobile phone stolen, carry two mobile phones?
CrimeStoppers UK, the anonymous snitching service, has begun a trial allowing suspicious members of the public to text in their crime tips. The intention is to get kids to report knife-carrying compatriots. The trial will launch at three schools in Tower Hamlets, with a view to a rollout across London and the rest of the …
So I can send anonymous text messages dobbing in anyone I feel like. So if I plant the evidence while they're at the pub and then I wait until closing time to tip off the filth I can clear up that annoying neighbour problem once and for all.
Strange to think the Bill is actually becoming reality, it wasn't too long ago that grassing was a dangerous hobby.
Couldn't agree more AC
Why not give them another stupid thing to do "because they are bored and got nothing to do"
Suppose they can add it to their hobbies of binge drinking/stabbing innocent people/mugging OAPs.
I bet the Police are chuffed at this innovation </sarcasm>
some examples then:
hlp plz me saw a gangsta wiv blade on Oxford Sreet, he blk, about 5/9, cum quk
cum quik plz, me blood niced my gf, dat is surely nt allowed, cum get em plz.
(not sure whether those abbrevations are correct as I've not been 'down with the kids' for a few years and mobiiles were just becoming mass market when I got my first and have alwayes used proper English anyway and my standard reply to friends that did use text speak was WTF?)
I think thanks to T9 and iTap, the dictionary will look very different in 10 years and thanks to this, we'll have no police left because they'll all have left because they are fed up of being given the run around.
"Being caught by a 160-character tip-off would be embarrassing, but given the ineffectual nature of hue and cry these days sending a text message might be a good idea."
So that's the problem... I've found Hue and Cry to be ineffectual too. I mean, they've been Looking for Linda since the 80's.
Yes, I know... I've already got it and I'm leaving!
So if the messages are encrypted and randomly routed....how do you peice 2 texts together at the receiving end when you go over 160 chars?
"...he's downstairs with a gun, my address is" "my neighbour isn't paying for his tv license..."
Stop this madness put more bobbys on the beat. Better still put the army on the beat with wolves to sort out all these chavs with dogs. And pets.
er.. you can already do this by calling crime stoppers from a payphone, nothing new.
on a general note, I assume I've just misunderstood but:
'The trial will launch at three schools in Tower Hamlets,'
'In the UK messages can just be sent to 88551, and will be routed to CrimeStoppers'
How will they know the messages are from the trial, and not just any old person texting that number now that you've advertised it?
Yes yes just noticed it was a typo, I do indeed know how to spell always and mobiles.
I got C in English Language don't you know, would have been an A* if the questions were about the actual construction of words and sentences rather than what some journo was thinking when he wrote some campaign leaflet for [insert cause here]
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