I heard this on a local radio show yesterday. I thought it worth sharing with you.
Abbotsford police in British Columbia, Canada, have sent this card to all the local criminals. It’s gone out to all known prolific offenders, gang members and drug dealers to encourage them to make a law-abiding New Year’s resolution.
The card features the force’s Police Chief as Santa dressed in tactical gear with the accompanying message ‘Which list will you be on next year?’: ‘You are always only one choice away from changing your life’.
An additional greeting continues: ‘We believe it is never too late to make a better choice for your life. ‘For the sake of your family & for your own sake, consider 2013 the year you choose a new & better life. ‘Make your New Year’s resolution now! We’re here to help.’ There’s even a phone number they can call.
The Christmas greeting hasn’t gone down well with everyone though and several complaints have been posted on the police Facebook page.
As for effectiveness? Word is, police are well on the way to halving Abbotsford’s crime since 2008 by 2013 and Canada’s ‘murder capital’, is becoming one of the safest cities in the country. Looks like it’s working. So what do you think?
And how many days, hours and minutes until Christmas Day – To see how long where you live click here. It’s 6 days, 8 hours, 32 minutes, 17 seconds and counting
And for no good reason except that I sometimes, well quite often, have trouble parking and think some assistance would be helpful I am sharing here the Spanish version of car parking – hilarious
And now girls take a look at this Christmas gift list just to make sure you get what you want. Leave it in a prominent place so that he can’t miss it. And you fellows take note too.
- Christmas card for gangsters shows Abbotsford police chief in Santa suit with assault rifle (canada.com)
- A True Santa Story (lazyhippiemama.wordpress.com)
- The Year the Grinch Lost, and Santa Claus Won (reflectionsoramirroroflife.wordpress.com)