More rigorous enforcement.

Police Scotland should reconsider their approach to enforcement during this coronavirus crisis. Human rights are important but the rights of people to do what they want are not as important as the rights of people to be protected from the spread of the disease as a result of irresponsible and selfish behaviour. Mr Livingstone's message always has an unfortunate and frustrating emphasis on the human rights of people not following the rules. I live in a remote rural area of Scotland and non compliance to guidance and legislation is a cause of serious concern within communities. The local newspaper reports this weekly. I have witnessed the movement of people between city and holiday homes, camping trips, outdoor parties and mixing of households. The focus for Police Scotland (whose strap line is Keeping People Safe) should be to protect those who comply, send a clear message to those who don't and be rigorous in enforcement.

Why the contribution is important

Communities need to have confidence that Police Scotland will be Keeping People Safe during this pandemic.

by Glenda on May 10, 2020 at 10:25AM

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  • Posted by curracoo May 10, 2020 at 13:29

    Give the police more powers.
  • Posted by mina412 May 10, 2020 at 20:30

    The difficulty is certain elements of the Lockdown have not been made clear enough. Exercise in particular has confused many people and to my mind there has not been enough emphasis on exercising locally. This Lockdown, from what I observe has not been taken seriously. It has depended on people 'doing the right thing' which does not always work. During the good weather there has been very strong signs of Lockdown apathy, look at all the increased traffic on the roads. Is this all essential travel? Unfortunately, police numbers have been cut over the years. My own opinion is they just do not have the numbers to be everywhere.
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