Re: Have the Police gone totally insane?
"[..] but they are interested in people that 'might' commit a crime."
Innocent people are so much easier for the statistics. They aren't expecting problems with the police so they don't look over their home and possessions wondering how they could be interpreted by a jaundiced eye. They know nothing about legal process and their legal rights. They will too often accept a caution. Either because the police convince them they have broken some law in some obscure way - or to avoid the stigma of the local press. Front page news for arrests - buried inside for "no charge" or verdicts of "innocent".