“First thing we do is break their noses,” says Ukrainian cop, Igor, over at this Don Weber exhibit (via BB). I think that’s also Algerian police strategy: the Algerians who stalk tourists here tend to have omelette noses, nasty limps, parapet dentistry, you name it, while their Moroccan colleagues are usually more or less unscarred. Maiming criminals is, of course, A Bad Thing, but it does improve the survival chances of their subsequent prospects.
Unfortunately I can’t see Barcelona’s notoriously tubby and boozed-up municipal police following Rio’s lead and pouring themselves into swimming trunks in
- Madrid & bilingualism
Jordi’s got a post about the excellent (sez me, not he) work being done by the Community of Madrid (the regional
- Jesus Christ, ANC
Two Mandela morsels for the lions.
- The PP think cyclists are poofters
We get round Barcelona faster than most motorists and we’re in much better physical condition to be nasty to nasty people,
- Rural crime
One of the important benefits of having tourists wandering through the countryside is a reduction in rural crime. However, sometimes criminals