British policing really is in a sorry state at the moment, first there was the news that they would only attend burglaries at even-numbered houses, now they are being told not to rule out tips from ‘psychics, witches or clairvoyants’.
Please, please, please let this be some cruel joke or a very late April fools. Sadly, this is the level the British police have sunk too. They are a complete joke and then wonder why the general public doesn’t respect.
I understand that the police can’t rule any tips or bits of information but these people have no place getting involved in a police investigation. Well you know unless they actually witnessed the event take place and I don’t mean in a dream or their crystal ball or through the eyes of someone else. I mean standing across the street and saw it happen.
Why? Because all psychics, clairvoyants, fortune tellers and every other person like that is a charlatan. A con-artist. Fraud. Fake. Or whatever other word you wish to use. They are not real. And they know that. They know they are fakes and liars or they are deluded. Either way they shouldn’t be getting involved.
They are dangerous. They give out false hope. They trick people into believing that they talking to their loved ones, pretending to pass on messages. It can mess people up.
Some of them are be well-intentioned and genuinely believe that they are helping.
And it’s the same when it comes to the police investigations. They may believe that they are helping. They may believe that they have valuable information. Of course the fact that it only ever seems to be high-profile cases that are on the news that they get involved with is purely a coincidence. It’s not about the money or publicity…
The whole thing is a giant waste of police time. The police could be out following actual clues, not listening to some nutter go on about what the voice in their head that they believe is the spirit of a bloke who died 200 years ago said to them.
‘So Madam Charlatan can you tell me exactly what you saw in your crystal ball?’
And how does that work in court?
‘We found this young man who vaguely fits the description given to us by Bertie Cumberstone, a gentleman who died 200 years ago but likes to hang around and watch what’s going on and relayed to us by Madam Crackpot, a few streets away from where we told we would find so naturally we arrested him.’
I’m fairly sure most lawyers would be able to get such a case dismissed.
I think the police are confused between TV and reality. It’s on TV that psychics “exist” and have magical insights, not reality. Reality is the one where we exist, just in case anyone from the police is reading this and is confused.
This is just going to extra work for the police as they have to filter through the genuine tip offs and the psychic crystal ball nonsense. We have 200+ years of forensic science’s for the police to use.