A press release from the New Zealand Police today revealed community constables are going to be working with Tranz-Metro and talking to commuters about problems in their areas, while in transit on the train. This is a "new initiative" launched today and already condoned by the writer of this email on the basis that these constables will be talking to people going to and from work. This means essentialy that they are, people with jobs, people with median range incomes, people with insulated homes, people from good neighbourhoods.
What about our Community Constable Damian Rapira-Davies who works for the poor, for those of you who don't know what that means, low and fixed income families with freezing cold council flats in poor neighbourhoods. If this is what the police is going to do with their "precious" resources we need to build a railway station in Newtown!
Maria van der Meel