http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/news/news.html?in_article_id=479997&in_page_id=1770 Ok, I admit it - I sneaked a peek at the Daily Wail. But imagine my surprise, when I found myself agreeing with one of their columnists - to a large extent. The article concerns the use of zero tolerance in bringing law and order back to our streets, using the experience of New York as an example. It specifically takes recent "misdemeanours" as examples of judicial ill-handling in the UK in order for a true zero-tolerance attitude to fight crime. Although I agree with the approach and philosophy that is proposed, what I don't agree with is the measure of the sanctions imposed. In the cases used as examples (sausage-throwing kid, feet-on-seat student), a measured approach should have been taken, rather than a court appearance. However, what the article fails to mention is that if this policy were to be used, then police recruitment would have to be far higher than now. Any thoughts?