Fighting Crime Goes Hi-Tech in England

Gay Bar Taps Copper Computer

Northampton gays have a new way to report anti-gay crimes. The Boston Clipper pub now features a computer hardwired to a local police station.

The Infobox is a kiosk that allows people to link to the Northamptonshire Police website where they can report crime and check on the progress of any crime of which they are a victim.

[Police officer Rob Smith] said: “This kiosk will give people who have been the victim of a homophobic crime the chance to report what has happened to them in a place where they feel safe and comfortable and without having to go into a police station or speak to someone face to face.”

The box has been installed in memory of Michael Fardon, who died in 2006 after being attacked outside the club.

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One Comment

  • Lone Ranger and Tonto

    Great idea! In the USA, the red phone would have to be connected to Dennis Kucinich’s house. Anyone else, including the White House or any of the other Democrat or Republican candidates would be on voicemail….the left would feign concern and wish you good luck and “civil union with a cop” and the right would tell you to go to Hell faster than they think you will.

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