Is anyone out there that would be interested in supporting a safety
patrol (as described in Schnews 428) in Chelmsford, Essex on Halloween night?
The trouble that happens in Chelmsford nothing like the trouble
described in the article, but I feel I gotta do something locally
about the moral panic that surrounds Halloween and the demonisation
of the bored youth population.
The local rags around here are helping to stir up the trouble by
annoucing that they will be "targetting Halloween Terrorists" by
asking retailers not to selling "suspicious-looking youths" eggs and
flour, and by stepping up patrols. Clearly this will do nothing but
encourage all these townies (and they are townies) to be more
creative, and will do nothing to stop the trouble from occuring. This
will lead to moral majority press for tougher action, which can only
mean the virtual banning of Halloween.
Give me a shout and I can organise crash space if you're up for it.