From Koba the Dread
Tribute must now be paid to the most prodigious denouncer of all, the great Nikolaenko, scourge of Kiev…pavements emptied when Nikolaenko stepped out. Her appearance in a room spread mortal fear…She helped destroy about 8000 people.
Britain’s equivalents of Polia Nikolaenko can’t have you shot or sent to the gulag, but that’s no reason to let them control your neighbourhood:
One rather obvious problem with Asbos is that they are increasingly used against people who have never "terrorised" anyone. Take a few recent examples. A 23-year-old woman who repeatedly threw herself into the Avon was served with an Asbo banning her from jumping into rivers or canals. A man with mental health problems was banned from sniffing petrol anywhere in Teesside. A woman living on an estate in East Kilbride was given an Asbo ordering her not to be seen wearing her underwear at her window or in her garden. The local Asbo unit handed out diaries to her neighbours to record when she was seen in her underwear, giving a new meaning to neighbourhood watch.
If you don’t think a local authority should be encouraging people to spy on women in their underwear and you happen to live near London, you might want to go to the public launch of ASBO Concern, at 7pm on Thursday 7 April, Friends Meeting House, Euston Road.