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Police Scotland shouldn’t deal with trivial incidents, cyber crime or …

Police should no longer respond to some minor crimes or steward major public events, former SNP justice secretary Kenny MacAskill has said.

The veteran politician, in government from 2007 to 2014, said officers on the national force he helped set up are now “run ragged” dealing with minor matters others could take care of.

MacAskill’s suggestions were blanked by the Scottish Government last night and opposition parties said he should have fixed problems when he was in charge.

The former MSP also risked a backlash from NHS workers when he said it’s time for the health service to “step up to the plate” on mental health issues which “drain” police resources.

Kenny MacAskill

Writing in a newspaper, MacAskill said: “The days of Dixon of Dock Green, when a police

Read more at: http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/politics/cops-shouldnt-deal-minor-incidents-11678958

Police Scotland shouldn’t deal with trivial incidents, cyber crime or steward public events says Kenny MacAskill

Police should no longer respond to some minor crimes or steward major public events, former SNP justice secretary Kenny MacAskill has said.

The veteran politician, in government from 2007 to 2014, said officers on the national force he helped set up are now “run ragged” dealing with minor matters others could take care of.

MacAskill’s suggestions were blanked by the Scottish Government last night and opposition parties said he should have fixed problems when he was in charge.

The former MSP also risked a backlash from NHS workers when he said it’s time for the health service to “step up to the plate” on mental health issues which “drain” police resources.

Kenny MacAskill

Writing in a newspaper, MacAskill said: “The days of Dixon of Dock Green, when a police

Read more at: http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/politics/cops-shouldnt-deal-minor-incidents-11678958

Cyber security is no trivial matter

Minister Chinamasa

Minister Chinamasa

Christopher Farai Charamba Political Writer
The reshuffled Cabinet ushered in a new portfolio called the Ministry of Cyber Security, Threat Detection and Mitigation. President Mugabe assigned former Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa to head this new ministry. Minister Chinamasa has also previously held the Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs portfolio before.

The rationale behind the creation of this ministry, according to the Government, is to develop laws to deal with cyber crime and set up new structures in that area. This is why Minister Chinamasa was deployed to this ministry as a legal fundi. Soon after the appointment was made, social media was awash with jokes on the minister’s new role, with some suggesting that it was insignificant. On the contrary, the issue of cyber security is a pertinent one and Zimbabwe would do well to focus on particularly where traditionally there have been

Read more at: http://www.herald.co.zw/cyber-security-is-no-trivial-matter/