Anorak News | Sadistic Police Give Freezing Cold Drunk Women Flip-Flops

Sadistic Police Give Freezing Cold Drunk Women Flip-Flops

by | 29th, November 2008

IN Devon women are being handed flip-flops by police in large black boots. It’s a woman’s right to shoes, says the Mail:

Drunk women who stagger about in high heels are to be protected – at public expense – from twisting their ankles. They will be handed flip-flops to wear by police outside nightclubs as they wend their way home. The scheme is part of a £30,000 drive by police and councillors to prevent ‘alcohol-related harm’.

It’s sub-zero in Devon. And the local police – sadists – are giving girls in miniskirts flip flops.

The rubber shoes, which carry printed messages about safe drinking, will also be available free from the council’s ‘Safe Bus’ on the harbourside… Inspector Adrian Leisk, from Safer Communities Torbay, said: ‘Sometimes people get drunk and you see them carrying footwear which is inappropriate.

The footwear is inappropriate, or the carrying thereof? Both? Footwear is for wearing on the feet. It is not reading material. And what of slippers? Discuss.

‘The emphasis is on providing replacement footwear for people to get home in, should they find their footwear uncomfortable, inappropriate or soiled.’

Or find that shoes are chafing their hands. Flip-flops are much lighter to carry than, say, high heels and Anorak welcomes the campaign. Although trying to beat off a rogue mini-cab driver with a flip-flop can be ineffectual, or provocative.

It is all just too awful. For many years the sond of cheap heel clacking on herringbone bricked precinct has been the sound at the very heart of the British experience. Now we hear the wet smack of a flip-flop?

The controversy shows no sign of abating…

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