An investigation has found that British police's failure to protect Fiona Pilkington and her disabled daughter Francecca from abuse by local kids contributed to Pilkington's killing herself and Francecca. Pilkington called the police 33 times, but never received help. [MSNBC]
As an individual that just had her nose severely broken by her husband, only to have the gardai/police show up and do nothing as they were "under-staffed", I can attest to the clusterfuck that is the British police/Irish garda. They seem to act as though their job is simply a means to an end not an actual vocation meant to service and protect the people.
Sorry for the block of text and assumptions...I blame the pain meds.