Monday, July 15, 2013

Is this news?

Cesky rozhlas reports this day

The police monitored the home of former Prague mayor Pavel Bem for nearly a fortnight earlier this year due to suspicions that CZK 100 million arising from alleged criminal activities was going to be stolen from the building, The surveillance operation was ordered by the police's organised crime unit after it received information that the cash, which was stored in sports bags in the basement of Mr. Bem's villa, was going to be stolen in mid April. The theft - which in the end never took place - was allegedly planned by two police officers, who thought that it would not be reported as the money had been acquired illegally.

The police monitored ... theft planned by police officers
alleged criminal activities ... allegedly planned
was going to be stolen (twice mentioned) ... never took place

If the message is that everyone is incompetent, what makes this newsworthy?

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