Wealth is a relative term and if this person can afford to give away a vehicle of that value (we're talking in excess of £7000) then they are in my view wealthy. Compared to London bankers they may not be of course.The Masked Woler wrote:Pat-H wrote:Wealth speaks and has influence. it always has and likely always will and this is just a modern version of that.
Somebody with enough spare cash has been generous and I can't imagine that donation won't in some way benefit them.
So how is that any different to the thousands of other financially motivated donations made all the time?
For me it's more about how useful is this donation to law enforcement. We had the comparison to a lake and boats but this vehicle needs to cover a massive areas.
Should a crime take place off road on a farm is it practical for this vehicle to race across the county to deal with the crime?
If we need these vehicles then why don't we have them? I'm tempted to wander down to the fire station and leave a bucket of water outside. Just in case... as long as they remember it was me that donated it and come to me first should a mass fire break out.
There is nothing to say this person is wealthy or that any influence is involved, you are just making assumptions.
Why? lots of people (including me) make donations from which they derive no benefit at all.
Presumably it will be located in the area where it is most needed - like many other police assets.
As to why we don't have them - clearly cost benefit comes in - no public service can afford to have everything they might need. Your analogy with buckets of water is rather silly.
Any one who donates benefits. Otherwise why are they donating? That benefit may just be feeling better about themselves, it maybe they feel they are contributing to society and ultimately that benefits them.
Getting "richer" by doing something doesn't have to be about getting more money. You can be richer by doing a good turn and feeling better in yourself.