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Wed Dec 30, 2015, 12:56 PM

 

Police Do Not Work For or Even Care About You (long video)

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Reply Police Do Not Work For or Even Care About You (long video) (Original post)
Feeling the Bern Dec 2015 OP
PatrickforO Dec 2015 #1
Spitfire of ATJ Dec 2015 #2
kas125 Dec 2015 #3
malthaussen Dec 2015 #4

Response to Feeling the Bern (Original post)

Wed Dec 30, 2015, 01:06 PM

1. Saving for later...

But as the great George Carlin said, the police AREN'T there to protect you. They are there to protect PROPERTY.

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Response to Feeling the Bern (Original post)

Wed Dec 30, 2015, 01:32 PM

2. They fill the role of the Vassals under Feudalism....

 

Their job is to protect the wealthy from the rest of us.

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Response to Feeling the Bern (Original post)

Wed Dec 30, 2015, 04:40 PM

3. OMG, "we're not CSI" is exactly what they said to me, too!

I haven't even watched the whole thing yet, just got to the part where the cops said "we're not CSI" and I had to stop because it's so infuriating. Four years ago I was watching the house next door while the owners were in Europe for five months. I'd get the mail and go in once a day to make sure there was no water leaking or anything and I used their fridge and stove when I had a big party, but otherwise the house was empty. One day I tried to go in and the key wouldn't go in the door. Someone had tried to break in, the door was bent and broken but the locks held and they didn't get in. They did get into the garage, though. There were tools outside on top of the garbage can, the door was broken, the truck was open with the radio missing. The lawnmower and a new generator were gone. I had no idea what else might be missing. I called the police.

They came a few hours later and told me I couldn't file a report because I wasn't the homeowner. When I explained that the homeowner wouldn't be back for four months, they said they'd make an exception. Meanwhile, my teenage son was asking around the neighborhood to see who was selling a lawnmower or a generator and found out which kid did it. Another neighbor said he saw the kid by that house at 2:30 in the morning. I told the cops his name, gave them his phone number and his address and they said they already know where THAT ONE lives. So I say, all you have to do is take fingerprints from the shelves in the back corner that the generator was under, from the truck door, and the tools outside and there's your proof, there's no reason for his prints to be in this garage unless he broke in. They started laughing and said, "Ma'am, we're not CSI." They never did do anything.

A week later a man came to my door, a friend of the neighbor. He's a long distance truck driver and had been storing some stuff in that garage. He was practically in tears, telling me that a plastic box was missing that had jewelry and his birth certificate, his kids' birth certificates, and all their passports - from Macedonia! He asked me to get word to the thief that he'd pay $600 to get those papers back. I spread the word around the neighborhood, but by then those papers were long gone. Maybe if the cops had actually done something about a robbery where there's ample evidence and a clear suspect, he could have gotten them back. I don't know how he ever replaced them and I felt just terrible for the poor guy.

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Response to Feeling the Bern (Original post)

Wed Dec 30, 2015, 05:46 PM

4. No, we only pay them.

Nice how that system works.

-- Mal

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