I Wish to Make a Police Report

on Wednesday, October 29, 2008

I hope you enjoy the picture. Regretably, the rest of the post has had to been erased.

15 comments:

the walking man said...

We have the same problem about the police responding to automated alarm calls. They just don't come and in a city (Detroit) where they generally take their time in coming to any situation we have grown used to it.

Of course because of the 2nd amendment most thieves do think twice about harassing an occupied building.

I feel for ya' Squirrel. Stay safe.

Uniform Dating said...

The simple answer is there aren't enough police on the streets.
If there were then calls would be responded to quicker.

Molly said...

Funny picture at the top! Very frustrating to deal with police when the only safety they're concerned with is their own....But look on the bright side---you are now a champion police report filler-outer! Add it to your resume.....Nice to see you in circulation again.

Dr.John said...

Just be glad you don't live in Chicago where the police have been caught breaking in.

xup said...

Same thing in Halifax when there was a rash of mugging/swarmings and there were cases of the police actually standing by and watching while a mob beat up a defenseless couple. Police said they couldn’t step into something like that – too dangerous

Janice Thomson said...

I think this kind of response is almost world-wide LGS. How awful for you that this happened. Police so often come into situations where the table is turned on them and loss of life ensues - I suspect this the real reason why responding wavers so frequently. With cutbacks so predominant police have to look at life-threatening crimes first. In a world where violence, theft and crime happen so much you would think the first priority of any government body would be to ensure the safety and possessions of its citizens first but unfortunately as you mention that is NOT their first priority.

citizen of the world said...

WOw, that's awful. I live in a small town, so the police are reasonably responsive here, I think. It may be much worse in bigger cities.

Ruth D~ said...

Is this for real? With all that's going on in the world . . .:>)

Lone Grey Squirrel said...

TWM,
Seems like it is a situation that is common in many parts of the world. Our gun laws are quite strict so there are few gun related crimes but a Parang (long blade used for clearing jungle undergrowth) is quite deadly too.

uniform dating,
Thanks for dropping by. Funding and more police is indeed the simple answer but sometimes good policies and leadership are also important.

Lone Grey Squirrel said...

molly,
If you liked the picture, you would also like the folowing statement from Irish Police. " A large sinkhole has appeared in the highway and police are looking into it."

dr.John
Actually, we have had some cases of police taking part in robberies but thankfully not too many incidences. They do however frequently extort the illegal and immigrant workers. There is no protection for those at the bottom strata of society.

Lone Grey Squirrel said...

xup,
I am saddened to hear of this in Canada but it does seem even the esteemed RCMP has had some image problems in recent years.

janice,
I guess we should be thankful we both do not live in countries where citizens are even frightened of their police forces; like the case of the disappearing street children in Brazil.

Lone Grey Squirrel said...

cz,
Appreciate your police. :)

ruth,
Malaysian police have suffered because of poor funding and hence low salaries and benefits as well as political interference where sometimes heroes are not given recognised for fear it might eclipse a politician's media exposure. This leads to poor morale and increasing occurance of corruption. In the story surrounding the rescue of American troops in Somalia (as depicted in Blackhawk Down), it was Malaysian Peacekeepers that went in to conduct the rescue. Yet their heroism was never celebrated, even in Malaysia.

geewits said...

Well I would hardly call them underpaid if they don't do anything.

evalinn said...

Pretty much the same here...

Lone Grey Squirrel said...

geewits,
An officer on the beat in Malaysia earns less USD3,700 per year. Not really much for risking one's life. But you are right that it doesn't count since they don't do their job anyway.

evalinn,
Good to hear from you. Sweden has a reputation of low crime rate though. Is it true?

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