Why the police don’t care that thieves broke into your home

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by jkcerda, Apr 20, 2016.

  1. jkcerda macrumors 6502a


    Jun 10, 2013
    Criminal Mexi Midget
    why the change?

    traffic only cops generate revenue for the city, unless it's a home invasion no one cares about you. you are on your own.
  2. s2mikey macrumors 68020


    Sep 23, 2013
    Upstate, NY
    Not surprised by this at all. Sadly the police force has become a "taxing branch" of most local and state Govts. In NYS, we just hired a bunch of $100K a year traffic cop weenies known as State Troopers. A complete joke. These clowns write tickets on the thruways which is just silly and a total waste. Its a pure cash grab since there is ZERO empirical evidence that going 75mph on an open highway is less safe than going 68mph.

    And cops love drug busts because they get to keep the cash & fabulous prizes. Burglaries? No money in it for the dept. Sexual predators? No money in it. Just crazy.
  3. adroit macrumors 6502


    Sep 28, 2005
    Victoria, BC
    Traffic fines should not be a revenue stream. It is counter the intent of the fine and breeds civic corruption.

    All monies collected should be returned end of each year to every registered drive who hasn't receive a ticket in the past five years.
  4. VulchR macrumors 68020


    Jun 8, 2009

    Actually I think it should go to pedestrian safety and cycling lanes. :p
  5. aaronvan Suspended


    Dec 21, 2011
    República Cascadia
    We don't even bother with cops writing tickets. We use red-light cameras so the cops can stuff their faces at the donut shop.
  6. nebo1ss macrumors 68030

    Jun 2, 2010
    when I lived in CT
    I drove up to Canada three or four times a year. I got so many tickets upstate NY which all said I was doing 80 that I became convinced they just targeted out of state drivers and always used 80. The one time I was really looking out for them and staying at 65 I was tailed for five minutes and then pulled over for a busted tail light. Definitely part of NY tax department.
  7. thermodynamic Suspended


    May 3, 2009
    They'd make a lot more money and it's quicker to get a pedestrian or biker to pull over than a bloke speeding in a SUV... more pedestrians too... they have special laws about crosswalks, so they shouldn't jaywalk and demand the world bend over for them. We have to be mindful as drivers. They have to be mindful as well. And more of them don't, the way they slowly saunter through the intersection, knowing they are backing up traffic and getting off (metaphorically or literally or metaphorically, it doesn't matter) on it... completely uncivilized. Baboons in a zoo behave better.
  8. Eraserhead macrumors G4


    Nov 3, 2005
    Burglary isn't a priority, compared to domestic violence, anti-social behaviour, child abuse and fraud is doesn't really matter. The only outrage is that traffic fines are a priority, compared to that burglary is important.
  9. thewap macrumors demi-god


    Jun 19, 2012
    Upstate NY is notorious for that. Generally they are cool with the locals, but I warn others to really really watch their speed.

    CA is basically a socialist state, why complain about robberies at all? share and share alike.
    Wasn't there a thieving kid's mother saying " how else is he going to make a living?"
  10. SHNXX macrumors 68000

    Oct 2, 2013
    One thing that we want our government to do---security---they fail to perform, because of idiot laws preventing them from doing it.
  11. Desertrat macrumors newbie

    Jul 4, 2003
    Terlingua, Texas
    Governments at all levels are desperate for money. Too many promises of goodies when times were good and tax takes were high. Now? Uh-oh. Those days are gone. The now-higher-priced traffic tickets are a steady source of income for cities and counties.

    Absent luck, burglaries are difficult to solve, unless the thieves get careless. Many homes are easy targets for entry when the residents are not home. Carelessness, mostly.
  12. Zombie Acorn macrumors 65816

    Zombie Acorn

    Feb 2, 2009
    Toronto, Ontario
    A properly handled burglary is pretty easy to solve, figuring out who disposes of the corpse is another question.

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