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Old 06-05-2003, 01:33   #1 (permalink)
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Read Our tax dollars (and revenue) at work...

Here's a scenario...

A car is broken into at a busy suburban shopping centre. Lets call the car a Focus. The window is smashed and door jam scratch deeply and an $680+ mobile phone is stolen. This is witnessed by a person, who is one of the rare breed who actually do something. This person goes and finds a security guard and then points out firstly the car, and then the 3 guys that did it, who have moved about 300-400 metres up the car park. The guard rings the police and tells them the above and mentions that the 3 guys are still close by and if they hurry they can catch them. Police say they will come out. 15 minutes later, guys still visable, still no police. They then watch these 3 guys get into a car and drive away. The guard and the witness note the rego number of the car.

5 minutes on and the owner of the Focus has come back, seen the car, and been filled in by the witness and the security guard as to what happen and been advised that the police were called some time ago.

20 minutes later the police turn up by this time the witness has already left to go to her job but advises on work location.

Police take details, look at car, speak to guard, don't go to speak to witness, and leave.

Now Joe Citizen, the Focus owners husband, rings up the police the next day, fully expecting that the protectors of the masses, would have at the very least investgated the rego number. The answer is yes and the car is NOT stolen. Now the obvious next question is asked, what happened with the investigation of this information and at this point Mr Citizen is informed that "as the vehicle is not registered in this location, we have passed the information onto the relevant police station. They should be heading out to the owner of the vehicle in about a week."

Yes that right folks, we have a witness, a car's rego (unstolen), an address of the owner of the unstolen vehicle used to drive the thieves away. All this gift wrapped and still it will take a week before an officer/detective will investigate. Meanwhile stolen items will have disappeared and yet another set of criminals are off to do some more of their work to the next unsuspecting fools.

It's no wonder more and more people are taking the "law" into their own hands. :hrm:
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Old 06-05-2003, 02:31   #2 (permalink)
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I am speechless, but I agree with the last sentence of your post.
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Grunter, condolences to the Focus and the phone.

Surely there is someone you can talk to that has a bit more clout? It seems that Mr. Plod is more interested in manning Speed Camera's and other mindless revenue gathering activities.

The perpertrators of this crime obviously have no issue with commiting such a crime in broad daylight, yet are stupid enough to use their own car. which tells me one of three things:

1. They do this on regular occasion.
2. They have an I.Q. of 20.
3. All of the above. <---My Pick.

Either way the 'Police' (Road tax collectors is perhaps more apt.)
Should be acting on things like this immediatley. No excuse.

Perhaps they have been listening their own 'speed kills' propoganda too much.
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If you need help in this matter Grunts.. you know who to call... www.bsrcorp.com

We'll be there in a jiffy to sort out any "differences of opinion"

Sorry to hear it fella :oo3:
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Farken pathetic Gruntz... and if you were to exact some justice on these assholes, who do you reckon the cops would be interested in then?
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Old 06-05-2003, 04:42   #6 (permalink)
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Farken pathetic Gruntz... and if you were to exact some justice on these assholes, who do you reckon the cops would be interested in then?
exactly Mr Sparkles. sadly, our country, and many others, have been royally f*#ked by bleeding heart types who value the rights of the poor criminals above the innocent. they can come into your homes, break into your cars, attack you or your family, but the minute you lift a finger in defence, they win.

well, i keep a Belfast tickle stick close by my bed, so any prick who wants to come into my home uninvited will be turned into jam.

sorry to hear this grunter. with any luck, the arsewipes who did this will get waht is due to them (and i dont mean anything the "justice" system can dish out...)
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This is in the same Vein as AP's "Priorities of our Police" Thread, and much the same as my experiences, all to often it is felt that the police need to take a greater interest in the problems of Joe Public.

It's not all police, I know an ex policeman (who left because he was sick of people getting off charges on "technicalities" and the like) and another one who left the force after 20 or so years for another job then after a year and a half missed it so much he went back. The kind of guy who is genuine and there for the right reasons.

In your case I would think it was important enough to send a car out rather swiftly. From the boldness displayed by the theives, it seems to me that they are probably not first timers.

A callout time is of 35 minutes would be great around my place, after 5pm weekdays and after midday saturday till monday 9am, the closest police station is almost 40 minutes away, so add to that the time before a car actually leaves, the time between call and arrival is often hours.

From experiences that I won't discuss here, I've found that more often than not, the police aren't there when you need them, sad really
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well, i keep a Belfast tickle stick close by my bed, so any prick who wants to come into my home uninvited will be turned into jam.
One of my rellos is a Policewoman, one night some bloke climbed in her window and she awoke to find him standing over her bed, needless to say, he was
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I think the easiest way to get them out there is to threaten that you will pick up the nearest iron bar, and proceed to pulverise them. When the police hear about this, they should be all over you (and the scum). Or not.
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Thanks for the replies. I just needed to vent my frustration.

While I'm sure that the police are under staffed and/or being used for money collection, it's pretty annoying knowing that if they turned up within 15 minutes they could have caught them. And on top of that that they were given the rego of the car they drove off in, and they have the owners address and still they wont/can't act immediately, is pretty sad.

Anyway, in the big scheme of life it's not a big deal. Life goes on. :s5
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