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Posted: 7/12/2001 2:46:30 PM EST
law reports Fox News. What the hell is going on? Are Officers are being abandoned by the Politicans?
Link Posted: 7/12/2001 2:49:19 PM EST
[Last Edit: 7/12/2001 3:20:10 PM EST by anothergene]
Link Posted: 7/12/2001 3:06:47 PM EST
[Last Edit: 7/12/2001 3:03:59 PM EST by ArmdLbrl]
Where is the link to this? When you get into a situation like this, it is a good thing for your state to have a State Police. The Governor should order the State Police in to patrol with the City cops. The troopers are outsiders, they are far more likely to stick to the law than the locals in this situation. And you can find out if its the police, or the mob that is being antagonistic and raceist. If this is not hapening, you need to think about getting a new Governor.
Link Posted: 7/12/2001 3:22:26 PM EST
Originally Posted By anothergene: Fill in the blank-------> Enforce the_______ thank you.
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...law, reports Fox News. That's how I'm reading it.
Link Posted: 7/12/2001 3:28:31 PM EST
Link Posted: 7/12/2001 5:01:59 PM EST
I think the problem is mob anarchy. If an Officer sees a crime and attempts to arrest the perpertrator a mob gathers and threatens the Officers. I believe sending in the State Police to assist the local Police is a good idea.
Link Posted: 7/12/2001 5:11:34 PM EST
It could be much worse though, check this news item from Nigeria. n Nigeria, Robbers Give Their Victims Notice By TODD PITMAN .c The Associated Press LAGOS, Nigeria (July 12) - Bolanle Ijikelly wasn't too surprised when armed robbers broke through the wall of her apartment with a sledgehammer one night last month and started carting away her valuables. The week before, they'd sent her entire apartment block a note to let everyone know they'd be stopping by. In Lagos, thieves are so sure of getting away with crimes they hand-deliver notices alerting intended targets they're coming - so even the poorest victims will have some cash on hand to steal. The rationale is simple: Those with no money and nothing worth stealing are often beaten - or shot. In a city where police were cleared last month to shoot suspected criminals on sight, everyone's got a crime story to tell. The anonymous message penned on a sheet of paper and pasted to the wall of Ijikelly's rundown apartment block was blunt: ''We are coming to Block 31 to rob each flat and no flat will be exempted.'' Many tenants fled. Others stayed home during the day but slept elsewhere after dark. Some, like Ijikelly, were so resigned to their fate they chose to stay and wait. ''I knew they were coming, so I prepared an envelope with 650 naira ($5) in it to give them,'' the 47-year-old teacher said. Ijikelly and her five children woke to the sound of gunfire, got dressed and soon met eight armed men who crawled through the hole they knocked in her wall. Two hours, 13 ransacked apartments - and no arrests - later, officers finally chased off the robbers. That the police came at all was remarkable. In Lagos, Nigeria's commercial capital, only 12,000 officers are deployed to protect a population of 13 million. Few residents expect much help. The poorly paid police force is best known not for foiling crimes, but for extorting bribes from drivers at checkpoints around town. Left on their own, many residents barricade neighborhood streets with gates and lock themselves up inside houses with barred windows. Few have telephones at home to call for help. When the sun goes down, many parts of the city are plunged into darkness because electricity is so scarce. Moving around at night can be eerie - and dangerous. ''I try to get home as early as possible. Nowhere is really safe,'' said Akin Ajose-Adeogun, a 42-year-old civil servant.
Link Posted: 7/12/2001 5:12:37 PM EST
''We usually hear gunshots every night somewhere in the distance. It's like we're under siege.'' Robbers frequently operate in groups of 50 or more, hitting not just single houses but entire streets. Sometimes they stuff nails into shoes or oranges and toss them onto bridges to blow out the tires of passing cars. Bands of thieves then converge on the car and rob the occupants. Shootouts with police are common. Gruesome crime stories make headlines in local newspapers every day and robbers have become infamous for acts of brutality. Actress Patience Oseni, 37, said a gang of thieves who lost one of their men during a robbery last month in the Bariga neighborhood returned a few days later - and gunned down two dozen residents in revenge. Lawyer Femi Odutola said one group even attacked a police station this month in another act of revenge, killing two officers. But the violence goes both ways. Oseni said she saw police kill five suspected robbers as she was going to church one Sunday in June. ''They didn't ask too many questions. They just took them out on the street in front of the station and blew their heads off,'' Oseni said. ''It's jungle justice.'' Some civilians, tired of all the crime, have shown little sympathy for thieves. Odutola saw one man caught July 5 trying to steal a car from the parking lot of the Lagos High Court. A mob threw an old tire around his neck, doused him with gasoline and set him on fire. ''These things happen often,'' Odutola said, holding a photo he took of the scene showing a charred corpse. ''But the fact that they burnt him to death right in front of the High Court shows how little faith people have in the criminal justice system.'' Since January, 183 robbers, 41 civilians and 14 police officers have been killed in Lagos, according to police statistics reported by the independent Guardian newspaper. Figures for the previous year put the death toll at more than 700. Some residents would like to leave the city altogether. But not everybody's got a choice. ''If I could get out of here, I would,'' Ijikelly said. ''But I can't move. I can't afford it.'' AP-NY-07-12-01 1426EDT Copyright 2001 The Associated Press. The information contained in the AP news report may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or otherwise distributed without the prior written authority of The Associated Press. All active hyperlinks have been inserted by AOL.
Link Posted: 7/12/2001 5:49:58 PM EST
That will be some parts of the USA in 20-50 years if the politicians maintain the course we're headed on.
Link Posted: 7/12/2001 6:24:59 PM EST
At least the bad guys are dying at a three to one rate, in a country that has rather strict gun control.
Link Posted: 7/12/2001 6:42:03 PM EST
Cincinnati is spelled Cincinnati. Sorry, used to live there...kinda drives me nuts. Or more nuts, anyway.
Link Posted: 7/12/2001 6:44:17 PM EST
P.S. I know kinda is not a word.
Link Posted: 7/12/2001 11:05:45 PM EST
this is the same thing that happened to the LAPD after the rodney king incident. the cops were afraid of pulling over motorists for simple traffic violations, for fear that the motorist would claim harrassment, get the ticket thrown out and a bad mark on the record of the officer, which could get him an ass chewing and affect his advancement in later years. the LAPD policy is to take EVERY COMPLAINT and file it, meaning it goes on the record of the officer. this is probably one of the major reasons the LAPD is suffering big time. the cops need support and re-assurance from the leaders and politicians, and time to get passed the chaos
Link Posted: 7/12/2001 11:14:08 PM EST
Our governor here in Ohio does suck. That's why we dont have CCW here yet. Ohio politicians are registered republicans but vote democrat. The democrats vote democrat too so we get screwed. These problems never happen in Texas.
Link Posted: 7/12/2001 11:53:09 PM EST
Originally Posted By HANGFIRE: I think the problem is mob anarchy. If an Officer sees a crime and attempts to arrest the perpertrator a mob gathers and threatens the Officers. I believe sending in the State Police to assist the local Police is a good idea.
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It is mob related, and against whites & LEO's! We can blame the media, for they always throw race before the law in their news casts> I believe it is intential to provoke racial hate among Americans. Do not ever forget the civil rights movement was borne out of communism, and is still of communism, this is not to imply that each and every one of color is a communist, but surely the have leaned to socialist agandas that erode this nation from within!
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