Surely A Large Human
Date registered: Jun 2006
Vehicle: '08 C219
Location: Between Earth and Mars
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I didn't mean to imply that this was a phenomenon resulting from lazy police....it's absolutely a matter of police departments being underfunded. The result is that only low-hanging fruit gets plucked. Basically, you can only pursue that which you've witnessed as an officer, because everything else takes too much time. Again, in may cities, larceny is only pursued if an officer has witnessed the crime, or the perpetrator can still be located in the vicinity of the crime. Same with assault, to a lesser degree. Same with illegal immigration. Same with littering. Same with identity theft. Same with murder. You name it. There aren't enough people to investigate these crimes, outside of major metropolitan areas. Someone has to do it though, else we turn into the wild west.
It's disturbing that cities which levy lots of taxes already cannot figure out how to manage their funds such that police services can be sustained at adequate levels.