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bobm

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This past Friday afternoon, our neighbors' son's new bike ,that he got for his birthday, was stolen. On Sat. ,another neighbor saw a woman leaving the other neighbors' back yard where they had a travel trailer parked . The door was open. On further inspection , nothing was stolen from the inside. The first home owner called the police to take a theft report. We in this cul- de - sac, learned that the victim has virtually NO LEGAL RIGHTS :eek: to protect his property or family :mad: ... one can NOT point any weapon at the perpetrator, can NOT fire a gun in his/her direction, much less put a finger on the intruder. :ep One can ( after helping the thief load the booty ) follow the thief , call the police via cell phone, and take down any description of the thief's vehicle , then file a report. :duc On the other hand, the police department has an officer cruise this small town of less than 20,000 people and mark any vehicle's tire with a yellow chalk mark , then come back 2 days later to issue a $100 ticket if that vehicle was deemed to not be moved for 2 days. We all wish that the police would be much more aggressive in investigating a law breaker instead of focusing on homeowners' parking habits. :( Another issue that we have is that 4 years ago, the very "progressive" planning department allowed a new " Old Town" to be built ... closely built shops, library, 2 fairly large apartment buildings as well as a new subdivision of smaller homes one within 3 feet from the other on very small lots of up to 3500 sq. ft. All of the roads are so narrow that if there is a car parked on marked street parking areas, and if 2 cars were to come onto an intersection and one wants to make a Left hand turn ... well you have a traffic jam. :rolleyes: Now , if a fire was to break out anywhere in this "Old town" , just pray that the fire truck COULD get through in time to prevent the whole project from burning down and / or have serous burns to anyone trying to flee the area from the people trying to escape the fire. All this to promote foot and bike traffic. :rant Such the are the "progressive " geniouses at work. :somad
 

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They are not investigating property crimes much on this side of the state either. I guess there is more money to be made on small infractions, no money in solving crimes.
 

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Do the laws in your neighborhood go against the state laws regarding home defense? I wonder if it's time for you to built a high wall around your house, Bob. It might keep the cats out, too.
 

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Pellet gun can be your friend. Silent, not deadly, hurts like sin....soak pellets in alcohol to take any body oil off. Let them try to prove you shot them...

Or a baseball bat as you were just defending yourself. Shot to shins smarts....

Local cops are in a tough spot. (20,000 is not small to me.)
 

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Bob, it sure sounds to me that people need to vote for the candidates who are tough on crime.

There are thieves here, out in the county. People go to work, thieves break in. Our place is 100% fenced and we have big barky dogs. Plus we are retired and do not keep a regular schedule.

A thief is a murderer of your labor.
 

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Last month there was a break-in in my mom's small town in broad daylight. The owners got home in the afternoon and realised what happened and called the cops. Police came and checked the whole house but didn't find anything no fingerprints either. So the man of the house heard some noises when they were in bed but thought it was outside... the next morning they found out that there was a break-out! The burglar had been still inside all that time! :ep
Can you imagine ever sleeping in there ever again? :confused:
Or how nervous the burglar must have been! :ep:duc
 

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