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  • Posted by  $  allosaur 1 month ago
    Note to dino (evil twin version) self: Never steal more than $999.99 or anything worth more than that amount in one day.
    I could steal no more than $999.99 more than once a day but poor planning could get me concealed carry whacked without someone calling the cops.
    With cash only (stolen goods usually fence for less) at one hit per day me can steal without being investigated $6,999.93 a week,
    $27,999.72 every 28 days and approximately $335,996.64 as long as I don't get greedy,and take a little time off.
    Not bad. Looks like a career.
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  • Posted by j_IR1776wg 1 month ago
    "For a frank, or rather blatant, acknowledgment of the unscrupulous will to power, we have only to read the report that Thucydides gives of the conference between the representatives of Athens and those of Melos. The Athenians declare, "But you and we should say what we really think, and aim only at what is possible, for we both alike know that into the discussion of human affairs the question of justice only enters where the pressure of necessity is equal, and that the powerful exact what they can, and the weak grant what they must." For of the Gods we believe, and of men we know, that by a law of their nature whatever they can rule they will..." "

    For all of the advances we have made in the sciences, arts, medicine etc., we haven't advanced a bit in the political arena since Thucydides penned those words approx. 416 B.C. The American experiment to recognize the natural right of the individual to own property has ceased to function. The politicians and thieves "exact what they can, and the weak grant what they must."

    Sic transit gloria Individual Rights
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  • Posted by DrZarkov99 1 month ago
    Austin is a spot of insanity in a very "red" state. While this decision not to investigate certain types of crime was supposedly because the arrested were mostly of one color, which made the arrests "racist" in the eyes of the city council, expect to see the city's law enforcement budget cut drastically. That's not the outcome the police were expecting, I'm sure.

    Certain parts of the country are beginning to resemble South Africa, where the wealthy elite all live in walled, gated communities with private security guards. The rest of the population is increasingly vulnerable to criminal home invasions, because there are too few police to cope with the runaway crime in South Africa, and we can expect to hear that here. Thankfully, this irrational, unsafe condition exists only in big urban centers, so far, and unlike South Africa, we still have our 2nd amendment right of self defense.
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  • Posted by CircuitGuy 1 month ago
    At least where I live, this has been the case for my whole life. Because of DNA and cameras everywhere, crime is harder to get away with now than in the past.
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    • Posted by term2 1 month ago
      I invested in GUIDO, my pitt bull. He lets everyone who enters the property know that he makes instant decisions as to whether they are supposed to be there and acts accordingly. Better than the cops, as he can prevent the crime.
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      • Posted by  $  1 month ago
        You will be happy to hear that I rescued my neighbor's beautiful pit bull today. The yard guys (who have now been fired) let Bella get out of the yard. My neighbor was bereft. She had to go to work, so I went looking and found Bella, who is so smart she was on her way home but I followed her to make certain she got there.
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        • Posted by term2 1 month ago
          they have unbounded energy and I am not surprised she ran around for awhile. They do get tired eventually and have amazing ability to return home when they want to. Here in vegas, the government picks up loose dogs and charges like $150 for their "service". If you dont claim the dog in 3 days if its a pit bull, its set up to be destroyed. They hate pit bulls.
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  • Posted by  $  1 month ago
    Thieves don't care! You work and pay for items, they will steal the tires off your car in the driveway!
    I lock down my garages. I have a six foot cedar fence around my property and four gates that a Mac truck might knock over but not a person(s).
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  • Posted by  $  Solver 1 month ago
    Who decides worth? What would be the dollar worth of a cheap urn containing ashes of someone’s grandmother, which was taken by a thief?
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    • Posted by  $  exceller 1 month ago
      We are steadily moving toward the European "standard" where police routinely stands down in face of Muslim violence.
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      • Posted by term2 1 month ago
        I have thought the only use for the police reports is to make sure you can file an insurance claim. Otherwise, they are pretty much useless unless they are standing there and see the thief in action. After that, the courts let them out anyway, so whats the point really.

        Good alarm system and a big dog are better.
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  • Posted by  $  Radio_Randy 1 month ago
    The FBI hasn't investigated crimes worth less than $10,000 for several years (unless a white guy spray paints a swastika on a black girl's car).
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    • Posted by  $  Solver 1 month ago
      So today, if some radical activist itching to commit some crimes against those they hate, don’t cause more than $10,000 in damage, don’t be politically incorrect and don’t get caught.
      I think the left has been taking notes.
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  • Posted by Kittyhawk 1 month ago
    Here in Florida, even a crime of $4,000 may not be investigated, though whether it is investigated is not strictly a law enforcement decision.

    A few months ago, a family member's office was broken into, and two checkbooks were stolen, over a weekend. On Monday, the bank called to verify authorization of a $4,000 check someone was trying to cash. My family member said the check was not authorized, and asked the bank employee to call the police and detain the person trying to cash the fraudulent check. The employee said they wouldn't; their policy is not to get involved, because the bank loses money if an employee has to waste time giving statements and going to court to testify about such matters. Apparently only armed robbery is significant enough for them to participate in an investigation.

    Another check for several thousand dollars had already been cashed by the bank before that failed attempt. Because of insurance, my family member won't suffer a financial loss, and the bank would rather take the loss than go through the "hassle" of wasting employees' time proving the theft legally.

    The local cops said they'd be wiling to pursue the thieves, but the bank won't provide the video footage without a subpoena, and apparently that's too complicated for the cops to pursue.

    I had a similar experience a few years ago when someone used a fake credit card with the same number as my account, though the amount of the theft was less. It's frustrating that, between the police and the banks who are the ones actually suffering the financial loss, nobody seems interested in stopping these criminals. (Though I'm sure the cost of the loss is ultimately passed on to honest customers as higher fees and interest rates.) Yet they'll lock someone up for possessing or ingesting a "forbidden" plant, even though they've harmed no one else.
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  • Posted by JohnWesley 1 month ago
    Be aware that Soros is backing Attn. Generals for ALL offices from the smallest county, to federal. Most any crime, that does not include a gun, will be ignored. Of course, this leads to larger grimes. We know, from experience, that punishing small crimes, slows down crime, but that is not the goal of the leftist trying to destroy America.
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