“People have a right to reclaim their stolen property. It belongs to them,” said Seattle police spokesman Sean Whitcomb. “Obviously, the first and best method to do that is through the police.” […]
Whitcomb, the police spokesman, cautioned people against using stings without being absolutely sure they’re right, which can be difficult using a picture on an Internet message board.
A commenter on the same article:
When seconds count, the police are only minutes away.
So far as the police comment about a bicycle not being worth personal injury, okay, what IS worth personal injury. Your car? Your house? Your reputation? Your wife? Thievery is thievery.
From the Kite Runner:
“There is only one sin, only one. And that is theft. Every other sin is a variation of theft… When you kill a man, you steal a life. You steal his wife’s right to a husband, rob his children of a father. When you tell a lie, you steal someone’s right to the truth. When you cheat, you steal the right to fairness.”
It appears that the cops took 40 minutes to get to this scene. Figures. I had a break-in to my home once, by some dumb highschool dropout bitches. My mom caught them and because she’s a boss she told them to sit down and they sat the fuck down. With the notification that the “suspects” were on the fucking scene it STILL took cops >15 minutes to arrive. You see the above video? There’s like two cop cars, but more of them just fucking roll in on and on and on. Same with my situation. 8 cop cars for 3 teenage girls. See any video of cops doing actual shit. It’s at least a 10:1 ratio every time.
Or hell just remember how Columbine worked. Hurr durr it’s not safe to go in. Okay they ran out of ammo. NOW let’s go in and be HEROES!
Cops are generally full of shit. I don’t particularly give a damn that “they” protect “us” from this or that thing, that’s their fucking job, and I’d be grateful for them doing whatever it is that they do if they didn’t turn around and boast about it in front of my face while at the same time head off to lock up perfectly normal people for victimless “crimes”. People who are bad at their job but try their best, great. No problem; everyone has to start somewhere. But people who are bad at their job and yet tell me not to do my part to fulfill what’s needed to be done? Fuck them.
I accept the intrinsic right of authority and am not against an inherent hierarchy in any system. However, the only reason why authority or hierarchy maintains its monopolistic power is if it is actually better than the rest, if it can actually be the vanguard for the weak and dictate order to the masses. What we have right now is shit. It’s not even full of shit. It is shit.
I am better.
“Personal injury is not worth your bike,” [the police spokesman] said.