Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Prosecute Burglars, Not Seat Belt Scofflaws

Today the Indianapolis Star published my letter to the editor titled "Police don't investigate burglaries with urgency".


Douglas Barnes said...

Great letter. I would add only one thing. You stated that the problem is obvious to attorneys and victims. Well, it is also obvious to burglars.


Mark W. Rutherford said...

Good point Doug!


GadFlier said...

If I recall correctly, revenues are generated by the seat belt laws. No revenues are generated by catching burglars. It was recently considered to be an astonishing and to-the-root change of affairs in Ohio when its commander of their state police announced that its troopers would from now on concentrate on high-risk areas for their highway traffic work instead of more lucrative "speed trap" stakeouts. This should tell us a great deal about the priorities of many a police agency's bureaucrats.