Re: VA State Police and new GTO's
Date: August 04, 2005 05:48AM
> Well that's all well and good, but how are you
> going to figure out who to catch if you are not
> investigating the crimes. Seems like we need to
> have more investigators instead of traffic
> officers, because many people are still be robbed,
> raped, and killed every day.
Again, you have no clue. I don't know where you live, but Fairfax and most of the northern VA area doesn't have robberies, rapes, and homicides everyday. Look at DC. There are over 3500 police officers with a population of 500,000. Fairfax has 1,300 officers with 1.1 million rsidents. DC still can't handle their problems. They are in a condensed and uneducated area. Education is the key to solving and preventing crimes. Job training. drug rehabilitation. Most crimes are fueled by drug addictions. You can solve a million crimes and put people in jail, but they'll get out eventually. Then we start all over again unless people in the community try to help those people before being released. But are you willing to step up and help someone? Want to solve crimes, get the community involved. You get involved. But you are probably one of those people that believes it someone elses problem so I'll look the other way until it personally effects you. It pisses me off when people write threads bashing the cops when you know deep down inside, the police will be the ones you will point your fingers at when somethiing doesn't get done to your expectations. our society wouldn't even exist civilly without law enforcement being their to protect your rights. Fairfax County has an average crime solving rate higher than that of the national average. Not every crime gets solved, but I guess watching CSI and LAw & Order shows has given you a false impression of how crimes get solved. The responsible people of this community have requested more traffic enforcement because the minority of idiots drivers in this area can't drive safely. If you ever read the paper or watch the news, most of the people killed in this area is due to traffic related deaths. Not drugs, not shootings. Traffic related deaths (DUI, racing). So if most of the people in the area are being killed from traffic accidents or seriously injured from traffic accidents , you focus more on traffic issues. For every person arrested in the area, there are probably 3 to 4 people being taken to the hospital from traffic accidents. Ride with an ambulance for a night and you'll see. Or go ride with a cop and you'll see, or do you not want to take the time to see for yourself. There are two types of laws police are responsible for enforcing, traffic and criminal. They both have to be enforced. Are some cops out there more of an asshole than others, absolutely. But whenever you go out drinkning or shopping, do you always find the perfect employee in a happy mood. I don't think so. By the way, that isn't a VSP cruiser.