I have always thought that police are an amazing part to our society and you know they save the day, their the heroes and that they catch the baddies. However, as I have got older I have obviously began to read the news on a day to day basis. Therefore, I am now more aware of my surroundings.
So as I was reading the news I came across an article called Where Are The Boys In Blue? This means where are the police? This was all about the topic of police and violent crime.
This really interested me seeing as I have such a good image of the police within my mind.
I began to read the article and it really shocked me. These are just a few things of witch the article mentioned. It went into the depth that there aren’t enough police on duty and that they aren’t doing their job good enough. Something that made perfect sense to me was the fact that when witnesses of a crime call the police they end up coming to late and then the culprit has already got away. However, if more police were on duty this would not happen seeing as they would be there to. Apparently, CCTV is just used as an aid to see the culprits face the only thing is the majority of the time the culprit ends up making a run for it. Then they won’t get caught.
It was only last year that my grandparents got burgled for the first time in their lives. The burgalry was captured on CCTV but could the police do anything? No nothing. And why I say nothing is because the police did not come out until an hour later. Even though my grandma wrang the police 8 minutes after she saw what had happened and the burglers travelled by foot. So if the police where on time there would have been a higher chance of the criminals getting caught. Even though this is to do with burlgary and not violent crime I believe that there is a strong link.
Many blame this all on the police and that the police are the ones in the wrong. That they are the ones who should make sure that their team are in streets and sidewalks to keep track of what is going on. I believe that there could be a deeper meaning that that even though it looks as though the blame goes towards the police, the blame could perhaps go to the government.
Seeing as, the government may not be giving enough money to the police forces so therefore, the police department don’t have enough money to give down to the police. They also won’t get as many police as well due to this crisis and if there is a lack of police there won’t be enough police to go to streets and sidewalks. So this will not deter the problem of violent crime.
Who knows was the article that I read trustworthy enough?
I would like to know what your take is on this. Do you think that it is the police or the government‘s fault? Or are you mixed? Or do you think the blame goes to someone entirely different?