Wednesday, March 25, 2020

What did I tell you?

A few hours ago I posted about how crime was increasing in many jurisdictions due to the release of felons from prison, thanks to concerns over the spread of coronavirus.  I also mentioned other factors contributing to the rise in crime, including that many police forces are no longer responding to, or even recording, what they consider "minor" or "non-violent" crimes.  Sucks to be told the law enforcement that your taxes pay for isn't going to help you if you're a victim of crime, doesn't it?

Well, guess what I just learned?

During the coronavirus outbreak and beginning Tuesday morning, Cincinnati police officers will no longer respond in person to the following reports:  criminal damaging, dog bites, lost property, lost or stolen license plates, phone harassment, property damage or found property.

Police will no longer respond to assault reports, unless a suspect is still present or the victim requires medical attention, breaking and entering reports unless a suspect is still present, menacing reports "unless suspect is expected or threatens to return or is part of the elements of domestic violence" or theft reports "where there is no possibility of immediate apprehension".

Police are asking victims to report those crimes through the online or telephone reporting system.

There's more at the link.

Cincinnati thus joins the long, long list of cities and jurisdictions that have abdicated their crime-fighting and civil protection responsibilities.  Therefore, I can only recommend that you, dear reader, take steps to ensure that you don't need the assistance of the police who are so willfully neglecting their obligation "to protect and to serve".  If they will no longer do so, feel free to protect and serve yourself and your loved ones by any legal means necessary, then call the cops to clean up any resulting mess.  After all, if you do it thoroughly, the suspect will, indeed, still "be present" and offer the "possibility of immediate apprehension".  However, he'll (hopefully) no longer be in a position to commit any more crimes, at least in the short term.



tsquared said...

Will they respond when the B&E perp has three 357Mag holes in them? Hearts and minds - two in the chest and one in the head.

Ray - SoCal said...


Jonathan H said...

Cincinnatti is also the Ohio city most aggressively enforcing the Governor's closure order.
I read a report last week of a bar that refused to close; according to the report, city cops arrested everybody in the bar and boarded it up.

Divemedic said...

But I bet they will protect and serve the hell out of anyone who disobeys the house arrest order.

TheOtherSean said...

I live just a couple miles north of the northern city limits of Cincinnati, so this worries me a little, but perhaps it should attract any would-be local criminals out from the suburbs and into Cincinnati proper. Thankfully, the township police station is about a half mile away, and they're not being all lax about crime.

Craig Mark said...

I'll bet the Cincinnati cops are still writing traffic tickets though. THOSE bring in MONEY.

Brian said...

Lifelong Tri-State resident here. Every apparent cloud has a silver lining. Anyone who has had to deal with Cincinnati PD...from either side of the coin...will probably agree that this is a blessing in disguise. They are the bottom of the food chain as far as regional law enforcement agencies go...very badly mannered and violence prone. Their reputation over the years is well deserved. I have been observing them for decades. The county sheriff and the municipal departments in the area are much more professional.

rickn8or said...

"Well, guess what I just learned?"

That if police do not arrest and the courts do not prosecute, then the crime statistics go down?

B Woodman said...

Time to follow as many of The Four Esses and just make the perp.........disappear.
Shut Up

Notice that nowhere in any of this does it say "call the police"

Toxic Deplorable Racist SAH B Woodman

2ABill said...

Saw a meme recently:

Wounded Burglar: Aren't you going to call the cops?
Me: Why? No one knows you're here ...