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Old 07-19-2013   #1
 
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Theft on the Rogue / Argo boat ramp

Had my car broken into at Argo on the rogue yesterday. Lots of gear stolen. I know I shouldn't have had that much stuff in my car there but there was a lot of traffic in the area. The break in is not what is surprising. It turns out that Josephine county only has police on the streets from 9:00 - 3:00, five days a week. So 16 hrs a day there are NO police and NO police 2 days a week. What the fuck? That is crazy. The sherriffs website says they only respond to life threatening events. To report a crime, you call and leave a message. Then it says no investigation will proceed. Holy shit. Turns out a bunch of dumb rednecks don't want to pay taxes to pay police. Anyway, if anyone sees any white trash meth addicts with gear they obviously can't afford PM me. And heads up in Josephine county. Watch your stuff or go have a free for all and steal some shit.

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Yes that is a tough situation in Joesphine County. Most of the jail is shut down and the District Attorney's office has scaled back so they will only take the violent/ worst cases. People don't have 911 calls answered. There is one deputy for the entire county. Criminals get turned loose and they don't get charged. They tried passing a safety levy but were unuccessful, and that County has the first or second lowest tax rate in the state. Imagine opening a business there, shoplifting is rampant. Sometimes you get what you pay for.
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There is an increasing number of booger-eaters in our society nowadays. I had a similar incident in Lane County (Eugene) last year, very sad. It will only get worse until the majority of voters pass some law enforcement funding. I must say it has been very tempting (for an honest person) to go out and get some stuff for myself. I guess we're the only thing that separates/balances our society from the lesser ones, so I must maintain my morals & standards for now... I'm hopeful of an upward trend, until then - don't leave valuable crap in your vehicles for the zombies to steal and get drug money for!

Sorry for your frustrations, I feel your pain brother. I'm headed for the lower section next week, so I'll be sure to leave my truck empty.
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There is an increasing number of booger-eaters in our society nowadays. I had a similar incident in Lane County (Eugene) last year, very sad. It will only get worse until the majority of voters pass some law enforcement funding. I must say it has been very tempting (for an honest person) to go out and get some stuff for myself. I guess we're the only thing that separates/balances our society from the lesser ones, so I must maintain my morals & standards for now... I'm hopeful of an upward trend, until then - don't leave valuable crap in your vehicles for the zombies to steal and get drug money for!
Aren't you a saint. It's NOT tempting for an honest person because their character isn't determined by an imagined police presence or response.
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Aren't you a saint. It's NOT tempting for an honest person because their character isn't determined by an imagined police presence or response.
Oh, I disagree. It is quite tempting (even for a saint like me ) when you are told that 1) The police won't respond or even take a report, 2) Even if the police take a report, they won't follow up, and 3) Even if somebody is caught, the DA won't prosecute because they don't have time and/or space in the slammer.

Couple that above with similar events such as being burglarized the next day when you get home, and that my pompous friend makes a person think for a second. Oh I've thought about it, and even had thoughts of taking matters into my own hand when seeing people commit or hear about some of these crimes. I think they call it street justice, It'll begin to happen more and more if things continue down the same path.

It's like the Pareto Principle; A large part of the petty thefts for a specific area/town are from a small group of folks. If they spent a bit of time working some of these cases (they are all likely linked to the same group of meth-head zombies) they would solve 80% of their problems.

So, thought it may not be tempting for an honest person like you or many others, It has been tempting for an honest person like me and many others. Or is it you that decides how honest people think?
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Kilroy wants your stuff
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Possibly, watch out!
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Aren't you a saint. It's NOT tempting for an honest person because their character isn't determined by an imagined police presence or response.
I agree! The only thing that tempts me hearing this is to go park my rig with a bunch of valuables in sight, hide and wait for one of those MOFO's. Shoot them and plant nail clippers or some other TSA designated dangerous weapon in their hand and call it self defense. DA wont have time to try such an obvious case so no worries. Other option for those pacifists out there would be to mace, beat, tie up to a post and put a sign on them saying that they were stealing from cars. Police can untie them in a couple of days if they get around to it. If a few people start doing that then you wont even need to lock your car anymore.
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No stand your ground law in Oregon. But Jo county is the wild wild west. Yehaa shoot at will!
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Seeing that Sheriff Gilbertson is the only officer left in the county now, and patrols for only certain hours, it would be much more tempting to follow treehugger's advice than to waiver from my saintliness. I have never been able to bring myself low enough to become one of 'them' but I'd actually be excited to catch somebody in the proverbial 'tiger-trap' and beat the living tar out of them...

You in catfishjon? I'll meet up with you and we can set a trap and find the zombies that took your crap!

I'll be over to launch next Friday.
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