Wednesday, March 05, 2008

The logical thing

I was watching a report on the news yesterday evening, about the abduction of a 12 year old girl and the attempted abduction of a 9 year old girl, both in Birmingham. Thankfully the 12-year-old managed to escape and the 9-year-old didn’t get abducted. The reporter went on to say that police presence had immediately been increased in the areas and more cops were walking around to make the residents feel safe.

I’m not sure that it makes sense to send more cops to those areas.

I mean, if you were a kidnapper, would you, KNOWING that there would be more cops around than ever, return to the same place where your previous attempt at abduction was foiled? Or would you go someplace the cops weren't? Which would be more logical?

It’s a pity that there cant be more cops on ALL the roads all the time. But no matter what the police do, no matter how many are on the roads, criminals with nefarious purposes will still operate.

Cops, like bodyguards, have to be lucky all the time to prevent crime and save lives. Criminals, on the other hand, ARE lucky most of the time when they carry out crimes.

It’s not a winning situation for the law-keepers. As I said, more's the pity.

1 comment:

Teesu said...

SIGH.