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(STLToday)   Had a bunch of stuff stolen in St. Louis? the police don't have time for you and are now recommending vigilante justice   (stltoday.com) divider line 137
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2011-07-02 10:32:37 AM
Subby & 30 year former resident that bailed on this city...it's rapidly becoming a third world hole with a really nice Arch. :(
 
2011-07-02 01:43:33 PM
I like the original headline,Police drop ball on stolen phone

I suppose that voids the warranty.
 
2011-07-02 02:17:06 PM
cops are farkin useless....
 
2011-07-02 02:19:27 PM

real shaman: cops are farkin useless....


i disagree. they're quite useful if you have $$$ and connections...

Rich White Guy Justice in STL
 
2011-07-02 02:21:11 PM
I went out there last night and emerged unscathed. Of course, I was on historic Route 66 (Dunn Rd.) alongside 270.

Never go into downtown St. Louis alone. I went to Oktoberfest one year by myself and was amazed that I got out of Soulard.
 
2011-07-02 02:21:46 PM
As long as you know beyond a shadow of a doubt you got the right person I am ok with this.
 
2011-07-02 02:23:06 PM
Considering the police are just a street gang with more enforcement power I doubt vigilante "justice" will be much less just than "real" justice.
 
2011-07-02 02:23:58 PM
Police Chief Dan Isom acknowledged Friday that his department erred on several fronts in responding to the victims' calls. But at the same time, he said, detectives were actively pursuing other leads in the 60 overnight break-ins, including theirs, that occurred in and around downtown.

How many of those leads involved GPS coordinates to the thieves?
 
2011-07-02 02:24:45 PM
Ha! Expecting the cops to help you. That's funny.
 
2011-07-02 02:25:15 PM
They did this in Alabama when the tornado looters showed up. The sheriff was on the radio saying if someone is trying to loot, just do whatever you feel like you need to do. Fixed that right up.
 
2011-07-02 02:25:29 PM
cops busy juggling balls like it's the 80's all over again.

/meanwhile the "TSA crime ring" is fondling balls.
 
2011-07-02 02:25:54 PM
What? You cant send nice white people with matching first names from the suburbs into the "hood" to pick up 4K worth of stolen camera equipment.

/Who the hell takes that much stuff to a damn baseball game?
 
2011-07-02 02:27:26 PM
When don't the St. Louis police drop the ball? Had my car broken into one night after working 2nd shift downtown, luckily the thieves were inept who shattered the steering wheel shaft and were left with a disabled car with the added bonus of a brick the idiots brought and didn't use. Cops were called, an hour later they showed up. Didn't dust for prints, did nothing other than threaten to ticket/tow my car for being broken down on a street. Couldn't get a tow truck to move my car myself, so they towed my car and I got to deal with having it returned the next day. Can't wait to leave this hell hole.
 
2011-07-02 02:27:32 PM
Cops only care about drug dealers b/c they get to steal their shiat.
 
2011-07-02 02:27:43 PM
Speeding tickets don't just write themselves.
 
2011-07-02 02:28:38 PM
Headline should be "Police drop ball on direct link to thief who stole at least 4,000 dollars worth of stuff from multiple cars". The existing headline makes the story seem kind of stupid- other things can take priority over a phone. But the police were distracted by car break ins, and IGNORED an opportunity to directly solve at least two of them right away! Plus 4,000 dollars of camera equipment and a laptop are a bigger deal than just mentioning the phone.
 
2011-07-02 02:28:46 PM
Catching thieves does nothing for the pension fund.

Tickets are the cash cow.
 
2011-07-02 02:29:00 PM
"Many other balls were picked up that night and after."

GAY!
 
2011-07-02 02:29:59 PM
Issue licenses, tags, and no bag limits, and the place will be out of debt and trouble-free REAL quick.
 
Zel
2011-07-02 02:30:46 PM

jayg22: What? You cant send nice white people with matching first names from the suburbs into the "hood" to pick up 4K worth of stolen camera equipment.

/Who the hell takes that much stuff to a damn baseball game?


4K is probably one nice camera with lens. Those big heavy ones you see pros with, they are all several thousand dollars. Someone with no car would be just as appalled that everyone else seems comfortable leaving their multi thousand dollar vehicle unattended in the parkinglot!
 
2011-07-02 02:31:39 PM
heck, Busch IV had a coke whore die of an OD in his mansion and refused to cooperate with the investigation...the police just stopped trying at that point. you or I, we'd be locked up right now.

more rich white guy justice in STL
 
2011-07-02 02:33:28 PM
stop fumbling your balls
 
2011-07-02 02:33:36 PM

Zel: 4K is probably one nice camera with lens. Those big heavy ones you see pros with, they are all several thousand dollars. Someone with no car would be just as appalled that everyone else seems comfortable leaving their multi thousand dollar vehicle unattended in the parkinglot!


I never understood why people pay so much to go to a game to take picture at the game.

/Watch the damn game.
 
2011-07-02 02:34:28 PM

adammpower: heck, Busch IV had a coke whore die of an OD in his mansion and refused to cooperate with the investigation...the police just stopped trying at that point. you or I, we'd be locked up right now.

more rich white guy justice in STL


"Busch left Arizona to attend the Jesuit-run Saint Louis University, where, in 1985, he nearly rammed into an unmarked police car filled with narcotics detectives while driving home from a topless bar. The police began to chase his speeding Mercedes, thinking he was a drug dealer. Eventually one of the officers shot out a tire on the Mercedes. When they found out who was behind the wheel, they changed the tire. Nonetheless, they arrested Busch on assault charges. August IV said he thought the police were trying to kidnap him, and a jury acquitted him."

AWWWWW YEEEEEAAAAHHHHH!
 
2011-07-02 02:36:30 PM
Welcome to St. Louis. The armpit of the united states. My moms house was repeatedly robbed, cars broken into, stole my sons pool out of the back yard.... something like 11 incidents in one year. Cops did not care. But were very interested in arresting me because they thought my tags were illegal. If it does not bring in revenue for them, they aren't interested. And the corruption is so extensive that no one can even step in and fight. Id move, but all my family is here ...
 
M-G
2011-07-02 02:37:31 PM

adammpower: heck, Busch IV had a coke whore die of an OD in his mansion and refused to cooperate with the investigation...the police just stopped trying at that point. you or I, we'd be locked up right now.


'cept that was in the county, not the city.

But back to the story at hand, I'm gonna take a wild guess that the victims had everything sitting in their car in plain sight?
 
2011-07-02 02:40:02 PM

earthworm2.0: Welcome to St. Louis. The armpit of the united states. My moms house was repeatedly robbed, cars broken into, stole my sons pool out of the back yard.... something like 11 incidents in one year. Cops did not care. But were very interested in arresting me because they thought my tags were illegal. If it does not bring in revenue for them, they aren't interested. And the corruption is so extensive that no one can even step in and fight. Id move, but all my family is here ...


All our family is there too, we really felt divided about leaving. 2.5 years-post escape, I can say it was the wisest thing we've ever done.
 
2011-07-02 02:40:45 PM

M-G: adammpower: heck, Busch IV had a coke whore die of an OD in his mansion and refused to cooperate with the investigation...the police just stopped trying at that point. you or I, we'd be locked up right now.

'cept that was in the county, not the city.

But back to the story at hand, I'm gonna take a wild guess that the victims had everything sitting in their car in plain sight?


what's your point, County has a crap-ton of speeding tickets to write. they're not any better.
 
2011-07-02 02:42:07 PM
Call me unsympathetic but a stolen cellphone is hardly the crime of the century. I am sure the police were very busy investigating much more significant crimes. Plus these folks kind of brought it on themselves. Who the hell leaves a cell phone in their car or much less a laptop and whatever else electronics they had? Absolutely retarded.
 
2011-07-02 02:42:21 PM
www.virtual-history.com

Who's going to call the cops? The pidgeons or the rats?
 
2011-07-02 02:43:47 PM
why do you keep all that in your car ?they deserve what they get.stupid farkers
 
2011-07-02 02:45:34 PM

DavidVincent: Catching thieves does nothing for the pension fund.

Tickets are the cash cow.


I don't know what the deal is in Missouri; but here in kansas the police department that issues the ticket doesn't get any money from the fines; in fact the local police department has to buy the ticket books.

All the money goes to the state; who then distributes the money based in need. I forget the break down; but the local police are last on the list for a cut(by then there's usually nothing left).

\knowing is half the battle
 
2011-07-02 02:46:05 PM
The police in my town, San Antonio, have made it clear that property crimes are a low-priority issue. Highest priority goes to the revenue crimes - drugs and traffic tickets.

Safe to say that most police departments are like that now.
 
2011-07-02 02:47:54 PM

adammpower: earthworm2.0: Welcome to St. Louis. The armpit of the united states. My moms house was repeatedly robbed, cars broken into, stole my sons pool out of the back yard.... something like 11 incidents in one year. Cops did not care. But were very interested in arresting me because they thought my tags were illegal. If it does not bring in revenue for them, they aren't interested. And the corruption is so extensive that no one can even step in and fight. Id move, but all my family is here ...

All our family is there too, we really felt divided about leaving. 2.5 years-post escape, I can say it was the wisest thing we've ever done.


Soon. Very soon. I'll escape. Take my boy, head..... somewhere else. Just don't know where.... maybe flagstaff.... definitely not Texas or Florida. Maybe ill request asylum in another country....
 
2011-07-02 02:50:49 PM
I probably would have tracked them down myself, then called the police to inform them they better get here quick before I have to stop the person from leaving myself. No, its ok, im not worried, im armed. *hang up*.

I hear they come faster when this happens.
 
2011-07-02 02:51:16 PM
Vigilante justice is cool but you gotta supply your own knobs!
 
2011-07-02 02:53:56 PM
Don't worry St. Louis. After laying off half the police force Camden, New Jersey will retake its rightful place as the country's most dangerous city.
 
2011-07-02 02:54:52 PM

earthworm2.0: adammpower: earthworm2.0: Welcome to St. Louis. The armpit of the united states. My moms house was repeatedly robbed, cars broken into, stole my sons pool out of the back yard.... something like 11 incidents in one year. Cops did not care. But were very interested in arresting me because they thought my tags were illegal. If it does not bring in revenue for them, they aren't interested. And the corruption is so extensive that no one can even step in and fight. Id move, but all my family is here ...

All our family is there too, we really felt divided about leaving. 2.5 years-post escape, I can say it was the wisest thing we've ever done.

Soon. Very soon. I'll escape. Take my boy, head..... somewhere else. Just don't know where.... maybe flagstaff.... definitely not Texas or Florida. Maybe ill request asylum in another country....


Best of luck to you. I had no real opinions about Des Moines before i took a job up here. Have really fell in love with the pace though. Nice people and great community to be in. Reminds me of a laid back small Euro-city a lot of days.
 
2011-07-02 02:54:58 PM
St. Louis?

i471.photobucket.com

/"roll 'em up"
 
2011-07-02 03:01:15 PM

Mister Pleco: [www.virtual-history.com image 431x600]

Who's going to call the cops? The pidgeons or the rats?


I don't wanna - run no more, but I know that if I stop
I'll be another nubian headed to heaven, hangin with 'Pac
These motherfarkers look at me like I'm a slanger
Makin threats to my family, dawg I'm in danger
Who do you call when these agents want you dead
and they hit these penetentiaries and nubians make a pledge
So I dip and duck the feds, all my homies duck out on indictments
Caught up on the phone, talkin prices (hello)
25-to-life's the mandatory minimal
My whole community gets treated like they criminals
Why are them biatches gettin' motherfarkers hung
Got a C.I. on the inside and everybody's sung
Mothers and fathers seperated from they sons
Households are broken, you couldn't hold your tongue
If it's yours, say it's yours, take the case, do your time
When you was out here gettin' money from it everything was fine
Now you cryin' in your jail cell, stressin' on the case
And the D.A. is at a nubian every single day
I can see it in your face, in the middle of your soul
You in question of your manhood homey - keep it cold

We don't talk to police, we don't make a peace bond
We don't trust in the judicial system, we shoot guns
We rely on the streets we do battle in the hood
I was born in the G Code, embedded in my blood


Been vigilante justice around Nawlins for a good while now.
 
2011-07-02 03:09:14 PM
Here's a dollar. Thanks for nothing.

nsa01.casimages.com
 
2011-07-02 03:13:23 PM
No glory or assets to seize, why bother.
 
2011-07-02 03:13:31 PM
This is a typical response from police concerning stolen property.
 
2011-07-02 03:13:32 PM

barneyrubble: why do you keep all that in your car ?they deserve what they get.stupid farkers


Sometimes you need to leave stuff in your locked car. Moran.
 
2011-07-02 03:15:05 PM
"Why didn't you seize the moment when we pretty much gift-wrapped a pretty good lead for you?" Keith asked, describing the experience to a reporter. "It was just astonishing. You'd think they'd take it a little more seriously to curtail the crime downtown."
He should just be patient. In fact, my understanding is that four additional detectives are on the case, and they're working in shifts.

/Why do we pay taxes again?
//Oh, yeah, so we don't have to live in SOMAL1A!!SHIFT1
 
2011-07-02 03:15:43 PM

cantsleep: barneyrubble: why do you keep all that in your car ?they deserve what they get.stupid farkers

Sometimes you need to leave stuff in your locked car. Moran.


You didn't get the optional trunk with yours I take it.
 
2011-07-02 03:19:55 PM
as I was reading the FA, AC/DC's "Night Powler" came on. Kick etc.
 
2011-07-02 03:27:25 PM
I was in a bar one night. 4 thugs with guns came in, took wallets, purses, cell phones from everyone there, about 30-40 people. At least one of the cell phones they took had GPS tracking. The cops didn't do anything to follow up on it.

Cops don't give a damn about catching thieves.
 
2011-07-02 03:29:07 PM
"Leads, yeah, sure. I'll just check with the boys down at the crime lab, they've got four more detectives working on the case. They got us working in shifts!"
 
2011-07-02 03:29:19 PM
Gun nut thread! I took a 4-hour gun safety course, so fark cops!
 
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