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(Japan Today)   Police sergeant demoted for trying to catch bicycle thief by planting bike in public area, then staking it out for nine days. "During the time of his stakeout, three more bicycles were stolen in the area"   (japantoday.com) divider line 30
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2013-11-23 09:19:55 PM
Can relate
blog.amhill.net
 
2013-11-23 09:21:14 PM
That's some fine police work there, Rū.
 
2013-11-23 09:49:37 PM
Yes, Japanese police really are this f*cking bored and incompetent.
 
2013-11-23 10:49:13 PM

ThunderPelvis: Yes, Japanese police really are this f*cking bored and incompetent.


I see my work here is done.
 
2013-11-23 11:32:00 PM
Wouldn't it have been easier to chip the bike and keep going?
 
2013-11-23 11:33:55 PM

ajgeek: Wouldn't it have been easier to chip the bike and keep going?


"Chip" it? Like putting an indiscreet tracking sensor on it?
 
2013-11-23 11:41:33 PM

ajgeek: Wouldn't it have been easier to chip the bike and keep going?


Yo you don't get a paid nine day vacation from doing your actual job if you do that.

/dnrtfa
 
2013-11-23 11:50:23 PM

Pichu0102: That's some fine police work there, Rū.


Awesome.
 
2013-11-23 11:59:07 PM
What's the difference between that and

latimesblogs.latimes.com?
 
2013-11-24 12:12:21 AM
when bored my county set out a bait bike.
 
2013-11-24 12:12:41 AM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: ajgeek: Wouldn't it have been easier to chip the bike and keep going?

"Chip" it? Like putting an indiscreet tracking sensor on it?


Yeah, GPS tracker. Sorry, must be local lingo. We chip our animals around here.
 
2013-11-24 12:22:31 AM

ajgeek: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: ajgeek: Wouldn't it have been easier to chip the bike and keep going?

"Chip" it? Like putting an indiscreet tracking sensor on it?

Yeah, GPS tracker. Sorry, must be local lingo. We chip our animals around here.


Ah ok, I've heard of that.
 
2013-11-24 12:54:50 AM
Typical of police agencies. If this guy had caught the bike thief stealing his bait bike, he would have been applauded. Since it turns out he didn't catch anybody, he gets criticized for wasting his time.
 
2013-11-24 12:59:23 AM

Phil Clinton: What's the difference between that and

[latimesblogs.latimes.com image 458x354]?


Is that an actual show?
 
2013-11-24 01:16:37 AM

ThunderPelvis: Yes, Japanese police really are this f*cking bored and incompetent.


Before RTFA I assumed it was the USA. There's an unbelievable amount of cops (5x the density of the rest of the G8) here and most of the time they have nothing useful to do, so they write speeding tickets and shoot persons of colour.

On the way to College Station Friday afternoon, saw an SUV in the ditch on it's roof ... Texas drivers in the wet make the Chinese look good. There were a total of 4 cops from two of the overlapping agencies (local town, Caldwell Co. Sherriff) supervising a tow truck driver who I presume knows how to tow a car. Oh the joys of being a taxpayer.

Paging Cruiser Twelve
 
2013-11-24 01:31:12 AM

Lipspinach: Phil Clinton: What's the difference between that and

[latimesblogs.latimes.com image 458x354]?

Is that an actual show?


Hell yeah it is.
 
2013-11-24 01:52:26 AM
The Japanese version of Lt. Dangle.
 
2013-11-24 02:28:34 AM

ajgeek: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: ajgeek: Wouldn't it have been easier to chip the bike and keep going?

"Chip" it? Like putting an indiscreet tracking sensor on it?

Yeah, GPS tracker. Sorry, must be local lingo. We chip our animals around here.


You don't put GPS tracking devices in your animals.  No way.  Dog's and cats can be "chipped" with a scannable microchip that contains some vital information.
 
2013-11-24 02:28:40 AM
ParaHandy:Before RTFA I assumed it was the USA. There's an unbelievable amount of cops (5x the density of the rest of the G8) here and most of the time they have nothing useful to do, so they write speeding tickets and shoot persons of colour.

On the way to College Station Friday afternoon, saw an SUV in the ditch on it's roof ... Texas drivers in the wet make the Chinese look good. There were a total of 4 cops from two of the overlapping agencies (local town, Caldwell Co. Sherriff) supervising a tow truck driver who I presume knows how to tow a car. Oh the joys of being a taxpayer.

Paging Cruiser Twelve


I watched a couple of Tokyo's Finest harassing a completely innocuous old guy in Shibuya today.  They are the most bored police force in the world, and there's nothing more likely to f*ck up your day over the world's thinnest pretext than a bored cop.
 
2013-11-24 02:39:57 AM
Fine police work there, Lou.
 
2013-11-24 02:40:47 AM
3.bp.blogspot.com
cops are stupid...film at 11
 
2013-11-24 02:55:31 AM
i1.ytimg.com
 
2013-11-24 03:46:41 AM
Why not just check Japanese eBay for used girls bicycle seats? I do.
 
2013-11-24 04:14:39 AM

WTP 2: when bored my county set out a bait bike.


Why you bait bike smell like sushi?
 
2013-11-24 06:49:17 AM

tuna fingers: ajgeek: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: ajgeek: Wouldn't it have been easier to chip the bike and keep going?

"Chip" it? Like putting an indiscreet tracking sensor on it?

Yeah, GPS tracker. Sorry, must be local lingo. We chip our animals around here.

You don't put GPS tracking devices in your animals.  No way.  Dog's and cats can be "chipped" with a scannable microchip that contains some vital information.


This is relevant to my interests. I have a Siberian husky in San Francisco and I always worry someone is going to steal her. I never tie her up where I can't see her, never for more than a few minutes while I order some food or something, and she has a locking leash and a scannable microchip. They make GPS collars, but those are large and easily removable. As far as I know, GPS technology is not yet small enough to allow for a microchip implant. Correct me if I'm wrong, please, because I want that.

/I'm not wrong
 
2013-11-24 07:45:55 AM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Lipspinach: Phil Clinton: What's the difference between that and

[latimesblogs.latimes.com image 458x354]?

Is that an actual show?

Hell yeah it is.


And they catch the dumbest criminals to grace the Earth.  A lot of times, the cops park the car, leave the door open, leave the keys either in the car or on the roof of the car, and then walk away in full view.  They may as well yell, "Steal this car, so we can arrest you!".  A couple have mentioned to the camera, not really knowing the camera is there, how the car felt like a bait car.
 
2013-11-24 08:06:24 AM
Dear Mrs. Simpson, while we were rescuing your husband a lumber yard burned down.
 
2013-11-24 08:19:09 AM

FarkerSnow: Correct me if I'm wrong, please, because I want that.

/I'm not wrong


Given the wavelengths involved, you're not getting the antenna that small anytime soon.  Still, with the typical bike you can stuff quite a bit down the tube the seat goes into quite discretely and if it's not carbon-fiber use the bike itself as a sort of antenna(quantity over quality).

The article is short on details, but how I would have handled it:
1.  Figure out what bike types the thief is targeting, and where.  Build a bit of a profile
2.  Obtain an appropriate 'bait bike', put the tracer in it.  Pick one or more sites, put discrete cameras up.  Ride up in appropriate clothing for the bike type, park it as the stolen bikes were, leave.  Monitor tracer for movement.
 
2013-11-24 08:20:00 AM
Nice police work, Lo...err Hashimoto.
 
2013-11-24 09:30:33 PM

ThunderPelvis: Yes, Japanese police really are this f*cking bored and incompetent.


Funnily enough, Jcops are really phenomenal at stealing impounding parked bikes.

I watched a couple of Tokyo's Finest harassing a completely innocuous old guy in Shibuya today.  They are the most bored police force in the world, and there's nothing more likely to f*ck up your day over the world's thinnest pretext than a bored cop.

I got hassled for my gaijin card in the subway, next to my apartment, outside the konbini, etc. Honestly though, I never really felt threatened. Not once did I wonder if they were going to randomly escalate to tazing me and falsifying evidence. I miss Japan.
 
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