homecomfort wrote:great to see a person using their brains, to investigate the crime, maybe prevent future victimization, rather than respond with the panic move of obtaining a gun to respond. if the police departments were not so busy investigating homicides, then less violent property crime could be further pursued.
Do you really think this way??
The best thing that could have happened is that the thief got terminal lead poisoning.. then the court system doesn't spend our tax dollars to 'defend' the thief, and nobody else is a victim of the thief..
AND just when will the thief get violent and harm or kill somebody in their home??? They have already made the leap into being a felon,
when will they take the next step??
Best deterrent would be a dead body labeled 'failed thief' lying in the driveway or in front of the door on the sidewalk.
HC, do you cower under the covers when you hear a noise in your house? or do you get out the shotgun and go investigate??
BTW, my police friends tell me that home invasion is so common that they are overwhelmed by the volume of investigating needed
to be done.. Any homicide is handled by a completely different branch of the PD. So it's not that they are too busy working on homicide cases,
it's that there are too few home invasions that result in dead thieves. It would reduce the burglary workload !!!