Jeff Soyer on 20 Sep 2013 07:40 pm
Two mutants break into an old guy’s (I’m an ‘old guy,’ so I can phrase it like that) home. He has a gun. They see it and flee. From WGME 13:
Sgt. Shapiro says residents should take this as a lesson to protect their homes but not necessarily with a gun.
“They should have an alarm if they can do so they should keep shrubs or anything away from doorways and windows, they should have contact with their neighbors so they look out for eachother and generally create an impression that the residence has someone home and that it’s well protected,” said Sgt. Shapiro.
Big-ass [sic] there; that’s a direct cut-and-paste from their website.
Anyway, I’m guessing that the reason to “keep shrubs or anything away” is to allow a better view to the outside. Of course, it also allows a better view for the intruders into your home.
Even if, during some sort of promotion, you get an alarm system installed for free, it’s still going to cost you something like $39 dollars-a-month.
A gun is a one-time cost. And, it’s far more effective than an alarm system because, if the punks don’t run away at the sight of it, then, you have the opportunity of ridding society of them forever. Bonus: It saves the taxpayers a lot of money that would have been spent on incarceration of the mutants. Extra-Bonus: Even if you have the time to call 911, the cops won’t arrive at your home for many minutes. If that soon. So, you’ve also stayed alive.
I just wrote something silly in the paragraph above. You know; about saving taxpayers the expense of jailing them. Let’s get real: What happens if they are caught? Not much. Simpleton crime thugs like this rarely receive more than a ’slap-on-the-wrist’ from all the liberal judges in northern New England. So, if they do any time at all, they’ll be out on the street and climbing back into your broken window or door in months.
The liberal-crafted U.S. justice system doesn’t demand much in the way of punishment from thieving, robbing, assaulting, murdering criminals. They reserve that — the harshest jail time and monetary punishments — for the most violent of the criminals: pot smokers and tax-cheats. It’s all about how much money the government can soak you for.