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When the Cops Disappear: A Case Study in Central California

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Oct. 23, 2012

A site member posted this series of comments on one my my site's forums.

The weird thing around here is:

We live in the "country club" area
cops are just GONE---totally
completely gone!
you could if you want never wear a seat belt or whatever and no one "catches" you
it used to be that my neighborhood (upperclass asian and euro american) was easy pickings for a calif stop or etc
cops are GONE
is this the default?
we have they say lost 400 cops out of 1400
the cops are under pressure for all the shootings/killings in the downtown area
you used to see them at starbucks etc getting easy money arresting an asian doctor or dentist for calif stop or brake lights out
they are just GONE
you could get away with anything here now!
i am cautious just in case
but they are just gone!!!
is this the start of a default??
you used to see them everywhere arresting for small potatoes
now gone?
they had to get their numbers up arresting asians/euros to balance/ show they were not prejudiced?? against blacks/latinos
they have stopped arresting asian doctors/euro american nurses?
go figure

cops are just gone!
before you had to be worried is your insurance up to snuff
now they are just GONE

you could, if you want, drive as drunk as a skunk all over the 95120 area and NO ONE would catch you
law enforcement staff is gone!

visit the Central Valley of California
Fresno etc
i think it was on LRC that someone wrote a piece about how the rule of law is gone in Central Valley
almost everyone in central valley "ignores" all the rules and regulations!
they hitch up to the electricity illegally that sort of thing
no one gets charged
whereas in sf a law abiding person is charged hugely to the max for the smallest infraction
so look at central valley

here where we live, almaden country club, has reverted to the "wild west" no law enforcement in sight
i have not seen a cop within 3 miles of here for months and months on end

used to see them all the time at the coffee/donut shops

We live in a great neighborhood but they have retracted them down to the downtown area only.

You can now:

Drive without a seatbelt
Have a burned out tail light
drive completely drunk
drive without a license
drive at any time crazy and speed as much as you want
you no longer "have" to stop at a stop sign
you can i guess smoke pot in your car if you like
you can smoke or not and throw it out the window if you please.
this is what the Default means
NO law enforcement ever
Whereas before you were stopped for the smallest infraction
GONE all gone
no police anywhere

I am watching carefully
There has been no cop within 3 miles of my house for six months or more
Just gone
Back to wild west
You are on ur own

There is "no money" left as they are paying 200k 300k 400k pensions
Law enforcement is gone
Young guys/gals leaving the force

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