Saturday, April 30, 2005


How do you solve the problem of a lack of police available to investigate crime?
Many people would say get more police but Im not sure that adreses the key problem.
the key problem is that there are lots of other things that have to be done before and after the police catch a criminal making it a frustrating procedure for them and tying up resources. How much of a policemans time is spent arresting people? how much is spent doing paperwork etc?

the balance is between us making sure the government and the police do not go crazy and start abusing power and us tying their hands so much that they cannot do their job.

One way to improve both would be to give police many extra powers as long as they video taped themselves doing it.

Forget about all the paper work and just archive all the raw data in case it is needed - you can have an independant department to investigate credible complaints and random cases - and have some pretty harsh punishments for breaches of the trust placed in them.

ok - why not?


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