Civic Doody

July 2, 2008 at 7:23 pm 2 comments

texting messages to thwart crimeThe police want you to help them, uhh, take a bite outta crime … with your cellphone.

Because people don’t want to actually get involved  or sully their manicured hands with icky crime, cops know that giving tips anonymously is pretty much the only way they can get your input should you see a ne’re-do-well – well, doing some ne’er!

Toward that end the popo have taken the old and crusty Crime Stoppers approach to the next level.

“Departments in Boston and Cincinnati started accepting anonymous text tips about a year ago. And, since the beginning of the year, cities such as Tampa, San Francisco, Seattle, Denver, Indianapolis, New Orleans and Detroit have started their own text-based tip systems. ”

Thwarting crime is cool — so kudos to the plan and all.
It won’t work … but kudos.

It won’t work because it’s un-American.

It is!
I know it. You know it.

This is the NEW America and NEW Americans suffer from Silo Syndrome Myopia which renders them incapable of seeing anything beyond themselves in this great big ol’ world of ours.
::: Ahhhh selfishness – some things never go out of style!!! :::

Yup, this is NEW America, where:See no evil, speak no evil, hear no evil

  • People stand by and watch an elderly man being hit by a car like it’s a commercial for Grand Theft Auto — but do nothing to help.
  • A woman is left to die on a hospital waiting room floor while — again — people sit by watching but do nothing to help.
  • A group of teens savagely beats to death a homeless man while — again — people stop to watch and even VIDEOTAPE the murder but — say it with me — do nothing to help.
  • Take my point?
    ::: God Bless Help aMErica :::

    But hey, go ahead … prove me wrong (PLEASE)

    txt ur tip 2day

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    • 1. sprindaddy  |  March 17, 2010 at 7:58 pm

      This observation is scary and true! The dissertation I could go on right now, just of the people (or vauge resemblences of such) around me are endless. Let’s hope folks have enough good-shit for brains to do their civic doody!!!

    • 2. thecookie  |  March 17, 2010 at 10:38 pm

      Oh no — do go on! Enquiring minds want to know!!

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