March 16, 2008

Thief Rant

Recently my wife and I had our truck broken into. It happened at the beginning of last week and they tried to get in again March 13, 2008. It's actually happened a grand total of 4 times in the past year. The first one was our little Suzuki and the truck, than just our truck and, kaboom, our truck again. And you know what, my wife and I agreed on this, it's not what they steal; it's the fact that they would do that at all. We're no where near rich or even medium income people, we're just as poor as 70 percent of the population. That's what really gets me, poor people stealing from other poor people. It has never made any sense at all to me. If you're poor, you understand what life is like to be poor. So why would you screw someone else, that is just as poor as you are, out of what little they already have. We try and do the best we can for our family and just as we're taking a step forward these thieves take that away. It's annoying, to say the least. What needs to be done is something very simple; we need to go back to neighbors watching out for neighbors. Because the government and the police don't have the time to do anything about it anymore. We called the police the first time we were broken into and what did they do? They took a report, told us they'd keep an eye out for any of the stuff that was stolen and gone, buh bye. Aren't the police departments supposed to have high tech finger print analysis to catch these criminals. No is the answer to that. Most police department are underfunded and under staffed. And you know why that is? It's because, just like our school system, the government would rather spend billions on weapons research than on the things that are important to the people they are supposed to be taking care of. We need police, fire fighters and, as on a lot of my blogs, the list goes on and on. But no, we pay fire fighters and police officers less than we pay the guy at Best buy who installs your stereo. Who wants to risk their lives for 35,000 a year, when they could just as easily go to school for computer programming and make 62,000 a year?