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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Effective policing?

Posted on Wed, Jun 20, 2012 at 12:19 PM

I was watching the news and the top story was about a man who was recently swarmed and brutally beaten by five males in Highfield Park. Did anyone else see this story? I say "males" and not "men" because five on one is incredibly cowardly. This victim of this brutal assault had to have facial reconstruction surgery and was a mess. He was lamenting that he didn't feel police were doing enough to catch these thugs. I have to say I agree, as I remember reading about this after it was originally reported last week and later watched the report on the evening news, and remarked at the time that there weren't any descriptions given for these "walking pieces of garbage." Did these thugs have absolutely no physical description? HRP are always asking for the public's help to solve violent crimes yet when it comes to providing the very same public with vital information, perhaps giving somebody a "heads-up" of what to look out for so as maybe not to not unwittingly fall into a similar situation...they completely fail. Is this responsible policing worthy of our tax paying dollars? Shouldn't we have the right to know the physical descriptions? It's not hard to see how HRP still haven't solved a murder in that same area of town from a few years back...and most likely never will. Not to mention the inordinately large number of other unsolved murders in the HRM. From time to time we're told through local media spin that Halifax is a relatively safe city, and statistics are provided to prove it. If this is true, I would say it has more to do with luck or that the bad guys are already inside than good policing or any "minor deterrent" that the courts might hand out. HRP might just as well continue policing with their double-double in one hand and honey cruller in the other. —Double-Single

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