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When it comes to fighting crime, a certain understanding of the criminal mind is essential.
But the police have been criticised for their attempts to prevent a spate of house thefts - by committing the burglaries themselves.
Officers have been entering private homes through open windows or unlocked doors, supposedly as a warning to residents about a lack of security.
Once inside, officers pick up any valuable items they see such as iPods or purses and leave them in a 'swag bag' for the owner to find.
Originally posted by AccessDenied
So by committing a wrong act, that makes it right as long as you use it to teach a lesson hmmm?
Originally posted by SirPsychoSexy
reply to post by nerbot
I hope an officer gets caught red handed and has a shotgun shoved in his grill.
I don't care if it's a cop or not, if you break into my house and make me think my family is in danger, I'm out for blood.
Stupid, stupid idea and I hope someone is able to make a lawsuit out of this.
Originally posted by rcwj1975
If they want to raise awareness just knock on the door and tell the homeowner his stuff is not secured....if they choose to not secure it and get burglarized (by a real burglar) then so be it....but I agree this isn't the best way to notify people....