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09 October 2013 @ 11:49 pm
My village: thief and police  
Yesterday night:
Thief sneaked into our car that was unlocked and was parked next to our house and stole GPS + $8 cash.

Today morning:
Natasha noticed that GPS is missing and called 911.
Police officer came to our house.
Asked what happened, collected DNA samples from our car.

Today afternoon (less than two hours later):
Police officer came back and brought our stolen GPS to us.

Turned our that the thief is 18 years old teenager from the next street.
Apparently he got in some other legal troubles, police was investigating him and thief's parents found our GPS in their house.

That was pretty quick.

Now the question is: should we press charges?
 
 
 
журнал закрытjuan_gandhi on October 10th, 2013 04:08 am (UTC)
OMFG.

I would not. Just say hi to your local Trayvon.
Dennis Gorelikdennisgorelik on October 10th, 2013 04:23 am (UTC)
Why not?
Members of our neighborhood group are claiming that they would press charges "to teach the kid a lesson and also let others know it's not the right thing to do".
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Tanoshiitanoshii_ru on October 10th, 2013 05:45 am (UTC)
офигеть. теперь мне есть что рассказать нашим поцреотам о том, КАК работает наша полиция :))
Dennis Gorelikdennisgorelik on October 10th, 2013 01:51 pm (UTC)
To be fair - quality of police work depend not only on the country, but also on location within country.
Typically the better neighborhood is - the better quality of police work.

Still, in all places in the US that I lived the quality of police work (responsiveness, effort, respect) was better than in Russia.
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fatoff: pic#108054206fatoff on October 10th, 2013 02:27 pm (UTC)
Not bad. And not pressing charges... no use in this case.
Dennis Gorelikdennisgorelik on October 10th, 2013 02:36 pm (UTC)
Police detective visited us this morning and asked "why you guys don't want to press charges? The guy obviously done multiple burglaries."

So, in that light - why are you saying "no use in this case"?

If that teen would end up in jail he (and his friends) would not be roaming around our neighborhood anymore, right?
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cranequinier: 65x70cranequinier on October 10th, 2013 03:00 pm (UTC)
Я смотрю никто не задает главные неполиткорректные вопросы: какого цвета у воришки кожа и какая у него семья?
Dennis Gorelikdennisgorelik on October 10th, 2013 03:09 pm (UTC)
Про цвет кожи точно не знаю, но вроде бы нет.

I know this:
1) That family is renting house that we looked at 2+ years ago and decided not rent.

2) Parents have trouble with the kid and want to push him out of their house.
Clean and sober: aboutloveanspa on October 10th, 2013 03:14 pm (UTC)
Now imagine frustration of police - they did they job, they found the thief, they recovered stolen property... and you do not want to press charges.
Just for matter of effectiveness of police work, I would not hesitate 2 minutes.. The youth needs correction. He will be spared of much trouble and treated mildly, I am sure.
Dennis Gorelikdennisgorelik on October 10th, 2013 03:21 pm (UTC)
I asked policeman yesterday: "What SHOULD we do?" (press charges or not).
He told us that he's ok either way.
If he felt frustration - he made sure not to show it.

Today's detective was more direct.

So I guess we would.

I asked the detective: "what do we do?".
And he said: "just wait".

Not sure exactly what that means, but I guess police would ask us if/when our involvement is needed.
onanim.wordpress.com on October 11th, 2013 05:17 am (UTC)
Moscow university finished?
You cannot file charges, you can press ones.
Was he a negro?
Dennis Gorelik: 2009dennisgorelik on October 11th, 2013 05:39 am (UTC)
Thanks for the correction.
I don't exactly know who he is.
montana25montana25 on October 11th, 2013 06:00 pm (UTC)
I wouldn't press charges. ..but is up to you guys
Dennis Gorelikdennisgorelik on October 11th, 2013 06:49 pm (UTC)
Why not?
Max: Realhobober on December 7th, 2013 09:55 am (UTC)
В идеале конечно поговорить бы с воришкой.
Если виден в целом нормальный человек и раскаяние - не предъявлять.
Если там злобные глазки и человек выраженно не нравится - предъявлять.
Как-то так :)

А вот в Детройте раскрывают всего 9% преступлений, там ад и население покидает город:
http://karial.livejournal.com/358981.html
Dennis Gorelikdennisgorelik on December 7th, 2013 02:19 pm (UTC)
Детройт уже много лет славится тем, как там плохо.