» Reno man's house broken into and burglarized. Over $75,000 in valuables missing. Calls the Reno Police; police say they don't come out to investigate by policy, and to just send an email. This is the same police force that runs routine "jay walking stings."
On May 23, my neighbor’s house was broken into in broad daylight and burglarized for $75,000 worth of jewelry and family valuables. After the shock of a felony occurring so close to my home, I was flabbergasted to learn that the policy refused to come out to take a report and gather evidence at the crime scene. Instead, they had the gall to tell her to send them an email.
This lack of interest in actual police work in the face of a felony is hard to explain when the Reno police are willing to post a squad car at the bottom of my hill hoping to nab a speeder. Based on the brazenness of this heist, the thieves seem to have gotten the message that, short of leaving their business card behind, there won’t have to worry about the police.
I know the vast majority of police officers are professionals and deserve our respect. I fear police policy, however, may have succumbed to financial pressures and is putting revenue generating activities ahead of protecting our safety and property, and that is frightening.
Jim McMichael, Reno
I crossed that line out because police don’t deserve our respect. We deserve theirs. The other way around creates this prison-inmate scenario where it’s us vs them - just like we have now.
Obviously most police are acting as obedient agents of the state, working most of the time as revenue generating extortionists who long for some action.
Police don’t deserve respect simply because of what our job entails, but it is a two way street.
If you don’t show any respect, you won’t get any respect. It’s just how the world is. I guess if you want to be biblical you would say “treat others how you want to be treated”.
But, I do agree that this is absolutely inappropriate and deserves to be called negligence, if I’ve ever heard of it.