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Nannerz
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Why do people continue to accept this stuff here?

I dont get it..

"Howell said Monday that police were not releasing a description of the getaway vehicle or the suspect."

And then in the same breathe....."Criminal Investigation Bureau detectives are continuing their investigation and are appealing to the community for additional information about the two murders. "

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Topic starter Posted : March 14, 2012 12:54 am
OldTart
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I'm not sure what your point is. It's not unusual for police to withhold certain information while an investigation is ongoing.

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Posted : March 14, 2012 1:29 am
vicanuck
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The cops never release any information until they finish checking to see if any "special" families or friends are involved to determine if a cover-up is needed. Same old, same old.

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Posted : March 14, 2012 12:01 pm
ICEMAN
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The cops never release any information until they finish checking to see if any "special" families or friends are involved to determine if a cover-up is needed. Same old, same old.

Exactly Right.

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Posted : March 14, 2012 1:12 pm
onthespot
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Besides, the people with information already know what they look like and what car they drive.

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Posted : March 14, 2012 3:44 pm
blu4u
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I'm not sure what your point is. It's not unusual for police to withhold certain information while an investigation is ongoing.

Let me help clarify. The point is: if we stop pretending that crime in the VI is "just like everywhere else" and put some public pressure on law enforcement, then MAYBE the cops would effect more arrests, the DA would secure more convictions, more low-life's would be off the street, crime would decrease and YOU and I and everyone on island would be a bit safer. Might also help increase tourism.

Hope that helps.

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Posted : March 14, 2012 4:51 pm
OldTart
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I'm not sure what your point is. It's not unusual for police to withhold certain information while an investigation is ongoing.

Let me help clarify. The point is: if we stop pretending that crime in the VI is "just like everywhere else" and put some public pressure on law enforcement, then MAYBE the cops would effect more arrests, the DA would secure more convictions, more low-life's would be off the street, crime would decrease and YOU and I and everyone on island would be a bit safer. Might also help increase tourism.

Hope that helps.

Thank you, but I didn't need any clarification. My point was simply as I stated and is universally true, certainly not peculiar to the USVI.

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Posted : March 14, 2012 6:06 pm
davidthedrake
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I'm not sure what your point is. It's not unusual for police to withhold certain information while an investigation is ongoing.

Let me help clarify. The point is: if we stop pretending that crime in the VI is "just like everywhere else" and put some public pressure on law enforcement, then MAYBE the cops would effect more arrests, the DA would secure more convictions, more low-life's would be off the street, crime would decrease and YOU and I and everyone on island would be a bit safer. Might also help increase tourism.

Hope that helps.

The recent statistics show more arrests across the board for the major offenses than the year before. At least it's on a trend of getting better.

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Posted : March 14, 2012 7:18 pm
Matt T
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If you think police are the solution to crime, you are way off. Just like the DEA can't stop drug traffcking, the police can't stop crime. We need to change the entire system.

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Posted : March 15, 2012 2:12 pm
blu4u
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Yes Matt crime is a complex issue: gangs, drugs, lack of social structure, limited opportunity, class stratification etc. Catching criminals, getting them off the streets and punishment is a needed deterrent. Not the total solution, but a piece. Turning a blind eye to criminals and the ensuing suffering sends the cultural message that crime is OK.

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Posted : March 16, 2012 1:42 am
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