Jun 17, 201411:53 AMBlaska's Bring It!
with David Blaska
Your humble blogger may be ‘inappropriate’
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Blaska — taxpayer, patriot, and citizen — has been branded “Inappropriate.”
That is the social network website term for “Apologize, you politically incorrect, conservative knuckle-dragger.” For, you see, the Squire of the Stately Manor finds himself surrounded by the enlightened sensibilities of the Emerald City, where crime is a socio-economic problem that requires panel discussions and weekend seminars, not prevention, apprehension, and punishment.
The source of this high-tech shunning has its roots in the latest spate of home burglaries in the Meadowood neighborhood here on Madison’s southwest side.
A police dog and its handler tracked one burglar from the crime scene to a home on Betty’s Lane but did not seek a search warrant. Via the NextDoor social website, a neighborhood liberal — let’s call him Lars — excused the police inaction on grounds that police dogs can be unreliable.
Subsequently, solid neighborhood citizen Dave Glomp reported to NextDoor subscribers that Madison police told him young adults, aged 13-20, were taking …
… cash, jewelry, identity info, or small items they can fit into a bag or back-pack. They are wearing dark clothing and once they gain entry into the homes they are there for an hour or slightly more but seem to know what they can take and escape easily with. At least one home owner said that her motion detector lights were tampered with over Mothers Day weekend so they were rendered inoperable. Again this was thought to be done during the day in an area where other neighbors couldn’t see what was going on or those neighbors were at work. …
In the case of both break-ins on Golden Oak and Redwood the homes did not have a dog. Neighbor on both sides did have dogs and neither barked when the neighbors window was smashed in.
Despite motion detectors being rendered inoperable, Lars the Liberal proposed a costly camera system connected to Wi-Fi.
If you have wi fi in your homes, or at least internet access through your cable subscriptions, I would strongly suggest that you install motion and sound detection cameras and pay the fee to have the videos they record stored. This is not an inexpensive option. Each camera costs about $200 and recording services are about $10 per month for each camera. Though these cameras won’t stop the break-in, they will record the perps.
I proposed a different solution, in the tradition of a free citizenry debating public issues:
Lars has a great idea if you want to take pictures of the burglary. If you want to leave bite marks on the burglar, get a dog.