Monday, October 30, 2006

Face it people, crime isn't going away

I'm watching the Toronto mayoral campaigns, and well, people just don't understand exactly what it will take to rid themselves of crime. Crime isn't going to go away, and there are no tools to lessen it. More police isn't going to solve the problem, as it's impossible to have enough police to police the streets like people want. Even if there were enough police, unless they were given absolute authority to do what they need to do, they can't combat crime effectively.

This isn't to say that I think the problem lies with the law, it lies with the fact that we live in a semi-democratic state. The only possible way for there to be an effective manner of dealing with crime is for us to live in a totalitarian police state, and I don't imagine the 'anti-crime' vote would go for that.


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