You may have noticed that a revolution is happening in the streets of America.
People of all races, ages, and religions are marching in the streets demanding change, and one of the things we’re discussing is what role the police should play in our everyday lives going forward.
Most people feel like it would still be helpful to have police to call in the case of, you know, a crime being committed.
In a fit of curiosity, though, Twitter user @IllyBocean tweeted, asking their followers to recount their own experiences.
These 14 replies seem to suggest that the police response to crime is lacking, to say the least.
13. Ah, the classic blame the victim why not.
You shouldn’t have been out here anyway, you know?
I was in the Mardi Gras riot in Seattle in 01. I got jumped & my video camera got jacked. I reported it to the cops in case they found it, & when the cop came to my apt to take the report he asked me if I “learned anything” & that I shouldn’t have been out that night anyway🤷♂️
— Justin🌋Boldaji بلداجي (@justinboldaji) June 8, 2020
14. I hope he at least got it back for free.
This is outrageous!
Had a trailer stolen. Cops called a few days later that it was recovered. When I tried to get it back from impound they never returned my calls.
2 years later, a new officer was assigned to impound. Finally got it back. They had been using it to haul snowmobiles the whole time.
— Matt Gorecki (@mattgorecki) June 8, 2020
11. Seems as if he wasn’t even paying attention, honestly.
Maybe he was just out of shape.
I was mugged at gunpoint by 2 guys, cops showed up about an hour after. While taking my statement, one of the guys biked past us, I pointed to him and told the cop “that’s him”. Cop looked up, said “uh huh” and continued writing.
— Rob ☭ (@marquis_po_sad) June 8, 2020
10. This was surely a defining moment for the next generation.
And not at all in a good way.
9. It can be hard to tell who they’re after until it’s too late.
Maybe best to just not say anything.
“someone’s needs my help? i smell opportunity to throw them in prison”
protect and serve
— Friday Night Pizza (@panicattack911) June 8, 2020
8. Imagine being ghosted by the police.
And not a darn thing you can do about it.
lol the detective assigned to my mugging and assault just stopped responding to my emails and I never heard from them again
— DanniiMinogueVEVO (@buttermilkbup) June 8, 2020
7. Well that’s a bit awkward.
I hope the other bloke ended up alive and okay.
The only time I’ve ever thought about calling the police was when I was in a bar once and a drunk patron was threatening to murder someone else. Unfortunately the drunk man WAS an off duty cop and he was calling the cops himself to help him threaten his target.
— Jon Senrab (@Senrab3123) June 8, 2020
6. I guess valuable means different things to different people.
I mean. It makes sense, though.
5. Maybe our communities would knit tighter together again without them.
You never know until you try, I guess.
Had my car stolen 3 different times and called the police all 3 times. All 3 times I found it on my own with GPS and got it back and told them to forget about it. Police are factually useless. A Community is always able to respond faster in ways that get fewer people killed.
— Punished Vaaca (This Nestor) Del Muerte 🌹 🇨🇺 (@DelVaaca) June 8, 2020
4. Hahahaha yeah hilarious.
Get a real job, losers.
I was at home asleep after working a late shift when my house was robbed. I woke up when the thief opened my bedroom door and he bolted. The cops made fun of me for being asleep during the day. Didn’t hear anything else after they left.
— Joshua Peter (@schwawawa) June 8, 2020
3. It was literally just sitting there for months.
I don’t even have a joke.
Parents car got stolen. About two years later the council from the next suburb over, literally a kilometer away at most, tracked us down at our new address a hundred K away and said “hey if you don’t move your car we’ll crush it into a cube.” Cops had not looked at all
— Elmo (@SimpBuyback) June 8, 2020
2. I’m sorry, how does that work?
I’m not lying on nobody.
i was involved in a hit-and-run on my bike some years back, with a pickup truck being operated as part of a small business. the person driving was an employee, not the owner. the detective showed me a photo line up and said i had to pick the owner, who i’d never seen, to proceed.
— Cassandra-In-Chief (@realdevinsmells) June 8, 2020
1. It might have something to do with their response rate.
It’s just a theory, though.
Came home to find man in my apartment, called police, they told me to call back later. I repeated he was still in the apartment. So they were all “oh! Guess we’ll show up then”. The guy took off and they didn’t get him. They told me their arrest rate on burglary is close to 0.
— Rachael Lonergan (@RachaelHasIdeas) June 8, 2020
Clear as mud, right?
We don’t have to have a political discussion in the comments, but if you want to tell us what your experience with the police and reporting crime has been, we’re all ears!