The new post-apocalyptic world is really something.
While criminals are released from prison, local police forces announce that they won’t respond to even serious crimes or make arrests. Meanwhile gun shops are being closed as non-essential. Which pandemic handbook including a chapter on Escape From New York?
Or, in this case, Cincinnati.
Cincinnati police officers will no longer respond in person to the following reports: criminal damaging, dog bites, lost property, lost or stolen license plates, phone harassment, property damage or found property.
Police will no longer respond to assault reports, unless a suspect is still present or the victim requires medical attention, breaking and entering reports unless a suspect is still present, menacing reports “unless suspect is expected or threatens to return or is part of the elements of domestic violence” or theft reports “where there is no possibility of immediate apprehension.”
Police are asking victims to report those crimes through the online or telephone reporting system.
Isaac said the announced calls for service do not require dispatch or a physical police response and will be referred for online reporting or telephone reporting when applicable.
On the bright side, the reduced reporting should lower crime rates which will be used to argue that everything is fine.
Except when the homeowner or a business owner actually shoots an intruder in self-defense.