Junkies used a kid to break in to my house
OK, so I don't live in the best neighborhood and I've seen a lot of break ins, mostly cars.
I have a little opening skylight in my loft, just big enough to stick my head thru if I stand on my desk. Summertime I leave it open. It's on a steep roof, almost 3 stories above the ground.
So I come home and find a laptop missing, a digital camera, and a dish full of coins gone, some other stuff. But the cops came and looked at the skylight and said, "They boosted a kid up there."
Blew my mind. The roof is crazy steep, and to think that they put a child up there is like, more criminal than lifting my laptop. Scrolling thru the news and saw this:
The spike in robberies marked the highest increase in any category of crime surveyed in the FBI report, which was compiled with data from more than 11,700 law enforcement agencies nationwide.
Violent crime rose in every region of the country except for the Northeast, the FBI reported. Western states saw the largest jump in violent crime, by 2.8 percent, the data show.
The new numbers come amid a Justice Department push to tamp down violent crime with millions of new dollars in funds to local police and a surge of federal agents to troubled cities. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales - who took office as violent crime started to rise - has called the crackdown one of his top priorities for the remaining 18 months of his tenure at the Justice Department.
What good is Alberto Gonzales doing?