Heidi graw 2010-03-30 23:47:47
Ya, I know. We’ve become a society of tattle-talers, looky-loos, and
general all around meddlers. Instead of reporting real crimes involving
real violence, we’ve given grouches and neighbourhood snoops the opportunity
to pester the police with non-sense. Of course the real criminals like this
sort of system…it diverts police attention away from them.
The city of Vancouver doesn’t even have a *non-emergency* phone number where
one can call to report minor nuisances like excessive noise, stolen or lost
items, or a vandalized mail-box, etc. The complaint has to be handled using
the 911 service! Unbelievable! Surely it can’t cost that much per year to
have a non-emgerecy number listed in the phone book!