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Police Response Times In Rural Areas

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One of the main issues facing people who live in rural areas is response times for emergency responders.Roads use to be divided into routes, and box numbers. An example would be Route 9 box 1319. The Post Office knew where Route 9 was at, but the police and fire department usually did not. Because of this, a nation wide initiative was put into effect to change from route numbers to road numbers. This way route 9 was turned into an address on a road.

Sounds simple, right? Mail box routes were abolished, and all of the houses were given a physical number. This made mapping easy, and was supposed to make finding rural homes easier.

Changing from mail box routes to road numbers has made thing easier, a lot easier. Now anyone can pull up a map and find a certain road number on the map.

When Did Society Stop Respecting Police

Kevin Felts political commentator

What has caused society to lose respect for law enforcement? With the innovation of smart phones, video recorders, youtube, liveleak, facebook,,,, etc, police activity can be videoed and shared worldwide in a matter of minutes. The public can see what police have to deal with everyday.

Has the sharing of police activity on social media caused society become hostile to law enforcement?

I think so.

The police preform a job the general public do not understand. Most of us do not see drug users daily, we do not see domestic violence victims daily, we do not deal with the mentally ill daily.

Ever since the death of Michael Brown I have pondered why people get upset when police have to use force. Last night I came across a video that got me to thinking even more about the police and society issue.

The following video is from the Hagerstown Police Department. This should of been a typical traffic accident, but things took a turn for the worse.

Disparity of Justice

survivalistAnyone notice how the U.S. justice system discriminates depending on your social status?

Send a threatening letter to the president of the U.S. and the secret service pays you a visit.

Send a threatening letter to an everyday citizen, and nobody gives a crap.

Once a crime crosses a state line, the local police do not have the resources, nor is it worth their time to do anything.

If only the police went to those same measures for everyday citizens. A few years ago someone stole a boatmotor off my boat, the police barely made a report on the theft. I guess if you are a bank for company you get special treatment.

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