Crime in Tiverton

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This week’s gem from the Sakonnet Times “Police Report” section:

At 8:11 a.m., a Grinnell Avenue caller reported that a neighbor, with whom he had been having a dispute, had been leaving notes and Bible verses for him.

No word on whether either neighbor turned the other cheek.



  • ShannonEntropy

    Maybe the Bible verse was =►

    “The righteous man shall rejoice when he sees justice;
    he will wash his feet in the blood of the wicked”
    — Psalms 58:10

    THAT might well inspire a call to the po-po !! ☺

  • Rhett Hardwick

    What has become of us that a dispute between neighbors requires a call o the police? Have we come to believe that everyone is a potential shotgun toting maniac?

    • guest

      Obama’s coming for your guns: Extreme gun-rights outfits, along with Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), alleged that the Obama administration is supporting the (nonexistent) United Nations Small Arms Treaty, which would lead to nationwide gun confiscation. Unfounded fears of gun confiscation have multiplied since the Newtown massacre.

      • Rhett Hardwick

        The “United Nations Small Arms Treaty” is not non-existent, it is known as the “United Nations Arms Treaty” and the U.S. is a signatory. It does obligate the U.S. to keep better records of the sale of small arms, particularly for export. The need to “keep records” can, of course, be exploited for other purposes. I am sure the government needs to know if I sell my skeet gun, it could be going to MS-13. It has been a while since I have had any association with the export of small arms, but it was a joke. The fundamental document was the “end user” certificate. These were seldom investigated and easily purchased. So, if you wanted to export a few thousand MAC-10’s, you just purchased an end user certificate from a Bolivian police department. (our police carry pistols, South America favors automatic weapons).Makes you wonder about Homeland Security’s need for millions of rounds of 9mm. Perhaps someone will start keeping “records” of that. That caused quite a stir with the first few million rounds, now it barely creates a stir. “The victors write in tepid prose”.

        • Max

          Did they need the extra ammo to go along with the guns they sold to the Mexican drug lords?

        • Mike678

          True–and thanks. More lies from the left….

    • Max

      It’s a sad commentary but in this highly litigious society, cops have become the go-between for angry neighbors. We were just having a kitchen table discussion the other day about how disputes between children are now taken to the police and I’m not talking teens. I guess the days of telling your kids to stand up for themselves are long gone.

      • Rhett Hardwick

        Exactly so. If you think about it, inviting police into smaller and smaller quarrels, which will not support litigation, the police are being invited to “make law”. I have heard of “cop law”, but have no experience. As I understand it, it arises thusly. Cops are repeatedly called on for very similar situations, they discuss it among themselves and develop a response, the response becomes accepted and universal. Since the cop response is predictable, it becomes “law”.

        • Max

          I don’t know if I agree with that or not. Cops don’t want to be called into these little squabbles. In most cases if there are no court orders in effect, they’ll tell both sides to behave themselves. Sometimes there will be a veiled threat of arrest but it’s just an attempt to get the parties back to there respective corners. I’m not sure if that’s what you call ‘cop law’ or not.

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