October 13, 2009 10:06:00 AM
The following crimes were reported by the Columbus Police Department:
Bill commented at 10/13/2009 2:35:00 PM:
Reading this is a good example of why we need more jobs here in columbus, people are stealing left and right. The crime of stealing is getting worse and more common because jobs are getting harder and harder to find
Ted commented at 10/13/2009 3:26:00 PM:
The problem isn't lack of jobs, it's lack of intelligence. People who steal just don't have any other skills except for being a criminal.
Lance commented at 10/13/2009 6:50:00 PM:
Yeah Bill, I am gonna have to go with Ted on this. That is like saying rape is on the rise because girls are too stingy with it. It just isn't logical reasoning. A thief is a thief, regardless of whether or not they have a job.
Carey commented at 10/14/2009 9:07:00 AM:
It's no secret that economic prosperity tends to lead to less crime but let's be honest here, these people (whether they have a job or not) need to quit being thieves and thugs. No excuses, grow up people and contribute to society so that the rest of us law-abiding citizens have a nice place to live. Ridiculous.
TAG commented at 10/14/2009 9:09:00 AM:
When they started letting parolees out of prison, this crime rose tremendously, can't you all see the difference? While they were locked up all of this was not in the papers everyday and the law enforcement are doing all they can to catch who ever it is. Jobs are scarce and if there isn't something done, someone is going to get hurt real bad in this community and maybe then we'll wake up and smell the coffee I guess!
HK commented at 10/14/2009 10:49:00 AM:
Thanks Democrats--wow==that stimulus plan is really helping everyone out.. ha!
SL commented at 10/14/2009 10:55:00 AM:
HK. It is not the Democrats that have cause this problem it all comes from a lack of self respect. I have watch the crime rate over the last 15 years. It was just as high from Jan 2001- Jan 2009. Get your facts and all information together before you make such a statement.
EA commented at 10/14/2009 12:23:00 PM:
I agree with TED. I will say: Lack of intelligence, lack of dignity, lack of shame, lack of moral values and LACK OF GOD!
Michelle commented at 10/14/2009 12:35:00 PM:
Yes times are tough but there is never a reason to steal or assult someone else. You take care of your 4 walls food, shelter, clothing, & transportation. People need to get motivated and go out there and "metophorical" kill it and drag it home. Stop waiting for hand outs and stop taking from people that have worked for what they've got.
I do have to say it is amazing how much this town has changed in 28 years. I grew up here and moved away for awhile and then came back. This town and the schools for that matter are NO THING like they used to be 10-15 years ago.
I actually felt safer in Ft. Lauderdale, FL than I do here.
Bill commented at 10/14/2009 12:38:00 PM:
To TED- tell that to my friends who went to college for 4 years each and are unemployed now. To Lance- I'll bet if you had a job and were still about to loss ur home and ur car the thought would at least cross ur mind..so a theif isnt always a theif.IM not here to argue and what im saying is fact,more jobs= less burglary and robbery..I now consider this matter closed so say what you wont about my comments, you have a right to your opinion and so do I.Have a pleasant day....
mollie commented at 10/14/2009 2:38:00 PM:
To all you thugs who think everything is owed to you: pull your pants up, learn to speak proper english, and get a JOB!! For goodness sakes, if you are in such dire need of help....ask for it, don't TAKE.
JD commented at 10/14/2009 3:00:00 PM:
Neil commented at 10/14/2009 8:10:00 PM:
Times are really tough for many people these days. From what I understand, the unemployment rate in Columbus is 17%. Statistically speaking, any time there is high unemployment, wars, and a great deal of anxiety and lack of public confidence...crime and suicide rates peak. I am not taking up for criminals, but these are the facts...not excuses. Do the crime, you should serve the time.
I will have to agree with Bill. I just spent $35k to finish a bachelor's degree and graduated in May 2008. I have been employed a total of 6 months from May 08 through September 09. I am financially ruined due to the lack of employment opportunities, and I often wonder if going back to school was worth the financial meltdown I find myself in. I have finally found a minimum wage job in Columbus working less than 20 hours a week. I refuse to be a victim, but at the same time...WHERE DID OUR JOBS GO!!!!
citizen commented at 10/15/2009 5:53:00 AM:
i'm not saying stealing is right. but when times get tough and you've exhausted all other options you do what you gotta do. If you've never been there then you really don't know what it's like to be hungry or have no money to pay your rent or your power bill. No money to take care of your kids. Not everyone gets accepted onto public programs like welfare.
Brandy commented at 10/15/2009 7:47:00 AM:
I so agree Mollie!!!! Bill I am sorry but the thought wouldnt "at least cross my mind" it is morally wrong. Thats whats wrong with people today they have none!!!
Neil commented at 10/15/2009 9:17:00 AM:
I tend to agree with Mollie too, but your comment is out of line and sounds self-righteous. Who the hell knows besides you and God what crosses "your mind."
I am not taking up for criminals one iota. If you do the crime, you should serve the time. But I am not going to sit here and judge people I do not know at all. Who knows why they did what they did? Nor have I ever walked a day in their footsteps...and you have not either.
If you believe in God, you know that the Bible is full of "flawed" people who committed horrible crimes. We as a society are only as strong as our weakest links. I hope each of these "criminals" finds a new and better light to live in.
Keepus Informed commented at 10/15/2009 9:55:00 AM:
How about an update on Robert Triplett? Is he finally now registered as a sex offender? Will time be wasted on him for a trail on the child porn charges?
But most important! Has he told how he murdered Kaila Morris and where he dumped the body of Kaila Morris yet?
Ted commented at 10/15/2009 10:07:00 AM:
I as well as my wife and all of her friends have 4 year degrees, we all have jobs. That is no excuse. Who are you trying to make excuses for Bill?
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