The truth is the truth. It's not a matter of perception, it's simply the truth. The only problem with that is your perception of that.
Spending your tax dollars on police protection isn't like going into the grocery store and buying a loaf of bread. The police simply can't be everywhere at once. For the most part, they do their job. It costs exactly nothing for trained observers to act as an extra set of eyes and ears. Equating your expenditure on police protection to an ROI is just ridiculous. Get off your fat butt and get involved.
(FYI: Replying to a post at the top of the list instead of posting a "Reply" is bad manners and manifests ignorance. Ignorance discounts the value of a post. Something to think about.)
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