Smart policing,not new laws
Once again we are faced with a rampant crime monster, and once again the powers that be are attempting to address the issue in the same way that has failed us, from Anaconda to the robbery of your rights called the State of Emergency.
Trying to overwhelm a shifting enemy with "dumb, brute force" does not work. Patrols? They shift their areas of operation. Roadblocks? In this age of instant messaging that's a waste of time. What do you achieve, charging a few people for non-standard tint (when we don't even have a measurable standard to begin with)?
What amazes me most is how willingly many of us go along with the nonsense. How easily we want to hand over our rights to a directorate that has proven to be less than trustworthy.
What we need is smart, even policing, not new laws, precepting of soldiers and "bulk" policing. They love to talk about the crackdown in New York and how crime plummeted. They don't tell you that a holistic approach was applied, one that targeted not just their version of "little black boys", but also corrupt politicians, bosses of the Italian, Irish, Chinese and Jamaican gangs, thieving bankers and stock traders, businessmen involved in fraud etc. They don't tell you how important involving the community was in shifting the allegiance from the gangsters to the elected authorities.
What is required here is a similar approach, but then again how much intelligence-driven policing we can have when a gang of 75 allegedly operates without the knowledge of anyone in the national security hierarchy?