04 April 2005

The Benefits of Aggressive Policing

Conversation with an officer as we are both walking out of the courthouse to go to our cars:

Officer: A lot of drug dealers have moved out to this county.

Me: Why's that?

Officer: They think it's safer out here because of the aggressive policing. They figure nobody's going attack them to take their drugs here; so they deal in the city and live out here.

Me: Are they warehousing the drugs in the city?

Officer (grinning): No, they're keeping the drugs in their homes. That's how we keep catching them.

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