Friday, July 15, 2011

Bulger Booked

James Whitey Bulger was arrested here in Southern California just after the FBI ran a short spot on television that profiled him and his girlfriend. The power of television should be employed by Federal, State and Local governments to catch crooks. I have said many times that the Ten Most Wanted should be on television every day until they are captured.

State and local governments should also use television to put out the word that dangerous criminals are lurking in our midst. Bulger was on the loose for over fifteen years! It took only one television broadcast to capture him. We need to get serious about capturing criminals, particularly ones who have murdered and been on the loose for a long time.

We also need to increase the rewards given for the arrest of fugitives. Most only have a reward of $25,000 to $50,000 dollars. The rewards should be ten times that amount. If we expect people to give up their friends, acquaintances, neighbors who also happen to be dangerous criminals, then we have to pay them enough money to allow them to change their life. That means enough money to buy a house, not enough money to buy a low end car. Better publicity and larger rewards will bring in the crooks; that’s what the SGT Says.

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