The following article is a product of personal experiences, testimonies, reports and critical thinking.
“Somebody call the police!” – Deluded Citizen
Most people, when witnessing a crime, will subconsciously parrot this pointless request and someone nearby will almost always follow through on it, without ever stopping to think why. Surely the Police will arrive in the nick of time and stop the crime just like they do in those trendy television shows? Surely they’ll come skidding around the corner as the blue lights and sirens arrest the attention of nearby people? Surely two dedicated plain-clothes detectives will emerge from the car and take down this terrifying man brandishing a knife? Surely they’ll… oh no wait, she’s dead!
The fact of the matter is that the Police can only arrive after a serious crime has been committed. They arrive, survey the scene, interview witnesses, take evidence and leave. If…
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