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March 03, 2022

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MBGA

I had Spitelli's in Belmont install a Cat Shield. I wanted to use a Burlingame shop but Spitelli's had the best price for me.

But that is not a solution. It's pleasant to hear that a couple thieves were caught early one morning and yes, thank you to the neighbor that called the police and thank you to the police that caught the thieves. But I suspect those fine hard working guys are back out on the street right now. They are probably illegally here, and dealing with chop shops run by people that are illegally here. And actually my assumption about there legal status is not even the point. They might be home grown blond men trying to pay their way through med school. (well, we know that's not gonna happen because I doubt any respectable med school wants to educate a person of that persuasion.)

The point is: that what we consider an acceptable punishment is known at some level by the people that choose to do crime. They know that if they are caught they will be out on bail very quickly and if they eventually do end up in court they will probably not go to prison, and if they do go to prison they will probably get out pretty quickly.

To fix crime we need to change our tolerance for crime by changing our ideas of what is acceptable punishment. Until we move, and narrow, the Overton window we will never get a handle on this problem.

I better stop there.

Peter Garrison

What is lacking is the moral understanding that not only are they committing a crime but that first of all what they are doing is wrong.

I agree stronger punishments are needed to deter the harmful effects. Even our Governor and the mayor of SF are realizing this fact. But moral teaching in the home and church is the basis for any real change to the moral sense of right and wrong.

MBGA

I agree that it is fundamentally a moral problem. But fixing the family and adopting church values is pretty much out of the question at this point.

Expecting the leadership from a Newsom or any politician to the left of Idi Amin is expecting way too much of them. The problems and solutions, and more strickingly, the obvious failure of the only solutions Democrats know how to do, have stared liberals in the face for a very long time. For many systemic reasons Democrat leadership is absolutely incapable of significanlty changing to the degree that is necessary to fix crime, and morality.

It's easy to predict that the Democrats will proudly announce that they have this new great idea to hire more police, buy more cameras and contract survalience, and add more district attorneys, conforming to their social justice ideology. And no matter how much money they throw at it it will never be effective, because getting caught and getting prosecuted is not much of a deterent.

Punishment that makes a potential criminal weigh whether it is worth doing a crime will have an effect. Even stupid people, or poorly socialized people, or people from other cultures, can weigh their options.

Society's commitment to profound punishment is the only deterent now. We will have to change what we consider acceptable punishment, and that hardly requires more police, cameras, or courts. Sorry to say.

Joe

From the DJ....the beat goes on...

A San Mateo police officer Monday night spotted a Toyota Corolla with an open hood and trunk and Prius on a jack in a Hillsdale Shopping Center parking lot and discovered the car was stolen, according to police.

At about 10:16 p.m., the officer saw three men standing near the vehicles and they quickly removed the jack from under the Prius, then placed it into the open trunk of the Corolla, according to police.

https://www.smdailyjournal.com/news/local/san-mateo-officer-allegedly-catches-catalytic-converter-thieves-in-action/article_1a5e80b0-a4dc-11ec-ac85-338a84819ef3.html

Joe

This appears to say the guy has been in jail for five months and then gets three years' probation after pleading "no contest"....

A man accused of stealing catalytic converters from cars in the Marina Point complex in Foster City pleaded no contest to burglary and has been sentenced to three years probation, the San Mateo County District Attorney’s Office said.

Wilfredo Jimenez Aguilar, 25, and another accomplice were accused of entering the underground parking garage through a broken security gate at the Foster City complex Feb. 26 and casing parked cars.

Police spotted the pair and pulled them over, with officers finding two catalytic converters and tools on them.

Jimenez Aguilar pleaded on contest May 10 and also received credit for around five months of time served in county jail.

https://www.smdailyjournal.com/news/local/foster-city-catalytic-converter-thief-sentenced/article_92823b62-d0d4-11ec-9dae-7fea38fbc1bb.html?utm_source=smdailyjournal.com&utm_campaign=%2Fnewsletters%2Fheadlines%2F%3F-dc%3D1652277604&utm_medium=email&utm_content=headline

MBGA

See above.

Joe

Check out the photo that the DJ has of all the stolen Cats. Quite a night in San Mateo and H'borough:

https://www.smdailyjournal.com/news/local/wheel-of-alleged-catalytic-converter-thief-hits-cop-car-in-san-mateo/article_087c5b54-1478-11ed-affc-0f09a1841db5.html?utm_source=smdailyjournal.com&utm_campaign=%2Fnewsletters%2Fheadlines%2F%3F-dc%3D1659708013&utm_medium=email&utm_content=read%20more

MBGA

See above.

hollyroller@gmail.com

Wow. You folks are Very Angry.
Isn't there a City of Burlingame Neighborhood Watch Program? If there is, why?
I have many thoughts regarding a "City of Burlingame Vigilante Club."
We can meet at the New Rec.& Park Center.
It has already been approved.
In order to join, you MUST make a minimum of 1.5 million Dollars a year, Catholic School Financial Supporter, and Volunteer your entire family to pick up debris along Rollins Road Sound Wall 3 times a year.
Lets Do it!

hillsider

Oh Boy.


Paloma Ave. I have been watching you flatlanders from my perch up on Hillside Dr.

Joe

A Cat a Day:

South San Francisco has seen an increase in catalytic converter thefts, up to one per day on average, Police Chief Scott Campbell reported this week during a town hall on auto-related property crimes.

Campbell, joined by Mayor Mark Nagales and state Sen. Josh Becker, D-San Mateo, held a town hall on the subject this week in response to mounting frustration over the thefts, which can leave drivers with repair bills upwards of $3,000.

https://www.smdailyjournal.com/news/local/catalytic-converter-thefts-on-the-rise-in-south-city/article_8564cffe-1863-11ed-aa92-1f5398dccc7d.html?utm_source=smdailyjournal.com&utm_campaign=%2Fnewsletters%2Fheadlines%2F%3F-dc%3D1660140006&utm_medium=email&utm_content=read%20more

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