Well for once and insane crime like this did not actually occur in the Las Vegas area. This robbery happened in Carson City Nevada about 2 weeks ago. A woman confronted the elderly gal in her garage on or around December 4th this year and grabbed her purse by force. The victim's purse contained several hundred dollars at least. Three women were arrested Tuesday, and one apparantly still had the poor lady's Nevada drivers license on her. Not really the brightest out there committing these robberies I suppose. There is no word as to whether the women have posted bail or retained attorneys.
No doubt this crime has occurred in multiple areas of the Greater Las Vegas area in recent years, but just recently a homeowner, who was "hit"around Thanksgiving was "hit" again for the Christmas season as her inflatable Saint Nicholas from her yard. The homeowner was able to catch the act on a surveillance system thanks to a neighbor. It appears men jumped from a truck and snatched it from the property located in the southern part of the valley in the Crystal Springs neighborhood.
It is safe to say if the perpetrators are caught they could be facing charges stemming from burglary, to trespassing, to vandalism, to theft, etc. This ranges from misdemeanor criminal offenses to felonies. Hopefully justice will be served quickly and efficiently in this matter. Merry Christmas all! And to the thieves, come on and do the right thing. Turn yourselves in or return the property. :)
We're just curious to see everyone's take on the situations regarding police brutality that have been in the national news cycle recently. As bondsmen, we often have front-row seats relating to the how, who, and why of those who have police contact and go to jail. In our experiences it would seem very few complain about mistreatment from Las Vegas Metro or local police. And even less complain about unfair treatment with regard to their race, ethnic background, or socio-economic status. In our world where it seems everyone who we bail out is "innocent, or their was a major "misunderstanding," it would seem logical that bail agents would hear more of those types of complaints if it was reality. That's not to say that police never abuse authority because they do. Speaking for myself, a 30+ year old white male who grew up in a middle class family, I've even experienced police contact that was extreme, rude, and in my mind, unfair.
Never have I been arrested myself, but in the moments where I could see something going downhill if I had "attitude" with an officer, I immediately became humble, and I believe it has paid huge dividends. Honestly I've avoided arrests at least twice due to my demeanor (in my opinion). I don't believe that grace was due to my race (coincidental rhyme). In my younger days I can recall being handcuffed and even thrown to the ground for really no apparant reason, but I always knew to respect their position of authority. I feel honestly my experiences would not be much more different had I been a minority, but I agree that it would be logical to assume race played a factor if that was the case. I'd love to hear anybody else's take or experience though.
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