Legal Loophole Causes Trouble

A recent story on the local news highlights a problem in our local justice system that affects all of us. The system routinely releases repeat criminals who burglarize homes, vehicles and businesses because they are judged mentally unfit to stand trial. Yet they don’t get treatment because they are not judged a danger to themselves or others. They then commit more property crimes and the cycle continues.

It’s unfortunate when anyone suffers from mental illness, and we hope these individuals get the help they need. Until the law is changed that protects both these individuals and you as a property owner, there are some steps you can take to insure your safety and peace of mind.

1. Get to know your neighbors and establish trusted relationships. This encourages your neighbors to watch out for you, your family, and your residence. Do the same for them.

2. Always be aware of your surroundings and trust your instincts. If something or someone looks suspicious, report it to police. If an area feels unsafe to you, leave.

3. Have an alarm system for your home that’s both monitored and that has an immediate, in-person armed response when triggered.

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  1. Talking with neighbors that surround the property will often help turn up any big problems with a home or uncover property boundary disputes, Clark said.

  2. Excellent read, I just passed this onto a frenid who was doing some research on that. And he actually bought me lunch because I found it for him smile So let me rephrase that: Thanks for lunch!

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