Database helps Ariz. cops track copper theft

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  • My2Cents Taylorsville, UT
    Jan. 30, 2012 5:23 a.m.

    What a waste and nothing to brag about. Hundreds of thousands of dollars spent on a system that serves no purpose for law enforcement to stop or prosecute theft. Elevate theft as a capital crime and many laws can be used to put an end to this carnage of theft to government and homeowners. Property owners can get it returned with no hassle and puts the pressure on buyer of stolen property beware policy.

    Besides, I don't think the police has the authority to monitor or track any business processes. What good is a law that identifies stolen property but won't force buyer or holder of stolen property to return it? Police tell the owner to go buy it back, theft is a civil case.

    Theft in the United States has not been given its due designation as a capital crime is why it has become rampant and nonpunishable. Theft is more than a civil crime. Theft was deemed so powerful a crime that it is included in our rights and freedoms to use deadly force to defend and protect property from thieves. Yet the US downplays it as a childs crime.