Thursday, May 26, 2005

To Protect and Serve? Not Even Close...

Drug dealers take over an apartment parking lot and hold an "open-air drug bazaar". They advertise that they're selling. How do you fight it? You call in the police, right? Not in Dallas, Texas. As Jim Schutze of the Dallas Observer learned, the police will only handle the problem if you hire them to do so when they're off duty.

As the apartment owner put it, "They were not doing their duty through the police department, but they were willing to do it on the side."