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Police rooted crime prevention websites

So a phone is the primary link to a cop at a desk or dispatcher. And after the fact so just triage. A crime that 98% of the time in the U.S. anyway, is connected to substance abuse is actually preventable by arresting the abuse before the crime occurs.
We in the US have cascading sandy hook like extreme events where we find kernels of origin afterward and a lack of access to a social response network as significant. You tubes "I am adam lanzas mother" http://gawker.com/5968818
Can we afford not to have a template with prevention links and frequently asked questions for suggestions and maybe even an investigation portal.
I realize the inferred slippery slope many with fears of rights violations may have but can we afford to ignore the statistical reality police themselves tell us about prevention. It seems with help from a constitutional law specialist a format sensitive to rights yet effective toward wrongs could be deployed nationwide. Can it be that fleshing out national conversations based on resulting aspects from such a template we might face the 800 lb gorilla in the living room?


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Clearly interest in prevention is less than sensible to many people. It surprises me and saddens me that cause and effect does not warrant reasonable response so utilizing the www as a tool.
Understanding mental illness and allowing rapid education quicker treatment will thwart crime and anti social attitudes from continuing to saturate society. Nowhere does there exist a better place for this utilization than an information portal. We are at the behest of market forces selling base response as solutions which most studies determine as detrimental. At least let us offer what we can in contrasting illness with resources for health.

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    Gail . 50+

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    Mar 25 2013: Any time you establish a black market, you create a mafia culture.

    Did you know that alcoholism went UP during prohibition and DOWN after it was repealed? The reason it was repealed is because mafia thugs were involving school children in their activities, and school yards were no longer safe. Drive by shootings were too common. Today we call these people gang members, but back then, they were called mafia and boot leggers.

    Stop the war on drugs and look to the Netherlands and Portugal for how they drastically reduced crime, violence, and sexually transmitted diseases that threaten us all.
    • Mar 25 2013: Thank you very much for the input Gail, I agree entirely with you point on the elicit drug culture and so it's economy too. The idea in effect does extend health aspects by inviting intervention via links and professional interface by publicly hired professionals. From what I understand it is subjective calculation as to what alcoholism is to that culture and the legitimate civil society. We did repeal the prohibition but have not faced what the problems were at the time of its origin which garnered 75% support among the american population. Can it not be significantly identified as it relates to criminal antisocial acts? Laws that determine rights violations by individuals enforced by the people and agencies at the local state and federal level. The point is this is an information age that differs significantly from the 1920's and allows education to empower and invite a higher standard of living.

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