The following article was seen on page eight of the RhyDin Post, December the fifth.A Better Class of Cop: Responses to Escalation in RhyDin CrimeDecember 5, 2009
[size=9]Senior Columnist and Investigative Journalist: Darien Fenner[/size]
It was Dominique de Villepin who said, ?Between an uncontrolled escalation and passivity, there is a demanding road of responsibility that we must follow.? There is probably something to be said about escalation and security competence here in RhyDin. True, the Watch has been under heavy criticism lately, but perhaps we need to take into account the fact that crime has exploded in our beloved city, and there just aren?t enough hands to handle it all. Then again, who should
be taking responsibility for the paucity of a dogmatic system? Or, more appropriately, who should be to blame? The latest events in criminal activity have more than a few citizens concerned.
Take the Watch?s latest investigation, for instance. A string of robberies, aggravated assaults, and murders have all been linked to what sources have been calling ?The Mad Mage.?
?He?s a psychopath,? claims one citizen who wishes to remain anonymous. ?They say he wears crazy clothes and always has a smile on his face? even when he?s shooting a man through the head.?
Authorities refused to comment on the details of the case, but the commissioner had this much to say:
?From what we?ve ascertained, the criminal acts have been conducted by a mob-like group. Whether or not it is headed by some ?criminal mastermind? remains to be seen.?
Be that as it may, rumors of a pale-faced, purple-coated ?joker? have been circulating RhyDin for months now, and the rumors all lead to one thing: chaos.
?The underground weapons market is becoming too tough to handle,? Marcus Olthery, a captain on the RhyDin Watch, said. ?It doesn?t even matter how much we try to keep up; these lawbreakers always seem to have better, stronger, scarier weapons than we do.?
No word yet on the status of the investigation, but the lack of lawful apprehension has a few citizens looking into real estate ads.
?Unless someone brings those murderers in, and quickly, I?m moving,? Rhina Abbot, mother of three, said. ?I can?t raise my children in a dangerous place like this. Not with the corrupt police force and the gruesome crimes!?
Governor Simon had the following to say regarding alleged corruption within the Watch:
?I don't think the Watch is any less capable now than it has been in the past. Unfortunately, as has always been the case, some members are prone to corruption. If someone's arrested and found innocent, of course they're let go immediately. I personally can't hire or interview every Watch candidate. I can say that we're constantly reviewing policies and procedures, the vetting process being one of those, and I've recently brought some people on staff who are experts in just that? I think these changes are positive and will bring the community and Watch closer together.?
The city of RhyDin has won itself a better class of criminal. But from what it sounds like, the government is trying to outfit us with a better class of cop. Don?t give up on them just yet.
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