Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
it is very difficult to effectively police a crime that goes unreported, but that is not inherent in this problem itself - unlike the drug trade where everyone involved are sort of acting on their own volition, trafficking has unambiguous victims - people who have all the incentives in the world to see the police nail the criminals,  who know who the criminals are, and where to find them. So there has to a way to make enforcement work.

That presumes that the victims trust the police.

I'm an upstanding pillar of the community who has nothing particularly incriminating to hide, whose employer is a highly respected upstanding pillar of the community, and who has never personally been accosted by unfriendly police officers. And I have still seen enough examples of police behavior that I wouldn't trust a beat cop with a bag of candy, nevermind the continuation of my breathing privileges.

- Jake

Friends come and go. Enemies accumulate.

by JakeS (JangoSierra 'at' gmail 'dot' com) on Wed Jun 12th, 2013 at 02:54:58 PM EST
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