LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Neighbors in Pleasure Ridge Park said they are on edge after a series of car break-ins in the neighborhood.
The Louisville Metro Police Departments Crime Mapping Tool shows the break-ins started on Thursday, June 18 and continued through early Monday morning.
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According to police, the entire Third Division, which includes Valley Station, PRP, Yorktown, Auburndale, Kenwood and Fairdale, has fallen victim to 10 vehicle break-ins this week and up to 20 vehicle break-ins last week.
Police said the break-ins are not concentrated, but the neighbors along Carnation Drive in PRP were hit multiple times. Resident Phil Harris said thieves stole his GPS. Other neighbors said the thieves stole money, tools and even receipts.
They go through the vehicle and theyre looking for anything they can grab, Harris said.
Its terrible," neighbor Deborah Fukes said, "it changes the way you go to sleep at night,
Fukes and other neighbors agree the rash of crime can be attributed to one major reason.
The drugs. The drugs are rampant. Not just in Pleasure Ridge. Theyre everywhere, Fukes said.
One neighbor captured video of the suspect on a surveillance camera.
Anyone with information on the suspect or the recent break-ins is asked to call police at (502) 574-LMPD.
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If no further money for rousfetia is available, clientelism will be weakened. A purge of the inflated civil service of all those superfluous civil servants who were employed on the basis of rousfetia would be a further blow to clientelism.
Ending the national "sport" of tax evasion is another way. The rich must be taxed. The measures to destroy clientelism and install a democratic system in accordance with western European standards are rather clear. The political system of Cyprus might be a model.
But in order to achieve this, Greece will need external help. Continued financial support is only one aspect of the necessary measures. If the clientelistic system is not eradicated, then Europe's continued financial help will be provided in vain.
All the inflow of more money would achieve is that, at the very moment the state is stabilized again, the old system will reemerge and continue its old games.
That is why the European approach must not confine itself to financial support. Europe must help reform Greece's political system. But in this context, a thorough understanding of Greek clientelism is necessary.Understanding history
Unless one understands the history and the manifold ways in which the clientelistic system has metastasized, one has no chance of improving Greece's prospects.
Alas, most Europeans do not understand the phenomenon of clientelism and react in a peculiar way - such as the oft-made claim of "lazy" Greeks.
Come to think of it, inside the EU, it is only the Austrians who - due to their past as a Balkan power - have some understanding of what's really going on inside Greece's structures.
The other EU nations simply project European political ideas and ethical principles onto Greece and the other Balkan countries. They lack the understanding that these ideas and principles — noble and/or commonsensical as they sound — are alien to the society and the political culture of Greece.
In the eyes of the Europeans, the outward signs of clientelism such as favoritism or rousfetia are viewed through a moral lens and identified as corruption. This gives those EU nations an easy out. They can confine their reaction to bristling at this and swinging the moral hammer.Europe’s simplistic approach to the real problem
With a tone of great moral righteousness, but a lack of political realism, they demand that the Greeks simply overcome their pervasive levels of corruption and clean their house.
This simplistic approach is absolutely counter-productive. Greece does not need moral sermons, but efficient help from competent experts. It needs steadfast guidance in the effort to reform the country's political system.
This is a much bigger - and more pressing - task for the EU than many people realize. The "Greek problem" is only the first of its kind, which has surfaced so far.
To be sure, all Balkan states suffer from this Ottoman heritage, albeit in various degrees. Berlin, Paris and Brussels should make an effort to understand the real problem: clientelism.
If there is a broader lesson to be learned, it is this: Formally, Greece is a democratic state with separation of powers, elections, free press, etc. That makes it look like many other European countries.
However, the country's underlying political culture is totally different from that of Western and Central Europe. The state is, in effect, an object of exploitation for all those who can tap into the money tools it can provide access to.
In elections, a Greek voter does not vote for a party, but against that party which did not do him the expected favor during the previous term.
The two longtime ruling parties, the left PASOK and the conservative Nea Dimokratia, are clientelistic pyramids. Syriza is now demonstrating that, rather than representing a rupture from the past, it very much follows in its predecessors' footsteps.
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - After neighbors in Pleasure Ridge Park fell victim to a series of break-ins, security camera companies said their sales have soared.
Digital Solutions of Kentucky representatives said they have seen an influx of concerned homeowners buying security cameras, hoping they will protect them from therecent string of break-ins.
In the last fourth months this year, weve had more sales than last year in its entirety, Digital Solutions owner Rodney Dougherty said.
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Experts at Digital Solutions said there are several mistakes people are making when installing the cameras which is making the expensive equipment useless.
Basically you just have footage of your house being broken into and nothing to do with it, Chris Cook said.
He advised placing the cameras at a reasonable height to capture a suspect who may be wearing a hoodie or a baseball hat. He also said the cameras should draw in the face of a suspect so the suspect should have a reason to look at the camera. The camera should also be placed at a choke-point or somewhere the suspect may go to commit a crime, like a window or door that could be a target. Placing the camera in a choke point will ensure a clear shot of their face.
Ten vehicle break-ins have been reported this week and 20 were reported last week in LMPDs Third Division, which includes Valley Station, PRP, Yorktown, Auburndale, Kenwood and Fairdale.
Its a business I only seeing growing and prospering as this wave of crime continues, Dougherty said.
Cameras range from $70 to thousands of dollars. Between digital and analog cameras, the possibilities of camera solutions are endless but the team said there is always an option to fit any budget.
Police said the break-ins are not concentrated, but the neighbors along Carnation Drive in PRP were hit multiple times. Resident Phil Harris said thieves stole his GPS. Other neighborssaid the thieves stole money, tools and even receipts.
The LMPD released a map of 14 break-ins along Dixie Highway in the last several weeks.
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