CRIME AIN’T WHAT IT USED TO BE
Getting away with a crime just ain’t what it used to be. There are security cameras everywhere to catch you in the act. Fingerprints and DNA make it almost impossible to leave the scene without leaving behind some evidence. Based in the CSI TV show, if you fart they will find you.
If you want to plan the perfect crime, you must be sure to not let any victim scratch you, you can’t bleed, spit, sneeze, lose a hair or pass gas; if you do, today’s detectives will be paying you a visit.
If you want to commit multiple crimes, and face it, most criminals do not retire early; you had better avoid any crime pattern. Computers and crime analysts can track your previous criminal activity and will be waiting for your next heist.
If you are selling drugs, body parts, sex or exotic animals, your customer may well have a badge, and be recording your transaction.
If you are plotting with someone else, your phone may be tapped and your texts and emails tracked. If you attempt a getaway, you can be followed through the GPS functions of your car and or your cell phone.
Rob a bank, and the bills are recorded and easy to track, or a dye pack blows up and the money becomes worthless.
The days of a successful criminal needing only a mask, a gun and a set of balls is gone. Criminals today need to be smart enough to ply their trade away from cameras and undercover cops. They have to avoid any kind of traceable pattern, avoid planning with a computer or phone, and avoid leaving behind any DNA. They have to steal untrack-able loot, and escape without leaving a trail through various GPS systems.
Jeez, if you’re smart enough to commit a crime and get away with it today, you could probably do a lot better just getting a job.