There are times when there’s a horrible murder or series of murders and the police can’t catch the guy.
Everyone thinks that this means that the police are incompetent, but that’s not necessarily true. People get away with murder all the time, sometimes for decades and sometimes for an entire lifetime. Quite a few have yet to be caught even in death. Not only can we not catch killers, but we cannot even catch the ghosts of killers.
I suggest that anyone who thinks that this is easy work as an armchair detective on a famous unsolved case.
If you really dive into the rabbit hole, you will come out later with your head spinning. Nothing will make sense. Nothing will add up. Everything will be wrong. It will seem like everyone is lying. Every great theory and bit of evidence will have gone nowhere. Excellent theories being passed around widely by word of mouth will turn out to have been made up out of whole cloth.
I have worked on cases like this for years, and I came out of wondering how the police ever catch any murderer. Or armed robber. Or burglar. Or most unknown criminals. I don’t understand how detectives solve cases. I have watched these guys in action and they are amazing, almost like magicians who pull rabbits out of hats. I have no idea how they do it.
Because there are 333 million people in the country to sift through and some killers are very good, a number of killers simply get away with murder, even multiple murders. Just think. You only have to sift through 333 million human beings to find the killer! How hard could that be?
When a killer or multiple killer is not found, it’s not typically due to bad policework. In many cases, detectives put in tens or hundreds of thousands of hours. There might be a small room packed with evidence boxes. And they still never caught him.
But the average person is an idiot who thinks with his gut and his retarded snake brain. He doesn’t know what higher thinking is, much less engage in it. But you get enough of these morons together and they can make a lot of noise. A roar, a great big huge stink. One we are obliged to listen to.
The people will start screaming at the top of their lungs that the police are incompetent for not finding some master criminal. They will demand that sheriffs, police chiefs or district attorneys be fired. Such folks come under withering pressure to solve the case.
There have been a number of recorded cases where haggard and harried police were being so browbeaten about not solving a case that they simply went out and grabbed some local scumbag, often a real scumbag.
A convict with a long record who’s been released. Someone who has done some bad to terrible things – murder, rape, child molesting, child rape, torture, you name it – but served his time and paid his debt, and now he’s walking free. He’s hate-able. He’s so hate-able you want to lynch him on the spot.
Well, the cops just grab this guy (who keep in mind is just a total scumbag anyway) and simply frame him of the murder or murders just to shut everyone up.
Incredibly, the public doesn’t even seem to care that some schmuck, albeit a scumbag schmuck, got framed for a crime. A lot of people will put their fingers in their ears and start yelling. “I don’t want to hear about it!” If you imply that they got the wrong guy, people will actually say, “So what! He’s a scumbag anyway! If he didn’t do this, he definitely did a lot of other bad things!”
At the end of the day, people just want the case solved. Getting down to brass tacks, they don’t even care that the real killer got away with it. They just want someone, anyone, preferably a total dirtbag, to be convicted of the crime so everyone can finally sleep well at night.