We do not have nor can we afford a cop on every corner and in every store and now they don't want us to defend our property or ourselves either and only the "police" are allowed to do that if and when they are there. This idea also that you can't defend your property with deadly force is also relatively new.
It started with the riots in the 60's. I remember the Watts riots on TV were the police and some store owners were trying to stop to stop the thieves from looting the stores. They were shooting the looters and this was caught on camera. The press made a big deal about using deadly force and so did the Democrats.
Then all of a sudden you couldn't protect your property any more with deadly force. What a loss in our rights as law biding Americans. Kill the looters I say. Why should they be allowed to destroy a persons life by stealing all his possessions. This has always ticked me off to no end. Thank you, thank you very much