Eric brings up a good point. When something bad happens in America we blame the President and his admin because we hold them to that standard. But when the police fail to do their job we make excuses because there are not enough of them.
lol, Jason, do you live in the US. We blame the police for everything. Its rarely a time people do not blame the police. If there are not enough police how do you fix that problem because manpower isn't something you can just brush off because its inconvenient to your point. In other words, you need someone to blame and the police is always there to fit the bill, no matter if you understand the situation.