Dancing with the devil pt 2
Why do thugs take over in broad daylight and get away with it?
Easy, the bigger thugs in power hire, pay and support them. Many folks forget that the police report to politicians and a policeman is just like any other man on the street, he wants his job and a salary at the end of the month. Arresting Oga's thugs is not the way to preserve his job.
People in PH were suprised at the way the takeover fizzled out but it was quite simple really, pure economics. The people doing most of the chanting and shooting etc were on daily pay, their source of funding was cut off an dmost of them by day two were reduced back to petty thievery (two bikes were taken at gunpoint outside my gate), by day three, it was 'to your tent, O Israel' situation.
Anyway, it seems the world has not ended when locked up kingpins were not released! Suprise, suprise!