D & G in the lawn
06.07.2012 00:00The information agency reported that on 3 July, the President got interested in the results of the work of the internal affairs bodies in the capital during the past six months. The Prosecutor General Safarbey Mikanba, Head of Investigation Department of the Prosecutor General Office Jamal Gogia, Interior Minister Otar Khetsia, and the Chief of Sukhum militsia Murman Gegiya were present at the meeting. The latter informed the President that in terms of crime prevention all crowded places of the city are covered. The conversation, as can be learned from the dry information was rather generic and ended with the president’s phrase that measures have to be taken jointly.
Perhaps there were some agreements on specific measures and timing of their execution, but nothing reached us. We have to be comforted by good wishes. Coincidentally, that day I had a light adventure that required attention of militia. At half past four in the morning an unknown man tried to break a door of a car, standing in our yard. It was dark yet, but with such energy he pecked at the door, that I had to get dressed and go out. A distinct talk did not work - the interlocutor was drunk as a lord and just do not understand what I wanted from him. Directly in front of him, I called the police, I said who I was in order not to imagine the call was anonymous, described the situation and asked him to intervene. The voice of a duty officer was clear and cheerful, in any case, I understood that a person does not sleep at his work, so I was astonished when no one came. Fifteen minutes later I was waiting in the street, then returned home hoping that if valorous policemen getting lost in our area, call me on my mobile, I will meet them. Alas, I had to make sure once again that such problems should be solved by us, without any government assistance.
In a few months it will be a year since the new president has assumed his duties. Many who voted for him were sure that he put things in order with a firm hand, and the curve of crime steadily crawled down. So far, only our hopes are crawling down for restoring order. This morning in the lawn along the Kodor avenue, just opposite to the beach, the former medical, has already appeared the first signs of a coming holiday season – embowled handbag with a metalic tag D @ G. In the previous two or three seasons that lawn was the site of dumping of useless items stolen things, beach - bags, passports, train and aircraft tickets, handkerchiefs and etc. Our spoilt thieves take only cash.
In a very high spirit we were told the other day that more than 600,000 people crossed the border at Psou. It would be interesting to know what percentage of the coming will not return, exhausted with our unobtrusive service and street theft. In fairness, I must say that in Sukhum transport pickpockets seem to be fewer, but perhaps yet it is not too late, because in the capital tourists are very few - it is visible to the naked eye.
I willingly believe that our authorities also want to make order, but people’s wisdom says that the road to hell is paved with good intentions. And to turn up this road towards the order, you must however do to it with your bold hand.