ubu wrote:a simple lock on the spokes of a bike will deter someone from mistakenly walking away with it.
Mistakenly, sure. But it won't do much about roving gangs with moving truck depositories.
ubu wrote:beating the shit out of someone is not the answer.
It's not THE answer, but it's a goddamned satisfying response. And a great prevention measure for recidivism.
ubu wrote:if one of the cops sees you doing that, you will be arrested for assault. Preventing violence and keeping the peace is one of the few things a cop is good for.
Would that be the same cop that people are complaining is never around during a theft but is always busting them for smoking dope? No worries.
ubu wrote:By all means deter theft, but do not assault anyone. You won't get a six pack of beer, you'll get a few days in the gerlach jail.
Maybe. I'll happily take my chances if it's my bike being stolen and I'm carrying a stick.