Monday, January 14, 2013

Jimmy Hoffa? Really?

I think perhaps more than two thirds of the people alive today weren't even born when Jimmy Hoffa disappeared. I would also take a wild guess that, if asked over two thirds of adults wouldn't remember exactly who he was or how he died. And, most people probably couldn't care less about anything related to Jimmy Hoffa. In light of that, what is the big deal about just where his body was disposed of thirty five years ago? Being ignorant when it comes to the ways of forensics and cold cases and the value of finding a bunch of bones and hair buried in some unorthodox grave somewhere, I can readily say without reservations: "I don't care!"

Headlined tout the loss of funding for police protection for the general public. Hundreds of police are laid off due to innafordability of the manpower. Delay in response times, reduction of regular neighborhood patrols, general services regarding safety and law enforcement are unavailable unless there is some sort of emergency and even then problems with manpower occur. Then there is the never ending search for Jimmy Hoffa's decomposed, irrelevant pile of dust and bones. How much did it cost to dig up a backyard swimming pool? Same for a cement basement floor? How many expensive digs were performed that we don't even know about? My guess is that each time some new suspected grave sight is torn up there is enough money spent on equipment, resources and manpower to finance at least one police officer for a couple years. "I don't care about Jimmy Hoffa!" I do care about the overall safety of conducting our daily lives. Jimmy Hoffa? Really? Just how much was and is that guy worth? I wish someone would explain the justification of all the time, effort and expense. I'm just sayin', if indeed they do find the body are they going to prosecute that body and collect all the money it cost to find it? Almost, but not quite funny to think about.

I have a solution to all this mystery: Turn the whole thing over to the entertainment industry. Yup! Make a TV series of it. Selling the rights to look for Jimmy Hoffa's body would return millions to the public coffers right away and retaining some percentage of the profits would be sort of like the profits of lotteries, giving the state a weekly income to go toward hiring new police officers. Win, Win! "The search for Jimmy Hoffa" could run across the story line of already popular shows too. Connecting to NCIS, CSI, Monk, Sherlock Holmes, The Good Wife, Blue Bloods, The Muppets and a myriad of others, bringing new revenue to the entire genre'. Whoa, it's making my head spin! Now we're getting into generating a boost to the national economy here. Now I'm starting to care.

So there we have it. A mystery that is costing far beyond any meaningful discovery and a way to satisfy those forensic science folks with the full backing of the entertainment industry taking a complete turn around and making it a profitable venture instead.

You are all welcome. I ask nothing for myself. I'm simply doing this as a public service......Joe


Flywoman said...

I think that this is a brilliant idea! Think of all the new jobs that it would create as well!

Joe Cramer said...

See! Jobs, money, economy boost and an answer to some of those lame overused story lines to boot! Thanks......Joe

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