Ma, I think for the good of this community I best become a member, come hell or high water. Things are just getting out of hand, and with more locals coming to the aid of the police, the faster the scoundrels will receive their due reward. Not only that, we need to look after our own, and the A. H. T. A. does a good job of that. After all, my own brother just had his horse stolen from the livery stable last week.
I suppose the next thing you will be wanting is an automobile so you can chase them down quicker.
Now. . .that's a lulu of an idea, Ma!