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07-13-10, 04:49 PM #1
Police departments continue to be eliminated
(Karen Schwartz - AOL)
"FORT COLLINS, Colo. (July 13) -- The sheriff will be walking the streets again in San Luis -- the oldest community in Colorado. But it's not a return to the Wild West; the town fired its entire police force to save money.
Around the country other towns -- large and small -- are also eliminating their police departments. The Los Angeles suburb of Maywood, Calif., fired its officers, as did rural Bethel, Maine. Near Pittsburgh, Fallowfield, Pa., also voted to disband its police department."
Penny-Pinching Towns Put Police Out to Pasture?
07-13-10, 05:25 PM #2
How about putting some politicians out of work instead?\\` ` ` ` < ` )___/\
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"...but to forget your duck, of course, means you're really screwed." - Gary Larson
07-13-10, 06:14 PM #3
Our county is still looking at getting rid of it's entire patrol division. A couple small towns have gottn ride of their agencies and contracted with other departments for law enforcement services.'Political Correctness is a doctrine fostered by a
delusional, illogical liberal minority, and rabidly
promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which
holds forth the proposition that it is entirely
possible to pick up a turd by the clean end!'
“A fear of weapons is a sign of retarded sexual and emotional maturity.” Sigmund Freud
07-13-10, 08:39 PM #4
We've had layoffs in this area, but I don't know of any closures.
There have been some Sheriffs making the pitch to small towns around here. They can patrol for less because they don't have hazardous duty retirement. They have the same retirement program as the road workers or secretaries. Not all the S.O.s are non-hazardous, but the ones pitching "reduced costs" are.
07-13-10, 08:54 PM #5
Oakland's in the news today : Suffer These Crimes in Oakland? Don't Call the Cops | NBC Bay Area
Oakland's police chief is making some dire claims about what his force will and will not respond to if layoffs go as planned.
Chief Anthony Batts listed exactly 44 situations that his officers will no longer respond to and they include grand theft, burglary, car wrecks, identity theft and vandalism. He says if you live and Oakland and one of the above happens to you, you need to let police know on-line.
Some 80 officers were to be let go at midnight last night if a last-minute deal was not reached. That's about ten percent of the work force.
Originally Posted by William Pitt (the Younger), Speech in the House of Commons (18 November, 1783)
07-13-10, 11:46 PM #6
White Plains, NY, laid off 12 Police Officers and 9 Firefighters. I heard that 2 of the officers have now been hired back."never bring paws to a gunfight" - Jenna
07-14-10, 01:00 AM #7
Where was that guy that told me in some thread we never had to worry about being out of work?
Who was that again?I'm your huckleberry...
Quemadmoeum gladis nemeinum occidit, occidentus telum est!
You can be the weapon, and the gun in your hand is a tool - or the gun is a weapon and you are the tool.
I was looking for a saint who was a devil of a lover,
but every girl I found was either one way or the other...
07-20-10, 03:09 PM #8
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