Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Gas up and go

That's quite the little tin can the city police have for a rescue unit (SP May  30/12.)  But who do they intend to rescue?  I thought it was intended to be an assault vehicle for SWAT. 

I tend to agree with David Eby when he states that police  across the country are putting spending priorities on equipment and technology to solve policing problems when the vast majority of the policing issues stem from poverty and mental illness.

I'm torn on this issue because I believe police should have all necessary equipment to do their jobs and protect their own lives as well as ours while doing their duty.  But there is a limit on expenditures and I'm not sure that this money couldn't have been better spent toward that endeavour.

1 comment:

  1. Dearest Mistress;
    You have hit the nail squarely on the head except you missed a couple of the main issues for Police; Drugs and Alcohol! If it was not for those two issues you could probably reduce your Police Service by 50%. Making poverty a cause is unfair to the large majority off our or any cities poor who do not cause any extra work for police and function exceedingly well in the community. The same can be said for mental illness the majority of which function well in society. It is the perfect storm of poverty, mental illness with drugs and alcohol that create most of the police issues they have to deal with.


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