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Cops and Gas

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posted on Sep, 5 2005 @ 11:19 AM
Well cops are starting to change the way they work and respond to crime

High gas prices are forcing the Webster County Sheriff's Department to take drastic steps to save fuel, and hopefully some cash. Due to what officials are calling a budget crisis, the department is directing their officers to do everything from limiting their response to calls to driving slower.

This is in missouri by the way

[edit on 5-9-2005 by John bull 1]

posted on Sep, 5 2005 @ 12:11 PM
Can just see it now, 911 calls go unanswered, crime rate is up, gun sales sky rocket , and vigilante hoards roam streets.

Don't ya just love a war economy? -sarcasm-

Gets weirder by the hour....

Already starting in the Philippines:

The failure of the police to stop the robberies prompted local homeowners' associations to conduct patrols themselves. Even housewives joined the roving patrols.

Please visit the link provided for the complete story.

Got gas? I'll blow your head off!


"People get crazy about gasoline when we're not here," said Gulfport police officer Travis Sheaffer, standing guard at a gas station near Interstate 10. "They were cutting in line, pulling guns — all types of insanity."

Please visit the link provided for the complete story.

[edit on 5-9-2005 by Regenmacher]

posted on Sep, 5 2005 @ 09:59 PM
Interesting... back in the early '70s when there were hours long gas lines, not much violence... not zero, but not a huge amount. Given the decline in civilization in this country since then, I'm betting it will be a bit different this time around.

posted on Sep, 5 2005 @ 11:01 PM
There were protests the Detroit area at the gas station with the highest prices around at $3.55 a gallon. You could still get it for $2.69 in the city. All have leveled off now at between $2.97 and $3.09

posted on Sep, 5 2005 @ 11:13 PM
Oh, no! You mean the donut-eaters won't be able to troll for speeders?
Ain't it a shame?
Were they to use the gas as Sir Robert Peale (Father of modern patrol technique, 1829) would have expected them to do, I'd have more sympathy.

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