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That makes perfect sense. They are essential services and should be the last to be cut. But budget decisions have a much bigger impact on small towns. I know of small towns that cannot fund police on the midnight shift, and have to rely on the state police for coverage during those hours. And I know of quite a few volunteer fire departments.
One is a public worker, the other a private employee. Hard to compare.
How can you make such irresponsible statements about their motives?
Writing jaywalking tickets is an infinitesmally small part of their jobs. How about wrestling with some AIDS junkie who is trying to scratch you and spit on you?
As for the taser incident, those were university police. And the kid was a jerk; he deserved what he got.
Originally posted by Scramjet76
The truth is I'm a better driver at 75mph than many people are at 60mph. Out of the 5 traffic infractions I've received since getting my license well over a decade ago, 2-3 of them were just picky cops trying to meet a quota and steal my money for the gov't!