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The first homeowner to be billed under a law that allows police to charge people got a tab for $23,000 last week.
Police have been called to the home dozens of times since last summer and 10 times so far this year, they said.
An ordinance that took effect in 2002 calls for taxpayers to pay for the first eight police responses to a home in a year. After that, the homeowner may be charged $500 per visit, what police estimate it costs to pay officers and maintain equipment for a single call.
Originally posted by thisguyrighthere
This is a GREAT thing. People need to stop relying on the police..
Originally posted by gottago
But seriously, if you have 8 unnecessary police visits to your home in a year, number nine should be paid by you. The vast majority of citizens don't have that many in a lifetime.
Originally posted by earthman4
Everything will be outsourced, the police will be security guards you have to pay. Just look at the way things are going.
Originally posted by deadline527
Im sorry but police have better things to do then go to houses when the majority of police calls are for downright STUPID reasons. The neighbor who calls the police because of loud music, a group of kids just being kids, and generally anything they can when they have real criminals to chase.
I used to have neighbors that would call the police every night I had friends over, every time someones car was "too loud" (im sorry but its hard to make a 800 horsepower camaro quiet), and generally anything they thought they could call for they did. Now the police dont even bother with them, and I hope something really does happen so they realize that they shouldn't of cried wolf so many times when it was unnecessary.
Let the police do their job - there is no reason you need to call the police more then eight times in a year.