posted on Jun, 21 2013 @ 08:19 AM
reply to post by dothedew
Dont react to the name of a thing or the proposed purpose of a thing.
Look into what a "violent crime mobile response unit" does, how it operates and then judge whether or not it would help.
Too many people lock onto labels and promises and ignore the reality.
Here is, what I believe to be, the origional proposal:
violent crime mobile response unit . doc
It's essentially just more paramilitary troops to act after the fact. The only way it may make Flint safer is if it goes around killing suspects to
reduce rates of recidivism. Otherwise it offers no facility to prevent or protect.
The conclusion alone speaks volumes:
Residents of areas with a mobile crime unit, (like Charlotte, NC; Toledo, Ohio; and Austin, Texas), wake up to
headlines like “San Diego-based Pacific Tactical Law Enforcement Team presented drug interdiction award” , “13 Police Officers minus 4 drug
dealers equals 1 happy hotel owner” , and “Governor’s Drug and Alcohol Abuse Commission gives $2 million to start a Drug Interdiction Team.”
These newspaper articles reassure the public that the government is doing their due diligence in protecting them.
Essentially keeping up appearances. All for the low low price of $3 million a year.
edit on 21-6-2013 by thisguyrighthere because: (no reason