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Low-priority crimes like breaking and entering might not be prosecuted and the conviction rates will continue to decline if the proposed budget for the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office is approved, Prosecutor Kym Worthy told commissioners this morning.
“We can’t even cover our courtrooms anymore,” Worthy said in vehemently disagreeing with the $28-million general fund budget proposed for the prosecutor’s office by Wayne County Executive Robert Ficano. “At some point, if the budget continues to be cut, we’re going to have to start making decisions about what crimes we prosecute.”
The county is facing a $105-million deficit in its 2009-10 budget and has told department heads that 20% has to be cut from the overall budget. The 8% proposed cut to the prosecutor’s office would translate into 54 fewer employees and $6 million less than the prosecutor has asked for the upcoming fiscal year.
Originally posted by silent thunder
Already in Japan, with its steeply-falling populaion, the authorities have simply been closing down certain towns and telling everyone they have to move to a more consolidated area. Then they can cut the gas, sewer, electric lines to those far-flung places. This makes perfect sense. If some crusty stalwart wants to keep living out in the abandoned zone, that's fine but he won't have access to any publuc services.
It seems like a good solution to me. Just stop services to certan thinly-populated areas and assist people with moving inward. Re-populate the inner areas of the city, start a new development cycle. If you choose to live "off the grid" then fine but its your responsibility. Consolidate the city into a centralized area for greater general effeciency while simultaneously offering the option to opt out.
Originally posted by Hastobemoretolife
Honestly I don't see how any of this can be fixed.
There is a point where you are so far in over your head that there is noway to get out of the hole. I think we as a country are to that point.
Detroit no manufacturing businesses leaving houses that cost a few hundred dollars, very high crime rates. Now they are cutting the DA's budget to enforce the law.
This is very disturbing.
Originally posted by TurkeyBurgers
There is only one man that we can send into the Quarantine Zone of Detroit to recover Car Manufacturing. That man is........Snake Plissken!
"Welcome to the human race." - Snake Plissken!