[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:If you are committing crimes with weapons that are not murders, you should have your weapons taken away. I have no problem with that, that's common sense. Increase in police force is tough, police need to collect a salary and many cities just don't have the financial breathing room in this economy. But some do, me and Syn's area has plenty of cops and a low crime rate. But our city (and township that we actually live in) has no problems with debt.
It's like education. You can say it's a priority, but the dollars and manpower tell the real story.
We have perennial teacher shortages, hundreds of unemployed education graduates, and bloated classrooms that are basically unteachable....yet the govn't claims that education is a priority.
No it's not.
If reducing crime is the mandate, then merely hoping for it to happen has an historical success rate of zero.