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    The Day the Law Left Town

    Residents of Alto, Texas, Brace for Crime Spike After City Furloughs Police Force - WSJ.com

    ALTO, Texas—People here are bracing for a spike in crime after the city put its police force on furlough.
    ..... seriously.....

    RAISE YOUR TAXES for the love of god you moronic idiots if you cant find the cuts elsewhere to keep your law enforcement... Right wing idiotic moronic stupidity at its best.
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    Re: The Day the Law Left Town

    A police station is the last thing that should be cut. However, the town has about 1,200 people with a median income for households being below $20,000. So who do you raise taxes on? It already sounds like a poor area to begin with. If the town is running a deficit, there has to be another program that could have been cut and is more expendable. Now they are relying on the County Sherriff's office so at least they aren't totally helpless.

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    Re: The Day the Law Left Town

    This problem is going to get worse and spread and the main cause can be blamed on a failing economy and unions.

    Most small communities do really on County Sheriffs to fill the voids and Small Town pays a fraction of what it costs to employ a Police Force of their own.

    I would have voted to keep the Chief and one office at a reduced pay and asked for volunteers to be trained and ride with Sheriffs on patrol.

    BTW most City Offices are no Partisan.

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    Re: The Day the Law Left Town

    Quote Originally Posted by Councilman View Post
    This problem is going to get worse and spread and the main cause can be blamed on a failing economy and unions.

    Most small communities do really on County Sheriffs to fill the voids and Small Town pays a fraction of what it costs to employ a Police Force of their own.

    I would have voted to keep the Chief and one office at a reduced pay and asked for volunteers to be trained and ride with Sheriffs on patrol.

    BTW most City Offices are no Partisan.
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    Re: The Day the Law Left Town

    I lived in a small town once, 1800 people. From time to time we would knock around the idea of having a few cops, but could not afford it. We had volunteer firemen, too. But, in that small town there was very little crime, and we did fine with Sheriff's officers down the road, occasionally cruising through town. Almost everybody knew each other, knew all the kids in their neighborhood. We did a pretty good job of policing our own town, with no cops at all. Most people DID have guns, as we had illegals passing through, lots of wild desert animals that messed with crops and livestock. We did fine. Hopefully this little town will, too. That's a lot of cops for a town that size, actually.
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    Re: The Day the Law Left Town

    This is a bit hyperbolic. There are 1,200 people...they only had 5 cops previously. A nearby town with 3/4s the population survived with 1 cop.

    Some info on Alto:
    Alto, Texas has a violent crime rate of 421 incidents per 100,000 people. This compares with a rate of 573 in Texas and a rate of 676 nationally. Lower numbers are better, indicating that fewer crimes happen per person in the population.
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    Re: The Day the Law Left Town

    And here's a more detailed break down:




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    Re: The Day the Law Left Town

    Quote Originally Posted by Councilman View Post
    This problem is going to get worse and spread and the main cause can be blamed on a failing economy and unions.

    Most small communities do really on County Sheriffs to fill the voids and Small Town pays a fraction of what it costs to employ a Police Force of their own.

    I would have voted to keep the Chief and one office at a reduced pay and asked for volunteers to be trained and ride with Sheriffs on patrol.

    BTW most City Offices are no Partisan.
    Soo how is this one the "unions" fault Councilman? What you gonna pull out and make up now?


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    Re: The Day the Law Left Town

    Quote Originally Posted by krickitt View Post
    I lived in a small town once, 1800 people. From time to time we would knock around the idea of having a few cops, but could not afford it. We had volunteer firemen, too. But, in that small town there was very little crime, and we did fine with Sheriff's officers down the road, occasionally cruising through town. Almost everybody knew each other, knew all the kids in their neighborhood. We did a pretty good job of policing our own town, with no cops at all. Most people DID have guns, as we had illegals passing through, lots of wild desert animals that messed with crops and livestock. We did fine. Hopefully this little town will, too. That's a lot of cops for a town that size, actually.
    I'm not sure if this is a tax-related issue. This could have been something that could have happened to the town at any time based on their own budgets. What was scary was they were laying of police in New York City (shivers).

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    Re: The Day the Law Left Town

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    Good loard, is there nothing unions are not responsible for?


    Unions did not wash my car this past weekend, the lazy buggers. They should have come to my residence with buckets in hand and washed and waxed my car. That it is dirty today is because of the unions.

    I could rant about unions all day not doing stuff for me,
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