Oakland California - Police Will No Longer Respond To Calls, Layoff Ten Percent Of On-The-Street Officers.
The problem is money. In the last five years, the police budget -- along with the fire department budget -- have amount to 75 percent of the general fund. After years of largely sparing those departments the budget ax, now it appears there are few other places to cut.
Oakland's police chief is making some dire claims about what his force will and will not respond to if layoffs go as planned.
Chief Anthony Batts listed exactly 44 situations that his officers will no longer respond to and they include grand theft, burglary, car wrecks, identity theft and vandalism. He says if you live in Oakland and one of the above happens to you, you need to let police know on-line.
Some 80 officers were to be let go at midnight last night if a last-minute deal was not reached. That's about ten percent of the work force.
I could offer an immense amount of commentary on this, but shall not do so. Less is more in many cases and this is definitely one for the ages.
To the residents of California:
This is tip of the iceberg material.
Best wake up within a very short time, or something akin to 'Escape From L.A.' will become your minimum reality and Snake Pliskin doesn't exist.
Don't say we didn't warn ya and even offered to help. But now we have our own problems too.
Y'all have fun now, ya hear ?
Oh, by the way....... How's that water thing going in the San Joaquin Valley ?
Really ?....... That bad, eh ?
Then I won't even ask about all those illegal aliens and probable Muslim terrorists in disguise poor unfortunate undocumented workers getting all the education and healthcare they want at your and our expense.
Locked and loaded, safeties off.