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Old 06-02-2016, 12:30 PM
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Originally Posted by lilyflower3191981 View Post
Law enforcement cannot be trusted?

If there's something strange in your neighborhood. Who you gonna call? Ghostbusters?

If this is the norm, it won't be news.
It's not like the police are going to do anything about it. You're better off arming yourself and taking matter into you own hands.
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Old 06-02-2016, 12:37 PM
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Originally Posted by marigolds6 View Post
Quick example, St Louis region used to be funded by a cross-region transportation development tax and a cross-region security sales tax. The federal government banned both types of taxes (they could since they were interstate.

Of course. It should have been obvious at the outset that interstate taxation would be found unconstitutional.

That led to needing federal grants to fund transportation;

No, it should have led to St Louis and Missouri finding ways within the state to raise the money they need.
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Old 06-03-2016, 09:24 AM
Location: alexandria, VA
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Originally Posted by marigolds6 View Post
Or can't. If you are taking COPS grants (and most departments are now), then you have restrictions on terminations above on beyond 4th amendment requirements. For example, if you hire on a COPS grant then you have mandatory 48-month retention on that new hire position. You cannot fire them until you can replace their headcount with a new hire. That can be particularly tricky if you have requirements to maintain race, ethnicity, or gender balance with your grant funded position.
I remember an incident from a few years ago where a New Orleans PD cop (female) robbed a Vietnamese restaurant while on duty (if I remember correctly). In the process she shot and killed several members of the Vietnamese family and a fellow NOPD officer who was working security. As it turned out the police department knew she was a mental case as she had failed a psychological evaluation test when she joined the force. But they couldn't get rid of her because of political pressure to get more females on the force.
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