Another Layoff Article
These things keep coming to our attention, via comments and e-mails:
- FORT COLLINS, Colo. (July 13) -- The sheriff will be walking the streets again in San Luis -- the oldest community in Colorado. But it's not a return to the Wild West; the town fired its entire police force to save money.
Around the country other towns -- large and small -- are also eliminating their police departments. The Los Angeles suburb of Maywood, Calif., fired its officers, as did rural Bethel, Maine. Near Pittsburgh, Fallowfield, Pa., also voted to disband its police department.
The towns have been turning law enforcement over to county sheriffs, a decision that Jim Pasco, executive director of the National Fraternal Order of Police, called "penny wise and pound foolish.
While we don't see this is Chicago's future, the fact is we're doing more with less, somehow, some way. We don't know what Daley's floor is, but it's down here somewhere. Can redistricting be far behind?
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