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How Does This Police Budget Diversion Work?
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edited June 2020 in Second Amendment/Politics #1
If it only applies to next year's budget then it might be less sticky.
Aren't there laws that might prevent being taxed for "more cops" and then having a large part of that money "diverted" to some program intended to benefit people of a specific demographics.
A lot of that is being tossed around.
I have no problem with tax payer funded social programs. I actually donate some here and there. I don't care the race of the recipient.
When I vote for tax appropriations though, I think the money should go where it was represented to have been needed.
That's all I got.
Sorry, poorly worded.
I wonder more about the elected officials that look like they actually may take funds collected on the premise that they will be used for law enforcement and instead divert them for their own pet projects.
"True to his word, Ellison, at a rally in Minneapolis on Sunday afternoon, joined eight other council members in announcing their intent to end the Minneapolis Police Department through budgetary means, KSTP reported. The commissioners said they would divert funds intended for the police department toward a community-based public model, the television station reported.
“We have a paradigm for safety that is rooted in community and justice. We have seen it the last two weeks, Council member Phillippe Cunningham told the crowd. "The reality is that people have been doing this work for decades and not being paid. We have poured that money into the police department and where has it gotten us?”
― Douglas Adams
The most efficient process is probably to divert the funds to the fire department.
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