Skip to comments.When Law and Order Break Down: “People Are Afraid Right Now. You Can See It In Their Faces.”
Posted on 11/19/2012 7:51:07 PM PST by Kartographer
Cities from coast-to-coast are facing unprecedented budget deficits that have left government officials with no choice but to strip police forces to a bare minimum. We now regularly hear about new records being broken in the resulting crime waves that follow.
Law enforcement officials in Chicago, for example, have said that their city has deteriorated into a domestic war zone with gang violence leaving scores of people dead on a regular basis. Murder, rape, robbery and assault have skyrocketed in bankrupt Stockton, California, suggesting that local governments are quickly losing control.
In New Jersey, the city of Camden may soon be granted the dubious distinction of being the poorest and most violent city in America.
(Excerpt) Read more at shtfplan.com ...
Oh I am sure city hall could not find anything else to cut but Fire and Police...
Not buying that noise.
This may be of interest... from the comments:
KY Mom says:
Comment ID: 863829
November 19, 2012 at 3:23 pm
Off Topic, but may be helpful
If you still have some preparedness items you are looking for, some sites are having special sales this Friday. In the past, Shelf Reliance and Emergency Essentials have had good sales on Black Friday. If you sign up on their website, they will email (beforehand) of their sale items.
Links for their websites below.
Here in NJ cops & firemen (and public works and everyone else) were sacrificed so that teachers working 180 days per year could get their 4% raises. A lot of teachers with less seniority were let go as well; good riddance.
Local governments are learning how to economize (in the same way we’ve been learning for 10 years)...
You nailed it. Whenever they want more of our money, more power, more control... They just threaten to cut police, fire, and/or education... I don’t buy it either.
You can have some bullets, though ...
When it comes to education it’s always busing or number of days a week and if that does not catch their attention they do a combo and throw in a few teachers for good measure.
They NEVER cut the people you’d never notice where gone.
I live 2 1/2 hours from the nearest city. Wouldn’t live in one for any amount of pay. My nearest neighbor is half a mile away and I like it that way.
I live in a very small, gated, group of houses. My security is very good around my house and I'm not fearful in my house. My shopping is on one street one block from me and I never leave that shopping street to venture elsewhere. I park close to entrances to buildings. I am aware of my surroundings.
However, I shop in an “upscale” grocery store (as opposed to Walmart), because it is safer than the crowded Walmart and one can always get a parking space close to the door of the upscale grocery. To put it bluntly, I am afraid of that Walmart parking lot and afraid of that store. I also cannot stand for 30 minutes try to check out of that Walmart. The upscale grocery starts another check out line if more than two people are in a line. I am paying more money but I know I am safer there and that is worth the extra money.
I do believe as every day goes by, people worry more about being safe outside and some worry about their safety even inside their house.
This is going to get worse especially in the cities and towns that have not controlled their spending and now they are broke as our national government is broke. Yes, they will lay off law enforcement and everything else they have to in order to keep city utilities and trash pick up running.
My tagline is my reply.
There IS no law and order anymore. Our elitist rulers blatantly break laws on a regular basis with impunity, and there are no consequences - no “checks and balances” anymore. All government is in collusion and is corrupt. Just look at all the “laws” being passed by states to give rights to “illegal aliens.” This is the biggest oxymoron of all, and a dead giveaway that laws mean absolutely nothing in Amerika anymore.
Well its like the ole saying, they send one of yours to hospital, you send two of theirs to the morgue!
i have concerns about neighbors, thugs, and the government - not necessarily in that order.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.