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LAPD in danger of layoffs without sales tax hike, chief warns
Los Angeles Times ^ | November 8, 2012 | Los Angeles Times

Posted on 11/08/2012 3:49:47 PM PST by mdittmar

Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck on Thursday warned that police officers will be in danger of layoffs unless the city proceeds with a half-cent sales tax hike planned for the March 5 ballot.

Speaking to The Times’ editorial board, Beck complained that he is already unable to hire 911 operators, custody officers and mechanics to repair squad cars. And he warned that the LAPD would probably lose 500 officers without the more than $200 million expected from a sales tax increase.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: California
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It's only a half-cent sales tax hike, C'mon LA,you want to be protected from illegal aliens and gang members don't ya?
1 posted on 11/08/2012 3:49:50 PM PST by mdittmar
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To: mdittmar

It’s always the legitimate functions of government that they threaten to cut if they don’t get a tax hike. Never the rest of the nonsense.


2 posted on 11/08/2012 3:53:45 PM PST by all the best (`~!)
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To: mdittmar

Someone should have the kahones to say, “OK, I date ya to start layoffs.” I think we need a “jerkass politician” with the kahones to tell the truth and be willing to do the things needed and not apologize for anything. In short, we need a President like Dr. House in “House.”


3 posted on 11/08/2012 3:54:01 PM PST by Nowhere Man (Whitey, I miss you so much. Take care, pretty girl. (4-15-2001 - 10-12-2012))
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To: mdittmar
Har har. The barn doors open now!

TAXTAXTAX ELECTELECTELECT

4 posted on 11/08/2012 3:54:28 PM PST by skeeter
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To: Nowhere Man

Instead of calling them PINK SLIPS, they need to call them from now on BLUE SLIPS. Hope the door doesn’t hit them on the way out the door. All elections carry consequences. Results are indicative of the choices people make at the polls. Maybe if this is repeated often enough, people will learn at least within the next 4 years.


5 posted on 11/08/2012 3:56:27 PM PST by rovenstinez
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To: Nowhere Man

errata: date ya = “dare ya”


6 posted on 11/08/2012 3:56:52 PM PST by Nowhere Man (Whitey, I miss you so much. Take care, pretty girl. (4-15-2001 - 10-12-2012))
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To: mdittmar
As usual politically conected dead ass “administrators” drawing six figure salaries for doing doodly squat use the cop on the beat as hostages for their greedy demands.

Happens everywhere where you have public service unions.

7 posted on 11/08/2012 3:57:54 PM PST by Happy Rain ("Remember the Benghazi 4")
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To: rovenstinez

Every time a city gets short of revenue they threaten to cut cops and firefighters. It’s because they do so many other things that can be cut. It’s blackmail.

It’s not their salaries that are the problem, it’s the retirement.

BTW the city of LA is bankrupt they just won’t admit it. There cops on patrol ratio is much higher than most other major cities. Bratten got people out of the office and on patrol reducing response time, but still one of the lowest number of officers per capita and LA is geographically a very big city.


8 posted on 11/08/2012 4:00:59 PM PST by morphing libertarian
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To: mdittmar

Dear Police Chief Fat Walrus:

The company, your employer, the City of Los Angeles, chooses not to submit to your threatening public safety.

Since there’s a budget problem, all officers will take a salary cut, and incoming hires get half the current obscene retirement benefits.

Unemployment in CA is fifteen percent. We can get great people for less than the six figures LAPD officers earn.

Problem solved.

Signed,
A Fantasy Mayor
(dictated but not read)


9 posted on 11/08/2012 4:01:53 PM PST by Blue Ink
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To: all the best
It’s always the legitimate functions of government that they threaten to cut if they don’t get a tax hike. Never the rest of the nonsense.

Yeah. Call their bluff. LA is a cesspool anyway. A thousand more cops couldn't save that place. Let the Hollywood creeps burn.

10 posted on 11/08/2012 4:07:10 PM PST by Behind Liberal Lines
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Dear Police Chief Fat Walrus:

How about going back to impounding the cars of people without drivers licenses, which state law requires you to do yet you ignore? You could have a cut of THAT revenue since you’re so hard up.

On the other hand, never mind. Because you’re threatening public safety, you’re fired.

Signed,
A Fantasy Mayor


11 posted on 11/08/2012 4:11:10 PM PST by Blue Ink
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To: mdittmar

Have a bake sale —


12 posted on 11/08/2012 4:15:50 PM PST by Uncle Chip
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The good news is that a sales tax is one of the most regressive forms of taxation there is.

I say "Go for it!" If I lived in LA I'd vote for the tax hike ... then move to Texas next week.

13 posted on 11/08/2012 4:29:01 PM PST by Alberta's Child ("If you touch my junk, I'm gonna have you arrested.")
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...police officers will be in danger of layoffs...
...he is already unable to hire 911 operators, custody officers and mechanics to repair squad cars.

So what's the problem? If you lay off the cops, you won't NEED the squad cars. There's no point answering 911 calls when there's no one to respond. And without cops, no one will be arrested so who needs custody officers?

Problem solved.

14 posted on 11/08/2012 4:31:09 PM PST by ZOOKER ( Exploring the fine line between cynicism and outright depression)
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To: mdittmar

big deal..its Cally


15 posted on 11/08/2012 4:32:14 PM PST by dalebert
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To: all the best
some would say the cops are the illegitimate ones....

if one knew that they had to actually work for 30 yrs, could not go and get on early pensions thru "disability" due to stress, and if they were responsive to community needs, it might alter my opinion....

16 posted on 11/08/2012 4:38:54 PM PST by cherry
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To: mdittmar

So glad I left LA many years ago...


17 posted on 11/08/2012 4:44:51 PM PST by tickedoffnow (No more...)
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To: mdittmar

Put a tax on the Arts Community.

Heck I’m sure Clooney, Weinstein, et al, would be happy to open their wallets

/sarc.


18 posted on 11/08/2012 4:53:33 PM PST by RedMonqey (America: It was a good run.)
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To: Uncle Chip

Or wash cars. You have a bunch on LA.


19 posted on 11/08/2012 4:56:08 PM PST by Pit1 (The ride is over. I'm done.)
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To: mdittmar
Dear Kalifornia democrats... here is the solution to your needs. Hollywood thinks the rich need to pay higher taxes... jay z, beyonce, cameron diaz, barbara streisand, ron howard, rob reiner, cher, roseanne... tim robbins and all of the other lonney cloonies and johannsonesque siliconed bimbos... and have the studios and production companies pay them union scale... we love unions no? Then take everything that is left from their exorbitant salaries and thank them for paying “their fare share”.

LLS

20 posted on 11/08/2012 5:02:08 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (I AM JOHN GALT)
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To: mdittmar

My God!
Can’t we get a break in this “ucked” up state.?
I don’t live in LA ,but the morons of Calif voted a tax increase for all.

Where in the heck do you go to get away from this madness?


21 posted on 11/08/2012 5:25:38 PM PST by peteyd (A dog may bite you in the ass,but it will never stab you in the back.)
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To: mdittmar

I’m no math wizard but if you lay them off you don’t have to pay the salaries.
Problem solved.
Adding more police won’t get rid of crime in LA . Now that three strikes is gone expect more crime.


22 posted on 11/08/2012 6:05:23 PM PST by Morris70
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Less dogs shot and less houses swatted due to wrong information. Hey there is a bright side.

The tax increase is for the children right?


23 posted on 11/08/2012 6:17:50 PM PST by Redcitizen (A good pun is its own reword.)
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To: Redcitizen

Maybe cut pensions and phoney disability retirements? Fewer free donuts?


24 posted on 11/08/2012 6:28:55 PM PST by ogen hal (First amendment or reeducation camp?)
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To: ogen hal

fewer free donuts? Why thats barbaric! Gotta have donuts for their coffee.


25 posted on 11/08/2012 7:56:50 PM PST by Redcitizen (A good pun is its own reword.)
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