Who needs cops anyway? E-mail
Written by Mark Nichols   

“I can tell people throughout this land, because of the fiscal state of affairs we have, there will be less police officers, not more, over the next decade.” - NC Senator Lindsey Graham. Now why would that be? Could the fact that Americans’ tax dollars are spent everywhere and anywhere but here at home have anything to do with it?

According to an article in the Miami Herald, “One of Central America’s most violent countries is getting a $42 million boost to help shed its image as one of the world’s most murderous nations.

The U.S. Agency for International Development is teaming up with five “foundations” in El Salvador to help bring homicides and gang violence under control in 50 of El Salvador’s most dangerous communities.”

Now $42 million is peanuts compared to the billions of tax dollars stolen or flushed down the toilet in Afghanistan but it’s still impressive.

Too bad Chicago and Detroit aren’t in other countries. If that were the case we might not have such a serious “spending problem.”

In a related story, U.S. taxpayers are also on the hook for questionable spending on a police marine unit. In Ghana.


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