Friday, September 10, 2010

Another Agenda Item for Gov. Walker

The JS has reported on this problem a couple of times recently.

Wisconsin's prosecutors and public defenders never seem to have enough money, a new committee on criminal justice funding heard recently.

...Milwaukee Assistant DA David Feiss, president of the Association of State Prosecutors, warned that such turnover results in more inexperienced staff, which “leads to guilty perpetrators being let go and the charging of individuals where evidence will not support a conviction,"

If you read between the lines, you discern that increases in justice-system funds should come from higher taxes.

Wrong take.

Simply cut $300 million or so from the overbloated SCHOOL budget and turn it over to the justice system. No tax increase, problem solved!


RAG said...

Actually, we could also add $5-10 to every case and that would do the trick, too. I like the idea of making offenders pay for the cost of the system.

Dad29 said...

Yah, well, I consider the public schools to be the most egregious offenders in the State.

Not criminally chargeable, but offenders.