Saturday, June 13, 2020

Why MKE Spends on Cops

You'll be delighted to know that the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel has an answer to the question " How come Milwaukee spends so much on cops?"

...In the report, the growth of policing in large cities is traced to the war on crime in the 1960s and the overwhelming decision to address concentrated poverty and segregation with social control rather than welfare programs....
So if Milwaukee gave away More Free Shit, the City could reduce its Cop-Shop budget by untold mega-millions of dollars.


You might wonder, dear reader, who WROTE that report.  Wonder no more!

...Charles H. Ramsey, the former police chief in Philadelphia and Washington and a co-chair of President Obama’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing,...
The MPD has a very generous compensation and benefits schedule.  I'd start there, but then I don't have to get police union votes to survive the next election (hint, hint.)

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