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Letter: Save money by eliminating the police department

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Posted: Saturday, December 28, 2013 12:00 am

What can we spend the extra money on? This is a question that will cause a headache; an extra $1 million for Lodi in unanticipated revenue.

My answer is to pay some of the debt, and maybe, possibly not take on any more debt until what is there is paid off. Is this the sensible thing to do, or is it the job of the city to accumulate as much debt as possible? Too many people have too much time on their hands and spend it thinking of new projects.

How much debt does Lodi have now? One way of cutting costs is to eliminate the police department, since judges, our attorney general, our governor and lobbying by the ACLU are turning prisoners loose faster than police can bring them in. Why make the effort of putting your life in danger for no benefit?

Federal judges are putting their two cents in and weakening our justice system. This means the three strikes law, voted on by the people, isn’t so because of judges and politicians.

At some point the citizens have to take back our government and vote these people out.

Ben Coleman


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