Let the chips fall where they may

"We forfeit three-fourths of ourselves in order to be like other people"
Arthur Schopenhauer (1788 – 1860)

The ripples of the current fiscal crisis drowning our fair city are beginning to impact of the shores of the regular citizens, and tomorrow it will all come to a head
How does one "trim" $10 million dollars from a police budget, without endangering the general public? Don’t tell me that all the employees were due to be phased out with early retirement plans, etc…(OK. According to the article, which I had not read in full, it isn’t.)
Trimming, in my line of thinking (and apparently Chief Blair) means that detectives, who put in a lot of overtime billing due to the severity and demands of the cases they’re working on, will be asked in the nonce, to either hurry up and finish whatever it is they’re working on, or to only do so within regular hours, meaning less resolved cases, or ones where the work was shoddy, and loopholes may be opened to allow the offender off when it reaches court.
Thirteen libraries will also close their doors to the public on Sundays. I had not even been aware that they were open that day to begin with, and an order for 14,000 books and periodicals has been shelved, which means I’m going to be waiting a bit longer to find out what happens in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.


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