I Support the Surge of 20,000.


Shopping Cart on Sepulveda January 10, 2007
Shopping Cart on Sepulveda
January 10, 2007

I fully support the idea of adding an additional 20,000 cops to the streets of LA to combat the surge of violence caused by insurgents here. Just yesterday, there was a shooting at Grant High School, and last year in Los Angeles, there were 402 murders.

I think it would be an absolutely splendid idea to have an additional 20,000 LAPD cops on the streets of Los Angeles. Some of them could investigate and possibly prevent murders, while others could walk the streets to insure quality of life. They would ticket people who dump baskets, sofas, mattresses and trash along the road. They would stop taggers, drug dealers, and gang bangers from fouling up neighborhoods.

Since we all pay taxes, and the government by the people, for the people and of the people is our government…shouldn’t we ask of it to spend billions right here in Los Angeles to bring police protection, law and order and a better quality of life to the City of Angels?

3 thoughts on “I Support the Surge of 20,000.

  1. My point is that we have criminal activity that is intolerable in Los Angeles and that our tax dollars are going to fight a war against terror overseas that could be better fought here at home. We don’t spend America’s billions to make America better.

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  2. Since we all pay taxes, and the government by the people, for the people and of the people is our government…shouldn’t we ask of it to spend billions right here in Los Angeles to bring police protection, law and order and a better quality of life to the City of Angels?

    Ummm, where did you get these ideas? We don’t all pay the taxes that go to law enforcement. The original govt for and by the people has been “refined” for centuries. You are not assured “a better quality of life” only that you wouldn’t be unduly prevented from pursuing one. Thus there are no exit permits for Angelenos despite many places like Denver and Phoenix wishing there were.

    You are correct that Americans are dying of violence in LA at a rate almost half that in Iraq. We “tolerate” that level for many reasons. Often it boils down to the alternatives being worse. I suspect that you’d be reluctant to pay for your share of an increased police prescence.

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