Sunday, April 24, 2016

Why Won't Taxpayers Protect Dogs ?

    A group of people at North Pole Fire Station this weekend raised money to help buy bullet proof vests for local police jobs.
     A laudable goal but wouldn't such equipment be part of having and equipping canines for the work they do? The State Police, Sheriffs and local PDs all have multi million dollar budgets.
      It just makes it sounds like taxpayers are being cheap when we are told a dog can't have a vest that authorities say is needed.
      It's an emotional thing. People like to support dogs and few would support a weekend fundraiser to pay for police overtime, but is equipment any different than the other costs of running a department ?
           http://www.wwnytv.com/news/local/More-Than-3000-Raised-To-Buy-Bulletproof-Vests-For-Jefferson-County-Police-Dogs-376861441.html

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is a funny situation, OT surely occurred, and if the LEO really loved their dogs they would be there for FREE, But really shouldn't the PBA cover the cost for the vests, this is no different than the feel good "Shop-with-a-cop" where county resources and COW ones go outside the COW to shop...

Anonymous said...

Yes it is.

This is a budgetary matter.

Similare to WFD plea for thermal imaging cameras a few years ago.

Poor management pulling at heartstrings

Anonymous said...

This is like sports at schools, when they spend like drunken sailors but try to save a few bucks by cutting back on sports. The police also spend a bazillion dollars on their budgets, but it all goes to OT, high salary, pensions and lucrative ticket crackdown details. Then they tug at your heartstrings and ask you to donate to cover the basics that should have already been paid out of their budget.

Ima said...

Thank god, we finally have a solution to all the police dogs being shot!

Anonymous said...

Dog's lives matter.

Anonymous said...

OT and pensions matter more......

Anonymous said...

You want the taxpayers to pay for the vests? Fine. Pay for em by taking as many worthless 2-3 generation lifetime welfers off the dole as needed and use THAT money to pay for em.


But that will never happen, will it?

Anonymous said...

WOW, you are all pathetic. The kids thank you for your sarcasm and thankfully they are too innocent to look here and see your stupid remarks. I truly wish the freedom of speech was closely monitored by Jeff so the stupid and non human remarks and those with no backing were not even posted for them to see.

Anonymous said...

Help us 658 it's for the children, the mantra for building billion dollar schools and VFD bingo palaces and then having a special weekend to try and recruit members...

Anonymous said...

8:26 what the hell are you talking about? Again, somethings should just not be posted because they make NO sense..

Anonymous said...

I agree 1251.......It makes no sense to have a VFD raise money for something the COW should provide, but to clear things up abit its all about various things. Some are untouchables things you don't question...But question everything you'll understand...