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Fri Dec 7, 2012, 08:48 AM

Police chief says his budget canít be cut. There are others who insist that it can

http://www.torontosun.com/2012/12/06/police-chief-says-his-budget-cant-be-cut-there-are-others-who-insist-that-it-can

How does the tail wag the dog so easily in Toronto? What seems to be the most consistent message from policing agencies (and I have read many articles over the last 5 years) is that danger lurks around every corner, and thus the taxpayer needs to foot yet another increased budget. From CSIS and the RCMP to municipal agencies, it's the same message, you could honestly exchange the messages between the organizations they are that similar.

Rank and file police; the men in uniform in my opinion deserve to maintain their jobs, the undercover working the local high school to buy weed, the city entrapment specialist seeking out the next teenager he can persuade to conduct criminal acts, there people need to be cut, and deep. Not only are they not accountable but they are the secret engine of these agencies...they are in the dirt manufacturing the threats that justify budget increases; it is extremely immoral and wrong on so many levels.

I was watching CP24 the other day and they were stating that the TDSB was way overbudget, they took the pains to break down the costs for each department and where the money was going, they even dissected it on their website. "This is great" I thought, public accountability. How come there is never an outcry nor a response from anyone; media or otherwise, for a breakdown of expenses for the police? How come Intelligence operations in this country have free reign to spend and not have it accounted for? The way I see it, the internal budget controls on Blairs staff (and other staffs) have no concern about budget. Its spend spend spend and when they know the belt tightening requests come they can just revert to plan A; fear. Blair should outline precisely where all the money is going.

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