Privatizing Law Enforcement in Southern Oregon
Brian O'Connor wrote me that:
The upshot is that handguns are flying off the shelves of the local gun shops (I confirmed this with the people at Bradbury's Gun-N-Tackle Thursday) and the Sheriff has scheduled 4 seminars to teach people how to fend for themselves. (We have a fairly large Meth problem in the county.)
I've included a clipping from today's Grants Pass Courier, 4/28/07. (The paper is not available online.)
UPDATE: A lot of counties are apparently facing the same problems.
If a one-year extension is ultimately approved, Walker said it makes no sense to talk about reopening libraries, only to shut them down again.
“One year would not change anything,” he said.
Besides the library layoffs, Jackson County’s budget for next year calls for eliminating an additional 92 positions in public safety, roads, law enforcement and community justice. . . .