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More than 100 Tempe police employees at risk for layoff

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TEMPE, AZ -- More than 200 Tempe City employees could lose their job under a budget proposal that is currently being considered by the City Council. Many of those jobs are sworn police officer positions.

The City’s department managers submitted cuts amounting to $30 million in order to balance Tempe’s $186 million General Fund budget for the 2010-2011 fiscal year.

The police department identified 139 positions for possible elimination.

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A Government's primary function is to provide the people with safety and health, ie. Police, Fire, Garbage/Sewage, Water - all other programs are also-rans and give-aways.    Cutting back on any of these primary departments at first is gross incompetence at best and criminal fraud at worst. 

There is one positive that might come from this; in 1974 the Albuquerque Police went on strike with all but nine officers and management walking off the job.  It was short lived but the crime rate in that city went down by over 40%.  The reason? - as explained by one seasoned burglar to this poster, "...the fu&*ing citizens got their guns out, man!"