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Do you think the Lawrence Police Department should get a funding increase to add more positions?

Response Percent Votes
Yes
 
51% 515
No
 
41% 418
I’m not sure
 
6% 65
Total 998

Comments

cds 2 years, 11 months ago

I'd say that considering the local pd has enough officers to send 10+ of them out to public parks at a time so they can harass people and make insinuations that they are gay, that we don't have any shortage of cops.

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dogsandcats 2 years, 11 months ago

More police, fewer schools, no arts? Yeah, sounds greaaat.

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kwilkins74 2 years, 11 months ago

Why give more money to the police when our public schools need more money. What about that?

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seeker_of_truth 2 years, 11 months ago

How was smitty able to vote no 297 times?

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2002 2 years, 11 months ago

Is doesn't take more cops. It takes less cops dedicated to touchy feely make everyone feel good stuff. They are trained to carry guns, they don't need to be holding workshops. Let a grad student in sociology do those for 1/10 the price.

One idea though, I would support increasing police funding if it came from the fire department. They could cut the FD 25% or more and people will be no less safe.

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Lynn731 2 years, 11 months ago

I think everyone should be on the street, then they wouldn't need more officers. Most law enforcement agencies are top heavy, I expect this one is no different. Thank you, Lynn

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dad52 2 years, 11 months ago

They need to do more with less, just like the rest of us have had to do.

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Gandalf 2 years, 11 months ago

Only if it's used for things other than backdoor tax collection.

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somedude20 2 years, 11 months ago

Can't we just make a robocop? One and done and the best part is he gets paid in oil and chrome cleaner (Still cheaper than a police force)

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CWGOKU 2 years, 11 months ago

Yes, they will need them for crowd control when KU goes undefeated this year in football and wins the BCS.

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Kontum1972 2 years, 11 months ago

yes,,and i feel that all police officers should pack dual Glocks and the police cars should be humvees with either tandum M-60's or dual Ma Deuces'...or a mini-gun....and mb a couple of RPG's ....as backup....Huwah!

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Lana Christie-Hayes 2 years, 11 months ago

They fail to mention the statistic on police per capita as compared to other cities the same size. I would like to see that statistic for today's population in Lawrence. At one time Lawrence was in the top 10 in the nation. Personally, I don't think that the current crime rate in Lawrence would warrant more police.

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OonlyBonly 2 years, 11 months ago

I think they need to take crime more seriously they go after what they want and whom they want. As an aside to kc0idf - does that mean we should break out our brown shirts and black Marias?

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Jim Eckler 2 years, 11 months ago

what ever it takes to keep us safe,is ok with me.

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Scott Morgan 2 years, 11 months ago

Lawrence is a cool town. A cool town with more crime than we admit.

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edjayhawk 2 years, 11 months ago

No, let them work double shifts.

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