Wednesday, March 24, 2010

ANOTHER REALLY, REALLY BAD IDEA IN THE NAME OF THE BUDGET

Closing a State Police Post just as the beginnings of the Chicago-Kansas City Expressway are taking root in its front yard and when the Post is located about a mile from a major University.  Why don't we just send out engraved invitations to terror types that one of our major physical plants and seedbeds for capitalism is about to become less protected.

Thank you for visiting Macomb.

5 Comments:

At 8:41 PM, March 24, 2010, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm sure WIU is very high on some muslin terrorist list. Right!!
It really means there will probably be 1000 less seatbelt arrest. We will surive.

 
At 11:08 PM, March 24, 2010, Anonymous Anonymous said...

So why does Pittsfield stay open and Macomb get shut down?

 
At 6:50 AM, March 25, 2010, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is the terrorism thing sarcastic? I'm somehow not concerned about Wiley E. Jihadi striking Kansas City. That's not really their thing. Maybe Bubba the Militia Man, but I would think the FBI does most of the intel/enforcement on that issue. I guess you would know a lot better though so feel free to call me an ignorant slut. I wonder what the next closest State Police station is? It does seem like you'd want the State Police in Macomb, especially given that WIU is there. My guess is the folks around here are pleased as punch and already drawing up proposals to privatize the staties and let Blackwater enforce the laws.

 
At 6:44 AM, March 26, 2010, Blogger UMRBlog said...

2041,

I've never seen assuming you're an undesirable target as a good survival strategy.

It is naive to think that this is just about "seat belt" arrests. A lot of Illinois citizens send their precious children to WIU. I think it's fair for them to expect that a well-trained police force is in proximity in case there is a hostage situation, a bomb threat or an active shooter.

No way I want to set up a contest between P'field and Macomb. I just think Macomb housing a valuable state physical plant and a number of future leaders in our state makes it an important tactical position for policing.

TYFCB

 
At 6:47 AM, March 26, 2010, Blogger UMRBlog said...

0650,

It is unimportant to me whether the threat is the camo-crawling folks who know and love Morris Dees or that Pop Group, The Achmeds. Keeping a valuable and symbolic physical and symbolic plant safe seems to me a high positive value.

 

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