July 26, 2004

Wasting the People's Resources

This kind of speaks for itself:

The Kentucky crime labs have actually eliminated a backlog of drug cases that have plagued our courts for years.

The six crime labs have handled 16,000 drug cases since January and no cases older than 60 days remain.
The six labs in the state have 140 analysts and support staff to handle cases from about 400 law enforcement agencies.

Their caseload nearly doubled from 20,700 in 1989 to 40,000 in 2003.

A lot of these cases also had to be sent to private labs to enable them to catch up.

But just in case it does not, contemplate these same resources being applied to health care or infrastructure projects or tracking down perpetrators who have actual committed a crime against someone else or simply leaving the money in the hands of the taxpayers it was taken from to make a local decision on how the money would be best used.

Via MAP Inc.

Posted by Steve on July 26, 2004
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