Evidence Your Budget Should Be Cut

When you have the excess man power, facilities, and equipment to do the following.  Your budget is too big.

In a city that hosts its fair share of murders and terror plots,
Washington, D.C., police are cracking down on another threat to the
nation’s capital — expired vehicle registrations. 

To the frustration of forgetful drivers, Metropolitan Police
Department officers are throwing people in jail for letting their tag
renewals lapse. The practice provoked somewhat of a backlash last year
after a local mother from Maryland was jailed for what in many places
would be a routine traffic offense punishable by fine. But the
department continues to reserve and exercise the right to throw drivers
in the clink for missing the DMV deadline, no matter where they’re
from. 

Sending people to jail for expired tags is necessary because of what reason?  A fine is reasonable, but what benefit does jail time serve?  It is often touted how over taxed the jail and prison systems are.  Well it’s no freaking wonder if they’re tossing anyone and everyone under the sun into jail.

Here’s a new set of rules:

  • If you have the excess man power for something like this
  • If you have the excess jail space for something like this
  • If you can continue to perform all your other functions as well

If you match those conditions, your budget should be shrunk.  By how much, enough that the first two are completely unsatisfied, and your officers are doing free overtime to keep up on bullet 3.

Barron is the owner, editor, and principal author at The Minuteman, a competitive shooter, and staff member for Boomershoot. Even in his free time he’s merging his love and knowledge of computers and technology with his love of firearms.

He has a BS in electrical engineering from Washington State University. Immediately after college he went into work on embedded software and hardware for use in critical infrastructure. This included cryptographic communications equipment as well as command and control devices that were using that communications equipment. Since then he’s worked on just about everything ranging from toys, phones, other critical infrastructure, and even desktop applications. Doing everything from hardware system design, to software architecture, to actually writing software that makes your athletic band do its thing.

About Barron

Barron is the owner, editor, and principal author at The Minuteman, a competitive shooter, and staff member for Boomershoot. Even in his free time he’s merging his love and knowledge of computers and technology with his love of firearms. He has a BS in electrical engineering from Washington State University. Immediately after college he went into work on embedded software and hardware for use in critical infrastructure. This included cryptographic communications equipment as well as command and control devices that were using that communications equipment. Since then he’s worked on just about everything ranging from toys, phones, other critical infrastructure, and even desktop applications. Doing everything from hardware system design, to software architecture, to actually writing software that makes your athletic band do its thing.
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