As city cutbacks cause police layoffs, bullets in night claim young mother's life - CNN.com This wont be a marathon thread. Nationwide, especially in GOP controlled areas, police funding has been slashed. Evil govt workers, ya know? Not on my tax dime. Violent crime is up 18%. Less cops = More crime. This heartbreaking story is of a Newark, NJ 24 yr old mom who was murdered in the road. She begged "Please dont let me die". Why did I picked THIS story as the example? Because it hits on all the issues, on both party sides: - Newark PD doesn't have enough funding, and is laying off cops (160 so far). - They have a Democrat mayor who is asking for state aid. He already got some, and has mismanaged a lot. - They have police unions, which I'm against. That is a big part of the problem. - They have a GOP Governor, who wants to stop giving them state aid for cops, despite the spike in violence It hits all the big problems, from both viewpoints. We need to FUND OUR COPS. We need to get rid of police unions. Dems need to stop mismanaging PD's and GOP needs to start realizing the importance of cops to society. Our nation has done way too much hard work from the 1970's to today to slash the violent crime in America, which was epidemic two decades ago. We dont wanna go backwards. Because when we can talk shit about cops and say they eat donuts and say they dont do shit..........its because we aren't scared of crime. And thats good. We need to KEEP it that way.