KENTUCKY Sheriff Just SUSPENDED All Police Activity For Absolutely Sickening Reason (VIDEO)
Sometimes people have to just handle things themselves. Sometimes they do it voluntarily and sometimes they are forced to by circumstances.
The town that I grew up in had maybe ten or twelve full time police officers. It was a pretty spread out town given the smallness of it and if you needed a police officer that was on a call the police officers assigned to that shift might take a while if they are handling something else.
So, if you were in an emergency you might have to handle things on your own. You might have to keep yourself armed in case someone tries to break into your house.
It’s one thing when you are being told that you should do it due to the fact that a fully staffed police force is on the other side of town or something like that.
It’s another when they just don’t have the money to put a cop in a patrol car.
Via Conservative Tribune: In the movie franchise “The Purge,” once a year, all crime becomes legal for a 24-hour period.
It’s a terrifying thought and an idea that should stick strictly to a fictitious movie universe.
Unfortunately for the residents of Martin County in eastern Kentucky, they may have to live a life that hews dangerously close to “The Purge.” All crime isn’t going to be legal, but law enforcement is going to be in short supply.
According to the Lexington Herald-Leader, Sheriff John Kirk told county officials at meeting on Monday that he would be ceasing law enforcement activities in the county due to a stark lack of funding.
Police protection will have to be handled by the Kentucky State Police, the Herald-Leader reported:
“Kirk said he is concerned that residents will not have access to quick law enforcement response without his office. The responsibility now falls solely to Kentucky State Police, which sometimes has just one officer patrolling multiple counties in this mountainous corner of Eastern Kentucky, Kirk said.”
One of the big factors that Kirk cited is the $75,000 he should have received from the fiscal courts in January. He claims to still not have gotten that money.
Exacerbating matters, Kirk claims that his department is now responsible for paying for its own workers’ compensation insurance, retirement, and Social Security benefits. According to Kirk, those benefits and various other expenditures amount to another $99,000 the department must spend.