Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Greensboro Fails ROI Police Spending

Perhaps you read Roch Smith jr's damming report of the Sickening Behavior of City Attorney Tom Carruthers and the Greensboro City Council as published this week in Yes-Weekly?

"What made Monday’s action particularly abhorrent was not just the unscrupulous treachery, but how much it marked a low-water mark for Mayor Nancy Vaughan who had campaigned against Perkins as a champion of transparency and is now abandoning those principals right before our eyes…"

Perhaps that lack of transparency is why Greensboro scored just 49th overall in return on investment on Police Spending according to a recent survey by WalletHub. And when you consider that Detroit, Michican, long known as a very dangerous place to live, is ranked 5th in police ROI, it is beginning to look as if those new body cameras everyone is fighting about were a complete waste of money.

And so it is, my first update to Billy's Big List Of Documented Reasons Why Greensboro Sucks. How many more will there before our leaders get themselves and our city under control?