by Michael Snyder
The Economic Collapse Blog
If violent crime rates are surging, should the police get more funding or less funding? You would think that the answer should be obvious, but unfortunately major cities all over the nation are choosing to significantly reduce police budgets right now. With less police on the streets, criminals are going to have even more freedom to terrorize urban communities, and that will likely accelerate the mass exodus out of our major cities that we have already been witnessing. It is so sad to watch so many of our once great cities degenerate into crime-ridden, gang-infested war zones, and the fact that our economy is crumbling so rapidly is just going to make things even worse.
Let me illustrate what I am talking about by giving you some specific examples. In Seattle, the city council just voted to reduce the police budget by 69 million dollars…