Let’s see, restoring the two billion dollars back to state and local law enforcement isn’t going to reduce crime. In a sense, it should help put more police officers on the scene. Asides from the officers, you can start up new training programs which will better prepare officers. With the training, law enforcement can buy better equipment for certain operations such as drug sting operations. That’s many possibilities that the two-billion restoration can bring to local and state law enforcement.
But, it’s not going to reduce crime. Crime is a part of life, like it or not. There are blue collar and white collar crimes that have been going on since this country was founded. Even before the two billion dollar cut, there have still be crimes committed left and right. Crimes were still committed with the budget cut. When the budget is restored, crimes will continue to be committed left and right.
No amount of money is going to stop the reasons going through people’s heads that drives them to commit all sorts of crime. Rape is a crime, no amount of money alloted to a law enforcement budget is going to reduce the amount of rapes that happen each day, each week, each month, nor each year. This crime isn’t driven by money, it’s driven by dominance and wanting to humiliate the victim(s). And it does not matter how well trained the police officers are nor how many police officers there are, rape is a traumatizing experience. Most rape victims are too scared let alone ashamed to step forward. So, a two billion dollar budget restoration isn’t going to reduce the amount of rapes.
Depending on how many officers on the street, it could reduce the amount of muggings and thefts. If people walk through an alley through the night because it’s a shortcut, they’re likely prone to getting mugged, raped, beaten, and possibly killed. Most beat officers don’t tour the back alleys. So no amount of money is going to reduce the amount of crime let alone the amount of crime that takes place in the dark alley.
There are murders driven by passion or hate. For example, a woman decides to poison her man because he cheated on her, no amount of money in the law enforcement budget is going to reduce that. There are hate related crimes going on left and right as well, no amount of money is going to reduce the amount of hate crimes committed in this country.
Drug cartels constantly smuggle cocaine and heroin into the United States because it’s pretty profitable on their parts and they don’t care how many laws they’ve broken. So no amount of money in the local and state law enforcement budget is going to reduce the amount of drug trafficking and possession that takes place within this country.
Take a look at the white collar crimes that take place within the government and private sectors. So amount of money in the law enforcement budget is going to reduce those white collar crimes. With a two billion dollar budget restoration, white collar corporate criminals would jump at the chance to siphon that money. It’s two billion dollars that would be restored to the budget and all these people such as the white collar criminals would jump on the wagon and get a piece of the pie.
Of course the budget would put more officers on the street and make the streets safer, but it’s not going to reduce the amount of crimes that happen. In order to reduce crime, you have to target the reasons people commit crimes.