By Ed Straker May 14, 2017
In the old days, the Mafia would send enforcers around to local businesses to demand protection money.
Now local governments are doing nearly the same thing. They cry that they don't have enough taxpayer money, and when citizens don't agree to a tax increase, they release criminals to terrorize the population until they meet their demands.
The latest example of this is in a rural part of Oregon in Douglas, Curry, and Josephine Counties. The counties claim that because logging revenues are down, there is a budget shortfall, and essential services must be cut. First they tried eliminating the town libraries. Then they reduced police response to crimes.
Then, when that didn't work, they started releasing criminals from jail to terrorize the local population..........So the county budgets must really be cut to the bone if they are releasing criminals! I decided to take a quick look at the budget of Josephine County. The county spends.........Read more