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Entire police force laid off in small Texas town


Crime is on the rise in one small Texas city because the police department has been padlocked and the officers sent home.

The city of Alto laid off its entire police force about two weeks ago because the city council completely cut the department's budget.

"They put a bulls-eye target on law enforcement -- police department -- and police department only," police chief Charles Barron told CBS News.

"We had to do something drastic," Councilman Jerry Flowers explained to Forbes. "The police department being a non-money-making entity, was the easiest to get rid of while we catch our breath and build up some cash."

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Comment by Alan Neuman
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Hooray! The car thieves have finally been stopped, in this town at any rate. I want to get in my car and travel, FREELY, by my birth right, without a license, with no fear of getting tazed, beaten, and arrested! Yes Powell, crime has already gone down!

Comment by Powell Gammill
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I bet the crime rate goes down. And some donut shops go under.

Comment by trevor
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Christmas in July?


God rest ye merry gentlemen let nothing ye dismay

the taxpayers have granted ye this generous holiday

to save us all you baboons gone totally astray

Oh tidings of comfort and joy, comfort and joy

Oh tidings of comfort and joy!