The town of #Meigs
made a rather substantial move this month in an attempt to save money, by dissolving the entire police department. The decision to fire all the cops happened on Friday, and amazingly enough, the town has not yet descended into utter chaos. Imagine that.
On Friday, citing budget concerns, the Meigs City Council voted to shut down its police department. As WALB 10 reports, the vote was split with a majority 3-2 electing to shut the Meigs Police Department down, according to Meigs Police Chief Antonio Mango.
According to chief Mango, the mayor of Meigs, Cheryl Walters, was one of the deciding votes for shutting down the department.
Mango claims the council voted to close the department due to budgetary issues. However, he said the city is roughly $12,000 under budget for this year. He said the police department should have been the last place to shut down, according to WALB. “Any city, when you’re looking at budget-cutting you know, I think the police department should be one of the final steps when you are looking at budget-cutting. The police department is vital to any city,” said Mango.
However, this was not the case.
The police department now has eight days to vacate the office before the doors are closed for the final time. Rest assured that the citizens of Meigs will be just fine without their police department. As #theFreeThoughtProject
has reported numerous times, the idea of a city firing all of its cops is not new and has never resulted in outbreaks of criminal behavior.
The idea that police protect you is a misconception, as they will seldom prevent violence. They normally show up after the violence or crime has been committed and then try and find a culprit, or not. This is not meant to discount the officers who do show up to dangerous situations and prevent harm. However, the overwhelming majority of police interactions do not involve someone being saved. 🖐🏾More in comments👇🏾