Wednesday, September 17, 2014     Volume: 29, Issue: 7
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Should police be allowed to use surplus military equipment?

Cheap or free gear for local police? Sounds good to me.
No. Police are meant to serve the people, not to threaten them.
If they use it properly I don’t see any reason why not, but I don’t feel comfortable seeing cops with assault rifles.
Nothing says democracy like a bayonet to the butt.

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The following article was posted on August 27th, 2014, in the New Times - Volume 29, Issue 5 [ Submit a Story ]
The following articles were printed from New Times [newtimesslo.com] - Volume 29, Issue 5

Good job, city of SLO!

Marty U'Ren - San Luis Obispo

There was the sound of jackhammers on the street this morning. City workers were tearing up the street. Seems there was a water leak reported last night. They have cut a large hole, dug down, repaired the leak, and put down new pavement—all before noon.

I constantly hear criticism of government workers like city road crews being lazy and over paid. Well, it took three guys to open the ground and repair the leak and two guys to finish with the paving. I was impressed with the professionalism and efficiency with which I observed our city workers do the job using the modern equipment provided them.

To those who complain about government workers and budgets funded by our tax dollars, this is the price for living in a modern civilized society.