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Saturday, October 23, 2004

Voting machines as a proxy for evaluating effectiveness of municipality procurement in re homeland security

There's some talk that municipalities in the wake of 2000 rushed to buy voting equipment without adequate consultation with experts. This suggests that when faced with an emergency [however that is defined] money, not careful analysis, is the deciding vote.

Yet, we are asked to believe that because homeland security is shortchanged, that municipalities are doing the right thing in finding alternatives. Ref

It remains to be explained why local municapilities give a green light to narcotics investigations, while dismissing local complaints; or why simple street stops bring in the drug dogs as back-ups.

Yes, Virginia, we do have a problem with funding. We also have a problem with cops becoming drug dealers because "writing speeding tickets" isn't profitable enough to cover the budget shortfalls.