Bigotry is abound, apprently, within these boards. There is a level of supposed tolerance I will have no part of. Obviously, it seems to be well-embraced here. I have finally found something more fucked up than what I'm used to. Congrats. - Ruby
The dispute started last month, when Shawnee County District Attorney Chad Taylor announced that a 10 percent budget cut to his office in 2012 meant he would no longer be prosecuting any of the city's misdemeanors, effective immediately. Topeka city council members say they can't afford the estimated $800,000 yearly cost of prosecuting those misdemeanors and jailing offenders--and that they want the county to continue carrying out misdemeanor prosecutions as it has for the past 25 years. The county continues to insist that the jurisdiction for these prosecutions should shift to city prosecutors, but the Topeka City Council says that none of the city's five attorneys has any recent experience prosecuting domestic violence cases.Next week, the council will vote on a measure that will strip domestic battery from a list of crimes that are illegal in the city. The vote is a tactical bid to force the county to take those cases on again.
Wow... I can see their strategy, but it's a risky tactic.
It seems to me the council is fully aware of how outrageous this is, and is only suggesting doing this to force the county into taking the cases back.If it comes to a vote, I really don't see it passing.
That's good but they really need to catch some hell leading up to the vote as well. When Gov. Shit-Face LePage proposed to cut all of the substance abuse funding here in his budget proposal, the State Legislators (especially Republicans) were subject to an un-ending barrage of calls, letter, e-mails, etc., up until the budget vote in appropriations. Every penny was put back.
Well apparently I am the bad guy because this sounds... awesome. Instead of getting a grassroots voting group together. Get a grassroots vigilante group together. Instead of prosecuting misdemeanor abuse react with misdemeanor assault. Also I want to get some spray paint and go to that town.