Re: I should have been a cop for the $$$'s
What I didn't see in this article is that the number of officers, per capita, has increased also, despite decreasing crime rates.
Originally Posted by goodbasil
And journalists who write sentences like this:
ought to be shot. How can one compare 1.5% to $18.3 million without knowing the total budget? One needs to compare apples to apples, percentages to percentages, and numbers with numbers. What's even worse is that this article steals this line from a Globe and Mail article as if it makes sense to the yahoo at Yahoo! So that's two yahoo's who don't know a vapid sentence when they see one.
When Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi broached decreasing the police budget 1.5 per cent, his councillors over-rode him and boosted the budget by $18.3 million.
"I beseech you, in the bowels of Christ, think it possible that you may be mistaken." (stolen from TomF )