To Rein in California’s Cops, Reclaim City Hall
Escalating Salaries, Benefits, and Pensions for Police Are Crowding Out Other Services Our State Badly Needs
When you hear cops reporting widespread looting in California, you should believe them. Because they are true experts. Indeed, for many decades, the most successful looters in our state have been the police themselves.
Of course, California’s nearly 80,000 sworn officers don’t bother with the small-time grift of stealing electronics during civil unrest. Instead, they prefer to sack the treasuries of the governments that employ them, in both good times and bad.
In communities across our state, the escalating salaries, benefits, and pensions of police are swallowing up municipal budgets—and crowding out …