Thin blue line meets budget red ink

Thin blue line meets budget red ink
Ram raids make news and prompt police funding, but ... (Image: NZME)
Cameron Bagrie
Good news with last weekend’s announcement of a $564 million boost for law and order, though it is a classic example of a budget initiative that hides the underlying picture. A lot more money will be needed to make a difference.First, the good parts.There has been some great work by police and backed up by statistics showing less crime over recent years. More money is welcome and needed. Seldom does a day go past now without some criminal activity reported. Particularly concerning are those that are gun-related, or some business...

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