But even normatively, plans are based on bad--even deliberately mistated--math. They can't do what they're telling pro-police residents they'll do. If they were honest w/residents about what's possible, they'd have to concede growing the police force is not a short term solution.
The budgeted sworn staffing levels are 737 for the entire FY 21-22. The City's own estimates for seven academies, based on bad math and ridiculous estimates, don't even get the City there by June 30, 2023. It's not likely they'll even get that many cops, either, tho.
I keep thinking, what if the police did smart things that deter crime, like for instance, getting on television AND NOT TELLING the bay area's caravan robbery community Oakland is a great place to get down because police here aren't able to stop them. That's like free.
I'll grant that some CMs are only engaging in this foolery because it's too hard to fight the endless tide of shitty reporting from local papers. But they're all in on a gigantic scam to fool the right and left alike about policing.

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