3.14.2006

Bad And Good

From a story in the Star Telegram: The Tarrant County Commissioners Court approved temporary funding Tuesday to continue operating the county’s drug task force as state officials debate how to spend dwindling federal narcotics grant money. [Editorial Comment: That's a bad use of taxpayer money] The court agreed to spend $465,000 to fund the county’s narcotics team through June 30 — a 90-day stop-gap measure — while it awaits word from the state on its grant applications. [Editorial Comment: That's waaaay too much money] [Editorial Comment: Now the good news about your tax dollars] Federal grants, distributed through the Texas governor’s office to fund narcotics enforcement in Texas, have declined nearly 70 percent to $14 million this fiscal year, compared with $33 million in 2004-05, said Rachael Novier, a spokeswoman for Gov. Rick Perry.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hey Barry, If the narcotics task force isn't out there arresting these guys, your out of a job.

Anonymous said...

Hey ...

They need to arrst some of these dopers in Newark ...

They could fund the program on confiscated double wide trailers ...

Anonymous said...

Hey, Tarrant County needs to do like Wise County and hook up with DPS. I understand that Wise County is working with DPS Narcotics and has recently done a HUGE bust. I just moved here and was told by someone at Wal-Mart about the drug problems and what the Sheriff's Office has recently done. Would this save the tax payers money if Tarrant County followed the "WISE" lead?

Anonymous said...

Barry in this case you are speaking from experience and as usual the public at large have no clue what is really going on in narcotic taskforces. Many of them have mutated into a seizure driven agencies. Worried more about matching their grant requirement through seizures then the main mission of getting drugs off the street.