Friday, June 02, 2006

Bucher's math: the missing numbers

Another problem* with AG candidate Paul Bucher's plan for 90 cops on OT to add 90 days of policing to the city's streets: overtime breeds overtime. Bucher estimates the cost at $3 million. Wrong. Cops working overtime will make busts -- isn't the whole point of the exercise -- meaning they will be make more trips to the District Attorney's office and more trips to court, earning even more overtime on top of their overtime. Has anyone done the math on that one?

(The first problem: cheap exploitation of last weekend's devastating gun violence is in extremely poor taste, as Xoff points out.)

1 comment:

James Wigderson said...

Yeah, Doyle's cheap exploitation of the violence Friday and not even allowing members of the police union to attend was in really poor taste.