“It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into”

Jonathan Swift
"The Democrats have moved to the right, and the right has moved into a mental hospital." - Bill Maher
"The city is crowded my friends are away and I'm on my own
It's too hot to handle so I gotta get up and go

It's a cruel ... cruel summer"

Tuesday, December 07, 2004

Heads up

A reader of PTS, SH, points us to an interesting post.
"Hey folks, Just wanted to make sure y'all were aware of the issue laid out in this blog post: http://gritsforbreakfast.blogspot.com/2004/12/local-officials-miss-boat-on-byrne.html

It applies specifically to the Panhandle and South Plains areas -- basically since the drug task forces busted out after the Tulia case, your area just let the task forces go but didn't re-apply to use the money for other stuff.

County commissioners in all those counties will have to decide by January whether to reapply to use the money for stuff like drug treatment, probation programs, forensic science investments and other local needs, or whether to forego any funding based on sour grapes from not having a drug task force anymore. It's a good local issue.

I work with ACLU and we're going to be pushing the issue again at the Legislature."

Thanks for the heads up!