Broke Cities Use Renta-Cops Instead of Police

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BOBBY WHITE
The Wall Street Journal
April 21, 2009

OAKLAND, Calif. — Facing pressure to crack down on crime amid a record budget deficit, Oakland is joining other U.S. cities that are turning over more law-enforcement duties to private armed guards.

The City Council recently voted to hire International Services Inc., a private security agency, to patrol crime-plagued districts. While a few Oakland retail districts previously have pooled cash to pay for unarmed security services, using public funds to pay for private armed guards would mark a first for the city.



Hiring private guards is less expensive than hiring new officers. Oakland — facing a record $80 million budget shortfall — spends about 65% of its budget for police and fire services, including about $250,000 annually, including benefits and salary, on each police officer.

In contrast, for about $200,000 a year the city can contract to hire four private guards to patrol the troubled East Oakland district where four on-duty police officers were killed in March. And the company, not the city, is responsible for insurance for the guards.

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  1. Urban Iulian » Vodafone Romania refuza sa raspunda in scris la sesizarile clientilor said

    am April 30 2008 @ 5:11 pm

    […] povesteam aici http://www.urbaniulian.ro/?p=4819 , aici http://www.urbaniulian.ro/?p=4947 si aici http://www.urbaniulian.ro/?p=5048 , despre peripetiile ocazionate de faptul ca am decis intr-un moment de ratacire, sa imi trec […]

  2. Iulian Urban said

    am June 4 2008 @ 3:08 pm

    ———- Forwarded message ———-
    From: Iulian Urban
    Date: Jun 4, 2008 3:08 PM
    Subject: Re: Revenire solicitare informatii suplimentare
    To: Silvia Dinu

    Buna ziua

    Toate detaliile le puteti gasi aici

    http://www.urbaniulian.ro/2008/05/30/vodafone-si-proctergamble-date-in-judecata-pentru-spam-pe-telefonul-mobil/

    http://www.urbaniulian.ro/2008/05/19/pentru-vodafone-romania-facturile-fiscale-cerute-de-clienti-sunt-un-simplu-moft/

    http://www.urbaniulian.ro/2008/04/25/vodafone-romania-refuza-sa-raspunda-in-scris-la-sesizarile-clientilor/

    http://www.urbaniulian.ro/2008/04/22/vodafone-romania-isi-bate-joc-de-abonatii-sai-asteptam-investigatia-anrcti/

    Urban Iulian

    On 6/4/08, Silvia Dinu wrote:

    C?tre,

    Domnul Iulian URBAN,

    E-mail: iulian.urban@gmail.com

    Stimate domn,

    Ca urmare a plângerii Dvs., înregistrat? la ANRCTI cu nr.SC-12972/05.05.2008, în vederea investig?rii aspectelor semnalate de Dvs. („am limitat accesul la apelurile interna?ionale”), revenim cu solicitarea de a ne transmite urmatoarele:

    – copie de pe „Contractul pentru serviciile Vodafone prestate de Vodafone Romania S.A.” pentru num?rul de abonat 0722 726 450 („de la 01.04.2008 am trecut num?rul de telefon 0722.726.450 de pe cartel? pe abonament”), cu toate anexele ?i actele adi?ionale, precum ?i copie de pe Oferta comercial? a S.C. Vodafone Romania S.A (Vodafone) în baza c?reia a?i încheiat contractul, dac? este cazul;

    – copii ale coresponden?ei pe care a?i avut-o cu Vodafone privind activarea serviciilor de convorbiri interna?ionale ?i a serviciului de roaming (inclusiv r?spunsurile Vodafone);

    – datele Dvs. de identificare (o adres? de coresponden?? ?i un num?r de telefon);

    – orice alte informa?ii ?i documente pe care le considera?i relevante cauzei.

    Informa?iile solicitate mai sus pot fi transmise în form? electronic? la adresa relatii_cu_publicul@anrcti.ro sau pot fi depuse la registratura sediului central al ANRCTI, situat? în B-dul Libert??ii nr.14, sector 5, Bucure?ti.

    Cu stim?,

    Presedinte,

    DAN CRISTIAN GEORGESC

  3. Gelatu Ileana said

    am October 22 2009 @ 1:40 pm

    Doresc o factura detaliata comuna mironesti 0722915469

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