February 27th, 2009 in Breaking News, Economic Crisis, Police State

Recession creates 50,000 police jobs as crime graph soars- Jobs-News By Industry-News-The Economic Times.

WASHINGTON: Economic downturn has wiped off thousands of jobs from hundreds of the American companies, but the same crisis has prompted the US
administration to announce a massive hiring of 50,000 police personnel.

In its first budget, the Barack Obama government has proposed necessary funding to begin hiring 50,000 additional police officers.

“Supporting the hiring of police nationwide will help States and communities prevent the growth of crime during the economic downturn,” the Office of Management and Budget said in the government’s budget proposals for FY2010.

The additional funding to put 50,000 more police officers on the beat would be provided through expansion of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Hiring Grant, it added.