Who cares about saving one life?

Sound mean doesn’t it? Sorry, but I’m tired of hearing this refrain every time the cops want some kind of expensive new gadget or draconian new law. In this case the OPP is begging for traffic choppers, but it really doesn’t matter what the cops ask for, they always speak in terms of that one life that they might save.

Sorry OPP, but if you’re vying for budget resources there’s lots of other one-life scenarios that are at least as probable as your chopper business. What about health care? What about counseling services? To be consistent the OPP ought to support all of these things that might save one life. Or they can stick to making grown-up arguments for an expanded budget and avoid a cheap emotional ploy in the wake of a street racing-related death on this province’s highways.

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