Monday, July 06, 2009

So, is the State of Tennessee shifting the cost of crime to neighborhoods or not?

Do you read anything between the lines of Tennessee Department of Corrections Commissioner George Little's comments to News 2 reporter Andy Cordan in the wake of the North End serial burglar Darren Hardemon's recent release and crime spree?
The state is absolutely not trying to shift the cost of crime to the neighborhoods. What we need is a balanced approach that best utilizes scarce resources.

People in Tennessee have made it clear they don’t want higher taxes. This means we need to manage our budget so that we are intervening with less serious offenders as appropriate to reduce recidivism.
So how did the state intervene with Darren Hardemon?

1 comment:

  1. 6&h1=Police chief calls Darren Lamont Hardemon 'career criminal'