Tuesday, April 21, 2015
"150 cops, population 300: pay-to-play policing, from Tulsa to Kid Rock's town"
I'd like to think this is uncommon; but, maybe it isn't...
In the U.K. Guardian Tom Dart fills us in on this story:
"Oakley, Michigan, is not a hotbed of crime. But if that should change, it seems well placed to cope, because the village is believed to have a police force numbering almost 150 people, or one officer for every two residents.
One, Robert James Ritchie, does not live in Oakley. A Detroit-area native better known as the rapper Kid Rock, he applied to join the village’s small army of reserve police officers, according to an attorney, along with many prominent Michigan professionals and business people and a football player for the Miami Dolphins."