Joe Weir

To the editor:
For sure we need more officers and more prosecution, but we don’t need more taxes. Let’s pass this police tax, but the next tax renewal we should vote no and start the rollback. The problem with these taxes is that they always become permanent; they’re always renewed and expanded.

One question I have about this proposal is the building of a police station near Independence Center. I think police substations on our western border with Kansas City would show those coming into town and those who live here that we’re serious about stopping crime in Independence.