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Thinking About Building A Jail
This is all completely fiction, but it was a thought that I had this morning.
I was wondering what kind of business I could build to supplement my income. And for some reason, a jail came to mind.
I have zero actual knowledge about this of course, but hear me out...
Drugs
Yellowstone county voters will decide on another public safety levy.  The county attorney's office needs more money to help with the backlog of cases.  Why?
Drugs.
32% of all felony cases are now Meth related, 32%.  It's sad what such a milk toast attitude and approa…
Time To Offend Someone
A new health survey for Yellowstone County has indicated that 66% of the county is overweight and a third are considered obese.  People are killing themselves and either don't care or don't think it’s abnormal because so many people are in the same shape...
Creepy Clowns Stay Away
You might have heard the news about creepy clowns popping up in strange places in towns across the country. They are very disturbing to say the least.
None have been in Montana that I know of and probably for good reason. If any popped up in Yellowstone County they would probably be shot...
Cut Unemployment Benefits
In counties like Yellowstone where there are not enough workers to fill the jobs, benefits from collecting unemployment should not be available.  These benefits should only be available if there are no other options.  Why should working people have part of their income confiscated in order…
Either There Is Or There Isn’t
Stage 2 fire restrictions are now in place for Yellowstone County.  It includes the ban on internal combustion engines between 1 pm and 1am.  Thats dumb. Either its a fire danger or it isn't.
Dry is dry and do you really want people mowing their grass at 2 in the morning...
No “Official” Drought Yet
Billings is 2 inches behind normal for moisture so far this year.  A no burning ban is in place for Yellowstone County, yet the official drought monitor does not have us in a drought situation.
These people are certifiably nuts.  There's no sub-soil moisture, its almost 100 degrees, gr…
Billings Cold Cases Still Open
I grew up in a law enforcement family. My late father worked as a deputy sheriff for 28 years and two of my brothers were Marines while two others went into police work themselves. As you can imagine, being upstanding and doing what was right was a big part of my upbringing...

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