*Picture this…you’re waiting for the bus and it’s right across from a bridge.  You see this guy walk up to the edge and it looks like he’s there to kill himself.

He swan dives over the side and you pick up your cell to alert police.  The police arrive on the scene and you immediately feel a sense of relief come over you…until…you hear the police say to paramedics, “I would go out there and try to help my man out, but now with the city’s budget cuts, we don’t have the proper training or equipment that it takes to get him out.”

That’s right! They watched as a man walked right out into San Francisco Bay up to his neck.  The man drifted out until his body was visibly floating on the water.  And all because of protocol and budget cuts, (more…)