http://www.nytimes.com/2003/06/07/national/07CRIM.html Government budget woes are hitting criminal justice agencies hard, the New York Times says. In Portland, Oreg., where police funding is down, 10 percent in three years, Station houses close at night, and the 960-member force is down 64 officers. With no money for overtime, undercover drug officers sometimes simply stop what they are doing when their shifts end. Suspects who cannot afford a lawyer are set free. Crime is rising, and some predict that . . .
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