When San Jose, Ca., had trouble affording services such as road repair and libraries because of the cost of police pensions, voters approved cutting them. What happened next proved sobering for other cities. Hundreds of police officers quit. Response times for serious calls rose. Faced with labor-union litigation, San Jose restored previous retirement ages and cost-of-living increases for existing police officers, and last month it gave them a raise, Want to read more? Please subscribe to The Crime Report!