Justice and Protection Cost Saving Ideas

Welcome to the “Cost Savings Ideas” website of Governor Paul LePage. Here, you are invited to share your ideas for promoting cost savings in the Department of the Attorney General, Department of Corrections, Department of Defense, Veteran’s and Emergency Management, Department of Public Safety, Judicial Department, Maine Commission on Indigent Legal Services, Maine Fire Protection Services Commission, Maine Human Rights Commission, Pine Tree Legal Assistance, and other related agencies.

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  1. Secure all tasers from all law enforcement officers so that citizens could be protected from assault and excessive f

    Secure all tasers from all law enforcement officers so that unarmed citizens wouldn't get assaulted by those power hungry officers acting life storm troopers inflicting excessive force using them. This would save many $ on taser training, taser purchases, and provide a much needed sense of safety for us law abiding citizens.

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    • House detained juvenile offenders at Dorothea *** and ship the committed to South Portland.

      By doing so, the Mountain View Youth Development Center in Charleston could be used only for 18-25 year old offenders. Trying to keep the juveniles and the adults seperate in this particular facility is next to impossible. The sight and sound barrier (that will never work) is just costing us taxpayers more and more. This is also the perfect answer to the "New Prison" that will cost upward of 100 million dollars. We have plenty of room in our prisons and jails and this would make even more room. We have a nice work release program that would take care…

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      • Skill building for prisoners!

        We do not do enough skill building with prisoners and they return to our communities with no job skills that enable them to obtain employment and provide for their families. Habitat for humanities, local communities and other forms of free community service will allow for skill building beyond building model boats! Education can be tied in with good time! Educate and train our prisoners to better enable to them to provide for themselves and their families as well as integrate back into our communites. The end result will be lower recidivism and hence lower prison costs.

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          The DOC is working with the DOL to determine what job skills the labor market will need so that programming can be re-designed to fit available jobs.

        • Notifying public about *** offenders.

          In Bradford County in Florida, they post signs on the lawns of people who are a registered *** offender. This way the public is aware of who is living in their neighborhood. I feel that this would be a good idea for all of the offenders who have had convictions. This would probably require a law to be passed, but it would make everyone in the neighborhood feel safer, especially if they have children and can educate their children to stay away. And it would make it easier to keep track of them. I have a picture of this sign…

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          • Protect our Forest Rangers

            Equip our conservation law enforcement officers properly with bullet proof vests and firearms. Require all new hires to complete the basic law enforcement training program. Give them the tools, training and resources the need to do their jobs properly before one if them gets hurt. Lets do the right thing before someone has to tell their spouse that their husband or wife was killed because the state didn't give them the equipment they needed to save their own lives.

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            • Require law enforcement to carry non lethal rounds

              Every government agent that carries a firearm could be required to carry one clip of non lethal rubber bullets; so they have the option of incapacitating any threat they may find themselves up against. If they carry there weapon around pre-chambered they should have that round be a non lethal round; so they can use it in a hurry and have the time to decide the best course of action.

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              • e need to think about the Death penalty in This State due to more and more Murders are happening.

                I read the paper and always someone is getting killed for drugs or money to buy drugs, We need to get the Death Penalty involved to maybe wakeup people on any idea on killing someone elses child or parent.

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                • Enact a public domestic violence offender registry

                  Dear Gov. LePage,
                  I greatly commend you on your stance on domestic violence in this state. It is a pernicious evil that needs to be rooted out with the offenders being properly punished so that they can not go on to murder their victim. I propose that there be a registry enacted throughout the state (and online) that lists any and all persons convicted of domestic violence with the term of registration being similar to that of the *** offender registry. I think this would serve to provide the public with information pertaining to dangerous predators and possibly help to…

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                        • Creating a safer environment for College students and its faculties by allowing Conceal Carry on campus.

                          the Virginia Tech massacre of April 16, 2007, in which a gunman brutally murdered 32 students and faculty members and injured 17 more before killing himself while no one was capable of stopping him, not even campus police.

                          Thousands of responsible gun owners in Maine register every year for concealed carry permits. All of which are rigorously screened. Criminals could care less about laws that they so break, and the lifes they harm and will carry reguardless if its a gun free zone.

                          Time and time again gun free zones have showed increase of violent crimes from murder to ****,…

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                          • Eliminate fines

                            I believe that fines for traffic violations, petty crimes and unpaid fines lead to disdain and contempt towards the government. I believe that a much better system would be to make those people do community service, that way projects could be accomplished that would normally not be done. Things that could be considered for community service would be landscaping of towns, parks and countrysides, cleaning up rubbish from wherever, and painting things. Other things could of course be thought of and added and maybe have a website similar to this one where people could post things that they would like…

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                            • Make law enforcement carry tranquilizers as well as guns

                              The way I see it, many situations that would result in an officer using deadly force on a suspect could be avoided if law enforcement was required to carry tranquilizers guns as well as normal guns. Like if they're confronted with a dangerous person they could knock them out with a few darts and hopefully they wouldn't overdose, then assess the situation from there, and the previously violent person would most likely be in a better disposition once they wake up from their nap.

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                              • License suspension notification

                                There is a big problem facing many in our state. Operating after suspension is a serious charge with serious penalties. Why is it the BMV can simply mail out a notification, and you are considered notified? What happens in those instances where someone isn't notified? They get convicted. With all the things that have to be sent certified mail, how is it something that can possibly make you a felon is not required? I cant get away with telling bill collectors my check is in the mail. Why can the state?

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                                • Reduce health care costs by eliminating chemtrails

                                  Those in power please stand up for your citizens and refuse to allow continued spraying of chemicals and deadly metals on our beautiful state. Governor Lepage keeps complaining about the poor people who need Maine care services, so stop allowing our state to be deliberately poisoned, our sun blocked out, and our trees and wildlife murdered. Lots of people who receive health care assistance are prescribed anti depressants and anxiety medications which are extremely expensive. These costs could be lessened if people were not being numbed out by the poisons being sprayed from above!

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