I was driving down the street of Washington, DC today and a police car pulled up next to me. My husband and I both looked at it and thought, “really? Is this really necessary?”
The fancy paint job on the side of the car indicated that it was a DC Public Library Police car! Does the DC Public Library really need a special police car? How many do they have? How much did that cost? (I may call tomorrow to find out how many cars the Library police have.)
OK, I realize that a public library in a big city needs security — but it needs security at the Library.
If there is a big problem, requiring a chase, the librarian can call 911 like everyone else! Does the City really need to spend money on fancy police car equipment just for a library police force? (Maybe chasing late book fees?)