In fiscal year 1986-87, local, state, and federal governments spent a combined total of 60.6 million dollars on law enforcement. Federal law enforcement expenditures ranked last in absolute dollars and accounted for only a sixth percent of all federal spending. By way of comparison, the federal government spent 24 million more on space exploration and 43 times more on national defense and international relations than on law enforcement alone.
I'd also like to point out that we're not at "Cold War" spending levels right now, even though we're fighting a hot war. (Two, in fact.)
Anybody got a good link to what their currently building?
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