The best way to spend tax money?

My friend recently started working at a public defenders office. One of his first cases involved a man who had received his 126th public intoxication ticket. Yes 126th ticket!

His client, who is obviously mentally ill gets repeatedly arrested so he can go to jail where he knows he will receive a hot meal and a bed roll. His client is unable to function in our society.

How much money could we as a nation have saved by, after this gentlemen’s 15th or 20th arrest, sending him into a mental health or alcohol treatment program?

A group out of Washington State emailed me this graphic which I found very interesting http://www.onlinecriminaljusticedegree.com/failed-war-on-drugs/

This is a ton of money, how much of it has gone to lock up the mental ill? How much could we have saved by spending money on long term proactive treatment

Harassment and Key Bank

TCPA Violation by Key Bank
Mortgage Servicers can many a times be the most egregious violators of Telephone Consumer Protection Act. A typical scenario would look something like the example below:
Jane Doe was falling behind on her Mortgage and had to file for a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy. Her Mortgage Servicer was Key Bank. She included the Mortgage in her Chapter 13 Plan. However, despite the automatic stay, Key Bank continued to call her cell phone. Jane continually advised Key Bank to stop calling and contact her Bankruptcy Counsel. However, Key Bank refused to pay any heed to her requests.
The above scenario is a common occurrence for many homeowners filing Chapter 13 Bankruptcy. If Key Bank is calling your cell-phone without your consent, each call is a violation possibly resulting in statutory damages between $500 to $1500 per call. We are currently looking for victims of Statutory Violations to represent them on a contingency fee basis. Please call us immediately if you believe that you are a victim and wish to take the fight back to the Banks.

Insitutions That Fail To Report Child Abuse Should Be Liable To All Future Victims

Great article in the NY Times today http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/11/opinion/bruni-suffer-the-children.html?_r=1&emc=eta1

The article mentions that the Boy Scouts recently exposed files revealed over 125 molesters that the Boy Scouts leadership kept silent about…this pales in comparison to the cover up occurring in USOC sports, in particular USA Swimming.