“With crime rising in New Jersey communities, police officers shouldn’t be on unemployment lines, they should be working to keep our streets safe,” said Lautenberg, a member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee which funds the COPS program. “The COPS grant program has a long history of helping local communities throughout New Jersey and across the country keep police on the beat. Republican efforts to zero out funding for the COPS program are endangering the ability of our police departments to stop violence and prevent crime. I am committed to fighting in the Senate to support COPS funding and tooppose these reckless House cuts. ”
So far Jon Runyan has voted with conservative Republicans almost all the time so he'll likely be voting to eliminate COPS. I guess police are just another thing we can't afford in America anymore.