Perhaps the District of Columbia should apply for a kidnapping stimulus grant. After all, jobs are at stake!
"There's no reason for them to sit around in a building waiting for a call. They had seven calls in an 18-month period," she said. "It's a waste of police officers."
The wasted police officers make up the District's hostage negotiation team. The officers aren't actually being fired. They're just being reassigned to other, less essential duties, like patrolling the streets during the approximately 360 days a year when hostage negotiation isn't called for.
Of course, that's a problem for the District's police union, which points out that our capital already suffers a tragic shortage of law enforcement officers trained to deal with hostage-taking.