Ok, something is amiss here.
Last year, the state government of Maryland gave the University of Maryland Police Department a $30,000 grant, with the publicized intent of using that money to combat underage drinking.
The UMPD then did something nobody expected – they RETURNED THE MONEY. Most of it, anyway.
Marc Limansky, the UMPD spokesman, had this to say on the matter: “We’ll manage; we’ve been able to manage for years.” Right.
The state then followed this up with their own case of unscrupulous generosity with taxpayer dollars, and GAVE THE UMPD ANOTHER THIRTY THOUSAND DOLLARS.
What is happening here? Who returns a surplus? Did the police just throw reality in the state’s face? Did the little guy just bring a small-town-honesty meteor crashing down on O’Malley’s big politik parade?