Friday, March 24, 2006

Does the Sheriff Even Care???

Does Sheriff Anderson even care that the city's crime rate is out of control? Does he even realize that is part of his job? Crime stats for January came out and they are not good.

Robbery is up 43% Burglaries are up 25% Theft up 46%

Between Sheriff Anderson and our Buddy Bart, the entire county's police force is controlled. However, nothing new has been proposed by the "dynamic duo" with the exception of a bunch of trees. Where is Bart on the rising crime? He indicated in his state of the city address that we had a plan, but never indicated what it was. Pretty typical of the mayor who cares more about trees and libraries than making it safe to walk outside at night.

So, where is Sheriff Frank on the issue? In fact, where is Sheriff Frank at all? The last I saw him, he was violating the law sitting on a stage promoting Kennedy at her announcement that she was running for prosecutor. (He would be in jail now, but we don't have the room.)The jail and a big chunk of this county are the sole responsibility of Sheriff Frank. He has not voiced a plan to fix jail overcrowding. He has not voiced a plan to slow crime. In fact, he has not voiced anything. Someone let me know the last time they heard him talk. I would be interested to see if it was anytime this year.

Frank is MIA! It is essential for this growing, improving city that we have a Sheriff that is present, and ready to take on crime.

4 Comments:

At 12:51 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Classless...Frank Anderson, regardless of his political persuasion is a class act. Secondly, I'm not sure that looking at crime is such a good idea when this week we learned that Carl Brizzi isn't prosecuting D and C Felons...

 
At 2:30 PM, Anonymous Jake said...

Okay kiddo, go back to class. While it looks good on paper to file D felonies, in this case it gets plead down to a lower charge. Going after the people you are referring to on breaking probation rather than escape charges ends up in a stricter penalty. Melina should know better...but she doesn't.

 
At 3:00 PM, Blogger joecitizen said...

There is no doubt that Frank Anderson is not as flamboyant as the last Sheriff..a Republican like yourself. You must miss the video's of the last Sheriff in a bar or threatening wrecker services on video tape.
As for hearing him speak, two things. There are those that talk about it and then there are those that get it done. #2...you have to come out of your young republican back room dinners and join the rest of us to hear him. I've hear him say he likes republicans too. But I don't think he likes republicans like you.

 
At 8:16 PM, Anonymous morgan kaela said...

the sheriff is not a bad guy, but if the Mayor hadn't rammed consolidation down his throat, maybe his officers could focus more on clearing burglaries than sitting on committees deciding what color uniform to wear.

 

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