There have been a number of tales in your Clarksdale Press Register this previous yr reporting on crime.
We consider no different information occasion impacts folks’s lives like being the sufferer of against the law. We additionally consider the primary obligation of native authorities is public security.
And we’ve not at all times felt secure in 2021.
Residence burglaries, assaults, automotive burglaries and studies of photographs fired have grabbed the headlines all year long. After which we had the loss of life of a 7-year-old by the hands of males taking pictures at one other man.
We noticed our board of Mayor and Commissioners defund the police in 2020 and the variety of police officer on the streets of Clarksdale plummeted. Then those self same metropolis leaders gave themselves raises in 2021. Now we have but to grasp why they did that and what their logic might need been.
And whereas legislation enforcement is the primary line of protection in preventing crime, we hope our group realizes legislation enforcement wants your eyes and ears to cease crime.
Too typically residents rant and rave that calling police or the sheriff’s division a couple of crime doesn’t do any good. We agree there is probably not a right away arrest and the caller could not see somebody charged with that specific crime, however not calling ensures nothing can be carried out.
We’re a nation of legal guidelines and legislation enforcement makes use of these legal guidelines and bits and items of data and proof to construct a case and make an arrest. This newspaper urges each lawman on this county to at all times take their time and ensure the correct particular person is arrested, charged and – if the courts demand it – convicted and sentenced.
However their work normally begins with a phone name from a citizen.
Suspicious automobiles with burglars inside could be stopped by police, if somebody calls.
Drug sellers could be swept from our group and evaded our youngsters, if dad and mom will name and report suspected drug exercise of their neighborhood or faculty.
The reality is crooks notice rapidly, when a group is alert and prepared to name the cops, and that it’s time to transfer on and search simpler pickings.
Once more all of it begins with a phone name.
So choose up the phone. Name in a tip. Let’s make 2022 the yr we make Clarksdale secure once more.