The police response to the varsity capturing in Ulvade, Texas is being criticized by the neighborhood, the nationwide media and anybody with an iPhone and a beef in opposition to legislation enforcement.
Your Clarksdale Press Register needs to say up entrance that hindsight is 20/20 and looking out down a faculty corridor with a person on the different finish with an assault rifle is a bit more blurry.
Your Clarksdale Press Register hopes and prays our Sheriff Charles Jones and Police Chief Robbie Linley by no means should make these selections.
Your Clarksdale Press Register additionally believes no different information occasion impacts folks’s lives like being a sufferer of a criminal offense. We additionally imagine the primary obligation of presidency is public security
And we have now not all the time had that in Clarksdale.
House burglaries, assaults, automotive burglaries and reviews of pictures 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 capturing at one other man.
We noticed our board of Mayor and Commissioners defund the police in 2020 and the variety of police officer making the streets of Clarksdale plummeted. We’ve got but to know why they did that and what their logic might need been.
And whereas legislation enforcement is the primary line of protection in stopping crime, we hope our neighborhood realizes it isn’t simply the job of the police chief and sheriff. Regulation enforcement wants your eyes and ears to cease crime.
Too usually residents rant and rave that calling police or the sheriff’s division a few crime doesn’t do any good. We agree there might not be a right away arrest and the caller might not see somebody charged with that individual crime, however not calling ensures nothing will probably be executed.
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. Additionally it is a criminal offense when judges let a suspected legal proceed to mingle with society after they’ve dedicated a violent crime or endangered others. Once more their first obligation must be the protection of residents and never politics or whose household they know.
And with all of the faults of our judicial system and liberal metropolis leaders searching for a job in Washington, we need to remind Clarksdale stopping crime normally begins with a phone name by you.
Suspicious autos with burglars inside may be stopped by police, if somebody calls.
Drug sellers may be swept from our neighborhood and evaded our youngsters, if mother and father will name authorities and report suspected drug exercise of their neighborhood or faculty.
The reality is crooks notice rapidly, when a neighborhood 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.
You’re the eyes and ears for native legislation enforcement in your neighborhood, your metropolis and your neighborhood.
So choose up the phone. Name in a tip. Let’s make 2022 the yr we make Clarksdale secure once more.