Joe Doakes from Como Park emails:
Some local folks lost their home for non-payment of real estate taxes. Their son allegedly showed up at the county offices, threatened some staff, broke a window. A restraining order was issued but staff wasn’t satisfied.
“A piece of paper won’t keep him away, he might come back with a gun. We need protection,” they told the County Manager.
Like what? A guy with a badge? We have that, the private security guard at the door.
No, he’s just a rent-a-cop. We are a unit of County government, we want a Deputy Sheriff.
Pull a deputy off patrol to babysit an office building? How about a Reserve Deputy? Wears the same uniform and badge, is that okay?
No, Reserve Deputies don’t carry a gun. We want a real deputy.
So what you want is a Good Guy with a Gun to defend you from the possible Bad Guy with a Gun?
Not necessarily, it could be a female deputy; but basically, yes.
So we got one, she’s been sitting in the squad in the parking lot. With her gun.
Amazing how being personally targeted clarifies one’s thinking.
Heather Martens would be appalled.
Well, I for one think Heather would looooove a police state.