By Joe Kirkpatrick
(I had previously said this month I would write about "Identity Theft - Law Enforcement Style", but hopefully will have it in next months column.)
I hate to get on board and beat a dead horse, but since everybody else has written about the "Gobble Squabble," I thought I might as well throw in my two cents.
A lot of times, I like to sit back and analyze all parts of a situation to see if perhaps I can "think outside the box" and come up with a viable alternative solution to the problem. After studying the situation for the past couple of months, I have arrived with a solution that can give Sheriff Gobble everything he wants without raising any taxes.
First off, is we have to take a close look at why we have a sheriff's department to begin with, and an almost new jail that is already filled to capacity. What segment of the population does the sheriff's department deal with? Well, if you haven't been over there, I can tell you. 90% of what they deal with is low life losers - time and time again, over and over. Most of us have been the victim of a crime at one time or another. If so, and the person was apprehended, you probably found out this was not the first time they had been in trouble. In studying the problem of the sheriff's department, I got