Police are supposed to uphold law, not break it

Published 9:46 am Friday, September 11, 2009

I would like to applaud Ironton Police Chief Jim Carey and Mayor Rich Blankenship for the way they run their offices.

I have been seeing this Beth Rist situation play out in the paper for months now and I wonder why it is anyone’s business other than those directly involved.

I am asked to raise my hand if I have ever been let out of a ticket. This is not the case here. Raise your hand if you’ve ever been told to call your brother, uncle or cousin and have them take the ticket for you. The officer pled guilty to a crime she committed while she held an office that required her to adhere to a higher standard of law.

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Thank you Chief Carey and Mayor Blankenship for what you have done for Ironton. I am sure you need not worry about re-election or the votes you are losing from those who commit and plead guilty to crimes in the city and then act like the victim.

We all have to find someone or something else to blame for our actions.

Maybe it has nothing to do with red, yellow, black, white, male, female, gay, straight or bisexual and more to do with criminal decisions and actions we make that place us in the predicament’s we are in.

No, it can’t be that!

Joe Freeman, Crown City