I read something very funny this morning.
Nothing from the wide area of South Central Kansas. Something very near home.
The County Seat city council is up in arms – against the Sheriff’s Dept. The council is mad because the Sheriff’s office isn’t writing tickets. At least enough of them to satisfy the Council.
The Council figures that paying the Sheriff’s Dept a quarter million a year means that they can dictate to the Dept a quota for tickets issued inside the city limits, I suppose.
The Sheriff said that issuing tickets and summons’ within the city limits wasn’t the sum total of the Dept’s functions. They (the Dept) was busy doing law enforcement and investigative functions throughout the county.
Right now, the council said, the local dog catcher was issuing summons and ticket – for which he has no proper authority.
I did gain the impression that a council member was not happy that he could not cow the Sheriff’s, or his officers, and that the council member could not, really, affect the local populous with fear and loathing.
Too bad there isn’t a test for that type thinking for candidates before we elect the suckers. The really sad part of the story is going to be, I suppose, that the council member concerned will not be happy until he either gets a city cop (outside the Sheriff’s Dept) or he get the Sheriff to station a full time Deputy in the city (which, basically, they now do but who, evidently, does not issue sufficient tickets and summons).
From the reaches,