How about a reality check?
This is in response to a letter to the editor titled “Thoughts on Jordan and Arpaio” by Mr. Johnson that supposedly offers a reality check to the Grantville citizens. Mr Johnson is actually the one who needs a reality check.
First off, there was nothing wrong with him (Police Chief Doug Jordan) having his picture taken with Sheriff Arpaio. The only people that consider Sheriff Arpaio very controversial are criminals, liberal politicians, liberals and the liberal media. Funny how those four intertwine.
According to the employee handbook, the two council members are the ones who violated procedures. I am curious if the two council members who are black would have suspended the police chief if he had taken a photo with Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson or Eric Holder.
Mr. Johnson makes the assumption that because Grantville's population is only 1,360, there is no drug problem. How would he know if there is or is not a drug problem? Is he a cop? The interstate system makes it easy and fast to bring drugs into these smaller cities from Atlanta.
As far as Grantville being a speed trap or a crooked town because they issue speeding tickets to speeders and seize property of criminals who commit felonies: the cure for that is don't speed and don't commit felonies. I drive by Grantville three to five times a week going to LaGrange on the interstate. Never got a speeding ticket or had my property seized. Why? I obey the law.
As far as Chief Jordan or Sheriff Arpaio being renegade law enforcement officers, that is only the opinion of the four food groups mentioned in my first paragraph. All law enforcement personnel to me are heroes. They put their lives on the line every day.
Mr. Johnson's last sentence asked, Do we really want Sheriff Arpaio to have our back? I would be honored and privileged for him and Chief Jordan to have my back along with the outstanding sheriff of Coweta County. They stand for the law-abiding citizen.