Being a Cop Isn’t Pretty, Politics Makes It Even Uglier

We’ve all seen the various internet videos of police involved in physical altercations. Sometimes they’re clear cut, the officer involved is doing the right/wrong thing and there isn’t a lot of question. Most times though you only get a piece of the story and determining who did what, when, and how it applies to rights,…

10th International Police Training Program

The information provided on the county site is negligible, literally a one sentence memo from the sheriff: “Laurie Smith, Sheriff, will travel to the Republic of Korea to attend the Tenth International Police Training Program on May 20-28, 2017.” Pretty uninformative when it comes to sending someone overseas — and yes it is on our…

Forty to One

Since no one else wants to address the elephant in the room here on the latest attack at the jails, I will. The jails were supposed to get better; today, according to all that was allegedly done, we should be looking at a smoother running, better managed, safer system that can be better trusted to…

Home for the Holidays

This one was too good to pass up, so I took a quick break from the Turkey roasting and thought I would just quickly share with you a good chuckle about how great our new Undersheriff Neusel and Ass. Sheriff Belliveau are doing in establishing policy and procedure in our jails. The sheriff seems to…

Nothing Is Changing in Laurie Smith’s Jails

I’ve been asked to put this up several times now. After digging a little, I decided to go ahead. Dan Noyes of ABC7 did a story on yet another incident in our jails. He billed it as a retaliatory act against an inmate who claimed he was falsely accused of kicking a deputy in the…