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Editorial Board: Richmond County Sheriff remains absent amid spree of violence



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Richmond County Sheriff Richard Roundtree was quick to step into the spotlight to take partial credit for the recent “Operation Grace,” which netted a slew of il...

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  1. We hear so much from the Marshal of Richmond County 1000 times more often than we hear from this guy. The Marshal’s office barely has any LEO duties in this county but we see him and hear from his department quite often. That’s what we need our sheriff to be doing not hiding in his office. It’s almost as if he either doesn’t know what to do or he has “checked out” on our communities. “Where’s Waldo?”

  2. Sheriff Roundtree preaching to the masses will do little to thwart the rising crime in ARC. It is the result of decades of the erosion of parental responsibility and authority, caused by the government welfare state, decreasing discipline and academic achievement in schools, a public aversion to incarcerate criminals, and politicians who support these positions to maintain their power and wealth at the expense of the poor. As long as our society enables people who create children for whom they cannot or will not provide adequate food, clothing, shelter, medical care, and effective moral and spiritual discipline, law enforcement agencies and courts are trying to put the toothpaste back in the tube.

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