EDITORIAL: Eye and ears
A Social Security scam, burglaries and a crackdown on curfew in the City of Houston grabbed the headlines.
Houston is not in the midst of a crime wave. Okolona, Houlka and even little ole Woodland have their share of crime, too.
We hope each of those communities realizes it is not just the job of the police chief and patrolmen to stop crime.
Law enforcement across Chickasaw County needs your eyes and ears to stop crime.
Too often citizens rant and rave that calling police or the sheriff’s department about a crime doesn’t do any good. We agree there may not be an immediate arrest and the caller may not see someone charged with that particular crime, but not calling guarantees nothing will be done.
We are a nation of laws and law enforcement uses those laws and bits and pieces of information and evidence to build a case and make an arrest. This newspaper urges every lawman in this county to always take their time and make sure the right person is arrested, charged and – if justice demands it – convicted and sentenced.
But their work usually starts with a phone call by a citizen to someone in law enforcement.
Suspicious vehicles with burglars inside can be stopped by police, if someone calls and says they have been spotted on your street.
Drug dealers can be swept from our community and kept away from our children, if parents will call authorities and report suspected drug activity in their neighborhood. We would like to point out nothing gets authorities moving quicker than a parent calling and saying they know who is selling their kid drugs.
And last but not least, crooks realize quickly when a community is alert and willing to call the cops that it is time to move on and seek easier pickings.
Again it all starts with a phone call.
You are the eyes and ears for local law enforcement in your neighborhood, your city and your community.
So pick up the phone. Call in a tip. Police and sheriff’s deputies need all the help they can get.
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