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Crime level not what sheriff depicts

The Nevada County Sheriff’s Office and other police entities have huge responsibilities for enforcing the laws. Certainly they should have had input, advising on practical matters of enforcement.

But if the uniformed police also write the laws from A to Z, then we are two-thirds of the way to being a police state. I don’t think it is Sheriff Royal’s job to judge who is “unsavory” (his word). Is there a law against offending someone’s taste?

The fact is that Nevada County is a low crime area, but you’d never know it from the news headlines.



Vince Haughey

Nevada City


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