Police Chief Kevin Kelso is thrilled with his tip line where people can call in and have their neighbor raided, and says the calls are “rolling in.”
He has also weathered some criticism because heâ€™s asking the public to report crime. One such letter from former Michigan police officer Howard Wooldridge, takes Kelso to task for asking people to â€œsnitch onâ€ their neighbors and referred to Seguin as a â€œpolice stateâ€ town.
Kelso shrugs it off.
Wooldridge, he notes, founded Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP), which advocates an end to all drug prohibition instead of prosecution of drug offenders.
â€œIf, as Iâ€™ve heard, Mr. Wooldridge favors giving up instead of fighting drugs on our streets and in our neighborhoods, he might not mind having a crack house next door to his home and his family,â€ Kelso said. â€œI know I wouldnâ€™t like it and I donâ€™t think Seguin residents should tolerate it. Together, as a team, I believe we can stop it.â€
Wow. That’s a pretty hilarious misstatement of Howard’s position.
It’s also pretty weak, when you can’t actually face the position of your opponent and have to make one up instead.