Barney And Goober Move To Sheboygan - And Become Cops?
Let me get this straight.
78 pro-Governor Walker signs in Sheboygan have been vandalized in the last month - usually with box cutters. Six of these signs were 4-foot-by-8-foot vinyl banners that cost about $300 apiece.
Sheboygan Police Chief Christopher Domagalski says that he's not interested in investigating complaints about this sort of vandalism unless victims "know it's intentional damage that they know someone is doing because of the political campaign"!
Hey Columbo, when somebody shreds a $300 Scott Walker sign with a box cutter, what additional evidence of "intentional" or "politically motivated" do you need? Sheesh!
The Sheboygan County Sheriff's Department is taking a similar approach - or non-approach - as the case were.
I presume this means that in Sheboygan, authorities will not investigate vandalism to homes, businesses or other property resulting in hundreds of dollars in damages. I mean, you would think that vandalism is vandalism - whether it's an expensive political sign or a patio set.
The Republican Party of Sheboygan has announced a $1000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the vandalism. It's unfortunate that they have to do this. However, when law enforcement won't do its job, sometimes citizens have no choice but to nudge the process along.
The bigger question though is why Sheboygan authorities (with their well earned reputation of charging every type of criminal conduct imaginable) are taking a "nothing to see here" approach to this vandalism?
Some would suggest that the decision to go into the tank on these cases is politically motivated. Could be. I guess it's also possible that Barney and Goober have left Mayberry and gotten police jobs in Sheboygan!