Florida House and Senate budget leaders have awarded Palm Beach County Sheriff Ric Bradshaw $1 million for a new violence prevention unit aimed at preventing tragedies like those in Newtown, Conn., and Aurora, Colo., from occurring on his turf.
His turf, mind you…
“We want people to call us if the guy down the street says he hates the government, hates the mayor and he’s gonna shoot him,” Bradshaw said. “What does it hurt to have somebody knock on a door and ask, ‘Hey, is everything OK?’ ”
Well for starters, you would have to knock on that door armed. And what would you do if no one answered the door? Go back and get a warrant, or just kick the door down with your jackboot? A armed resident could require as many SWAT members as were necessary for the Normandy Invasion.
Hating your government shouldn’t create an Oxbow incident. It’s not as if this sheriff holds an Orb and sepulchre. Obviously, this sheriff needs some horse cents- because silence is golden. Or in this case that would be GoldenCents.
UPDATE 5:15 pm Saturday:
All bets are off.. Track is extremely muddy. Go with the longshots!