This opinion is special to the Mirror by Jason Van Marter.
This speaks so poorly of how our town is handling situations.
Our police officer has been removed from his position for almost 2 weeks with no investigation or word of how this may move forward or end. And in the process we are being told that the Northampton County Sheriff’s office will be patrolling our town……
This council has done nothing but try to railroad the Marc Marshall and the Cheriton Police from the very beginning even after they voted it in! And the only thing I saw before from the Northampton Police was them sitting on the highway writing tickets and then speeding through our town themselves.
I have been to multiple Council meetings before the department was formed where I strongly voiced my concern over the safety concern for my children with the reckless traffic through town. When Marc Marshall was put into position the speeding through town slowed down tremendously and I personally felt better about walking my children around town. We live in a small area and as soon as word got out that Marc was not in his position the speeding picked up again. The only action the town made was to put Northampton Police back on the highway to source income from the town and allow them to speed through our town again. How is this keeping our citizens and children safe?
This town is not looking to protect its citizens! This town is looking for a piggy bank through ticket writing and seems to be trying to accomplish this by disrupting not only a man and his family but a town full of families and children that are potential victims.
What will it take for this Council to wake up!?