by Worthington Daily Globe
May 31, 2012 at 7:00 pm in Worthington Daily Globe
I read the letter by Bob Hansen, a law enforcement official, regarding the Osceola County sheriff primary. Continue Reading
Tags: Iowa, letters, Opinion, osceola county 1 Comment »
She probably means 331.756, which just lays out various duties of the county attorney.
I am not sure what point Mrs. Berkenpas is trying to make. Law enforcement officials form judgments about citizens and their propensities all the time, which does not make them biased or unprofessional, as she suggests. For example, a sex crime will typically draw an investigation of known sexual offenders in the area. Are law enforcement officials unable to perform their duties properly because they are biased against known sex offenders in such situations?
Dorr’s relationship with Block goes well beyond being a “consultant”. Dorr’s personal lawyer, John Werden, has donated to Block’s campaign. The material published in this campaign is being authored by Dorr, not by the candidate. Indeed, I suspect that the candidate was actually solicited by Dorr, and not the other way around. Dorr is on a crusade to harm someone who has dared to do something contrary to his desires, a tactic which he has used many times before with many people, including me.
Bob Hansen’s public expression of concern about the election is not only appropriate, but a professional obligation.
Speaking of bias, Mrs. Berkenpas’s husband, Carl, employs Paul Dorr as a consultant through the Osceola County Taxpayers Association, where Carl is on the board of directors. Funny that she didn’t mention that bias.
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