We should all be collectively embarrassed. Everyone should remind themselves: Policing and incarceration is a state run function. The state is paid for by our tax money. Their procedures and policies are the collective responsibility of all of us. And it is our responsibility to make our elected officials accountable with what they do with our tax money. Needless to say, Virginia’s top law enforcement elected official — Mark Herring — has once again remained silent.
No press release. No statement. Nothing. If our electeds won’t even address problems what makes them think they will even begin to think of changing policies?
With that in mind we should seriously ask ourselves the question: Is this truly the best we can do?