MOUNT VERNON — Detectives never know where the one clue may come from which can solve the case they have been working hard to crack.



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2 Responses to “Police and media can make unlikely partners”

  1. Jim

    118-1228 -0500

    So correct.

    More than one innocent person has gone to prison because a member of the public had not shared knowledge with law enforcement.

    More than one guilty person has escaped justice for the same reason.

    The public’s cooperation must be an appropriate component in order for law enforcement to effectively do its job.

    “Barber regularly appeals to the public to share information with detectives”

  2. John C. Davidson

    There is no doubt that local newspapers still provide a valuable tool to their communities in helping law enforcement fight crime. It may be a bit embarrassing to those whose family members get a bit of publicity for their behavior, but that should be a deterant to further violations of the laws of society.