At last Tuesday’s Eureka City Council Meeting, Chet Albin was fired up. He said that he was “most concerned about crime in the City of Eureka”. Taking a page out of his “Italian step-daddy’s” discipline plan, he likened what the City needed to do with bringing “the old razor strap out”.
Wow. Now Chet actually has to live in Eureka and sees firsthand what citizens are dealing with (as opposed to his former out of town residence prior to changing parties and getting appointed to the Council). According to Chet, he is working with Rex Bohn, City Attorney Cyndy Day-Wilson, City Manager Mike Knight and Chief Andrew Mills to find ways to prosecute misdemeanors.
“We’re sick and tired of the crime element here!” said Albin. He continued on by saying that the District Attorney’s Office doesn’t prosecute misdemeanors. You heard it from Albin first. Now Eurekan’s can drive drunk, break into cars, beat up their spouses and harm animals without any fear of punishment!
Maybe, just maybe, Chet went a little overboard with his talk of the DA’s office not prosecuting crimes. But he brings up a good point; we’re all fed up with the out of control crime in Eureka. Of course, he failed to mention that the City Attorney can prosecute misdemeanors in court. That’s right; the “highly competent” Cyndy Day-Wilson could go forward with prosecuting all of the low level scofflaws. However, that might take time away from re-writing apology letters and wringing her hands.