Monday, December 1, 2014

NWH snubs Prim?

On the Northwest Herald homepage right now is no mention of incoming Sheriff Bill Prim. Or, if there is, I cannot find it.

Prominently displayed is a photo of dearly-departed Andy Zinke, whose resignation has become effective. What "lucky" department will he grace with his presence? Why no mention of that in the article about his resignation? Can the reporters not do a little independent digging and "out" the next employer? How thoroughly did the new employer conduct a background check? What was its opinion of the legal action in Federal Court about Andy's objection to the process server at his door?

How soon with the Northwest Herald move Zinke to Page 2 and replace him with the first sheriff elected into office by the People, rather than slipped into place by the power brokers in the county?

Will Nygren be there to congratulate Bill Prim and hand over the keys?

And who will check back in all outstanding Department equipment in Nygren's possession? Will all the Department property - badges, patches, ID cards, keys, clothing, firearms, ammo., vehicles, snowmobiles, trailers, laptops - be accounted for?

And, for that matter, all Department property in Zinke's possession?

Departments across the country are notoriously sloppy with inventory records on equipment issued over the years. Is it any better at the McHenry County Sheriff's Department?

"Souvenirs" are not allowed, strictly speaking.

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