Maybe Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill’s methods are a bit over the top. Still, gangs are leaving the county, and lawlessness seems on the decline, which means his methods are effective despite the lawsuits and negative media coverage.
The only thing criminals understand is a strong arm stronger than theirs. So forget about rehabbing criminals and make certain lawful citizens don’t have to be concerned with their safety. If criminals don’t fear and respect police officers, criminal activity will increase -- it’s as simple as that.
Sheriff Hill should be considered as the sheriff of Fulton County, and the quest for Buckhead’s independence will go away. And the gangs will go away while lawful citizens can shop without getting shot.
JACK FRANKLIN, CONYERS