County hears need for security
Dec 19, 2012 | 917 views | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend | print
With safety of public places in the minds of most people following the Connecticut school shooting on Dec. 14, safety was the issue brought up at Tuesday morning's Massac County commissioners meeting as Becky Riggs of the state's attorney's office along with CaSandra Moorehead, employee in the circuit clerk's office spoke to commissioners Jayson Farmer, Jeff Weber and Jerel Childers regarding courthouse safety and presented the board with a petition signed by most everyone who works at the courthouse asking the board to re-visit the issue.

Riggs said after checking around she has found that other counties have more safety measures in place than Massac County does. She said in Alexander County there are cameras that monitor the parking lot and the courthouse. Riggs went on to say in Pope County there is a deputy that stands outside the courtroom.

According to Riggs, on Thursdays traffic court is held and there are people in court from all over the country, and she explained on pre-trial days there are usually people in court for felony offenses, pointing out that the majority of the people in court that day are not happy to be there.

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