Chuck Feldbush (I-Stafford), who is running for Sheriff in Stafford County, has just issued a press release on the “Banana Man” incident:
STAFFORD, VA — Citing police overreach and overreaction to high school high jinx, Stafford Sheriff Candidate Chuck Feldbush today condemned the response of Stafford County Sheriff’s Department to Colonial Forge High School’s “Banana Man” incident.
“This is the latest example of a department going bananas over harmless kid stuff while real crime – violent crime – is threatening the peace and safety of Stafford County,” said Mr. Feldbush.
“Slapping cuffs on a kid — who has a disability — for running down the sidelines at a high school football game in a banana suit is a complete overreach of the authority of the sheriff’s department.” Mr. Feldbush continued, “It’s a disturbing sign that Sheriff Jett has lost control of his deputies – and this is placing our kids at risk.”
Citing that under Sheriff Jett’s watch, violent crime is up 66% in Stafford County, Feldbush declared that he would focus more on reducing violence in our community, put more resources into clearing unsolved cases, and work on real solutions to make Stafford a safer place to live, work and play.
“We need law enforcement officers to protect our kids and keep them safe, not hassle them and rough them for silly pranks that injure no one,” Mr. Feldbush concluded.
Nice job by Chuck! I’ll say it again, it’s all about accountability and results. Sheriff Jett may be a likeable guy, but to me it’s all about the results – which just aren’t there. Keep Stafford safe by voting for Chuck Feldbush (I-Stafford) for Sheriff on November 8th.