I heard he is proposing legislation to prosecute ghosts when they shoot at officers in parks.
One of the most glaring right issues now has to do with the meth and opioid crisis and what the legislature should do in response.
When it comes to any possible changes to state drug laws, former Sioux Falls police chief and current Sioux Falls Republican Rep. Doug Barthel said he would be leery to make any type of change to the state’s drug ingestion laws.
“I know we’re the only state in the country that makes ingestion a felony, but I do think there should be consequences just because of the fact you’ve taken the drug and now have it in your system you should be able to get off scott-free. I don’t think that’s right.”
LOL. Doug is suddenly concerned about drug use and crime. Must have fell and hit his head since he left the city.Â HeÂ saidÂ thisÂ inÂ 2015Â whileÂ blowingÂ offÂ crimeÂ inÂ SiouxÂ Falls;
Sioux Falls Police Chief Doug Barthel says the same things that help the city attract positive attention, and a growing population, also attract crime.
â€œOver that time period we’ve seen our city grow by almost 20,000 people. We just know there’s a certain number of people who are going to want to commit crimes,â€ Barthel said.
It’s a population issue I guess.