Last year, we the people voted Richard Roundtree for Richmond County sheriff – a man who we thought might help make a positive change in Augusta, and so far maybe he has. But the thing that has been bothering me is, why is he only focused on the areas that are mostly black-populated?
I have no problem with the road blocks, because something does need to be done about the speeding and carelessness that drivers have when it comes to drinking, driving and doing drugs and then they get behind a steering wheel.
My thing is, why have just the black areas – south Augusta, downtown, and the east Augusta neighborhoods – been targeted with road blocks? When will there be road blocks put up in the upper part of Augusta, Summerville and those areas? Are they not included as parts of Augusta?
The new sheriff asked for more money. He has that. Now what is he going to do about policing these other areas?