There’s a New Sheriff in Crown

“In rural communities like Clay County — dominated by farmland and economic hardship — some sheriffs rule like kings. They can arrest anyone they choose, smear reputations and hand out reprieves and other favors. They have enormous latitude to hold people in jail as long as they please and they answer to no one, typically facing little press or prosecutorial scrutiny.” Sheriff Eddie Scott has taken full advantage of his power, managing to enter office, and stay there for more than a decade, despite numerous accounts of sexual abuse. NYT (Gift Article): Where the Sheriff Is King, These Women Say He Coerced Them Into Sex.

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