“We got soft on crime” was the quote from the mayor of Roanoke.

He was referring to restrictions placed on law enforcement by his fellow Democrats when they had complete control of the General Assembly and governorship for two years. He was lamenting that stop and frisk is not now an option to protect citizens from questionable folks at the wrong place at the wrong time. You can decide if that should occur.

Ruff is a state senator representing parts of Halifax County. Contact him at Sen.Ruff@verizon.net, 434-374-5129 or P.O. Box 332, Clarksville, VA 23927.