Let’s all join in now, shall we? Here ya go, Sheboygan Police Department.
Sheboygan officials must not be able to come up with any better ways to waste taxpayer money. In lieu of better ideas, they’re trying to get people to stop posting links to the police department. And no, I’m not kidding.
The Sheboygan Press gives the details of the story, which include:
A Sheboygan woman who runs a Web site often critical of Mayor Juan Perez has been ordered by the city to remove a Sheboygan Police Department link on her unrelated business site, a demand a legal expert says the city has no right to make.
In a move initiated by Perez, City Attorney Steve McLean sent a cease-and-desist letter earlier this month to Jeni Reisinger, who was among the leaders of a mayoral recall effort last year, officials acknowledged Friday.
The letter, dated Oct. 19, states, “maintenance of this link could be construed as having been authorized or endorsed by the city and/or its police department” and should be removed “until such time as the city were to authorize such a link.”
Madison attorney Bob Dreps said the law is clear that neither Reisinger nor anyone else needs permission to link to the police Web site.
What a joke.
And if you feel the need to contact anyone in Sheboygan about this, here’s a list of links to help you out:
Mayor Juan Perez [email protected] (920) 459-3317
City Attorney Stephen McLean [email protected] (920) 459-3917