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  • Writer's pictureBill Raines

Darin Kinser Candidate for Lawrence County Sheriff Running on the Libertarian Party

LAWRENCE COUNTY - (February 20, 2022) - On January 19th Darin Kinser was nominated by The Libertarian Party of Lawrence County to be the nominee for Lawrence County Sheriff.

Kinser is a lifelong resident and Business Owner of Lawrence County.

With more than twenty years of management service and Kinser served as Director of the Interstate Bail Enforcement Apprehension Taskforce, Kinser believes he has the experience needed to reorganize the Lawrence County Sheriff's office with new ideas and new ways we as a law enforcement agency can operate a Constitutionally driven police force for the people.

The Sheriff is the true and elected law enforcement officer in the United States backed by the US Constitution. The Sheriff was created to protect the American people and more so to protect the American Citizen from his or her constitutional rights being violated.

"As Sheriff I will protect your Constitutional Rights by creating a dedicated team of law enforcement officers determined to search and seek out any violations of the Constitution by civilian or Government. Tyranny and syndicates will have no place to operate in our constitutional county," said Kinser.

"I will also address the Methamphetamine, Heroin and Fentanyl problem by working with other agencies and by creating a Taskforce within our own department that will focus on dealers and runners of these illegal drugs that is tearing our community up and hurting Lawrence county families all around our county," Kinser added.

"As a Libertarian I don’t believe in incarceration for victimless crime. With that said I know the question will arise if I believe Heroin or other drug use is a victimless crime. The answer is clear!!! I absolutely believe what one does in his home privately with himself is a victimless crime. It’s the dealers and runners who have victims and I understand the health effects on a person with drug use and I believe we need to work harder to find new ways to treat the health issues with drug addiction," Kinser continued.

The Lawrence County Jail can no longer be the revolving door of the Lawrence County Court system. Kinser believes issuing citations to appear in court instead of incarceration at the beginning. Kinser believes this would alleviate a lot of the population issues within the county jail.

Over Population has been a problem in Lawrence County Jail for many years. This has to do with the increase in incarceration for Victimless Crime.

" We need a Sheriff who understands that all we’re doing by following the status quo is continuing the revolving door,"

"We need a Sheriff who will look for ways to decrease the annual costs of the office of the Lawrence County Sheriff and by not housing inmates on victimless crime is a starting point to lowering those costs. It will be my first priority as sheriff,"

As Sheriff says he will fight to stop the spending of more than $40 Million dollars on a new jail facility. By lowering the jail population and looking at ways to update our current location by maybe looking to use the upper floor as extra blocks to house inmates etc. there is ways to keep our current facility and lower our costs at the same time.

Another priority is to work with our medical partners and fire partners within our county on how we may be able to institute an LEO emergency response if needed in an area by making sure our personnel are certified in basic BLS Emergency Medical Response if we are closer in the area to the 911 call.

"Together we can make Lawrence County a shining example of how a constitutional Sheriff's office can be run not by the ones within government but by the people and for the people.

Kinser's experience include:

Chairman Libertarian Party of Lawrence County

Current Asst Chief Pleasant Run Fire

Current Vice President Pleasant Run Fire Board

Business Owner Justice Services of Indiana

Former Guardian Ad-litem CASA for 10 years

20 years Management Service

Former Lead New Foundation Gospel Group

licensed Indiana Bail Bondsman

Director of Interstate Bail Enforcement Apprehension Taskforce

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