Monday, January 24, 2005

A Good Example of How it Should Work

I think this is exactly the way it should work. I was especially gratified to see that all parties in this case were understanding and civil.

"Dane County Sheriff's Detective David Mahoney walked into the Rosemary Garfoot Public Library in Cross Plains on Dec. 30 and asked to see the library's Internet sign-in sheet for the day.

Assistant Library Director Sue Freedman said no.

There was no unpleasantness in the exchange. Freedman said Mahoney was "very understanding" and waited several hours while she called the village attorney for legal advice. When she eventually told Mahoney that she would not turn over the sheet without a warrant, he left."

The Capital Time (Madison, WI)