Dear Editor:

In addition to any other powers granted under law, a constable of a borough shall:

"WITHOUT WARRANT AND UPON VIEW, ARREST AND COMMIT FOR HEARING ANY AND ALL PERSONS GUILTY OF A BREACH OF THE PEACE, VAGRANCY, RIOTOUS OR DISORDERLY CONDUCT OR DRUNKENNESS, OR MAY BE ENGAGED IN THE COMMISSION OF ANY UNLAWFUL ACT TENDING TO IMPERIL THE PERSONAL SECURITY OR ENDANGER THE PROPERTRY OF THE CITIZENS, OR VIOLATING ANY ORDINANCES OF SAID BOROUGH, FOR THE VIOLATION OF WHICH A FINE OR PENALTY IS IMPOSED."

A Constable is a Law Enforcement Officer with arrest powers. Anyone or anybody that says or thinks otherwise is giving opinion not fact. When the highest court in PA rules and gives their opinion on Constables and affirms they are police and can and will arrest without warrant for breaches of the peace then all the councils or DA's or anyone else in the Commonwealth just give their opinion of what they think, its called "law by legend", something they think is law but isn't because its been the norm for so long.

Council and County should learn this.

James Osborne

Weissport Constable