If anything other than a medical condition were to cause I would be surprised!
Thoughts and prayers to Dr. Rubenstein and his family.
R.I.P. Cody Rubenstein
This is a good idea IMO.
For some reason the website www.woundedheroes.org. has not been renewed and will soon be lost if it's not paid. This is the website for SOS program. I only mention this because anyone wanting to make a donation to help our troops this is a good program to do so.posted @ Monday, November 5, 2012 - 03:46
@Minion: "a series on local crime statistics and how they compare and contrast with the rest of the state"
Can't have that because ACC doesn't look good at all compared to the rest of the state.posted @ Monday, November 5, 2012 - 03:28
Great work by all departments in getting this little thug-a-thief off the streets and getting the property back to its rightful owners!
I do have one question though, Why is it that OCSO seems to think they have to be photographed with stolen property when it's recovered? This is not the first time for Investigator Dave Stauffacher and I'm sure it won't be his last. Who could forget the photo below which also includes Investigator Dave Stauffacher along with Kevin Nolley and Scott Berry. Scott just had to sit on property that didn't belong to him didn't he! Look fellows we will believe the property has been recovered without having to see a photo with someone from the OCSO posing with it! I don't see anyone from the other departments involved in this case with photos of themselves posing with the recovered property. Thank You for getting this thug-a-thief off the streets! Great Job!
posted @ Monday, November 5, 2012 - 03:15
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Undercover alcohol stings, undercover prostitution stings, and all the time the thug-a-thieves are stealing ACC residents blind! Then what do you expect from a department run by Chief Lumpkin!
Jesus H Christ Chief Lumpkin, why don't you resign!
This will continue to get worse until Mayor Denson is voted out of office and a new mayor will have the guts to get rid of Chief Lumpkin! She has already had a year to do something but all she did was sit by and watch crime increase and praise Lumpkin!posted @ Saturday, November 3, 2012 - 01:35
“You don’t want to see a bunch of homeless people asking you for money. It just doesn’t look good.”
WOW!posted @ Saturday, November 3, 2012 - 01:32
Clayton County voters should be ashamed of themselves!posted @ Saturday, November 3, 2012 - 01:29
Well Aldean fans may be sticking by him even though he is a cheater, but his peers let him know how they felt last night when he wasn't awarded the entertainer of the year award!
Also he is not the only one selling these concerts out because Luke Bryan is better than Aldean anyday and many of those ticket sales are for Bryan fans!
I was also disappointed to see Jefferson Ga.'s own Brantley Gilbert not win new artist award last night! Aldean can also thank Brantley with two of his huge #1 hits, “My Kinda Party” and “Dirt Road Anthem” which Brantley co-wrote with Athens own Colt Ford!posted @ Saturday, November 3, 2012 - 01:07
Thoughts and prayers to the family and friends of this young man!posted @ Saturday, November 3, 2012 - 00:23
This has to be one of the most tragic things to happen in ACC this year and there were many!
Postpartum Depression can happen immediately after birth or years later, but IMO that is not what happened here. This killer had this child without asking for any help from family or friends and that tells me she planned this.
I really hope she doesn't get away with this because she had numerous other options other than stabbing this wonderful gift from God to death!
Thoughts and prayers to the family of this angel!posted @ Friday, November 2, 2012 - 23:29
Both young men had numerous chances to live a crime free life but neither chose to do so and it has cost them both tremendously!
Howard had multiple opportunities to lead a crime free life but he chose to continue his criminal activities that probably played a huge part in his death! He was arrested for numerous charges including marijuana, cocaine, battery, family violence, DUI, and traffic offenses. He was sentenced to probation for these cases and in each case he violated the probation, some more than once! His last court appearance was 03/2012 when he was charged with his 2nd felony probation violation for a selling cocaine charge dating back to 2008/2009. At the hearing on March 29, 2012 he was ordered by Judge Haggard to serve 14 months in confinement! Clearly he was not made to serve those 14 months because if he had he be alive right now and Judge Haggard needs to answer why Howard didn't serve those 14 months! Georgia Department of Corrections has no records of Howard serving any time and if he served any at the jail it sure as hell was long! So now he has left this world forever and if justice is served (which I doubt) his killer will be executed some day!posted @ Wednesday, October 31, 2012 - 02:30
WOW! That is BS!posted @ Sunday, October 28, 2012 - 02:45
When I look at the arrest record of this murderer in Clarke County since he became an "adult" I am outraged that this murderer wasn't already in prison! In the 13 cases below all but one was handled by Judge David Sweat. Then as usual six of the 13 were never prosecuted by District Attorney Ken Mauldin, and that is a problem for me! In the cases where he was sentenced to jail time he was always given credit for time served which usually meant he was freed at that time! If Judge Sweat and Ken Mauldin continue handling cases as they did this murderers, ACC will soon have the highest crime rate of any other city in the Country with a similar population! Voters need to hold them accountable for things like this! Also if the Mayor wants to continue her support of Chief Lumpkin then she needs to be voted out of office too!
06/27/2006 Felony Criminal Attempt, D.A. Didn't Prosecute
10/11/2006 Felony Marijuana Possession, D.A. Didn't Prosecute
12/13/2006 Felony Marijuana Possession, D.A. Didn't Prosecute
12/13/2006 Felony Drug Trafficking. Within 1000ft Public Housing, D.A. Didn't Prosecute
08/18/2007 Felony Cocaine Possession, 5 Years 1st Offender Probation Even Though He Was Repeat Offender!
02/22/2008 Felony Marijuana Mfg/Dist. More Than 1Oz, D.A. Didn't Prosecute
02/22/2008 Misdemeanor Marijuana Possession, 60 Days In Jail +Time Served
02/22/2008 Giving False Name/Birthday To LEO, 60 Days In Jail +Time Served
02/22/2008 Probation Violation, Revoked 30 Days Suspended Sentence
08/04/2008 Giving False Name/Birthday/Address To LEO, 30 In Jail =Time Served
06/24/2009 Felony Probation Violation, Continue Original Probation
07/24/2009 Felony Probation Violation, Continue Original Probation
05/01/2011 Felony Criminal Damage To Property, D.A. Didn't Prosecuteposted @ Sunday, October 28, 2012 - 02:07
The crime in ACC has only gotten worse in the last five years and since the mayor continues allowing Chief Lumpkin to run the ACCPD we can only count on crime to continue getting worse!
ACC had more murders in 2011 than 2010 and will have more in 2012 than 2011! Myself and many others have been calling for the Mayor to make a change at the chief of police position for the past five years and our requests have been ignored! I have children and grandchildren living in ACC and I am afraid if changes aren't made they could become a victim to the violent crime there! My daughter has already been a victim of the thug-a-thieves when her car was broke into earlier this year!
If the mayor continues ignoring the residents of ACC about making a change in the ACCPD maybe the residents need to vote her out of office and elect a mayor that actually cares about all citizen concerns!posted @ Saturday, October 27, 2012 - 02:46
It's easy for someone to say they would have shot this kid without a doubt and this officer should have did the same thing, but in reality that's not true at all! This officer had a reason to believe deadly force wasn't needed in this case and as it turns out he was right!
When an officer shoots a person that officer may have problems with that for the rest of his life. It doesn't matter if the shooting is justified or not, officers don't go around shooting suspects and then live as though it didn't happen. That is just not how it works!
David Klinger, a former LAPD officer and current professor of criminology and criminal justice at the University of Missouri has written an excellent book called "Into the Kill Zone" which he wrote after conducting a study that was funded by the United States Department of Justice. He interviewed 80 cops around the nation who'd been involved in shootings and one of the things he asked them about was what happened in the aftermath. He knew what happened to him after his shooting but wanted to know more about other officers.
He found that the vast majority of officers have some notable disruption in terms of intrusive thoughts, in terms of maybe an inability to sleep or something like that. Most officers eventually get over this after time but some never get over it and eventually leave the police force over it.
So if you think it's as easy to shoot a person as some of you act, I suggest you buy this book and read the stories of the men and women that are in the line of fire protecting all of you, even though some of you seem to not need them at all!posted @ Thursday, October 25, 2012 - 01:51
@Bender Bending Rodriguez: "Neither Tech nor Auburn were ranked at the end of the year, which is when it matters most, not ranking when we played them. UGA did not beat A SINGLE RANKED TEAM in 2011."
He didn't say at the end of the year! He said past two seasons! So I was right!
The record goes by rather the team was ranked when Georgia beat them, not where they were ranked at the end of the year! So yeah they did beat two ranked teams in 2011!posted @ Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 05:31
@RichtIsNoHeadCoach: "The Slide Rule Jockeys from The Institute on North Avenue are a disgrace to the ACC"
You don't support any team in Georgia! You would rather make your silly comments about the Dawgs and Yellow Jackets when you don't know jack about either team! I bet you have never even attended a game of either team!
Yes I'm a season ticket holder for Tech and have been for years and don't like it when silly folks like you make comments about something you know little or nothing about!
Thanks to the person that reported you!posted @ Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 05:23
@mkultra27: "what happened to that 3 strikes you are out law?"
The State of Georgia has some of the toughest sentencing laws in the Country but it takes a prosecutor to pursue them and judges to apply them, and unfortunately ACC has neither!
posted @ Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 05:08
Thank You to the man who got involved and stopped the beating!
Now this woman was severely beaten by this coward but it took $1,000 for someone to tell police where he was hiding! Wouldn't be scared to bet the person collecting the reward was the same person that lived in the home he was hiding in!
Sad day when it takes money before some folks will turn in a coward like this!posted @ Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 04:46
First, thoughts and prayers to the victim and to the family and friends of the victims!
Now this murderer was just paroled to her home five days before this murder, so that tells me that she knew before he was released, and at the time she told the parole board he would be living with her that she already knew she had no plans on continuing the relationship. Would not it had been best to denied him the ability to use her home as an address to gain his parole instead of allowing him to when she knew IMO that the relationship was over? I can understand maybe her not wanting to be the reason his parole was delayed, but my God look at the aftermath of doing so! I'm not blaming her because it wasn't her that murdered her brother and attempted to murder her, but I am saying she should have never allowed him to be paroled to her home.
The parole board should except some blame here also because this is the second time he was released from prison way to soon! The first time was in 1999 when he was sentenced to 10 years for statutory rape but was released six years early! Then again in 2009 he was sentenced to a total of 19 years for cocaine, marijuana, and eluding charges, but was released 16 years early! I understand exactly how parole works, but no matter what three years served on a 19 year sentence is not justice!posted @ Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 04:20
@RichtIsNoHeadCoach: "0-for-10 against RANKED teams the last 2 seasons"
#14 Georgia 45, #20 Auburn 7, #13 Georgia 31, #23 GT 17
2-8 ain't good but it ain't 0-10posted @ Tuesday, October 23, 2012 - 02:40
You think we're all upset over this mockery how do think the families of his victims feel!
I wonder if a family member of his victims somehow got a weapon inside the courtroom and put that dog down if any Clarke County jury could convict them?
Some might call that vigilante justice, I would just call it justice!posted @ Tuesday, October 23, 2012 - 02:15
@Athens Hi-Fi: "Sounds like a "man" to me..."
He's no man!posted @ Tuesday, October 23, 2012 - 01:55
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