I am of the opinion that the person who was speeding is responsible for this officer's death. We should all think about that the next time we are tempted to speed. There are no "safe" ways to catch speeders. There may be a bit safer ways such as clocking speeders from overpasses with officers on the ground further up the highway who can then stop the speeders and that is really not all that safe; too many variables involved which can lead to tragic results. Folks just need to slow down.posted @ Friday, May 23, 2014 - 08:46
When there is no news to report the media puts this kind of foolishness in as a filler.posted @ Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - 08:50
I wouldn't call them idiots but it was a very foolish prank on the part of these individuals. This kind of thing just causes a lot of anger and is not a popular thing to be involved in these days. In other words don't get involved in pranks that insults others and this was very insulting.posted @ Saturday, February 22, 2014 - 10:02
My goodness folks, calm down. Wait until you hear the facts of the case based on the investigation and then draw your conclusions. Talk about Monday morning quarterbacking. You should know by now that you can't believe the liberal news media. This is about the most shallow report I have seen concerning a situation like this. Typical liberal hack. It goes without saying that the story as written certainly makes the officer look bad but even he is considered innocent until proven guilty. Think about it.posted @ Saturday, April 6, 2013 - 08:22
The only thing I can figure out about these non-news worthy stories is that the Banner-Herald is just trying to be humorous today.posted @ Monday, March 25, 2013 - 08:14
We need our law enforcement officers to protect us from such fools as this Odins Eye and some of the other idiots that made stupid comments regarding this story. These kinds of people reveal why this country is in such sad shape.posted @ Saturday, March 23, 2013 - 08:39
Three years probation for assaulting an officer? The judge should have rejected the plea offer, if there was one, when it was presented in court. If on the other hand she was tried for the offense and convicted she should have received an active sentence. This is a good example why the recidivism rate is so high.posted @ Saturday, March 9, 2013 - 09:38
Pitts calling someone a bigot is like the pot calling the kettle black. Pitts must be awfully tired from carrying that big heavy chip around on his shoulder all the time. His weekly rants serve no useful purpose. They only perpetuate the problem between blacks and whites.posted @ Monday, February 25, 2013 - 09:31
People like this woman will never be satisfied. Enough said.posted @ Saturday, January 19, 2013 - 09:26
[quote][b]10-8 10-41[/b] - Exactly what is a "trucker" hat?
OK. You asked for this. It is a hat worn by a trucker. LOL! Sorry, just could not resist that.posted @ Wednesday, January 16, 2013 - 15:29
[quote][b]fatdawg[/b] - found several hundred dollars in his pocket and a few more hundred in his wallet. Someone lost count and I bet they will come up short a couple hundred. The total should be mentioned to remove any questions about someone taking their commission out of the confiscated money.
Unbelievable.posted @ Sunday, January 6, 2013 - 17:56
People driving under the influence of alcohol or the effects of drugs, be it marijuana or any other illegal drug is a serious matter. This kind of activity results in deaths and untold amounts of property damage each day across the country. Kudos to the officer for getting this man off the street.posted @ Sunday, January 6, 2013 - 09:35
Was this story comparing the quality of Japanese cars with that of American cars or was it about a man getting shot to death in a car dealership? Gee, I lost track of the story after reading these comments. Amazing.posted @ Saturday, December 29, 2012 - 09:50
And if the driver was going into the courthouse, or onto UGA property? Where were they to leave their weapon?
See the problem with these "gun free zones" is that you can't take your weapon with you, so must leave it in the car.
Now, I have a micro vault safe box in my vehicle that slips under the seat and secures to the vehicle with a cable. Out of sight, safely locked away when I can't, or don't want to, carry with me. Academy has them, so do the other gun stores I suspect. [/quote]
You missed my point. I said in "this case"; he was at a curb market. However, you make a really good point about where you might happen to park your vehicle. If you are some place where you can't carry your weapon then of course it does make sense to secure it in some fashion so that it at least can't easily be taken. And of course completely out of sight.posted @ Wednesday, December 26, 2012 - 09:49
Most thefts are crimes of opportunity. Harden the target and reduce the opportunity. In this case the vehicle should have been locked and a gun should not have been left in the parked vehicle. As the British say, "watch out, there is a thief about, lock it or lose it".posted @ Tuesday, December 25, 2012 - 23:43
"Hey kids, what time is it"? "It's Howdy Doody time"! Sorry, just couldn't resist that. Some of you will remember that from long ago. LOL!posted @ Monday, December 24, 2012 - 09:39
Robert and Christina Marshall are without a doubt wonderful people. May the good Lord bless them and the family with good fortune.posted @ Monday, December 24, 2012 - 09:28
@LeglEgl: They don't; this is handled through the Clerk of Courts office. A clerk is assigned to this particular duty. I believe this is accurate.posted @ Sunday, December 23, 2012 - 09:17
I agree with the majority here; back in my youth it was a black leather strap. Ouch!posted @ Thursday, December 20, 2012 - 09:25
This story was published for one purpose only, to embarrass this deputy and make him look bad. That is proven by the comments it has generated. Thanks liberal news media. Typical non-news hype. Absolutely ridiculous.posted @ Wednesday, December 19, 2012 - 09:38
It looks like it is time to place well trained armed security personnel plus at least one school resource police officer in every school in the nation. I am just being realistic. It is sad that it has come to this but we have got to protect our children. More gun control laws is not the answer.posted @ Tuesday, December 18, 2012 - 16:02
It's risky to leave anything of value in plain view inside a parked vehicle, even if the vehicle is locked. It is especially risky during this time of the year when so many people are out shopping. Remember, there is a thief about. Lock it, hide it or lose it.posted @ Tuesday, December 11, 2012 - 09:30
Times are changing but not for the better Just stand by.posted @ Sunday, December 9, 2012 - 22:32
@BullJacket: Sorry, wrong answer. Chances are the officer already has probably cause to search when it gets to that point.posted @ Sunday, December 9, 2012 - 09:33
@Ann Jackson: Go back to sleep.posted @ Saturday, December 8, 2012 - 08:48
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