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@Hawaii Five O:

So the dealership and the finance company just hands her a a car without verifying anything.

The dealership wants to file the charge because they know they are going to have eat this loss from the finance company for not verifying anything before hand.

posted @ Friday, July 18, 2014 - 13:26

[quote][b]TeeWee[/b] - This officer is armed and has the legal power stop and detain innocent people at the side of the road simply by turning on his.her emergency flashers. The Courts would likely give more weight to his/her testimony than a private citizen. We must begin to remove such power from these people and take back our streets. We mist insist the agency draft policy mandating that whenever an innocent person is pulled over the officer must complete a lengthy report and provide video or audio evidence of such infraction. If the evidence does not meet minimum probable cause the officer and the agency can be libel for punitive damages.

Yeah I guess we should not have police at all LOL. The "solutions" of some of the idiot commentators is laughable. Athens has some of the worst crime rates and major gang violence problem and this guy wants to disband the police force because some officer is arrested based on the verbal accusations of some ex partner with no witnesses or physical evidence. This case, just like the last one will be dropped because there is no case. Her ex girlfriend got mad and decided to wreck her career to get back at her.

posted @ Tuesday, June 3, 2014 - 19:26

When seconds count, the police are only minutes away....and in Athens they are responding in a Prius as a shooter flees in a V8 box Chevy.

posted @ Monday, May 12, 2014 - 16:58

Just another day in high crime Athens. Yet our inept police chief disbanded the street crimes unit, the K-9 unit, and has no gang unit.

posted @ Thursday, January 23, 2014 - 12:37

"Secretary of State John Kerry previously asked Abbott to delay Tamayo's punishment, saying it "could impact the way American citizens are treated in other countries."

Sorry John, this thug blew a police officers brains out all over the dash of his patrol car by shooting him in the back of the head execution style 3 times.

The US Supreme Court also examined this case and ruled in favor of Texas.

posted @ Thursday, January 23, 2014 - 12:34

Should have shot him when they had the chance with the car assault.

Good job parole board for letting this animal back into the ACCesspool.

posted @ Thursday, January 23, 2014 - 12:28

@Lady of the Lake: Joe's job is about to get really hard after ACC builds out its new digital and encrypted $10 million dollar police/fire radio system. He wont be able to hear anything going on and will rely only upon what the public information officer wants him to know when he wants him to know it.

posted @ Wednesday, January 22, 2014 - 17:47

[quote][b]woofie11[/b] - It will only continue to get worse imo as the cost of goods and services goes up and people become desperate to survive....Maybe this poor nutjob had to make his health insurance premium payment (in advance) for February!!!......And in 3, 2, 1, ..........

Desperate to survive? Lets see, in Athens you can get a free place to live from the housing authority, free food, free healthcare, rent assistance/section 8, free cell phone from the govt, and unemployment is below 8% here with many vacant low skill jobs available all over town.

Being born poor is no excuse for committing a violent armed felony to "survive".

If ACCPD's administration would form a gang unit, they would learn there are dozens of full time criminal organized street gangs committing a lot of the crime in town.

posted @ Wednesday, January 22, 2014 - 17:44

Note to criminals: If you drive reckless enough the cops wont chase you in Athens and you can get away.

posted @ Wednesday, January 22, 2014 - 12:38

@gman129: This wasn't in Atlanta, it was in the dump known as south Dekalb County, the Detroit of the South. Most of North Dekalb and Most of North Atlanta is rather nice with low crime.

In fact the incorporated cities of North Dekalb and all of the cities in north Fulton County have a much lower crime rate than Athens.

posted @ Wednesday, January 22, 2014 - 12:35

[quote][b]mpd0.59[/b] - Free market capitalism at its worst, yet some folks want more deregulation. SMHD.

How is one guy committing a crime somehow representative of all free market capitalism.

posted @ Tuesday, January 21, 2014 - 14:59

@CUnknown: You are incorrect, ACC govt is a political subdivision of the state, therefore it must follow state law. The state has preemption over drug laws among other things and no local govt can pass a law which is directly contrary to a state law.

The previous mayor tried to do this by banning guns in ACC parks and lost that law suit in federal court when the judge ruled that the state clearly has the exclusive right to regulate firearms.

A mayor has no legal authority to order a police officer to not enforce laws they simply don't agree with.

The lesson here is that if you want to change state drug laws, do it at the state level.

Second, much of what this guy wants to do, he has no legal authority to do and will find no money to do. Notice how there is not one mention of public safety in his platform. The left could car less that much of Athens is a violent gang infested open air drug market with daily beatings, robberies, rapes, children without parents, etc.

You can read about ACC's failed attempts to circumvent state law here, and the local and federal courts which stopped them:

posted @ Tuesday, January 21, 2014 - 12:20

Wall Street Journal had a nice article last week that showed the vast majority of people signing up and buying insurance on the state and federal exchanges were previously covered under another policy, which means the millions of uninsured aren't signing up.

The subsidies are another welfare program designed to keep people on the welfare plantation, just like section 8. As soon as you start making a little money you get cut the incentive is to not work, not pull yourself out of poverty and just let uncle sam foot the bill.

posted @ Monday, January 20, 2014 - 19:12

[quote][b]iluvfestivals[/b] - Sorry Joe, but that's BS. A cop will manipulate the law to his own benefit. Happens all the time. Welfare checks are a common excuse for cops to bend the law.

Your posts are proof that weed makes you dumb.

posted @ Monday, January 20, 2014 - 16:39

@jasonterryy: actually those of us who actually work and pay taxes foot every dime of the medical bills for these dope heads. Not to mention the addicts who steal and rob to support their habit.

When you step back into reality let us know.

posted @ Monday, January 20, 2014 - 16:32

[quote][b]electroman[/b] - so the metal toolbox was seized as evidence, before said vehicle was towed to impound. evidence of what? driving uninsured. i dont know if that part would hold water in court? anyone else care to weigh in ?

Convicted felon meth dealer under investigation, driving a car belonging to another convicted felon meth dealer. The officer saw contraband indicative of illegal drug sales/use in plain view.

The officer held the vehicle while he applied for a search warrant to a judge. To which a judge agreed probable existed and issued the warrant. Perfectly legal under current case law.

posted @ Thursday, January 16, 2014 - 19:53

The bill doesn't allow "students" to carry guns. It simply allows the less than 3% of Georgians over 21 who have carry permit, to carry on a campus.

The vast majority of undergrad students aren't even 21 and couldn't even apply or own a handgun.

How is a law abiding permit holder standing off campus, somehow become a crazed killer by stepping onto a campus?

California and Colorado have allowed permit holders to carry on campus for more than 40 years, not one single incident.

Punishing law abiding gun owner does NOTHING to make people safe from crazy people or criminals.

posted @ Thursday, January 16, 2014 - 17:58

[quote][b]OCCountry[/b] - The guy was not arrested, yet there appears to have been spoons, needles, and residue.
Next time I'm pulled over my excuse will be "it's not my car, the owner is in jail". [/quote]

He was either flipped into an informant and/or will be indicted at a later time.

posted @ Thursday, January 16, 2014 - 14:00

In Georgia its always been two states, metro Atlanta, and the rest of the state. Glad to see the issue of rural emergency medical service is being taken seriously.

People seriously hurt in south GA have to rely on a Florida based air ambulance to fly them to Gainesville, FL or Tallahassee.

posted @ Thursday, January 16, 2014 - 11:43

[quote][b]OCCountry[/b] - @Joe Johnson: Good point. I often use the scanner app on my phone when I want to know about an ongoing incident.
Some of the systems are capable of on/off encryption mode. This would allow offices to go to encryption when needed. I also know that some private security groups choose to only operate in encryption mode.
It would be interesting to learn how other larger cities are addressing these concerns. [/quote]

Atlanta PD has a brand new digital radio system as do Cobb, Forsyth, Dekalb, etc. the only channels they encrypt are used for surveillance and narcotics, no need to encrypt routine patrol channels. Most cities in the US, same story.

Gwinnett paid an extra 8.5 million dollars to encrypt everything, total waste of money so the tax payers could fund some Motorola salesman giant commission check and the police could operate in secret.

posted @ Wednesday, January 15, 2014 - 19:03

[quote][b]keepitsimple[/b] -
Start by raiding these drug houses. Put the pressure on them so hard they are scared to do business. Right now they run the streets and they know it. Work with property owners to get these places in rentable condition.

It takes a search warrant to raid a drug house. To obtain a search warrant takes an entire narcotics unit days if not weeks to obtain through the use of informants.

ACCPD has a small drug task force which cant possible handle the # of dealers and houses in town. Plus there is no gang unit to even track what dope gang is selling and where.

posted @ Wednesday, January 15, 2014 - 18:54

[quote][b]OCCountry[/b] - The radio upgrade is critical. The encryption can be used to stop scanners from intercepting communications. This is important since suspects often use scanners, or these days an app on their phone, to monitor radio traffic. [/quote]

Please cite once instance in ACC where a suspect was found to be using a scanner for a criminal purpose.

The only reason encryption is on the table is because the Motorola sales people push it into the deal so they can get a bigger commission. Encryption is an expensive add on.

ACC is more interested in hiding the radio traffic from the media than equipping their officers with safety tools like a taser. UGA and the sheriff's office have taser...but ACC refuses to properly find its agency with them, or K-9's, or a gang unit.

posted @ Wednesday, January 15, 2014 - 18:49

ahhh the sting of bird shot!

posted @ Wednesday, January 15, 2014 - 18:43

"Madison County sheriff’s Investigator Chris Guest had dealt with the woman before and she felt comfortable giving him the information, according to Thomas."

Perfect example of community policing. He established a rapport with her and she trusted him enough to talk. No better measure of a law enforcement officer than their ability to cultivate and work informants and witnesses through trust.

posted @ Wednesday, January 15, 2014 - 15:45

"throw more money blindly at govt schools" wow Carter, never heard that one before...seems to work so well!

posted @ Wednesday, January 15, 2014 - 15:42

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