[quote][b]10-8 10-41[/b] - It's not leafy! It is flowers! If it was leafy, he got ripped off.
If your dealer's Mexican red hair smells like it came from an Italian Cafe'.... you get the picture....
AH MAMBO... Mambo Italiano.. AH MAMBO.. Mambo Italianoposted @ Wednesday, May 15, 2013 - 18:38
[quote][b]gabenewman[/b] - Undercover Parking Violations Officer & Boot Man
Waiting for the next Booty Call[/quote]
Kat Lookofsky... isn't that kinda creepy for your quasi-government employee to post in public??posted @ Wednesday, May 15, 2013 - 18:27
[quote][b]Aredman[/b] - I would prefer my state tax dollars not be spent on Bibles or Korans or the Book of Mormon. Seperation of church and state![/quote]
Our tax dollars spent on your education lost a great deal of value... try googling Gideons and read that our state paid nothing for the biblesposted @ Wednesday, May 15, 2013 - 18:15
[quote][b]ppensyl[/b] - “does not possess all of the attributes necessary to meet evolving legal requests and quality assurance recommendations in the field of breath alcohol testing. ”
So they are inaccurate???
No, patrol officers don't have the science training to meet quality control standards... the 9000 model is more "fool proof", less for them to do at beginning of the shift to record that calibration is in control.
Right now, your average Police Officer, with the minimum education requirement of high school graduate or GED in our State( see GA P.O.S.T. requirements), can be pulled apart on the stand by an expert witness for the defense... those experts run $1,500 minimum appearance fee.posted @ Wednesday, May 15, 2013 - 17:30
Hey ABH... Governor Nathan Deal said on Wednesday the state plans to return Bibles to guest cabins and lodge rooms at Georgia parks. Dateline: 1pm reported by FOX 5 Atlanta.
Time to update the story, yoposted @ Wednesday, May 15, 2013 - 16:01
Hey Chief O'Dillion.... Sir, are you selling any of the old Intoxilyer 5000 models as surplus? I might know a few government agencies that could be interested in hearing a price quote... Those models are still approved for checking BAC in non-driving settings...posted @ Wednesday, May 15, 2013 - 15:55
Studies have shown that spending on the criminal justice system, as a percentage of state and local government budgets, has remained relatively constant for over 60 years (Bohm & Haley, 2012). Today, 95% of all criminal dispositions in the US are through plea bargaining. So only 5% of criminal cases go to trial, whether jury trial or bench trial decided by a judge. Bohm & Haley outline three basic types of plea bargains: 1) Defendant may be allowed to plea to a lesser offense, 2) Prosecutors may request a lighter sentence than would be typically given if the defendant pleads guilty, 3) Defendants may plead guilty to a particular charge if prosecutors promise to drop other charges that could be brought (Bohm & Haley, 2012, p.309). Prosecutors generally consider these factors when choosing to bargain; the seriousness of the crime, previous criminal record, and the total strength of the case against the defendant (Bohm & Haley, 2012). In Brady v. United States (1970), the Supreme Court upheld the use of plea bargaining because of the “mutuality of advantage” it provided the defendant and the state (Bohm & Haley, 2012).
Here's a good Into to Criminal Justice textbook to look at Joe.
Bohm, R.N., & Haley, K.N. (2012). Introduction to Criminal Justice (7th ed.) New York, NY: McGraw Hill.posted @ Tuesday, May 14, 2013 - 23:05
The King has an "R" stamped on his Arse... just being realistic
In case the King hasn't noticed, some how the employers in Athens have put more people to work than the rest of the state...
Oh, I am sorry Mayor, I know your minions claim they did it... but its the business owners not the dang progressive government who employ the workers... while the homeless and the drug culture suck the life out of downtown... but drunk college kids aren't bothered by that...
I'm amazed the State Party is coming to Athens... the County GOP officials showed themselves incompetent last year and their ignorant choice to high-jack the nomination process to keep Paul supporters from having a voice got all republicans voices in the nomination process tossed outposted @ Tuesday, May 14, 2013 - 21:34
[quote][b]Lady of the Lake[/b] - I think they go to I-Hop, Waffle House, and apparently Dairy Queen now![/quote]
I see ACCPD patrol cruisers from the Western Precinct (Georgia Square Mall) at that Krispy Kreme shop across from the mall every couple of days... don't forget Chik-fil-a...posted @ Tuesday, May 14, 2013 - 21:01
The doughnut idea is only an idea which has never reached fruition. Raise your hands if you have ever....ever seen a police car at a doughnut shop. It's unanimous. No one has.
The Old Roswell, Georgia Municipal Police Headquarters and City Lock-Up saw a brand new Krispy Kreme Store open up across the street in the early1980s... for a decade and a half that was the safest store in North Georgia because of all the cops drinking coffee and the odd glazed donut while finishing up reports at the counter or sitting in the patrol car in both parking lots.... That Krispy Kreme closed a few years after the Police Department was moved five miles down the road in late 1990s.posted @ Tuesday, May 14, 2013 - 20:50
We're talking chili dogs and there you go changing the subject to links. Are these smoked you're talking?
Smoked links would be good... but this story just reminded me of Buford T. ordering the Diablo and Docposted @ Tuesday, May 14, 2013 - 10:52
Why not ask what the Athens Clarke County Tax commissioner drives... I'll give you a hint.. It was purchased under the former tax commish.. our current mayor
I bet our tax commish's full size luxury SUV cost more than Fulton County's...posted @ Tuesday, May 14, 2013 - 10:48
[quote][b]roebling[/b] - The dispatcher, a male, was Sherrill Abney. The EMS director's name is Wendy Ryan.[/quote]
The article notes, 911 Dispatcher Abney is now the Director of the 911 Center.posted @ Monday, May 13, 2013 - 19:41
Get'um Sheriff Berry!!!
why don't the you-tube links work anymore? sucksposted @ Monday, May 13, 2013 - 19:28
[quote][b]2dollar[/b] - Steal some guns and then shoot them at your own apartment complex.[/quote]
Probably first time in their lives they held a gun.. too stupid to figure out how to unload them so that they could play gangster with them and post it on facebook...posted @ Monday, May 13, 2013 - 18:50
[quote][b]Long Sufferer[/b] - parole system is more that it is a scam to collect money for the city[/quote]
WRONG AGAIN... Mr. Sufferer, I see the problem, you are complaining about CLARKE COUNTY PROBATION.. not the Georgia State Parole System, which this article is about... parole officers collect no fees for cities and parolee don't do community service....
County Probation Officers collect fees owed to the Probation Office a.k.a the Unified Government of Athens Clarke County and probationers are sentenced to community service as punishment by a judge..... again, pony up the tax money and ride the progressive butts of the commission to send more funds to the Athens Clarke County Sheriff's Office to expand the Clarke County Hotel to fit all those folks in cell blocks and corrections officers to staff it... then our Prosecutors to push for more jail time and our Judges can sentence then to it.posted @ Monday, May 13, 2013 - 17:34
[quote][b]more tea sir[/b] - How many times did parole officers visit the home of Phillip Garrido who held Jaycee Dugard prisoner in a backyard shed for 20 years?
Apparently more times than you read the State of Georgia mentioned in that media for that trial... Garrido was a California case...
Watson contact Inspector Lestrade, Sherlock just solved the caseposted @ Monday, May 13, 2013 - 17:23
[quote][b]Long Sufferer[/b] - @ppensyl: Not yet. The program is still in the development stage.
Wrong again, parole officers have spent most of their time on visits in this state for decades. Georgia's Parole System is one of the best in the country..
So I ask you, do you want to pay more in taxes to keep inmates locked in state prison? Criminal Justice System funding, as a percentage of government budgets, has remained at a relatively constant rate for over 60 years... Citizens talk big about demanding everyone be thrown behind bars and stay there for decades but those same citizens sure as heck don't want to pay for it... And do you seriously think the fees charged parolees covers the overhead money the state puts out to run a Parole System??.... the answer is no, the real money in the Parole System is the money saved in the Corrections Department for taxpayers by not incarcerating the convict during the parole term....posted @ Monday, May 13, 2013 - 17:11
[quote][b]whatsthepoint[/b] - How long do we have to wait for her to play the race card?
It's well known in Atlanta Legal Circles that the Atlanta Municipal Court does not sentence DUI defendants to county jail time, they just take their cut of the fine money and send the folks on their way....
She's right... there's no need to quit, she won't be removed from the counsel due to jail time... her voters won't care in the long run cause the demographs haven't moved since she was elected in 1993, besides Hosea Williams was drunk driving for decades as a city counselman....
I liked Hosea, had a few beers with the man over the years and listen to his stories... hated most of his political rhetoric, but putting that aside I found him to be a Georgia Country Boy.posted @ Monday, May 13, 2013 - 16:54
Michael Bloomberg's company playing dirty with market movers.. who knew, right!posted @ Monday, May 13, 2013 - 16:04
[quote][b]grove600[/b] - @Minion: Lots of places not in downtown have this thing called free parking just a few feet from the door of the establishment. [/quote]
Wife works at the courthouse, that' the only reason I parked there.. I like most locals know not to go downtown during finals/graduation week
To be honest Grove, I quit shopping downtown over 6 years ago.. drug addicts and homeless pan-handler numbers ballooned... I still take my wife, her sister, and our daughter downtown when they ask... but after a few ass-hats dinged and scratched my truck a couple of times when I parked in downtown curbside I vowed never to use those damn spots again.posted @ Monday, May 13, 2013 - 15:46
[quote][b]grove600[/b] - Nor does it give the caller the right to demand stuff, right now damnit, from the dispatcher. [/quote]
Yeah it does.. it's called "Public Servant"
You are way off on this one Grove, cardinal rules for dispatch is the caller is in emotional distress, panicked, and possibly going into shock... ignore emotion and act like a professional.... transcripts to me show Abney acted like the call was probably a false alarm and he just didn't want to deal with another red-neck that night...posted @ Monday, May 13, 2013 - 15:31
[quote][b]snarkydude[/b] - And downtown folks wonder why people complain about the parking situation.
it's just another symptom...
So how many folks got caught in the 2 hour plus Athens Tech Graduation FUBAR at the courthouse parking deck??? Is that your territory Mr.Horton? If it is Mr. Horton, what is the policy about holding hundreds of people hostage for hours in the deck because a few cheap deadbeats argue about paying the parking fee??? Why was the blonde lady who's in charge of the deck not there as she usually is for big Classic Center events???
For once I parked in the deck when I took my wife out to lunch... unlucky me because both our cars were trapped...
P.S. my Love, I'm sorry but you can forget me taking you out to lunch this week with the State Republican Party coming to the Classic Center. I'll grill something up at supper to make up for itposted @ Monday, May 13, 2013 - 15:16
So, Sherrill Abney's incompetence, defined as failing to follow department standard operating procedure on duty, more likely than not lead to the death of Mr.Michael Colquitt.... and Oglethorpe County saw fit to promote the som-[filtered word] to Director with that on his record?!?!?... I guess if the county admits he should have been fired then the County itself takes the blame for insufficient ambulance funding and short staffing the 911 center .. any 911 operator who uses profanity and displays anger toward the caller should be fired by the end of the shift....
I sure feel sorry for Mrs. Colquitt and our neighbors in Oglethorpe...posted @ Monday, May 13, 2013 - 14:30
@Long Sufferer: 2 parole officers with average combined caseload of 168 parolees to visit over roughly 26 days per month. They schedule 8 to 10 people in a day and have to work-in additional supervision visits for those who are non-compliant at any given time which may lead to an arrest. Those officers also have to schedule appoints to attend revocation hearings. Parole officers don't roam around at will nor do they engage in random patrols to cover assigned sectors like police officers and sheriff's deputies. This is a good change, not the waste you imagine...posted @ Saturday, May 11, 2013 - 02:22
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Rep. Regina Quick, R-Athens, was one of two local delegates to score less than an "A+" in the Chamber of Commerce's annual legislative score card. She and I played phone tag Monday when I was reporting the story and I wasn't able to get her comments in a timely fashion. Instead, she sent over this statement Wednesday morning and she did not mince her words. (Links and italicized portions are my own; otherwise, it's as she wrote it.) Dear Friends: read more
The committee opted Tuesday night to put off deciding on the ordinance until, at the earliest, its next meeting. Of note: The Athens-Clarke County attorney highlighted that the proposed times are, in essence, placeholders for the commission to change or keep as it pleases. Full text of the Use of Public Right-of-Ways ordinance draft is below. read more