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WR prospect accused of burglary returns to Georgia, posts bond

Hey Gus! Here's a candidate for you.

posted @ Friday, July 25, 2014 - 17:01

Georgia juvenile justice changes to take effect

[quote][b]Chief Weems[/b] - We've had this discussion previously. You are again mixing issues[/quote]

Yes we did, but you still don't understand. Despite your claims to the contrary, DJJ cannot order juveniles to be confined in YDC, either pre or post adjudication. It is in fact the Juvenile Court Judge that orders detention of juvenile offenders in YDC, both pre and post adjudication. DJJ can only hold them long enough to get them before a Juvenile Court Judge, and you could do that too. The juvenle judge, not DJJ, orders the "incarceration" as you call it, in YDC. All the time. Both pre and post adjudication. So the pre and post issues are by definition mixed. They cannot be seperated as this issue applies to them. Furthermore, you as a police officer can bypass DJJ if you think they are making the wrong call, and go directly to the juvenile judge to reqeust a YDC detention order on a juvenile you catch in the act. You can do that. So can can parents, DFACS case workers, and others. You should know these things, and at least be fully honest next time with the boys in the hamburger joint who question your actions.

posted @ Friday, December 27, 2013 - 14:14

Georgia juvenile justice changes to take effect

[quote][b]Chief Weems[/b] - What many do not realize is that the decision as to whether or not to incarcerate a juvenile when detained rests solely with Juvenile Justice.[/quote]

I didn't realize that either. Somebody needs to alert the Juvenile Court Judges in each circuit about this change.

posted @ Thursday, December 26, 2013 - 17:49

Man convicted of robbery-assault near downtown Athens gets 15 years

Come and see Athens. Georgia's Classic City. Stroll through UGA's North Campus-- serene, peaceful and steeped in history. Experience the music scene that inspired such greats as REM and the B-52s. See the unique double-barrelled cannon and the tree that owns itself. Then get jumped, robbed, and beaten to a pulp by a paroled career criminal, while merely trying to walk to your car..

posted @ Saturday, September 21, 2013 - 06:26

Ga. chief suspended after visit with Ariz. sheriff

Grantville. Population 3000. Number of officers: 12 including the suspended chief. Seven of the 12 including all of the department's supervisors, are assigned to their traffic enforcement division. They have 4 officers for every 1000 residents. The national average is 1.8 per 1000. Get it?

posted @ Wednesday, September 11, 2013 - 21:33

Career criminal guilty of beating and robbing woman near downtown Athens

Athens, Georgia. The Classic City. A place where you can tour the oldest state chartered university in the country, see the double barrelled cannon of civil war lore, visit the famous tree that owns itself, and get robbed and beaten senseless by a paroled prison inmate while walking to your car in broad daylight, all in the same day!

posted @ Friday, August 30, 2013 - 18:58

Oconee County Blotter

@Chief Weems: Are you asserting that local police can't legally arrest a juvenile upon probable cause, and the juvenile court judge who is appointed by the superior court in each county, then doesn't have full authority to authorize/order you to transport a juvenile offender to RYDC to be detained if he or she sees fit?

posted @ Friday, August 23, 2013 - 21:52

Oconee County Blotter

@Chief Weems: So an elected county sheriff is prohibited by law from taking a juvenile who has committed a crime into custody and taking him before the juvenile court of his/her juristiction?

posted @ Friday, August 23, 2013 - 20:47

Police warn businesses of denying service animals

Do the local police normally get involved in enforcing federal legislation? I thought there were federal civil remedies available to anyone harmed by a violation of ADA. Would Athens PD also investigate a complaint of a water fountain mounted too high, or a doorway being too narrow?

posted @ Thursday, July 25, 2013 - 18:32

Weiner presses ahead amid calls to quit NYC race

@Ross: best comment of the day

posted @ Wednesday, July 24, 2013 - 15:41

Rapper Chief Keef arrested at hotel near Atlanta

Amazing he didn't receive two 40 caliber rounds to his center mass, and one to the head, for pointing a gun at police in 2012.

posted @ Wednesday, May 22, 2013 - 07:06

Man convicted of Bethel Midtown Village shooting arrested for parole violation

Wonder what you have to do to get sentenced to prison and actually stay there.

posted @ Wednesday, April 24, 2013 - 16:03

Second suspect arrested in robbery of Athens businessman


It's not a joke if they get sentenced to INTENSIVE level probation. That requires them to report to the probation officer twice a month instead of only once. That's no laughing matter, and sends a firm message that crime against the innocent is not tolerated in the Classic City, the cradle of southern gentility, where you can see the double-barrelled cannon, walk under the historic arches, visit the tree that owns itself, and get robbed, beaten, and left for dead, all on the same day.

posted @ Thursday, March 14, 2013 - 16:05

Clayton County expresses interest in NFL stadium

Great idea. Clayton County is such a glowing success story.

posted @ Wednesday, February 27, 2013 - 12:07

Officer in East Athens nabs career criminal on parole for robbery

I thought 1998 plus 40 was 2038?

posted @ Tuesday, February 12, 2013 - 21:36

Man charged for Athens wreck that killed deputy

Driving has too many changing variables for human beings to be able to do it flawlessly at all times. The result? Occassional accidents caused by even the safest of drivers. It is sad seeing those involved in true accidents being subjected to criminal prosecution. There but for the grace of God go any of us.

posted @ Saturday, February 2, 2013 - 08:28

Deal for first-ever Sanford Stadium came together fast

The headline had me expecting a story about a 1920's real estate transaction.

posted @ Sunday, January 27, 2013 - 08:13

Woman who drove on sidewalk holds 'idiot' sign

Cleveland seems like such a nice little town. It's hard to believe all this disharmony and strife would be allowed there. I hope it doesn't cause any problems with Babyland General, or make traffic any worse for people trying to get to Helen.

posted @ Tuesday, November 13, 2012 - 20:11

Alleged wife beater arrested by Athens-Clarke police

it seems like in almost all of these alarming crime stories from
Athens, there's a paragraph describing how recently the offender was released from our prison system. Can anybody see the problem?

posted @ Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 06:44

Athens-Clarke police kick off "Coffee with a Cop" program

Niro fiddled while Rome burned.

posted @ Wednesday, October 17, 2012 - 16:39

SUV rollover on Hwy. 441 creates traffic jam

How, pray tell, did this wreck with no injuries, located far and away off of the roadway, block traffic on Hwy 441 for an hour? I'll bet I could guess.

posted @ Monday, October 1, 2012 - 21:02

Magnolia Plantation to be put up for sale

Only 15 miles from Albany, the cradle of Southern gentility. A lovely little town where one can sip on a mint julep and smell the sweet fragrance of honeysuckle and magnolia, before being carjacked, beaten and robbed..

posted @ Tuesday, September 25, 2012 - 14:19

Dougherty County school board member found not guilty

Resloved of the charges? And verdicts aren't usually handed out. They are handed down. Free lunches are handed out.

posted @ Friday, September 21, 2012 - 17:48

Oconee, Athens police seize property in Oglethorpe County

[quote][b]Anonymous Dude[/b] - The proper thing to do here would be for Berry and Weems to go to Sheriff Smith of Oglethorpe County with this; [/quote]

At least they let Mike Smith get his picture in the paper. That is him sitting on that lawn mower, isn't it?

posted @ Friday, September 14, 2012 - 13:46

Three arrested in probe of Athens man's murder

@Pinwiz: She's commenting on the story from the other day about the kid with the blue hair, tattoo on his adams apple, and a joint in his pocket.

posted @ Thursday, August 30, 2012 - 06:01

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