Maybe if they had not ran from the police forcing them to follow though the woods warnings would have been issued. Ever seen the mugshots of people resisting arrest and evading arrest? Most look like they fell up a couple flights of stairs. I keep reading and rereading this editorial. It is so far out there I am just plain dumbfounded that someone thought this was worthy of print. JESSE.... I think this one was handed down to him with marching orders......
Why didn't you compare the number of arrests to that of UTC's Campus police..... aren't they more likely to arrest for underage drinking, seeing that is where the minors are drinking, than the CPD? The right to know section of this very paper lists 389 arrests for underage drinking/selling alcohol to minors (139 this year) http://right2know.timesfreepress.com/mugs.aspx?page=1......Doesn't quite fit the narative you have laid out before us but that was the point of your selective statistics now wasn't it.... Got any integrety left up there in the editorial room? Who do I see to get a favorable editorial written on my behaf? Must be nice to have friends in high places.
Maybe there are less arrests in those areas because people in those areas tend not to call the police for noise. But when you live on a quite mountain and pay a premium to live away from the hustle and busle of the urban street every noise is a magnified inconvinience. An inconvinience you have paid extra not to have to tolerate. So if you want the Signal Mountain police to stop responding to noise complaints which other laws should they pick and choose not to enforce? Kind of a luxury they don't have. Still deflecting blame huh? Can we get an article on how it was just an honest mistake and kids will be kids concerning a fistfight at Brainerd? Seems like that was a call for more officers on campus to help with the growing gang problem. Don't remember those kids will be kids needing additional officers when they got into a brawl with the Baylor boys down just off Signal Mountain BLvd a couple years ago but then it was just a youthful indiscresion. Your social hypocracy has been duely noted. Police in more affuent areas should not enforce the laws. Got it. But call it the SWAT on the down in the vally types. Got it. I have a hard time believing a professional journalist would find this editorial fit for print. Must have been some arm twistin going on and a favor called in to get this in the paper. Total bull puckey as LIBRUL has already stated. Poor kids gonna have to pick up some trash then have thier record espunged so it's like it never happened.....Oh the horrors!
The last couple times I have flown the TSA agents were a mix of various races and ages, kinda like the DMV . I guess only on the left side of the paper are the TSA agents all white, abusing the poor minority woman. What ever feeds to the base eh?
We should have known it is Bush's fault. Bush crapped in the kitchen so Obama should be allowed to also. That assumes Obama has a clue what is going on in his administration........ no fairmon. I believe the point is: The deeper the hole the right tries to dig for president obama the even deeper and wider a hole they dig for themselves to fall into.
Keep digging, though. You're almost in China. LMAOAU!!
Where was the outcry from rightwingers when Bush not only used the IRS to go after opponents, war protesters and who knows who/what else. He, the Bush, also use FBI, Secret Service and possibly CIA. ......People are fed up and have had enough of the lies from both parties but for what ever reason (see comments above) some would rather justify wrongdoing by demonizing the other side than realize that both parties are working for corporations and do not have Americans best interest in mind. Bush has been gone for 5 years and when we see that Obama continues the Bush policies he ran against in both elections he is givin a free pass because , well Bush did it too.....Bahhh... Don't bother to look around you and see for yourselves that there is not one bit of difference between Obama and Bush except one has a D and the other has a R on the ballot. Both are corporate puppets and nothing more.
Pay parity for moms....... While you are at it could you do a pay parity for the single man? I work as well, work for your children. I pay double taxes for living in the city limits, most goes to help raise and educate your children. I pay more in federal taxes. Again this is to help pay for your chilrdren's education, school lunches, headstart, WIC, daycare and so forth. Could you do a piece on how unfair it is to force me to pay for the breeding habits of others who cannot afford to support the offspring they bring into this world or would you rather repeat how fortunate I am to make enough to be able to pay income tax, city tax, county tax, sales tax, and payroll taxes not due to the choices I made in life but because of luck?
gjuster.......I don't know why the Tea Party philosophy of individual freedom, limited government, and economic responsibility is so frightening to them.......mwest.....I believe that life is sacred from conception to natural death. And what God has created man should not destroy.
I believe that marriage is between one man and one woman - a definition that has served not only our nation but our world well since the beginning of time.
I believe our nation was founded upon traditional Judeo-Christian values. As we distance ourselves from those values, we invite the moral, spiritual and fiscal decay of our nation that we are seeing today...... These comments seem to run counter to the "philosophy of individual freedom" you are suggesting. I will say that I recognize these as Mr West's personal opinion but as the go to guy and the voice of the movement it reflects a sence of hypocracy to rant about personal choices then deny those choices to the individual. Other than social issues your movement seems a lot like the libraterian one. In fact when I read your sentence I thought that was were we were going. Is there no way to let people make thier own personal choices (limited government) and stick with the financial issues. People are starting to realise that the system is rigged , that there are not many ways to get ahead left and our current monetary policies are not sustaionable. But these same people get turned away when they read all the ways they are not worthy socially because they are not judeo christian or not married with children and so forth. Good luck to you and your cause Mr Juster and thank you for your time
gjuster...http://www.chattanoogan.com/2013/5/6/250605/Plan-B-How-the-Courts-And-Obama-Molest.aspx.... this is the article i was referencing with the science comment. it also contained a few more such as....... Ultimately, the government is asserting that its authority trumps parental rights. This isn’t the first decision to reflect this attitude, but perhaps it is one of the more significant and far-reaching ones.....Even worse, you no longer even have the right to know that your daughter might have been raped, given that a 15-year-old girl is a victim of statutory rape if she finds herself considering Plan B.......So, while the court, federal agencies and our Activist-in-Chief President may assert “solid scientific evidence” as the reason for their decision, I would assert that what has been lost in the shuffle has been the morality, the double standard, and ultimately the assault on parental rights. .....I do not believe that these type comments help the groups cause. Seems like redmeat to any who would demean your group as a whole. I thank you for taking the time to respond and your answer was spot on. I too would like to see action at a local level from a physical standpoint but when one starts adding judeo cristian values as a prerequisite, at the expence of sientific reasoning, it becomes difficult to differenciate the tea party from a rebranded silent majority.
LOst says......It’s bothersome that the media keeps kicking these teenagers while they’re down and doesn’t empathize with their emotional and psychological well being. ...... I wasn't aware that was the newspapers role in the community. Opinoins are on the back page of the metro section, please feel free to offer the paper an op ed helping with the emotional and psychological well being of the perpatrators. I am sure they will print it if you send it.
http://www.chattanoogan.com/2013/5/8/250739/2-Teens-Lead-Officers-On-Repeated.aspx......Don't forget to be upset with the Chattanoogan. That site has went so far as to post the names and adresses of all those involved. So I guess it is a coordinated effort to slander your community!(sarcasm intended)