lesliesmart, the rules change when the investigation into the courts and police allege corruption and abuse is in their own backyard.
"LaWanda Burris carries her 9 mm Glock or .380-caliber pistol on her person or inside her purse, but she said she wouldn’t wear it openly because it draws too much attention.
“To me that’s asking for trouble,” said Burris, a LaFayette resident."
Not only does Ms. Burris have class, she also has common sense, while Hamilton is a moron with an obvious ego and sense of macho problem. If I'm a criminal or criminals who is bent on committing a crime, I'm going to take the one or more individuals obviously packing the heat out first. dah!
By the way, what about the off duty Wal-Mart employee who recently drew his gun on a customer in a Fort O. Wal-Mart? Wasn't he a legally licensed carrier? He shot that theory right down the toilet that only responsible individuals got to be legal licensed gun owners.
alcohol and other substance abuses have always been a major problem in law enforcement. Drinkig, sometimes heavily, is considered a sort of rights of passive in the field.
@newtoyou2: I think what is meant by Haiku goes back to that old saying: "Incompetent and inept Generals produce equally incompetent and inept regiments." On the other hand, strong and honorable Generals produce equally strong and honorable regiments under their charge. With the exception of possibly this new General on board, Chattanooga has had neither in quite some time.
I agree with SANGAREE. Hey! That's a rhyme!! I also want to add, historic neighborhoods have so many restrictions as to what a homeowner can and cannot do that it's really not worth all the headache. When someone can fine you or threaten to haul you into court for putting up a door or window in your own home, then it's no longer your home. You don't own it. Who needs that kind of headace and stress in today's already stressful society?
I think joeyguy summed it all up. Cops with these type attitudes have no place in the profession anyway. The sad part is it is these type cops with serious identity and even emotional problems that are being hired these days, and the profession will often look the other way or even harass the citizen that dare take a stand and file complaint. These type cops damage the reputation of the profession as well as the reputation of decent honorable cops.
If you check, apparently nothing was done to Officer Henderson. She remains on the force and is still out and about making arrests. It can all be easily looked up on the hamilton county gov. website by clicking on the records icon and scrolling down to general sessions court and criminal sesseions then simply keying in the officer's name.
sunnydelightlover and you really think the cop with the attitude is NOT the problem? Does that mean you also think the church organization isn't liable when their priests molest little girls and boys? Boy! You have a warped value system.
@BENJAMIN E. LONG. Wrong! The reason prisons are overcrowded has nothing to do with early release as much as it has to do with the mass incarceration of non-violent citizens. A non-violenct citizen behind on childsupport chance receiving equal or more time than someone charged and convicted of domestic assault. In fact, the individual in the domestic assault case might receive no jail time and have his or her record expunged, depending upon who that individual is.
@GENE CROZIER, you're wrong too. Right up there with Benjamin. The problem isn't that too many aren't serving in the military. The problem is those who are normally the ones willing to serve en masse can't due to when America was going through that mass incarceration period. Whereas in the past it wasn't unusual for America to recruit citizens right out of the jails and prisons to serve in the military in today's climate, having even a minor criminal record can disqualify an individual from serving his or her country. In today's American climate of mass incarceration, with so many being arrested for any and every offense, it's at the point that one can expect to be arrested at some point and time in his or her lifetime in this country.
Hey Wildman, chew on this...
“The Christian religion is the best religion that has been given to man, and I, as Chief Magistrate of this nation, am bound to give it the sanction of my example.”--Thomas Jefferson
Hey Stewwie: Thomas Jefferson also advised his students to QUESTION! "Question EVERYTHING, even your religion!"
When, on the cross, Christ spoke to the one "criminal", did the one who acknowleged Christ as Lord have his punishment of death on a cross, the most shameful form of punishment in the world at that time, reversed. No. He died for his crime, but was forgiven his sin because of his confession. To think that one should not pay for their crimes only incentivize more heinous crime.
The one criminal Jesus spoke to was punished by the laws of that time and not by a lynch mob seeking revenge. I don't think there is anyone advocating Mathews not be held accountable for his crime, and his family too according to whatever degree if any they were in anyway involved. That is and has never been the issue. The issues are there seem to be so many taking the law into their own hands, even members of LE.
I also believe neither Mathews nor any of his family members should be held at the Hamilton County Jail, but perhaps another jail. Emotions are running far too high and I just don't think the jailers are capable of impartial and profession. For them it's all personal. I've known them to mistreat the arrested for far lesser cause than this. For the simple excuse that the arresting officer place in a report the citizen smarted mouth off at the officer. They've been known to mistreat an individual as a "courtesy" and on behalf of the arresting officer who felt he or she had been dissed by said citizen. I also believe the local or International Red Cross should be allowed in to make sure neither the prisoner nor his family is being abused by jailers.
Again, Matthews should be charged, convicted, even to death, by the court system and not some vengeful posse and lynch mob led by local sheriff.
eyesWIDEopen... You attack KR, Americans, Christians, and even put limits on the amount of anger the Chapin's should feel. Then, you attribute an anti-Christian statement to a Jewish holy man. All in the name of understanding? Looks more to me like...wait for it... ...mouthWIDEopen !
In no way am I attacking KR, TRUE AMERICANS and even TRUER Christians. I'm pointing out the hypocrisy of the fake ones. I doubt if God Almighty would recognize many of today's parading around as Christians. Jesus Christ would be ashamed of them and disown them.
Another thing, dude_abides. I imagine the Chapin family feeling more grief and sadness rather than anger and seeking revenge. When did you become a spokesperson for them? From all others have stated about Mrs. Chapin and her family, they appear to be TRUE CHRISTIANS who would never seek revenge.