I find it hard to believe you would choose the angle/slant you took with the article. As has been articulated by so many above, they were illegally fishing, period. Maybe its not as bad as "... raiding or robbing. Not pillaging. Not plundering", but still as illegal and the fact they could not produce documentation left the TWRA Officer with no choice but to arrest them. What would you have a sworn law officer do?
The officer did the right thing and you should be ashamed for implying the officer was profiling "brown" people. I have been asked many times for my license, which I produced along with my Driver's License as my Life Time Hunting License states that I must carry other ID. Was the officer profiling a Non-Brown middle aged white guy? Or was he profiling someone he knows well as he comes to my hunter education classes yearly to talk about what a TWRA officer does?
No, he was doing his/her job that the hundreds of thousand license holders in the State of Tennessee ask them to do.
Maybe next time Mr. Cook, you can feed them for a lifetime by teaching them to fish legally.
The Civil war comment was not about slavery. Unfortunately we have forgotten the civil war was about so much more than slavery; it was about government intrusions in our life. While I dislike Ted's antics about as much as Mr. Cook's left leaning writing, I think David should have to write a non-liberal article; that would be a tremendous test of his skills.
It's like insurance right? Just like all the volunteer fire departments in our area, there is a fee. Also the way I read this story, the fire department is in the city and the fire victims are in the county. I don't expect the City of Chattanooga to come put out my fire in Dallas Bay. This is so typical of America right now; "I want someone else to pay for me." If they want people to risk their lives saving their stuff; pay the piper; responsible people do!
It was down the hill; not up.
harp3339; You need a new CPA
Mr. Wildman: If there is no evidence of a crime, the police cannot obtain a search warrant. Right now it is still a missing person case. The Signal Mountain police called in additional resources almost from the beginning; remember, there is no crime known at this time.
My Wife and I are season ticket holders and have looked forward to this show all year. They did not disappoint;it is a MUST SEE!! The cast is outstanding and and the lead performers are wonderful. Saw the play on Broadway three years ago and Quick and the crew could not have put on a better production. Tony Sanders