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GDP - you make it sound like a misdemeanor theft. His intent was to commit an armed robbery. He threatened violence and the poor employee will probably have inightmares for a long time. If you cant do the time, dont do the crime...
citized - If you read the article, it was an off-duty officer from Barrow County that observed the suspect. The police are always looking for good people. Tell you what, why dont you apply for the job?? I'm sure you can catch all of the crooks and solve all of the crimes.
Don't do it!! Does anyone remember the traffic nightmares on the square before the one-way road system was implemented?? This will be a mess if we go back to two-way traffic lanes. then businesses will suffer because people will not want to get stuck in the traffic mess.
While I dont support more taxes etc, this seems like the ultimate "user fee". Dont want to pay it, dont violate traffic laws. Law biding citizens will not be adversely affected. I have no problem with the law breakers paying for this.
Wow CD. But you do remember that it was GCPD alone that solved this case and arrested the rogue officer 20 years ago. No GBI, no FBI, no ACLU, no AG, nobody but GCPD.
pcjohn, are you saying that there is not one instance in which an cop was found at fault / guilty of misconduct based upon a complaint from a citizen? Not one instance? I find that hard to believe. I agree that the news2me's Katherine Johnston case in ATL was a bad example of police finding their own accountable. Nevertheless, if you were honest you would know that there are numerous cases where cops are held accountable by their peers / departments.
You seem to only question the credibility of the cops. I would question Smithwick's claims as well. Perhaps his father is covering for his "failure to launch" son, or maybe Smithwick is even pressuring his father to support him and his claims. Who knows?? Like the old refrain from Paul Harvey, I cant wait to "hear the rest of the story".
GwinnettResident, you need to check your facts. It was the Lilburn Police Department that wanted deperately to give up their own disptach and have the County 911 Center handle it.
17 assaults (intentional vehicle crashes) with a deadly weapon (2500 lb. truck) resulting in one serious injury and a homicide (vehicular). Society should and will deal with this offender. We should not consider taking vehicles away from law-abiding citizens nor reinstituting Prohibition against those who drink 'responsibly'.
This horrible incident is the sole responsibility of the driver. My heartfelt sympathy goes out to the victims.
The police keep records Kevin. Just call them up and see what transpired about the time "someone" in your neighborhood called the police.
Cobb County had a surplus and gave their employees a pay raise because their commissioners had the guts to roll up the millage rate when the tax digest went down. In Gwinnett, we have done so much with so little now we are expected to do everything with nothing.
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