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GA DNR officers are armed and pretty well equipped however the Corp of Engineers park rangers are not armed nor equipped to handle the types of situations they are running into. I am very surprised something worse hasn't already happened to one of them. No disrespect intended, but the park rangers are closer to security guards than law enforcement. Until the Corp of Engineers gets serious about enforcement at Lanier, the bulk of the real law enforcement will have to fall to other law enforcement agencies in the area.
I am surprised that the rangers are not armed. They deal with all kinds of situations and should be able to protect themselves. Until then, they are basically security guards and must rely on local law enforcement for the serious stuff.
There is already a curfew for juveniles in Georgia and juveniles can't be tried in city court. This is going to accomplish nothing but lawsuits and confusion. It doesn't give the police anything they don't already have but I guess it makes some of the Lilburn citizens feel good!
yea, yea yea.... I know but you can't get blood from a turnip... Restitution is ordered but the reality of the matter is the jails are bursting at the seams already and most judges won't put an teenager in jail just for not being able to pay that much restitution. Unless Mama and Daddy chip in, it will take years and years (if ever) before the city gets reimbursed through the court system.
The city will never recover that money.
Exactly- we can't enforce all the laws we have now. Making more won't change anything. What is needed is resources all the way up the line- Police, prosecutors, judges, corrections, etc.
The girls aren't totally blameless either.
Sounds like the entire situation was the perfect scenario for a disaster but what a coward this guy is for leaving the scene with injured kids and others in the water. No matter whose fault it was, how could you live with yourself knowing you had done something like that.
I am sure that would be fine with the police department.
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