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(Atlanta Journal Constitution)   Georgia law doesn't allow Governor to remove Sheriff facing 32 felony counts because the citizens elected him AFTER he was charged. Seriously, Georgia?   (ajc.com ) divider line
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2013-01-04 07:11:24 AM  
Considering the governor's long history of shady real estate dealing, this may just be professional courtesy, one crook to another.
 
2013-01-04 07:16:13 AM  

Alonjar: Georgia definitely has a police corruption problem. Somethinng like 80% of former DeKalb county Sheriffs have been charged with corruption, and the one time a new Sheriff got voted in who vowed to clean up the department a few years back, he was murdered in front of his home on the orders of the incumbent.

When I worked at an autoshop in GA, we had several cops who would come by regularly to sell us their confiscated drugs (for those who dont know, auto shops always employ drug dealers, pro tip).

I myself had an incident where a cop pulled me over and when he saw I had a black guy in my car, he wrote me up a list of fake violations and roid raged on me when I questioned them. When I filed a formal complaint, they never followed up, I went in to check on things and they magically "had no record of any such complaint".

Georgias great though if you dress like you're middle class and white :P


Also, don't drive a Union blue Dodge Charger with a 35 star flag on the top and a horn that plays the chorus of "While We Were Marching Through Georgia". Especially if you named it the "General Sherman".

/Still too soon.
 
2013-01-04 07:30:47 AM  

mbillips: Considering the governor's long history of shady real estate dealing, this may just be professional courtesy, one crook to another.


He'll name names if convicted.
 
2013-01-04 07:40:45 AM  
The entire DC council for the past 25 years, and much of the leadership of Baltimore supports this.
 
2013-01-04 07:45:20 AM  
biatch set him Up
 
2013-01-04 07:57:17 AM  

UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: County's Rights? Did they fight a war for that?


And lost.
 
2013-01-04 08:08:56 AM  

maram500: Oh please. This Georgia homeboy sheriff doesn't seem to hols a candle to what Louisiana sheriffs are capable of.

Terrebonne Parish Sheriff Vernon Bourgeois routinely involved himself in DWI cases, often fixing records for friends and acquaintances, handed out credit cards to his friends, tore around town in a seized Maserati (for which he paid nothing), stole money from the parish to pay for vacations and clothing to which he was not entitled, and so much else that the State of Louisiana isn't entirely sure it can sort everything out. Oh, and the good sheriff, upon exiting office, cut himself a check for $16,000 for vacation pay--pay he didn't earn, as sheriffs in Louisiana do not earn vacations.

...


He comes from a proud legacy of shenanigans. Leave him alone.
 
2013-01-04 08:10:57 AM  

Kelvis: I hate to rain on the south bashing parade, but Clayton County is a densely populated suburb of Atlanta, 70% black, and virtually all of its elected leaders including the sheriff are black. The fact that the (white) governor cannot remove an elected official not in his chain of command cannot possibly be evidence of racism, backwater-ism, or good ole boy- ism. This is good old fashioned city machine politics corruption, ala Chicago and Washington DC (Marion Barry, anyone?)


Think Prince Georges County and you have it just about right.
 
2013-01-04 08:11:45 AM  
If we can elect an admitted felon to the white house why not sheriff?
 
2013-01-04 08:11:58 AM  

cynicalbastard: UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: County's Rights? Did they fight a war for that?

And lost.


You did it wrong. You're supposed to do it like this:

i52.tinypic.com

They lost, Ernesto.
 
2013-01-04 08:16:54 AM  

dittybopper: cynicalbastard: UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: County's Rights? Did they fight a war for that?

And lost.

You did it wrong. You're supposed to do it like this:

[i52.tinypic.com image 318x126]

They lost, Ernesto.


The remake of that movie sucked, i still see the Drake and Josh kid as Robe from max keeble... not a bad ass wolverine
 
2013-01-04 08:16:58 AM  
pffft, that's nothing. Up here in Illinois we do that nonsense with a little panache. Just last election we:

Re elected a man who had been kicked out of office 5 months prior due to a federal investigation

Re elected a man who had been getting treatment for a mental issue 5 months running, and also under federal investigation for selling a senate seat AND misappropriation of campaign funds

Re elected a judge who had been suspended from the bench and declared legally insane.

//You have to be proud of it, otherwise you'd cry.
 
2013-01-04 08:19:10 AM  
Having grown up in the middle of Clayton County, it was a nice place of white and blue collar families. Now, it is a shiat hole. Period. The construction boom swept past here decades ago leaving a trail of Buy-Marts, Wal-Warts, etc... and a mall (Southlake) that no sane person goes to any more for all of the thugs that frequent it. All the neighborhoods look sad and neglected. The Olympic organizers moved the section-8 housing folks away from the downtown area of Atlanta (looks are everything) and moved them into Clayton County. Since the county gets almost all of its working revenue from Hartsfield Airport, the greed level of the public officials is ridiculous.

/// Hate going back home.
 
2013-01-04 08:19:10 AM  
I know several people who work for this sheriff's office, and this guy is a certifiable douchebag. His current attitude seems to be that he will make everyone who he doesn't like absolutely miserable so they will quit. Demotions, moving them to different teams that he knows they hate, putting people back on the road and in uniform, pay cuts... he's trying to do everything he can short of putting snipers back on the roof like last time.

Governor Deal's interpretation of the law is just plain wrong. The statute makes absolutely no mention of whether or not the public official in question had to have been in office when they were indicted. He just doesn't want to get involved in a politically sticky situation.

/Hill is making my family's life extremely difficult right now.
//Douche.
 
2013-01-04 08:20:02 AM  

HideAndGoFarkYourself: Where's the outrage here.  The Sheriff is an elected official, he is not subordinate to the governor.  If he was the Chief of the State Police, the Governor would have the authority to fire him.  If he was a city police chief, the Mayor would have the authority to fire him.  The governor cannot just come into a county and fire the Sheriff, even if he's accused of 32 felonies.

Georgia, like every other state in the country (i'm assuming based on experience) have laws in place that prohibit felons from serving as police officers.  In this case, he is an accused felon, not a convicted felon, ergo, he's allowed to keep his job until he's convicted.  Anyway, his law enforcement powers have essentially been suspended, meaning he can't do anything anyway.


Nailed it. In this case, the gov actually did the right thing. The people who put Victor Hill in office knowing he's a crazy megalomaniac, not so much.
 
2013-01-04 08:26:32 AM  
People on Fark being snarky and wanting to trash democratic process? I am shocked.

He's probably not even paying his fair share.
 
2013-01-04 08:26:33 AM  
You mean the Governor who used to be a U.S. Congressman, but then quit abruptly, strictly in order to duck pending rulings for his ethics violations? And who THEN got elected Governor of the state? Yeah...

/sigh
 
2013-01-04 08:26:34 AM  

zenobia: HideAndGoFarkYourself: Where's the outrage here.  The Sheriff is an elected official, he is not subordinate to the governor.  If he was the Chief of the State Police, the Governor would have the authority to fire him.  If he was a city police chief, the Mayor would have the authority to fire him.  The governor cannot just come into a county and fire the Sheriff, even if he's accused of 32 felonies.

Georgia, like every other state in the country (i'm assuming based on experience) have laws in place that prohibit felons from serving as police officers.  In this case, he is an accused felon, not a convicted felon, ergo, he's allowed to keep his job until he's convicted.  Anyway, his law enforcement powers have essentially been suspended, meaning he can't do anything anyway.

Nailed it. In this case, the gov actually did the right thing. The people who put Victor Hill in office knowing he's a crazy megalomaniac, not so much.


Governor Deal was not asked to fire Hill. He was asked to appoint a panel, per state law, to determine if he should be allowed to hold the position. The trial is in February anyway- hopefully justice is swift.

And yes, the people who elected him are idiots. :P
 
2013-01-04 08:27:35 AM  

Kelvis: I hate to rain on the south bashing parade, but Clayton County is a densely populated suburb of Atlanta, 70% black, and virtually all of its elected leaders including the sheriff are black. The fact that the (white) governor cannot remove an elected official not in his chain of command cannot possibly be evidence of racism, backwater-ism, or good ole boy- ism. This is good old fashioned city machine politics corruption, ala Chicago and Washington DC (Marion Barry, anyone?)


This.

/no Smart button on my smart phone
 
2013-01-04 08:37:17 AM  
This just in politicians are corrupt, news at eleven.
 
2013-01-04 08:46:51 AM  
Hank Johnson, a political representative for the Clayton County area.


Guam.
 
2013-01-04 08:51:58 AM  

Kelvis: This is good old fashioned city machine politics corruption, ala Chicago and Washington DC (Marion Barry, anyone?)


Now how do you leave Kwame and his Moms out of that?
 
2013-01-04 08:57:43 AM  

HideAndGoFarkYourself: Where's the outrage here.  The Sheriff is an elected official, he is not subordinate to the governor.  If he was the Chief of the State Police, the Governor would have the authority to fire him.  If he was a city police chief, the Mayor would have the authority to fire him.  The governor cannot just come into a county and fire the Sheriff, even if he's accused of 32 felonies.

Georgia, like every other state in the country (i'm assuming based on experience) have laws in place that prohibit felons from serving as police officers.  In this case, he is an accused felon, not a convicted felon, ergo, he's allowed to keep his job until he's convicted.  Anyway, his law enforcement powers have essentially been suspended, meaning he can't do anything anyway.


The law does allow for the governor to appoint a committee to examine the case and, if warranted, suspend or remove the sheriff from office. This is what the GA Sheriff's Association has been demanding. Governor Deal, who is infamous for his cronyism, refuses to act, claiming that the law is so written as to prevent him. Deal is FOS, because Hill was re-elected sheriff while under indictment, so the law allows for his suspension until his case is adjudicated. Deal just doesn't want to stir a hornet's nest -- that or Hill has some dirt on him. The real question is why the voters of Clayton would re-elect him. The answer is that Clayton is 60% Black and Black voters around will vote for a Black criminal over a white man every time. That's not meant to be racist; it's just the unfortunate truth.
 
2013-01-04 09:00:22 AM  
Warren County Mississippi, re-elected the sheriff after he plead guilty to bribery, witness tampering etc while awaiting sentencing.

He refused to leave office the county commissioners removed him from office, when he had 10 days left to serve.

He then threatened to take office on New Years so he could serve until he went to jail in February.

County residents wailed and moaned that they didn't know what they would do without the man who had been sheriff since the 60's. It was the end of the world for many of them.
 
2013-01-04 09:15:46 AM  

dittybopper: Alonjar:
Georgias great though if you dress like you're middle class and white :P

Also, don't drive a Union blue Dodge Charger with a 35 star flag on the top and a horn that plays the chorus of "While We Were Marching Through Georgia". Especially if you named it the "General Sherman".

/Still too soon.


Off the top of my head, I think only 1 out of 7 residents of Ga were born here. A lot of folks from New Jersey and Michigan. Jobs and warmer weather. A southern accent is a liability and you must lose it in order to get a good job here. While there are still a lot of racists here, they keep it to themselves more than other parts of the country I have been to. So very few people would find a reference to Sherman upsetting.
 
2013-01-04 09:20:57 AM  

JackieRabbit: HideAndGoFarkYourself: Where's the outrage here.  The Sheriff is an elected official, he is not subordinate to the governor.  If he was the Chief of the State Police, the Governor would have the authority to fire him.  If he was a city police chief, the Mayor would have the authority to fire him.  The governor cannot just come into a county and fire the Sheriff, even if he's accused of 32 felonies.

Georgia, like every other state in the country (i'm assuming based on experience) have laws in place that prohibit felons from serving as police officers.  In this case, he is an accused felon, not a convicted felon, ergo, he's allowed to keep his job until he's convicted.  Anyway, his law enforcement powers have essentially been suspended, meaning he can't do anything anyway.

The law does allow for the governor to appoint a committee to examine the case and, if warranted, suspend or remove the sheriff from office. This is what the GA Sheriff's Association has been demanding. Governor Deal, who is infamous for his cronyism, refuses to act, claiming that the law is so written as to prevent him. Deal is FOS, because Hill was re-elected sheriff while under indictment, so the law allows for his suspension until his case is adjudicated. Deal just doesn't want to stir a hornet's nest -- that or Hill has some dirt on him. The real question is why the voters of Clayton would re-elect him. The answer is that Clayton is 60% Black and Black voters around will vote for a Black criminal over a white man every time. That's not meant to be racist; it's just the unfortunate truth.


Psst, they chose the corrupt black guy over the non-corrupt black guy.  This is the guy that the corrupt guy replaced:

encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com

Maybe you could change your confirmation bias to "Blacks will always vote for a criminal.  That's not meant to be racist; it's just the unfortunate truth. "
 
2013-01-04 09:26:17 AM  

maram500: Bippal: maram500: Oh please. This Georgia homeboy sheriff doesn't seem to hols a candle to what Louisiana sheriffs are capable of.

Terrebonne Parish Sheriff Vernon Bourgeois routinely involved himself in DWI cases, often fixing records for friends and acquaintances, handed out credit cards to his friends, tore around town in a seized Maserati (for which he paid nothing), stole money from the parish to pay for vacations and clothing to which he was not entitled, and so much else that the State of Louisiana isn't entirely sure it can sort everything out. Oh, and the good sheriff, upon exiting office, cut himself a check for $16,000 for vacation pay--pay he didn't earn, as sheriffs in Louisiana do not earn vacations.

Oh, and our governor wasn't actually born here, and his first name ain't "Bobby."

/His name is Piyush Jindal
//Probably doesn't go over so well with his Republican friends

Jindal was born in Baton Rouge, his parents came from India before he was born. Unless I am mistaken.

The sad part: No matter where he was born, all people need is a whiff that he was foreign-born to hate him.

...oh wait. That only applies to Democrats, yeah?


What the fark are you talking about? I don't know of any Democrats that have the types of problems with Jindal that Obama has with his 'birth' issue. I don't like Jindal. The only ones I know that say Piyush usually do it in response to Republicans that insist on saying barack HUSSEIN obama. I didn't vote for him and I think he is a complete tool. But one think I know is that he is a natural born US citizen tool He may not have been made in America, but finally assembly was done here and that is what matters.
 
2013-01-04 09:29:48 AM  

JackieRabbit: HideAndGoFarkYourself: Where's the outrage here.  The Sheriff is an elected official, he is not subordinate to the governor.  If he was the Chief of the State Police, the Governor would have the authority to fire him.  If he was a city police chief, the Mayor would have the authority to fire him.  The governor cannot just come into a county and fire the Sheriff, even if he's accused of 32 felonies.

Georgia, like every other state in the country (i'm assuming based on experience) have laws in place that prohibit felons from serving as police officers.  In this case, he is an accused felon, not a convicted felon, ergo, he's allowed to keep his job until he's convicted.  Anyway, his law enforcement powers have essentially been suspended, meaning he can't do anything anyway.

The law does allow for the governor to appoint a committee to examine the case and, if warranted, suspend or remove the sheriff from office. This is what the GA Sheriff's Association has been demanding. Governor Deal, who is infamous for his cronyism, refuses to act, claiming that the law is so written as to prevent him. Deal is FOS, because Hill was re-elected sheriff while under indictment, so the law allows for his suspension until his case is adjudicated. Deal just doesn't want to stir a hornet's nest -- that or Hill has some dirt on him. The real question is why the voters of Clayton would re-elect him. The answer is that Clayton is 60% Black and Black voters around will vote for a Black criminal over a white man every time. That's not meant to be racist; it's just the unfortunate truth.


Eh, his opponent and predecessor is black (and just as incompetent).
 
2013-01-04 09:30:36 AM  

BronyMedic: The More You Know, Part 2:

Fellow FARKers, there is something you should fear more than the corrupt small town Sheriff who needs to be in a jail cell when in the South. That person is a Game Warden. They can confiscate everything you have, including your vehicle, for "illegal hunting" if you have a weapon and no hunting license in an area where hunting goes on, or if you even have a spotlight under the seat after dusk with a weapon in the vehicle.


I fear everything just to be on the safe side.
 
2013-01-04 09:46:29 AM  
Why would people vote for a guy who will likely be going to jail in the first place?
Answer : Clayon County is all kinds of farked up when it comes to electing people. They are a big reason why Cynthia McKinney and Hank "Capsize" Johnson were sent to Washington.

Others here have brought up the race angle, and as a native of Atlanta I tend to agree with them. It is interesting that a group will make their own  "good ole boy" system just like the one they were oppressed by in just a generation.
 
2013-01-04 09:48:50 AM  

Jae-Elle: And yes, the people who elected him are idiots. :P


That's the root of all the problems that Clayton County has.  A county full of idiots that elect idiots.

Anything else I say would come out sounding wholly racist, so I'll leave it at that.
 
2013-01-04 09:56:06 AM  

Happy Hours: Gyrfalcon: cman: What is this madness? Innocent until proven guilty? Thats liberal hogwash

In this case, more like an as-is sale. You knew it was probably broken when you bought it, so you're screwed.

Sheriff Joe once accused his opponent of raping his own mother. He had a press conference and made sure it was all over the news. (no arrest or indictment)

Were Arizonans smart to re-elect Arpaio?

Sometimes evil people make false accusations.


Please don't include all of Arizona in with Maricopa County. I can assure you, he would not be elected in Southern AZ.
 
2013-01-04 09:56:22 AM  

FatalDischarge: Proving once again, the south is full of idiots.


Priving, once again, that the South should be set on fire. Once again.
 
2013-01-04 09:57:00 AM  
Priving? WTF
 
2013-01-04 10:07:07 AM  

punkhippie: Priving? WTF


Whatever you do, don't prink and prive.
 
2013-01-04 10:10:00 AM  

Happy Hours: Gyrfalcon:
Sheriff Joe once accused his opponent of raping his own mother. He had a press conference and made sure it was all over the news. (no arrest or indictment)

Were Arizonans smart to re-elect Arpaio?

Sometimes evil people make false accusations.


FTFA:
"The Georgia Sheriffs' Association had asked the governor in a Nov. 19 letter to appoint a panel right then so a decision could be made before Hill took office after midnight New Year's Day. [Association president] Sills wrote in the letter that Georgia law required Deal to name a panel to consider whether the pending charges would interfere with Hill's ability to do the job."

There was a grand jury indictment, not quite the same.
 
2013-01-04 10:21:34 AM  
biatch set him up.
 
2013-01-04 10:56:52 AM  

Pockafrusta: Apos: A few more stories like this and GA might be eligible for a Fark tag.

It's North Florida.


Secretary of Defense to Secretary of Energy: "Georgia IS in Florida, dumbass."
 
2013-01-04 11:10:26 AM  

ManRay: Why would people vote for a guy who will likely be going to jail in the first place?
Answer : Clayon County is all kinds of farked up when it comes to electing people. They are a big reason why Cynthia McKinney and Hank "Capsize" Johnson were sent to Washington.

Others here have brought up the race angle, and as a native of Atlanta I tend to agree with them. It is interesting that a group will make their own  "good ole boy" system just like the one they were oppressed by in just a generation.


Wrong county, but I understand the point.
 
2013-01-04 11:37:14 AM  
I'm way too incensed about it to know the guy's name, but Illinois has a similar thing going on. We have a state senator that the Senate impeached and removed from office for some felony. Then he ran and was re-elected, so the Senate CAN NOT remove him from office for the same crimes...The idea is that "the people have spoken, they're OK with this crime, they've over-ruled you, shut up." So now he's going to be sworn in again in a few days here and despite already impeaching him the Senate can't stop it...
 
2013-01-04 11:51:59 AM  
static.tvguide.com
 
2013-01-04 12:41:36 PM  

Another Government Employee: ManRay: Why would people vote for a guy who will likely be going to jail in the first place?
Answer : Clayon County is all kinds of farked up when it comes to electing people. They are a big reason why Cynthia McKinney and Hank "Capsize" Johnson were sent to Washington.

Others here have brought up the race angle, and as a native of Atlanta I tend to agree with them. It is interesting that a group will make their own  "good ole boy" system just like the one they were oppressed by in just a generation.

Wrong county, but I understand the point.


Hank Johnson's been an excellent congressman, goofy capsize comment excepted (he said he was speaking metaphorically, which makes sense considering his long record as first a competent county official and then a Congressman). Cynthia McKinney is a loon of the first order, but nobody in his district has had a problem with Hank. Keeps his nose to the grindstone, does constituent service and his committee work, doesn't make embarrasing speeches.
 
2013-01-04 12:48:11 PM  

mbillips: Another Government Employee: ManRay: Why would people vote for a guy who will likely be going to jail in the first place?
Answer : Clayon County is all kinds of farked up when it comes to electing people. They are a big reason why Cynthia McKinney and Hank "Capsize" Johnson were sent to Washington.

Others here have brought up the race angle, and as a native of Atlanta I tend to agree with them. It is interesting that a group will make their own  "good ole boy" system just like the one they were oppressed by in just a generation.

Wrong county, but I understand the point.

Hank Johnson's been an excellent congressman, goofy capsize comment excepted (he said he was speaking metaphorically, which makes sense considering his long record as first a competent county official and then a Congressman). Cynthia McKinney is a loon of the first order, but nobody in his district has had a problem with Hank. Keeps his nose to the grindstone, does constituent service and his committee work, doesn't make embarrasing speeches.


I'd have to agree. The couple of times I worked with his office it was professional and prompt. I couldn't get an answer from Cynthia's office (once they figured out I was white).
 
2013-01-04 01:12:23 PM  

bucket_pup: Having grown up in the middle of Clayton County, it was a nice place of white and blue collar families. Now, it is a shiat hole. Period. The construction boom swept past here decades ago leaving a trail of Buy-Marts, Wal-Warts, etc... and a mall (Southlake) that no sane person goes to any more for all of the thugs that frequent it. All the neighborhoods look sad and neglected. The Olympic organizers moved the section-8 housing folks away from the downtown area of Atlanta (looks are everything) and moved them into Clayton County. Since the county gets almost all of its working revenue from Hartsfield Airport, the greed level of the public officials is ridiculous.

/// Hate going back home.


Yeah I grew up in Jonesboro and I'm glad I vacated as soon as I graduated HS. The county went from being a pretty nice place to live to being a cesspool of corruption and greed. Everyone used to either want to live in Clayton County or neighboring Fayette County because they were the most prosperous counties in the area. Now I'd be surprised if Clayton hasn't pulled Fayette down with it.
 
2013-01-04 01:59:03 PM  

Phil Payne: bucket_pup: Having grown up in the middle of Clayton County, it was a nice place of white and blue collar families. Now, it is a shiat hole. Period. The construction boom swept past here decades ago leaving a trail of Buy-Marts, Wal-Warts, etc... and a mall (Southlake) that no sane person goes to any more for all of the thugs that frequent it. All the neighborhoods look sad and neglected. The Olympic organizers moved the section-8 housing folks away from the downtown area of Atlanta (looks are everything) and moved them into Clayton County. Since the county gets almost all of its working revenue from Hartsfield Airport, the greed level of the public officials is ridiculous.

/// Hate going back home.

Yeah I grew up in Jonesboro and I'm glad I vacated as soon as I graduated HS. The county went from being a pretty nice place to live to being a cesspool of corruption and greed. Everyone used to either want to live in Clayton County or neighboring Fayette County because they were the most prosperous counties in the area. Now I'd be surprised if Clayton hasn't pulled Fayette down with it.


Fayette isn't quite as far down that path, but it is heading that way. Henry is worse.
 
2013-01-04 02:11:46 PM  

Another Government Employee: Wrong county, but I understand the point.


I'm from the northside. Honestly, anything below 20 blurs together.
 
2013-01-04 02:27:06 PM  

BronyMedic: The More You Know, Part 2:

Fellow FARKers, there is something you should fear more than the corrupt small town Sheriff who needs to be in a jail cell when in the South. That person is a Game Warden. They can confiscate everything you have, including your vehicle, for "illegal hunting" if you have a weapon and no hunting license in an area where hunting goes on, or if you even have a spotlight under the seat after dusk with a weapon in the vehicle.


Awww. Did someone get caught poaching?
 
2013-01-04 02:27:53 PM  
WTF? seriously? Something is rotten and sure isn't in Denmark.
 
2013-01-04 03:00:20 PM  

fusillade762 [TotalFark]
2013-01-03 11:57:31 PM

Hill will remain sheriff unless he is convicted

I fail to see the asinine in this story. Innocent until proven guilty, and all that.


his state law enforcement certification has been suspended since he was indicted, which means the sheriff cannot make arrests or serve warrants

OK, there it is.

That doesn't matter one it in gerogia. The PD in GA murdered an unarmed (as if that needed to be said) preacher a few years back and the killer was not a legal cop (also didn't have his certification). The police lied about that until after court, and they got away with it.
 
2013-01-04 08:51:02 PM  

fusillade762: Hill will remain sheriff unless he is convicted

I fail to see the asinine in this story. Innocent until proven guilty, and all that.



This. That the voters knew what he was charged with just makes it all the more correct that he is not removed ... until convicted.
 
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