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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
    More: Asinine, Nathan Deal, oath of office, term in office, felony, citizens elected  
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2013-01-04 07:16:13 AM  
3 votes:

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 03:19:53 AM  
2 votes:

vestona22: There's an interesting backstory here that doesn't seem to be getting reported, and I'm not sure I understand it myself.

This isn't the first time Victor Hill's been elected to this position. The last time, he posted snipers on the roof and walked out a fairly significant number of (oh by the way white) mid-level department personnel. His reason/excuse was that the department was full of a good 'ole boy system that needed to be wiped out.

During his first "tenure" it seems he was pretty effective at reducing crime by going after what he considered the root cause of it. He shut down strip joints, message parlors, liquor stores, etc. (I know, a real kill joy.) But in the end it seemed to work.

So that's why everyone's so hung up now. He got kicked out of office for (supposedly trumped up political) charges, but in the end the people wanted him back. Hence his reelection.

If I got any of that wrong, please correct me, but there's something weird going on, which may explain why this isn't so cut and dry as it seems.


How'd he get away with shutting down the Post Office?
2013-01-04 11:51:59 AM  
1 vote:
static.tvguide.com
2013-01-04 10:07:07 AM  
1 vote:

punkhippie: Priving? WTF


Whatever you do, don't prink and prive.
2013-01-04 08:11:58 AM  
1 vote:

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 07:57:17 AM  
1 vote:

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


And lost.
2013-01-04 06:05:59 AM  
1 vote:

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


Nope Liberals don't even care about the guilty part:

dcist.com
2013-01-04 04:50:07 AM  
1 vote:

vestona22: SN1987a goes boom: vestona22: There's an interesting backstory here that doesn't seem to be getting reported, and I'm not sure I understand it myself.

This isn't the first time Victor Hill's been elected to this position. The last time, he posted snipers on the roof and walked out a fairly significant number of (oh by the way white) mid-level department personnel. His reason/excuse was that the department was full of a good 'ole boy system that needed to be wiped out.

During his first "tenure" it seems he was pretty effective at reducing crime by going after what he considered the root cause of it. He shut down strip joints, message parlors, liquor stores, etc. (I know, a real kill joy.) But in the end it seemed to work.

So that's why everyone's so hung up now. He got kicked out of office for (supposedly trumped up political) charges, but in the end the people wanted him back. Hence his reelection.

If I got any of that wrong, please correct me, but there's something weird going on, which may explain why this isn't so cut and dry as it seems.

How'd he get away with shutting down the Post Office?

He didn't shut down the Post Office. He had his POST certification yanked. Which I believe he got back. These are two fundamentally different things. A great example of the confusion surrounding this story, though.


WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOSH!
2013-01-04 03:42:53 AM  
1 vote:
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.
2013-01-04 02:54:39 AM  
1 vote:
A Southern man running from the law who gets elected sheriff? Wasn't this a subplot in Django Unchained?
2013-01-04 02:48:59 AM  
1 vote:
Hmmm. What if it was a situation where a corrupt governor was harassing a rogue "righteous" sheriff with trumped up charges, because a corrupt system won't tolerate a corrupt man. Shouldn't the courts decide on the crime before the votes of the people are negated?
2013-01-04 12:05:36 AM  
1 vote:
Seriously, subs.  In Savannah, during my childhood, a sheriff ran successfully for re-election from his jail cell while awaiting trial for the murder of his wife and her lover.
 
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