inthemiddle

inthemiddle 1 year, 5 months ago on Newton Sheriff Brown makes accounts of bullet-proof vest fund available

So the Atha's fundraising paid for all the vest up front? and the grant money (when reimbursed) went back into the General Fund? Why didn't Brown pay for 1/2 the vest out of the Atha's funds raised and get the General Fund to pay the other 1/2 and then the General Fund could be reimbursed when the grant came in and the NCSO would still have alot of money in the vest fund.

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inthemiddle 1 year, 7 months ago on Sheriff, NCSO deputies on duty at DNC in Charlotte, N.C.

So you are still in school? That explains it ... you have tons of life experience to support what you are learning as a political science major i take it. I have 2 undergrads, a masters, and over 13 years in private and public sector. A speed trap doesn't exists as all speed limits are set by the state and posted on the side of the road. Also, aside from the GSP, local police and sheriffs can't cite you until you are at least 11 mph over. 11 over is an egregious violation and you should get a ticket. There are a few variances from this, mainly school zones, but by an large it takes 11 over to get a ticket. And the honest guy going to and from work should get a ticket just the same as anyone else if it is the same violation. Blind Justice doesn't allow for disparate treatment based on any factors other than the act itself.

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inthemiddle 1 year, 7 months ago on Maddox gets landslide victory in D5 race

One can be pretty ignorant, especially when they think that 1 candidate getting 2.72 times as many votes as another isn't a landslide.

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inthemiddle 1 year, 7 months ago on County gets $21M Bear Creek loan

The headline clearly says this is a loan. How is the headline deceiving?

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inthemiddle 1 year, 7 months ago on Maddox gets landslide victory in D5 race

Don't mind Henry ... He can't do math. Almost 3 times as many votes is a landslide by most educated readers (the margin of victory was more than the actually votes that Dimsfale recieved).

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inthemiddle 1 year, 8 months ago on Bradford wins in Newton sheriff's race; Ott defeats Lindsey in race for judge

You are right when you say "there are people out there who want to hurt you". This is why I am grateful for all law enforcement. However, it is for this same reason that I think that police and deputies should keep themselves fit and prepared for duty. No one said that citizens critiquing the fitness or professionalism of the NCSO are unappreciative of the deputies. You are mistaking constructive criticism for being unappreciated. I appreciate the deputies, but think the department could be much better than the current state with a change in leadership.

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inthemiddle 1 year, 8 months ago on Library facing staffing shortage in wake of budget cuts

Last time I went to the library, I couldn't even think to read due to the noise level. It seemed every person in there was there to use the free internet so they could check their facebook while their 13 kids ran wild through the building. I doubt that many people actually go there to do anything more than use the internet or check out free movies.

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inthemiddle 1 year, 8 months ago on County gets $21M Bear Creek loan

We will need the reservoir one day, and now is the time to build it; but I am not comfortable with Craig being in charge of it at all.

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