Bainbridge Georgia

January 1, 2012

A Sad Reflection

Category: Talk — post @ 11:00 pm

kindness-matters writes

It is such a sad reflection on our town that it takes a man losing his life to get a thief off our streets! What is it with these repeat offenders? Put them in jail and leave them there or show them the county line and put a price on them if they come back into Decatur County!

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  1. At some point, we have got to take our town back! Get the trash off the street…forget about fines and overnight stays in the lock-up, they are costing our town far more financially and morally than they are worth! Month after month I continue to see repeat offenders in the arrest columns! At what point does it stop? When one of these law-breakers takes the life of a law-abiding citizen? Yes, unfortunately for this gentleman and his family…that was exactly the case.

    My prayers are with his family and I apologize that our local justice system failed your loved-one and your family.

    Comment by kindness-matters — January 2, 2012 @ 12:24 pm
  2. Forget some of these fancy town projects, meaningless if Bainbridge gets a reputation as dangerous. Double the police force. Continue to arrest as much as possible. Eventually it sticks, and they do not like to be arrested. Police politely confront suspicious looking folks in a legal way (they all carry video phones). Probably more police training in containment with the hope that eventually a number of them will move. Again, increase the police force substantially.

    Comment by Maxwell — January 5, 2012 @ 3:30 pm
  3. More police is not the answer.
    KEEPING them in jail is the only real answer.

    Comment by J-Paul — January 5, 2012 @ 9:44 pm
  4. Mr. Maxwell who is this (them) you keep refering to as to keep locked up. I agree with you that crime is a problem but it just didn’t start yesterday. I think for one that if the so-called leaders of this community would provide the resident with the jobs that promised before they were elected things would be a lot better and there wouldn’t be as much crime.But what do we do every year, elect the same old person that told us that bald face lie in the beginning.Okay, let’s be real, people are going to survive no matter what and by any means necessary so don’t give me this crap that locking everybody up or (them) will solve the problem.That seems mighty easy for you to say until it involves one of your relatives or you and then everybodies picking on you. And please people let’s stop with these holier than thou attitudes we all have skeltons in our closets, they just haven’t jumped out yet. But just keep talking and sooner or later somebody will uncover those little secrets. Your sitting up high in your little world thinking nothing can touch me, judging others instead of doing something to help solve the problem. I see you and your attitude as being a part of the problem not a solution. So wake up and help and stop being a complainer!

    Comment by c gordon — January 6, 2012 @ 9:24 am
  5. After enough arrests or something really serious, they do spend more and more time in jail. The police are not in charge of that, it is the legal system and to some degree, the judge. Criminals are generally given a number of chances to shape up until the final straw, as it were. Of course, we all need to be vigilant. Certainly it is a complicated problem. And our country is in an economic mess. But we all have a choice of how we are going to live, and preying on others is obviously not the answer. And yes, I still support a larger police force.

    Comment by Maxwell — January 6, 2012 @ 7:52 pm
  6. Sorry C Gordon, but the criminals commit crimes because…drum rolls…THEY ARE CRIMINALS. Period. The end. It is not because they have no jobs or have no money. If it were for lack, then no one who was blessed by LBJ and his Great Society nightmare would ever steal. They steal because the have a criminal mindset, not to feed their children, to put Pampers on them, or to buy formula. If they were stealing formula, Pampers, and food, then I might agree with you. They are stealing electronics, Air Jordans,and other such crap. When they rob for money, they are spending it on drugs and other crap. Not on Pampers and Baby formula. Spare us the liberal drivel. You say “by any means necessary”, all means are not necessary, and robbing and stealing certainly are not in today’s welfare state economy. Stop complaining? How about you stop trying to justify the victimization of honest hard working citizens by predatory criminal types.

    Comment by Native Son — January 8, 2012 @ 10:00 pm
  7. On Monday, Jan 8, at 6:30 pm, Star Parker is speaking at the Kirbo Center.
    She will speak about how she personally moved from extreme poverty(on welfare) to extreme success using her faith in God, her intelligence, and a serious work ethic.
    Admission is free and a donation of a canned food is requested.+
    more about her

    I would suggest this is a rare opportunity to hear a nationally known speaker here in Bainbridge.

    Comment by Larry — January 8, 2012 @ 10:10 pm
  8. Native Son, so well said. I totally agree with every point. And what we all know to be true. Denial is only enabling. It hurts. It does not help, anyone. Excuses are a lie.

    Comment by Maxwell — January 9, 2012 @ 5:39 am
  9. What Native Son said….multiplied twice.

    Comment by JMac — January 27, 2012 @ 7:24 am
  10. Native Son, while scrolling through some of this years post I ran across yours about the one I wrote about crime and criminals here in Bainbridge. You still did not address the real question that I was talking about. Who is “Them” that your talking about? Also, I never tried to justify criminals robbing and stealing from hard-working citizens because I’m one of those hard-working citizens. I merely stated that people will do whatever is necessary to survive and don’t be fooled that I don’t know who you mean when you say people stealing Air Jordans and electronics.

    Comment by c gordon — October 5, 2013 @ 10:09 pm

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