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It obviously did not work out too well for you and I surmise it will hurt Mr. Stumblingbear. Is he afraid of a debate or confronting issues? I don't know or have met the gentleman but the article does not present a positive picture of his capabilities. One thing I look for in a candidate is 1) What are the issues and 2) What are you going to do about it. Most of them just bat around the issues with no plan for solvability.
Posted 1 November 2017, 11:51 a.m.
I would like to see our police department bring back motorcycle and bicycle patrols for downtown. Both offer visibility, maneuverability, and enforcement abilities.
Posted 29 October 2017, 12:15 p.m.
Still waiting on a response/protest from our local BLM on the recent 11th/Mass killings. What are they doing to help with these matters? It takes a community to stop crime.
Posted 22 October 2017, 3 p.m.
Greg, curfew is for the children under the age of 18. I am assuming most of these kids were over 18 since they were in bars.
Posted 19 October 2017, 8:26 p.m.
Dorothy you are such a hypocrite. In one sentence you proclaim your fight for freedom of speech and the next you want to restrict people’s second amendment. You make me sick to think you patronize our American Flag as just a piece of cloth. Our American Flag represents the sacrifices our men and women of all color who have fought and lost their lives for our freedom. I would gesture you have never lost a loved one defending our “piece of cloth” and if you have, I feel sorry for you. Yes, I suppose your freedom to oppose this “piece of cloth” is your right. It is also my right to never, ever support your business oz art glass located at 626 N 2nd Street.
Posted 7 October 2017, 3:05 p.m.
To be clear, I am all for body cameras for our police officers to protect those that are doing their job the right way and to expose those who either need further training or need to be held accountable for their actions. However, by the city commission allowing public comment naming officers before any investigation can be done, I also support any avenue a police officer can take legally to sue any private individual for slandering his/her name with false accusations. The body camera and in-car cameras would help officers with their litigations.
Posted 12 September 2017, 2:23 p.m.
Again, the city should have waited on this change until they fund and implement body cameras for all of their police officers. That way, the officers' have protection from false accusations and will allow individual officers to sue any citizen who files a false complaint and slanders the officers name in public.
Posted 12 September 2017, 8:55 a.m.
I wish the CC would have held off on this new board until the police officers are outfitted with body cams. That way if a member of the public makes a false claim publicly against a police officer, the officer could come after that person civilly.
Posted 6 September 2017, 10:05 a.m.
If I were a police officer in today's world, I would welcome any tool offered to me that would protect me against any false accusations. Body cameras appear to have many benefits such as improving the transparency between the police department and community, the ability to gather video evidence at the scene of a crime or incident, and the ability to use the captured video as a training tool on how a particular event could have been handled better.
Here is the problem I see with Lawrencians, the first time they see themselves or their entitled children depicted in a police video, all hell will break loose because their right to privacy has been violated. So remember the days of being able to approach a police officer and being able ask them a personal question about ourself, a family member, or a delicate situation you may have gotten yourself into will now be recorded for everyone to see. What would be fun is if the police were able to live stream all of their video recordings to the city's tv channel for all of us to watch with our families.
Posted 25 July 2017, 9:15 a.m.
Nothing wrong with the police here as they did their job and did it well...They responded, investigated, arrested, and prepared their reports to gain a conviction. The judge and district attorneys office are the ones responsible for allowing this guy to get one year probation for shooting someone.
Posted 19 July 2017, 10:53 p.m.
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