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Why has bond been set at $200,000? Last year they made a motion to revoke his bond in multiple past court cases! Why give him any opportunity to get out?
" Even with court supervision, the defendant continues to violate the law, and his crime spree in Lawrence is escalating to the point of injuring a Lawrence police officer,” prosecutors wrote in a request for the high bond at the time charges were filed. “The defendant has demonstrated through his conduct that he is a danger to the community and a flight risk.”
This guy should not be on the streets.
Posted 15 November 2017, 2:08 p.m.
21 to buy alcohol is a federal law, the government held it over state's heads or they would withhold federal highway funds. 21 for tobacco is not a federal law and banning it in the city or the county isn't going to stop it. If they want cigarettes they will drive to another city or county.
Posted 14 November 2017, 11:17 a.m.
I don't smoke, I don't like to be around smoke and I don't promote/support it in anyway. I also don't support government continuing to tell legal adults what legal activities they can and can't do. At 18 you have the legal rights and responsibilities of an adult, you are anadult, period. You can vote, you are required to pay taxes and register for selective service and/or join the military and you can sign contracts. In some states you can be charged criminally as an adult at 17, some at 16. In most states if you are in foster care you "age out" at 18. But you can't drink until 21 and now we don't want you to purchase tobacco until 21.
It seems the real problem with this particular issue is this, to quote above: "Youth who are younger, ages 15 to 17, we know that they generally get their tobacco products from people aged 18 to 20,” Tilden notes, referring to teenagers who rely on their slightly older friends to purchase tobacco products for them."
So address that problem. DON'T tell a legal adult they can't purchase tobacco for their own personal use, that's their decision, their problem. But DO make the laws for purchasing tobacco for minors more severe and then actually enforce them.
Posted 14 November 2017, 9:59 a.m.
"...diversity is among his priorities." I hope quality and qualified are amongst the priorities.
"He said diversity in color, gender, age and general life experience is crucial to being a “complete” police agency." I don't care about color, gender or age as long as they have integrity, character, empathy and common sense. To me that is "crucial."
Posted 13 November 2017, 9:28 a.m.
"At age 52, Michael is now a police academy graduate.You read that right.The system that betrayed him, that robbed him of more than a decade of his life, is the one he wants to join."
The police did not betray him a victim who lied betrayed both him and the system. I admire this man for wanting to be part of the solution and encouraging young people to be police.
Posted 8 November 2017, 11:59 a.m.
LJWorld you hit the nail right on the head and above are perfect examples, hilarious! Thank you to the all you "regulars" for making the point for the ljworld and for the laugh of the day!
Posted 3 November 2017, 1:44 p.m.
P Allen, not sure where you got your information but the paper work from Midstates Energy said the injection for each of the three wells ranges from 720-771 feet with a total well depth of around 829 feet. This is not as you say "thousands of feet below the base of any fresh ground water source."
Posted 2 November 2017, 9:07 a.m.
I tire of Commissioner Herbert's social media posts I find them very immature. To me trash talking another candidate on social media is very Trump-like. I much prefer Mr. Stumblingbear's adult attitude and I respect his "first come first serve" attitude when it comes to meetings. Why should he disrespect one person or group by cancelling their meeting so he can attend another one? The article says "some candidateS are publicly criticizing his absences." Did I miss something because I only see comments from candidate Herbert. Who else is criticizing Mr. Stumblingbear? Also in the article "Herbert told the Journal-World his main concern is making sure voters actually have an opportunity to engage with all the candidates." Just because Mr. Stumblingbear isn't engaging the way Commissioner Herbert thinks he should doesn't mean the voters aren't having the opportunity to engage with him. Maybe Commissioner Herbert should just worry about himself and his campaign then let the voters decide for themselves, we don't need him pointing things out for us on his Facebook page.
Posted 1 November 2017, 12:26 p.m.
It is not increasing the sales tax to 10%. It is "renewing" the current tax so sales tax will remain at 9.05%. This is part of the tax, do you consider infrastructure, roads and fire equipment a "special project"? ".3% for the purposes of constructing, improving, and maintaining public streets, sidewalks, storm water facilities, and recreational trails, bikeways, and paths including residential traffic calming devices, residential curb and gutter replacement, improvements to crosswalks and accessible ramps, reconstruction of roads and intersections, purchasing fire apparatus and related fire equipment including radios and personal protective equipment, and such other related street, sidewalk, storm water, and recreational path infrastructure, and fire equipment purposes as may be in the best interest of the City"
Posted 31 October 2017, 9:51 a.m.
Nobody is questioning the degree of difficulty of their job Bill, actually it is pretty simple if they could ever understand essential vs non-essential but that ship has sailed. I think it is super that you want to pay more in property tax! But what about the retired home owner on a fixed income? Why should they continue to bear the brunt of every need in the City? How affordable is housing for those families just barely making ends meet for you to increase the taxes on the roof over their heads? everyone needs to contribute to these needs not just those who own their own home. Cut spending? Sounds like a good plan to me. Let's start with the non-essential items the library, the loop, bike paths, transit, the art center, museums, parks and rec, the art corridor, festivals that get funding from the city and tourism. That should free up some money for the essentials.
Posted 30 October 2017, 1:06 p.m.
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