Posts Tagged ‘police’
Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Friday, November 23, 2012
Welcome to Alabama…
In recent years, the Black Friday post-feeding frenzy has caused fights, stampedes and violent outbursts among anxious “shoppers.” To maintain peace among early shoppers this year, police forces throughout the country beefed up security and police presence deploying police on horseback, helicopters and in patrol cars. However, those measures were still not enough to stop some eager shoppers from mob behavior and animal-like instincts in their fight for “savings.”
In Alabama, a video recording captured screams and shoving as shoppers ripped a display of Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Saturday, November 10, 2012
Critique with explanation follows the story.
Huntsville police searching for man who entered family’s hotel room, took laptop and fled
By Kelly Kazek | firstname.lastname@example.org
November 10, 2012 at 8:59 AM, updated November 10, 2012 at 10:39 AM
HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – A family was asleep in a hotel in the 3000 block of University Drive when Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Monday, April 23, 2012
Shades of Trayvon…
Published: Monday, April 23, 2012, 10:56 AM Updated: Monday, April 23, 2012, 11:44 AM
MONTGOMERY, Alabama — A Montgomery police officer claims in a lawsuit that he was off-duty in plain clothes at a Montgomery mall last month when security officers assaulted him after ordering him to remove his sweatshirt hoodie.
Terence Scott, 26, filed the lawsuit April 11 in Montgomery County Circuit Court against ERMC, a Chattanooga, Tenn.,-based company that provides security for Eastdale Mall. The lawsuit also names one security guard and two other unnamed security guards as defendants.
Eastdale Mall is not named as a defendant in the lawsuit that seeks unspecified amounts in damages.
Efforts to reach an attorney for ERMC have been unsuccessful this morning.
Among the claims in Scott’s civil lawsuit are negligence, assault and battery, wantonness, and that security guards used Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Monday, March 12, 2012
Face it folks, Alabama MUST change its tax policy and law – something about which Alabamians have been warned for quite some time. It’s not as if we’ve never heard the idea or notion, for indeed, Alabama’s income tax assesses a heavier levy upon the poor than the wealthy, and many large corporate timberland-owners (Georgia Pacific, Weyerhauser, International Paper, Gulf States Paper, et al) pay little or nothing on their vast holdings by comparison to others.
As the issue of a potential shut-down of state services
(the forensics lab in Huntsville) relates to criminal prosecution
, I could imagine that a sharp attorney could move for dismissal of charges based upon delay of prosecution – which is a federal Constitutional issue – because the Sixth Amendment
guarantees the accused the right to a speedy trial, among other aspects of prosecution.
And that issue – a violation of the Sixth Amendment – is one reason why I can imagine former UAH professor Amy Bishop – accused of murdering her colleagues – may have a federal case on her side, because the state of Alabama has virtually shut down all funding of public defense and defenders.
Just to remind the readers, the Sixth Amendment reads: “In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the Assistance of Counsel for his defence.“
And for those readers whom, for one reason or another, are not up to speed on the wranglings of Alabama politics, India Lynch vs. State of Alabama – the federal case in which Alabama’s tax policies were on trial – ended in October 2011, with a 854-page ruling in the state’s favor by His Honor, Judge Lynwood Smith in which existing tax structures & organization were found not to be unconstitutional. That story may be found here.
Alabama State Capitol Building, Montgomery, AL
The background: Alabama’s state income tax kicks in for families that earn as little a $4,600. Mississippi starts at over $19,000. Alabamians with incomes under $13,000 pay 10.9 percent of their incomes in state and local taxes, while those who make over $229,000 pay just 4.1 percent. Alabama relies heavily on state sales tax, which runs as high as 11 percent and applies even to groceries and infant formula.
A primary reason Alabama’s poor pay so much is that large timber companies and megafarms pay so little. The state allows big landowners to value their land using ”current use” rules, which significantly underestimate its value. Then individuals are allowed to fully deduct the federal income taxes they pay from their state taxes, something few states allow, which is a boon for those in the top income brackets.
We’re very fouled up here in the heart of Dixie.
And while the GOP controls the Governor’s Office, State House & Senate and most all high-level state offices, there are no signs of progress toward equity or justice.
But read on to learn why…
Potential cuts for state forensics: ‘It’s going to impact everybody’s lives’
Published: Saturday, March 10, 2012, 10:55 AM
Marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamines.
The evidence spans 18,000 different cases. And maybe by 2013, Lonnie Ginsberg hopes, the state will process most everything on those 12 shelves.
This is the uncertain world Ginsberg oversees in cash-strapped Alabama. The director of the Huntsville lab on Arcadia Circle, Ginsberg manages a complex he describes as overworked and understaffed – which is why some drugs confiscated by law enforcement may sit on a shelf for a year before being analyzed.
Given that scenario, Ginsberg is Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Friday, February 24, 2012
Alternate title: Man not “James Bond.”
Hmmm… man drives gold car.
Does man also have gold teeth?
Could he be Goldfinger?
You be the judge.
Huntsville man jumps out of car after police chase, leaves behind cocaine
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Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Sunday, July 4, 2010
Why is everybody always picking on me?
Originally posted on Friday, June 4, 2010 at 8:19am
Today, I needed directions, and happening upon one of Murfreesboro‘s finest, I thought ‘what better source?,’ gave pursuit, and tooted my horn occasionally along the way, though I was apparently unseen and unheard.
Winding up at my original destination, I pulled along side and behind, stepped out and greeted the officer, whom then asked, “were you trying to flag me down?”
Laughingly, I said, “yes, I was!”
“I’m sorry,” replied the officer.
I explained I was needing some directions, and the officer left briefly to get some papers and would return momentarily, so I waited.
Returning, the officer said, “I’ll be glad to show you the location if you’ll follow me.” So we got into our respective cars. As I closed my door, I then noticed the officer got out of the patrol car and began to walk toward my vehicle, so I did likewise.
The officer walked over to my vehicle and placing a small piece of paper on my car’s hood began to write on it and said, “Here’s my card, if you need anything, call me. I work (insert days and times here), or just call me anytime. Can you read that?”
Taking the card, I said “yes, thank you,” called her by name, shook her hand, then proceeded to follow her.
Nothing like that has ever happened to me before.
Reckon what THAT was all about?
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Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Thursday, April 8, 2010
William Frazier, of Huntsville, AL hopes to become Huntsville’s newest minted millionaire. There’s only one problem… he claims Huntsville police beat him after he eluded them in a chase of several miles.
Mr. Frazier, whom is aged 80 years, ran traffic lights, purposely avoided “stop sticks” – devices placed in the roadway to puncture a fleeing suspect’s tires – narrowly avoided several collisions with oncoming vehicles, and only after encountering a police car barricade, finally stopped… but did not place his vehicle in park, refused to exit his vehicle after police ordered him out, and was forcibly removed from his vehicle, where he further resisted arrest, was subsequently handcuffed and raised to his feet by at least three officers, then stumbled and was caught.
William Frazier, 80, of Huntsville, Alabama, eluded police for three miles, now claims he was abused by HPD officers.
The Huntsville Times, a Corporately Owned Newspaper (CON), released this photograph of Mr. Frazier which is purported to be taken in the Emergency Department at Huntsville Hospital – though it was not taken by hospital officials. …Continue…
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Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Monday, March 29, 2010
The Interstate 565 crossing over Chapman Mountain in Huntsville, AL is rapidly becoming a deathtrap.
Yesterday (Sunday, 28 March 2010), 55 year-old Madison county resident Joseph E. Hargrave, driver of an 18-wheeler/BIG TRUCK, lost control of his EAST-BOUND truck, crossed the median and flipped, blocking traffic from 12:40PM until after sundown Sunday.
He was taken to Huntsville Hospital with minor injuries.
That was the blocked lane about which I’d earlier written.
Mr. Hargrave’s unfortunate wreck wasn’t …Continue…
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Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Monday, March 29, 2010
My recent conversation with a Huntsville Police Officer and a HEMSI EMT gave me some pause for thought.
They both shared some fascinating experiences, and opined about the same.
We three – the HPD officer, the HEMSI EMT, and I – are friends.
In context, our HEMSI EMT friend was relating a story about how, when sometime ago, he called 9-1-1 and informed them in detail of a particular off-duty scenario upon which he arrived and began rendering aid, the operator seemed to be mindlessly reading from, or following a script. In other words, the 9-1-1 operator didn’t listen.
My HPD friend shared an equally disappointing story, which he prefaced saying that …Continue…
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Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Friday, October 23, 2009
In today’s Huntsville Times, under the “Law & Order” section, subhead “The police beat,” on page A4, a brief article enumerated the names and ages of 17 women arrested “Wednesday in a citywide prostitution sting.” Police Public Information Officer Sergeant Mark Roberts shared the area of concentration and locations of the arrests. The article stated that “all the women have been booked in the Madison County Jail,” and “charged with soliciting prostitution.”
From a social perspective, I can’t help but imagine the women probably have histories of physical, sexual and drug abuse. I further conjecture – based upon historical sociological data – that they were probably seeking to support a drug habit.
What interested me, however, were their names.
The women ranged in age from 20-49, and no pictures were published, and no data concerning their ethnicity was made, though the authorities doubtless photographed and documented it.
Here, for your perusal are the names and ages of the women arrested.
Readers are encouraged to draw their own conclusions.
Mandie Darlene Anderson – 24
Dawn Pruitt Collins – 49
Tanisha Kachelle Johnson – 29
Stephanie Ineke Salters Rahim – 24
Tanisha Wrenet Page – 34
Rachel York Morehouse – 23
Amber Sue Pearson – 24
Vickie Marie Brown – 35
Crystal Renee Kemper – 33
Kymberly Ellis Clinard – 38
Teresa Gail Stevenson – 35
Mary Shanna Williams – 30
Nichole Ross Barnett – 26
Chasity Michelle Skipworth – 35
Latasha Lashun James – 33
Bethani Amber Hosch – 20
Sue Ann Kinney Branch – 45
Now that you’ve hopefully drawn your own conclusions, see if you were right!
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