All this technology and ways to communicate and we still can’t communicate on a level that can bring peace to the nations of the world. People made the technology and the people must be held accountable for making peace. As a people, we must figure out that it’s our responsibility. We caused it and we must solve it.
It’s not rocket science it’s just a matter of caring about humanity, life, love and living -- not dying together. Strip away all what we see outside and what is left? The parts that makes us tick all looks the same.
-- Peggy Mohammed
Bibb County Sheriff David Davis has the power to enhance our community or sit back and let the inevitable happen. Crime is rampant and the time has come to let it be known that it will not be tolerated. His primary responsibility is to make absolutely sure that all deputies understand the law and are on the same page to enforce it. This has not happened, and a year in the books with consolidation makes his efforts or lack thereof a violation of his oath of office.
In the past several years I have kept a keen eye on law enforcement in our city. The results are nothing short of astounding. We have Mayor Robert Reichert stating that he is optimistic and then answers a question with “I digress,” which is a line from the comedy tour.
We have a state court with Judge William Adams and Solicitor General Rebecca Grist who have created a revolving judiciary door, filling the jails with nonviolent young people using laws that were created to incarcerate blacks and keep Mexicans out of the state. One works well, the latter did not. We have District Attorney David Cooke who rewards bad behavior by using the almighty dollar as a median to avoid our courts and punishment. He then makes it public as if his decision would benefit everyone’s way of life.
Our city government is composed of nine commissioners and a mayor. Every person in our district should take their responsibilities seriously and vote. It is very simple if you get involved. Prevarication rules the heart of many, that in the end, will be our downfall.
W. Dale Hamilton
Since these millions of terrorists (ISIS, al-Quaeda, Hamas, Taliban, etc.) are out to kill all infidels (non-believers) as their heinous religion teaches, and are now openly engaged in doing so worldwide, we in the civilized world, should accommodate them in their desired-death as a martyr wish so they can receive the 72 virgins Allah promised. Question? What do female Muslims get?
Need I point out the dichotomy of their concept of heaven? Now these jihadists are demonstrating their new strategy of a plethora of small, diversionary massacres in order to distract police and create widespread chaos.
Once the entire French police force were quickly given weapons -- which they had not been carrying when the Charlie Hebdo massacre occurred -- 500 of them finally cornered the two jihadists -- then other terrorist incidents erupted elsewhere.
Be prepared for this strategy here in the U.S., as the jihadists have forewarned. And, let us be alert and prepared to accommodate them in the manner they wish by speeding them on to their heavenly rewards.
-- Avery Chenoweth Sr.
Not buying it
I have watched the police car video of this horrible confrontation between Howard Brannan and Officer Kyle Dinkheller. It is being used in police and self defense training sessions. In this case, the officer waited too long before responding with lethal force to save his life. Brannan fired the 9th fatal shot while the young officer lay wounded on the ground, begging for his life.
Millions of people have served in combat without going off the deep end and behaving like Brannan did. The clemency appeal focuses on his stress due to combat. I don’t buy it. I’ve seen the video. He is just a fatally-flawed murderer who deserves to die.
-- Richard Jones
I believe that Jimmy Faircloth was not referring to Tamir Rice, but rather to Antonio Martin, an 18 year old thug who was shot and killed in North St. Louis County, Missouri, by a white officer. Video clearly shows Martin, who was black, pointed a loaded pistol at the officer who reacted by firing several shots as he fell backwards. Martin was hit once. a fatal shot. Antonio Martin’s mother claimed he didn’t own a gun and didn’t have one with him, but Martin had multiple arrests, including armed robbery, involving the criminal use of a firearm.
-- Walker Smith