Dec 6 2007
By: Fairview Angel  shortURL

Linda King of Citizens Concerned for Blount County's Future had a nice letter to the editor today. It rehashed what the Mayor likes to call "old news". (link...)

For those who haven't heard any of this "old news", following are DT and BT links to the issues referred to in her letter;

Fake degrees; (link...)

Officer graduation; (link...) It's a shame these cadets would be trained to see themselves as "elite" in a community that has had just about enough of the "elites" or "A-list" or "Who's who". From the Declaration of Independence;

"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness."

How are we to achieve these truths when those who are tasked with duty of upholding these rights see themselves as "elite"? I agree with Linda, I would prefer to hear the cadets extolling the virtues of the community that supports and pays them rather than "their" force.

Sorry I don't have a link about Mr. Hatcher's county owned vehicle, I've not seen that reported. But here is an example of why we need better policy; (link...)

This is a (link...) to Commissioner Reeves blog. In the "Still not Satisfied" content June 22nd, you will see what was thought to be the order of the raises: 15 - 20% for the deputies and jailers and 3 - 4% for the higher ranks. That's not how it worked out.

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