Sunday, May 13, 2007

Things You Won't Read in the DDT...

Below are several anonymous comments from readers...

"I have waited all week to see if anyone reported the melee that broke out at the carnival last Saturday night 5/5/07. Imagine taking you kids out for a night of fun at the carnival and instead thugs fighting and shooting randomly, so much that people were running and ducking in the mall, under tables at Garfield's anywhere they could hide. Shots fired in the mall and surrounding area but no report makes it to our local media."

"Well, I for one can understand how this can happen. Greenville finest are to busy hassling the Restaurant and Nightclub owners around town. I personally saw the Ass. Chief six times Wednesday night, four times Friday night and several times Saturday night policing the "Entertainment District" Why????? Because it is easier and safer than doing real police work. He walks around cursing people and acting arrogant while Greenville literally burns on his shift. Wise up city leaders. Put someone in charge that really wants to take a bite out of crime instead of a pompous ass with a chip on his shoulder. To get respect you must be willing to give it!!"

"Thugs ruined the multi-million dollar car show. What do you expect? I'll tell you what we need...LEADERSHIP."

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm not sure exactly how many crimes took place over the weekend, but I do know that at least six officers entered one of the bars downtown waving flashlights for no reason on more than one occasion. It does seem that the police force would rather push their weight around in a safe bar that already has security than go out and do some actual police work, and why not??? We are merely all bowing down to them giving them all the power in the world to abuse however they see fit. How many murders happened here last year, and how many were solved? What about all the other crimes that take place on a day to day basis? It would be interesting to see just how many crimes take place between the hours of 10:00 pm and 2:00 am when they seem to be "working so diligently. I personally DO NOT feel very safe at all knowing this is the bunch that is supposedly "protecting" me and my family.

Anonymous said...

I also agree. I was told to get my f..king ass of the side walk or go to jail just for wanting to smoke outside one of the clubs. No one deserves this kind of disrepect from the Assistant Chief. To me it sets a bad example for the other guys on the force.

L.R. said...

It's always been that way regarding the police and nightclub and bar security. It's easier to patrol to "easily patrolable" not to mention it's 1/4 block from the police station.

If nothing's happening inside the bar, then nothing will happen except you'll see cops waving flashlights. That said, having that "safe" feeling downtown is another matter.