Armed guards will not prevent a school shooting any more than having armed police prevents murder anywhere else. At best it might reduce body count. At worst it will INCREASE the body count from "friendly fire" or encourage hostage taking. Mass shootings are a rare event. More people die in Cole county from failure to wear seat belts than murder. Our resources are better spent elsewhere.
Why only 366 days in federal prison. That light little sentence is a JOKE! A slap in the face to the bank and it's customers.
Odds of a child between the ages of 5 and 17 being killed in a school shooting is 1 in 3 million. Odds of a child being in a fatal automobile accident: 1 in 23,000. So tired of the hype about incredibly rare but highly sensationalized and the reactionary decisions that follow.
The legislators need to stop seeing the problem with tunnel vision. There's no reason they cannot boost salarys across the board while studying the "big picture" and making "big plans" for the long term. To use Rep Jay Barne's words, last years $15 million dollar pay increase is a "drop in the ocean" when compared to the $800 million bond issue the legislature wants to spend on their pet projects. I'm disappointed that Barnes, Bernskoetter, and Kehoe aren't being more expedient in helping the people in their own back yard. I'd like to see the state's greatest human asset, their employees that serve the public, made the first priority instead of the person's/entities that donate the most money to campaigns.
Bernskoetter and Kehoe are just wasting time. Consultant fees don't buy groceries. You fix the problem by giving state employees more grocery money....or by allowing them to be eligible for food stamps. Oh wait...many already are. People's budgets are bleeding red ink now. Surely you don't need a consultant to tell you that. While they wait to create "the perfect pay plan", the perfect financial storm is ruining lives and credit histories. An across the board raise is needed NOW. It's like refusing to give a cancer patient chemotherapy while waiting for the disease to be cured.
I appreciate the reference to the 343 Firefighters who sacrificed their lives on Sept 11, 2001 on the helmet in the drawing. Thank you.
The accusation, according to KY3 TV in Springfield:
"White has been gone from Exeter for more than a year, but he's now accused of repeatedly raping a 13-year-old girl, at least once during school hours, during his time in Exeter. The girl told investigators that White had sex with her four times from April to May of 2011 inside the Exeter School building. It wasn't until last November that she told a faculty member at her new school."
I'm sure he will get his day in court...
Now let me see if I can get this straight....Grace is AGAINST killing babies, but FOR killing adults. Okay, that about sums it up.
If I'm a county resident and pay taxes for the County Fire Protection District, and then shop in the city and pay a sales tax for the city fire dept., it feels like double taxation for the same service from two different entities. Clearly this sales tax is a great windfall for the fire dept and whomever gets the redirected general revenue funds. Let's be clear about what this is an what it isn't. At the end of the day, it's a new sales tax. If you're in favor of higher taxes spread out amongst more citizens, go for it. If you want fewer taxes then live, breathe, and shop in the county. Of course endless annexations won't hardly allow you to shop or stay in a hotel room in the county. The only difference between the city and organized crime, is the mayor and city council are elected.
a step towards judicial accountability!
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