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aiken - false arrest capital

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Mike

Joanna, SC

#1 Aug 31, 2007
did you know that Aiken has the highest rate of false arrests in South Carolina. Last year several black men were arrested for crimes and put in jail. In addition, their names were plastered all over the local newspaper - the Aiken Standard. After releasing on black boy who was arrested for robbing a burger king just because he was black, authorities said they made a mistake and the right suspect was just riding his bike by the other by as he was being arrested. In another case a local black business man was cleared after being falsely arrested and he had to beg the local newspaper to print an article clearing his name - needless to say this article was buried in the back pages of the paper.
Misconduct in Office

Evans, GA

#2 Sep 2, 2007
Sheriff Mike Hunt failed to secure his weapon and left it unattended in his vehicle and it was stolen. If any road deputy would have done this it would be a charge of failure to secure your weapon. SLED should investigate the reason a charge was not filed in this case as proable cause does exist.
Sara

Garner, NC

#3 Oct 2, 2009
Why are the people of South Carolina not SCREAMING out about these kinds of incidents of FALSE ARREST and damages to character!?!?!? Do we even have ANY "civil rights" when law firms/lawyers like Katy Rice of Davidson and Lindemann of Columbia fight for the police (even when they are wrong) and save the state insurance company from paying any damages...so then no one is held accountable!!??? Please write to the newspapers, call the media... tell the world!!! We need to change the "good old boy" system down'ere before they start hanging folks from the trees!!!! PLEASE HELP... SPEAK OUT!!!
Kirkland Case

Augusta, GA

#4 Oct 6, 2009
Just look at the Stephanie Kirkland case. They arrested her for not one but THREE different occurrences of criminal sexual conduct with a minor (an extremely serious offense). She was only a 20 year old female who had a boyfriend at the time with a good reputation in the community. She was also working at Wings Place. As a matter of fact they made a big scene of it and arrested her at her place of employment. All of the charges were baseless and supported with absolutely no evidence whatsoever. A month or so later the solicitor dropped ALL the charges as law enforcement once again in Aiken rushed to judgement and just took the word of an alleged victim who was not at all credible. This happens all the time in Aiken because Sheriff Mike Hunt and his deputies are simply incompetent and power hungry. We had to get out of Aiken when Mike Hunt became sheriff. He's nothing more than a fool who loves to ruin people's lives and that of their family.
Boatnight Case

Aiken, SC

#5 Oct 6, 2009
They arrested Jim Boatnight for just touching the sleeve of an officer outside New Ellenton City Hall after a town council meeting because they didn't like him protesting their activities (ticketing) on White Pond Road. Sheriff Mike Hunt was involved in that bogus abuse of authority too. After the big to do about that case and the arrest in the front page of the Aiken Standard we haven't heard another word about it. They're a bunch of redneck cowboy cops in Aiken County.
Wild Bill

North Augusta, SC

#6 Oct 20, 2009
Hey, quit bashing Sheriff Hunt! He is doing better, he has his GED now, so things have to get better, right?
Crack Head

Aiken, SC

#7 Oct 20, 2009
We heard Sheriff Mike Hunt's wife was a crack head and got set to rehab. The sheriff needs to get the price of crack down like he did with his water bill.
Joa

Aiken, SC

#8 Oct 21, 2009
Boatnight Case wrote:
They arrested Jim Boatnight for just touching the sleeve of an officer outside New Ellenton City Hall after a town council meeting because they didn't like him protesting their activities (ticketing) on White Pond Road. Sheriff Mike Hunt was involved in that bogus abuse of authority too. After the big to do about that case and the arrest in the front page of the Aiken Standard we haven't heard another word about it. They're a bunch of redneck cowboy cops in Aiken County.
And when will YOU people get it! You do NOT EVER put your hands on the POLICE!!!!! Sheriff Hunt is a fantastic example of Law Enforcement! Oh, you don't like "redneck"...move yourselves to New York! Then gripe....and wonder who'll listen or give a darn. Stupid idiots!
Joa

Aiken, SC

#9 Oct 21, 2009
Sara wrote:
Why are the people of South Carolina not SCREAMING out about these kinds of incidents of FALSE ARREST and damages to character!?!?!? Do we even have ANY "civil rights" when law firms/lawyers like Katy Rice of Davidson and Lindemann of Columbia fight for the police (even when they are wrong) and save the state insurance company from paying any damages...so then no one is held accountable!!??? Please write to the newspapers, call the media... tell the world!!! We need to change the "good old boy" system down'ere before they start hanging folks from the trees!!!! PLEASE HELP... SPEAK OUT!!!
Hey! Move to New York! You got a problem here? Then move! Stupid people....I'm speaking out....if you're not part of the solution then YOU are the problem. You don't like it here...move...idiot.
Joa

Aiken, SC

#10 Oct 21, 2009
Kirkland Case wrote:
Just look at the Stephanie Kirkland case. They arrested her for not one but THREE different occurrences of criminal sexual conduct with a minor (an extremely serious offense). She was only a 20 year old female who had a boyfriend at the time with a good reputation in the community. She was also working at Wings Place. As a matter of fact they made a big scene of it and arrested her at her place of employment. All of the charges were baseless and supported with absolutely no evidence whatsoever. A month or so later the solicitor dropped ALL the charges as law enforcement once again in Aiken rushed to judgement and just took the word of an alleged victim who was not at all credible. This happens all the time in Aiken because Sheriff Mike Hunt and his deputies are simply incompetent and power hungry. We had to get out of Aiken when Mike Hunt became sheriff. He's nothing more than a fool who loves to ruin people's lives and that of their family.
Hey, big mouth...you want the job? Then run for sheriff.....otherwise, sit down and shut up!
Joa

Aiken, SC

#11 Oct 21, 2009
Crack Head wrote:
We heard Sheriff Mike Hunt's wife was a crack head and got set to rehab. The sheriff needs to get the price of crack down like he did with his water bill.
Not only untrue but since you've put it in writing, it's slanderous...you moron.
Wild Bill

North Augusta, SC

#12 Oct 22, 2009
So, does calling him a moron in writing also slanderous?
Wild Bill

North Augusta, SC

#13 Oct 22, 2009
Why does everybody have to move to New York, why not Texas or Florida? How about Wyoming? Have you ever lived in New York? You seem to criticize it much. Maybe we should live where we want to. After all, after purchasing property and paying taxes, doesn't that give anyone the right to homestead? What't the matter Joa, is xenophobia one of your favorite things? Don't you just hate it when people disagree with you? Doesn't it just get under your skin that there are people living here that aren't yet fifteenth generation native?
Anywhere But Aiken

Aiken, SC

#14 Oct 27, 2009
We had to move out of Aiken because it got so bad. So many people were just getting arrested for nothing crimes, some for just walking down the street, the sheriff's deputies were being evaluated using a quota system for how many arrests they made. Just about every call they responded to they would try to find some reason to arrest somebody. There budget kept growing every year and outpaced the growth in population. The teenagers were getting arrested right and left with their futures being ruined for things like disorderly conduct at high school football games, or failure to obey law enforcement only to result in a 3 year misdemeanor record with a fine, which simply ruined their chance for college, etc. Once Sheriff Mike Hunt got in office it got really really bad and we just had to get ourselves and our children out of that hostile law enforcement environment. If you have teenagers, don't live in Aiken or do so at the risk of them getting marked with a nonsense no nothing criminal record at the hands of GED Sheriff Mike Hunt.
Wild Bill

North Augusta, SC

#15 Oct 29, 2009
Luckily, I can pull off looking completely white. Strange thought, it seems white people assume I am completely white, but it is usually minorities that can tell that I might have a little something else from a few generations ago.
Robert

Aiken, SC

#16 Jul 30, 2010
Kirkland Case wrote:
Just look at the Stephanie Kirkland case. They arrested her for not one but THREE different occurrences of criminal sexual conduct with a minor (an extremely serious offense). She was only a 20 year old female who had a boyfriend at the time with a good reputation in the community. She was also working at Wings Place. As a matter of fact they made a big scene of it and arrested her at her place of employment. All of the charges were baseless and supported with absolutely no evidence whatsoever. A month or so later the solicitor dropped ALL the charges as law enforcement once again in Aiken rushed to judgement and just took the word of an alleged victim who was not at all credible. This happens all the time in Aiken because Sheriff Mike Hunt and his deputies are simply incompetent and power hungry. We had to get out of Aiken when Mike Hunt became sheriff. He's nothing more than a fool who loves to ruin people's lives and that of their family.
What is the status of this case? Isn't Dennis Bolt the plaintiff's attorney in this action? Have they completed discovery and depositions? When is the Aiken Standard going the news?
Angela

Aiken, SC

#17 Aug 3, 2010
Anywhere But Aiken wrote:
We had to move out of Aiken because it got so bad. So many people were just getting arrested for nothing crimes, some for just walking down the street, the sheriff's deputies were being evaluated using a quota system for how many arrests they made. Just about every call they responded to they would try to find some reason to arrest somebody. There budget kept growing every year and outpaced the growth in population. The teenagers were getting arrested right and left with their futures being ruined for things like disorderly conduct at high school football games, or failure to obey law enforcement only to result in a 3 year misdemeanor record with a fine, which simply ruined their chance for college, etc. Once Sheriff Mike Hunt got in office it got really really bad and we just had to get ourselves and our children out of that hostile law enforcement environment. If you have teenagers, don't live in Aiken or do so at the risk of them getting marked with a nonsense no nothing criminal record at the hands of GED Sheriff Mike Hunt.
They ruined by son by charging him with an empty container they found under his car seat with nothing in it that had been there for a long time. They made him take PTI and work for them on Saturdays for 40 hours (10 hours/day) for no reason and we had to pay $350 for the PTI program. The cops in Aiken are bored and will arrest any youth they can for any charge they can makeup (disorderly conduct, giving false information, disturbing the peace, empty container, drug para (spoon), etc.). Just look at the daily bookings and see how many people under 25 are arrested for little so-called misdemeanors without any corroborating evidence in Aiken.
Osama bon Jovi

North Augusta, SC

#18 Aug 3, 2010
Angela wrote:
<quoted text> They ruined by son by charging him with an empty container they found under his car seat with nothing in it that had been there for a long time. They made him take PTI and work for them on Saturdays for 40 hours (10 hours/day) for no reason and we had to pay $350 for the PTI program. The cops in Aiken are bored and will arrest any youth they can for any charge they can makeup (disorderly conduct, giving false information, disturbing the peace, empty container, drug para (spoon), etc.). Just look at the daily bookings and see how many people under 25 are arrested for little so-called misdemeanors without any corroborating evidence in Aiken.
That is exactly what happens when a bunch of redneck retards elect a fellow redneck retard with a GED to the post of "Sherrif."
Bobby

Augusta, GA

#19 Sep 2, 2010
Mike wrote:
did you know that Aiken has the highest rate of false arrests in South Carolina. Last year several black men were arrested for crimes and put in jail. In addition, their names were plastered all over the local newspaper - the Aiken Standard. After releasing on black boy who was arrested for robbing a burger king just because he was black, authorities said they made a mistake and the right suspect was just riding his bike by the other by as he was being arrested. In another case a local black business man was cleared after being falsely arrested and he had to beg the local newspaper to print an article clearing his name - needless to say this article was buried in the back pages of the paper.
This is what happens when the people elect an uneducated sheriff like Mike Hunt who just has a GED. No training and poor leadership skills.
Bobby

Augusta, GA

#20 Sep 2, 2010
Joa wrote:
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And when will YOU people get it! You do NOT EVER put your hands on the POLICE!!!!! Sheriff Hunt is a fantastic example of Law Enforcement! Oh, you don't like "redneck"...move yourselves to New York! Then gripe....and wonder who'll listen or give a darn. Stupid idiots!
We heard Sheriff Mike Hunt was indicted by the Aiken Grand Jury for murder. Sounds like he put more than his hands on this man.

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