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itsmeagain

Oak Hill, WV

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#83
Aug 3, 2010
 
And with the coming closing of the Georgia Pacific plant and the lost taxes mt hope will loose, watch for the speed trap to become even worse as mt hope tries to make up for lost revenue. Still really believe that these towns like mt hope, fayetteville and summersville should be made to do maintenance on these sections of state highway they use for income.
Mt Hopeless

Beckley, WV

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#84
Aug 4, 2010
 
itsmeagain wrote:
And with the coming closing of the Georgia Pacific plant and the lost taxes mt hope will loose, watch for the speed trap to become even worse as mt hope tries to make up for lost revenue. Still really believe that these towns like mt hope, fayetteville and summersville should be made to do maintenance on these sections of state highway they use for income.
I agree with you. I think the voters need to send a message to their senators and delegates that we want these illegal speed traps stopped.
wondering

Hayfield, MN

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#85
Aug 21, 2010
 
maybe they are up to more evil than the human mind can comprehend
wondering

Hayfield, MN

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#86
Aug 21, 2010
 
LOCAL CITIZEN wrote:
I THINK THIS HAS TO BE THE MOST CROOKED POLICE DEPARTMENT IN THE COUNTY OF FAYETTE.. TAKE FOR EXAMPLE MOUNT HOPE UNIT 5 I HAVE A SCANNER AND THIS LADY WEARS OUT FAYETTE COUNTY 911 DISPATCHERS. STOP AFTER STOP THE DISPATCHERS CANT EVEN GET AHOLD OF OTHER OFFICERS FOR HER KEEPING THE RADIO TIED UP ON THOSE CRAZY RT 19 TRAFFIC STOPS.. AND 99 PERCENT OF THE ONES SHE STOPS ARE FROM OUT OF STATE THEY DONT EVEN KNOW WHERE THEY ARE AND MT HOPE BEING 3 MILES OFF RT 19 THIS HAS TO BE A SCAM. THE STATE NEEDS TO AUDIT EACH TICKET SHE AND OTHER MOUNT HOPE POLICE OFFICERS WRITE TO SEE IF THIS IS POCKETED OR WHAT WHICH I BELEIVE MOST OUT OF STATE TICKETS ARE POCKETED AND NOT REPORTED.. YOU NEVER HERE OF THESE OFFICERS STOPPING PEOPLE IN MT HOPE AND IF YOU DO ITS 1 OUT OF EVERY 100 THEY STOP WITH 99 BEING ON RT 19. IF SOMETHING MAJOR HAPPENS IN THE CITY THE RESPONSE TIME IS MUCH LONGER FOR THE CITY POLICE SINCE THEY ARE STAYING UP ON 19 AND NOT IN TOWN.. THIS SECTION SHOULD BE OUTLAWED FOR THE CITY OF MT HOPE TO RUN. IT SHOULD BE ONLY PATROLLED BY SHERIFF OR STATE POLICE..I HAVE SAW MT HOPE POLICE HAVE OUT OF STATE CARS PULLED OVER IN GLEN JEAN WHATS WITH THIS... CITY LIMITS DUH... AND THE OPERATERS AT 911 FAYETTE CANT GET ANYTING DONE WITH OUT MOUNT HOPE PD WORKING THEM TO DEATH WITH TRAFFIC STOPS ONE AFTER THE OTHER.. YOU DONT HARDLY HERE OF THIS KINDA THING WITH THE SHERIFF STATE POLICE OAK HILL PD DONT RUN 19 THAT BAD. NOW FAYETTTEVILLE RUNS 19 AND STOPS A LOT BUT YOU GOTTA LOOK AT FAYETTEVILLE YOU ARE IN THE MIDDLE OF IT ON 19. AND THEY DONT CALL A LOT IN TO 911 TO BOTHER THEM.. MT HOPE IS 3 MILES FROM 19 MAJOR DIFFERENCE.. I HOPE OTHERS FILL THE SAME
maybe they are up to more evil than the human mind can comprehend...
Ls49Oo5

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#87
Jul 13, 2012
 
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If you travel route 19, and you do not break the speed limit, it really doesn't matter who is patroling it,cause you will not get pulled over, therefore you don't even have to talk to them, and furthermore the result would be that you wouldn't be on here complaining about getting pulled over in the first place.
. Total BS! I got pulled over and received a ticket and the cop had to cut in in between the convoy of cars I was in just to squeeze behind me. I have no idea where he came from and he could have pulled any of us over to ticket, it's total dishonest law and cops who pirate hundreds of dollars from innocent people for individual tickets.
Lawyer

Beckley, WV

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#88
Jul 14, 2012
 
Ls49Oo5 wrote:
<quoted text>. Total BS! I got pulled over and received a ticket and the cop had to cut in in between the convoy of cars I was in just to squeeze behind me. I have no idea where he came from and he could have pulled any of us over to ticket, it's total dishonest law and cops who pirate hundreds of dollars from innocent people for individual tickets.
Take it to court. The radar cannot pin point one certain car in a bunch. I've won many cases from this.
WhatsUp

Beckley, WV

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#89
Jul 14, 2012
 
The 2010 census lists Mt. Hope as having 1414 citizens. They do not qualify as a class I, II, or III city in order to run radar. Any ticket given based on what the officer "clocked" can be is not valid.

People need to use this and stop Mt. Hope from using Rt. 19 as their major source of income.
MrMess

Oak Hill, WV

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#90
Jul 18, 2012
 
No point in going to court over any of this because Ham Toney is the police judge there also, or he was any way
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WhatsUp

Beckley, WV

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#92
Jul 18, 2012
 
MrMess wrote:
No point in going to court over any of this because Ham Toney is the police judge there also, or he was any way
You lose in front of Ham, you just appeal to circuit court. They will throw it out.

Mt. Hope police know they don't have the legal right to use radar and are counting on the ignorance or complacency of the people they ticket to not fight it.
ldh

Oak Hill, WV

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#93
Jul 18, 2012
 
in agreement wrote:
Mt. Hope cops have to pull people over to get paid monthly. The mayor probably drinks up most of the money brought in by this town. Or his crooked with plants flowers with it. The place is a dump, used to live there and now won't even visit anyone that lives there. I'm sure the cops regret signing a contract the first night on the job.
Comment:I do not think the mayor drinks up any of the money. I think the Mt. Hope cops pull people over because the people / person is doing wrong. So the police give the guilty party a ticket or fine to pay.
Mt. Hope is working toward better tomorrow's just like all of Fayette County. With the Boy Scouts coming, lots are preparing, like the people in Mt. Hope, from what I have read about.
The last city hall meeting I read that the police force are appreciative of their job(s) and are working at getting to know the town's people better. I've read only positive comments about the Mt. Hope / Fire Department / Police Department...change must be in the air.
If you used to live in Mt. Hope and you won't visit any you once knew ...you must not of liked who you knew.
MrMess

Oak Hill, WV

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#94
Jul 19, 2012
 
I can never see how people say it is a speed trap, the signs are clearly marked and it is 65 the whole way except for the construction then it is marked 55 clear as a bell.
Just because you appeal to circuit court don't mean they will do anything at all, it is rare they ever do.
As far as mount hope ready for new business, I don't think so, Mount Hope is not prepared at all. Look at the mess on 16 at the old triple A garage, it looks like an open dump just as the old gas station and the old dairy queen, they have had more than ample time to try to correct that problem.
Here is how the population rule works, they can not use radar as the first means of telling if your speeding or not. the cop simply says I saw the car, it appeared to be speeding so I double checked it with he radar, it was speeding so it got a ticket.
I have seen them write some bullshit tickets though but a speed trap, I don't see it
Rocki

Beckley, WV

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#95
Jul 26, 2012
 
Where do the multiple fines they get go? Yea , they get a lot of grant monies and yes they worked out monies from the Boy Scouts , but do you see anything the city is doing out of M Hopes actual money? Hmm would like to look in a few personal safes
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Beckley, WV

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#96
Jul 26, 2012
 
maybe tell the county dist atty. they should know if its illegal
WhatsUp

Oak Hill, WV

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#97
Jul 26, 2012
 
Good luck trying to contact Carl Harris. He only talks to the little people at election time.

Since: Feb 13

Laurinburg, NC

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#98
Feb 23, 2013
 
The statute says that only municipalities with over 2,000 people may introduce radar speed as prima fascia evidence, but it does not say that the municipality can not use radar. In the 2010 cencus Mt Hope was listed as having about 1,400 people within city limits. This does not count the area assigned to Mt Hope jurisdiction, to include any other area that pays taxes to the city of Mt Hope. If this includes Bradley and Glen Jean, then I am sure that the population is over 2,000 and Mt Hope would be allowed to use radar as the first and only evidence of your speeding.
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bill

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#100
Feb 23, 2013
 
The way these parasites get away with this is because it is more economical for out of state victims to pay than to take the time and money to drive back and fight. Same think happened to me in a crap hole in wetzel co. Towns are supposed to have a population of 5000 to be allowed to use radar to keep towns from using it for raising revenue insted of public safety. So really its all about the $$$$$$$,, there is no money in crime solving, recovering stolen goods etc. Rt 19 is the cash cow for these criminals??
jus sayin

Oak Hill, WV

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#101
Feb 23, 2013
 
i couldnt make people hate me for 11 dollars an hour.. doing this speed trap thing .id rather work at mc donalds
Just saying

Brooklyn, NY

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#102
Feb 23, 2013
 
I agree don't speed and you won't get a ticket....however...Mthope uses out of state speeders to support their town. These people are not going to come back to dispute their ticket, they're just going to pay it. Radar guns are supposed to be calibrated quite often. Wonder how long it's been since they've had a recalibration on their equipment. Fight your ticket and they will have to show you.
jus sayin

Oak Hill, WV

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#103
Feb 23, 2013
 
passing out bullshit traffic tickets to anyone is one hell of a way to promote tourism,respect,etc.
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Gizmo

Charleston, WV

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#105
Feb 23, 2013
 
If you are speeding it is against the law, so if you get a ticket it is because you broke the law. If they pull people from out of state over good for them, if I was an officer I would target the Ohio, Virginia and New York people because those are the ones who annoy me the most with their driving constantly in the fast lane, and trying to drive right over you. So let them pull who ever try want over, because when I drive trough Mt. Hope I don't speed. Guess what I don't get tickets from Mt. Hope officers.

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