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james

Jasper, TN

#1 Jun 13, 2012
greg potter wrighting bad checks 48 news
thistownwillneve rchange

Hixson, TN

#2 Jun 13, 2012
funny thing, they always go after/pick on the cops who are busting the druggies. The ones who look the other way are never bothered.
ono

Trenton, GA

#3 Jun 14, 2012
Assistant police chief charged for writing bad checks

Posted: Jun 13, 2012 4:11 PM CDT Updated: Jun 13, 2012 4:15 PM CDT

By Stephen McLamb

JACKSON COUNTY, AL (WAFF)-
An assistant police chief was arrested in Jackson County for writing bad checks.

Police Chief Robert Kirk said he is aware of the charges and it's a concern anytime an officer is arrested.

Bridgeport Assistant Police Chief Greg Potter was arrested over the weekend on misdemeanor charges of negotiating a worthless negotiable instrument charges.

He was released on a $300 recognizance bond.

Court officials said it was a check Potter had written out to North Alabama Electric Cooperative for $500 last July, but warrants were taken out when the company was unable to collect.

This isn't Potter's first arrest on bad check charges. The Jackson County Court Clerk's Office also shows Potter has written as many as 10 other bad checks dating back to 1996.

Chief Kirk said he was unaware about his assistant chief's prior bad check charges because he was not the chief at that time.
Sad Story

Chattanooga, TN

#4 Jun 14, 2012
While it is wrong to write bad checks, he deserves what he got. Potter is a good guy without enough money to keep his family in check. He has crippled kids. No one stepped up to help him.

Many other police are doing much worse and no one does anything about it sadly, it has to be a situation like this to get caught. It doesn't make it right but a man can understand a man having to do that to support his situation. But all the others who commit crimes to be criminals, no one ever cares about. They just get free'd.
just sayin

Jasper, TN

#5 Jun 14, 2012
Potter has a wife who likes to try and keep up with the Joneses. Either way, I have a problem with someone telling me what to do when they can't take care of their own affairs! It is one thing to have some kind of checkbook balancing error and end up with a bad check (IT happens to the best of us). Pick it up.(they give you plenty of time to take care of it if you are responsible). But to keep on and on writing them says to me that you think you are above the law and a crook yourself (as most of them are).
just sayin

Jasper, TN

#6 Jun 14, 2012
Also, Chief Kirk is a liar by saying that he wasn't aware of Potters' bad check charges. Every check cashing company in Jackson county has called Bridgeport PD looking for Potter (as have the other places he wrote bad checks to). His employers have been contacted NUMEROUS times trying to collect his bad debts. It has been common knowledge among all of the local police departments that he had bad checks everywhere. This isn't something new with Potter. He has been doing this for years. Crooks and liars-the whole friggin bunch.
yeah yrah

Jasper, TN

#7 Jun 14, 2012
You know what? I don't think our officers get PAID enough anyway, not for what they have to deal with! So I can see why he had to resort to writing bad checks if he even did!
This plpace is only good for rumors! And attempting to ruin people with your words!
I sure as hell am not going to go up in the middle of a bunch of dope heads with guns & attempt to dismantle their little drug manufacturing event & I'm not going to get between a domestic dispute with people shooting at each other or beating the hell out of each other!
In fact, I would probably stand back and wait to call the ambulance when they were done! "I" am not going to put on a gun & ride around trying to protect & serve the fine citizens of Bridgeport or anywhere else and possibly end up giving my LIFE to save yours or anyone other than my children or grandchildren's! It's just not worth it to me because half of Bridgeport doesn't deserve saving anyway!
I know Greg, he's a good guy. So what he wrote some bad checks, HIS business, not YOURS and not MINE! So shut your mouth and leave Greg alone! He's really a goof guy!
just sayin

Jasper, TN

#8 Jun 14, 2012
He's a punk and you probably are, too. I know a lot of people who don't make enough money-so let's all go write bad checks, huh? When you are a public official/authority, then you need to be sure and obey the laws yourself before you go trying to enforce them on someone else. When you accept the job, you should be okay with the pay. If it wasn't enough then he should've found another job-not rip people off by writing TONS of bad checks. Don't say that he doesn't have time to get another job because half of the time that he is "supposed" to be on duty as the assistant chief, he is up his ole ladys ass!!!!!And this place is only good for rumours???? I KNOW THIS TO BE FACT> So, obviously, yeah yrah (as you call yourself) you don't know Potter as well as you think if you think this is all rumor.;)This is not ruining people with words. Also, how many lives do you think the PD has ruined trying to get themselves some fine money???lol P.S. i think it is EVERYBODYs business who the "upstanding" folks are that are supposed to protect and serve and how they conduct their own lives is everybodys business. If you can't be a role model and honest-then get out. People like the ones running this country is our biggest problem today! Just look what fine examples we have in Bridgeport, Hollywood, and Stevenson. Thing is, the majority of the ones running this charade need to be put out of commission and we need to get some good Christian, God-fearing folks in office and to protect and serve and then we just might get somewhere. Until then, we are going to keep hearing lies and finding deceipt. The facts speak for themselves. MOre officers need to be exposed for what they really are!!!! Have a blessed day.
funny ur

Hixson, TN

#9 Jun 14, 2012
Okay, so let me get this straight "just sayin" you r going to get on here, bash people and enjoy running them down,say things like "he's up his ole ladies you know what" and then turn around and talk about getting some good, chritian folks in office? First of all, most Christians recognize the polititcal machine for what it is and want no part of it because they know it would bring them down, secindly, i hardly think someone on here speaking as you do would entice them into running- it would just prove that they dont need to be there. there arevery few , if any honest politicians. Haven't you ever heard that before. I am not going to judge Potter and you shouldn't either.
funny ur

Hixson, TN

#10 Jun 14, 2012
let me correct all my typos before you have the pleasure of doing so,hristian,political, secondly space between are and very.There you go! Thank you.
funny ur

Hixson, TN

#11 Jun 14, 2012
oops, christian. Now they are correct.Phew!
funny ur

Hixson, TN

#12 Jun 14, 2012
If only everyone spent as much time trying to help others as they do trying to run them down.....
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Jasper, TN

#13 Jun 14, 2012
just sayin wrote:
He's a punk and you probably are, too. I know a lot of people who don't make enough money-so let's all go write bad checks, huh? When you are a public official/authority, then you need to be sure and obey the laws yourself before you go trying to enforce them on someone else. When you accept the job, you should be okay with the pay. If it wasn't enough then he should've found another job-not rip people off by writing TONS of bad checks. Don't say that he doesn't have time to get another job because half of the time that he is "supposed" to be on duty as the assistant chief, he is up his ole ladys ass!!!!!And this place is only good for rumours???? I KNOW THIS TO BE FACT> So, obviously, yeah yrah (as you call yourself) you don't know Potter as well as you think if you think this is all rumor.;)This is not ruining people with words. Also, how many lives do you think the PD has ruined trying to get themselves some fine money???lol P.S. i think it is EVERYBODYs business who the "upstanding" folks are that are supposed to protect and serve and how they conduct their own lives is everybodys business. If you can't be a role model and honest-then get out. People like the ones running this country is our biggest problem today! Just look what fine examples we have in Bridgeport, Hollywood, and Stevenson. Thing is, the majority of the ones running this charade need to be put out of commission and we need to get some good Christian, God-fearing folks in office and to protect and serve and then we just might get somewhere. Until then, we are going to keep hearing lies and finding deceipt. The facts speak for themselves. MOre officers need to be exposed for what they really are!!!! Have a blessed day.
Why don't you march your fine christian @ss down to the police station & SIGN UP & SHUT UP?? Put you on a gun & a badge & deal with the dopeheads who automatically see YOU as the enemy & the people who are fighting & carrying on like fools, or robbing people in the middle of the night! Jump your little christian @ss up in the middle of all that & walk in their shoes for ONE day for crappy pay & benefits & I guarantee you that you wouldn't want to do it for a living for very long! These guys are HUMAN, instead of condemning Greg & the others, since you are such a fine upstanding christian person, why don't you pray for them or help them instead of bashing them???? Like I said, if you can do better, SIGN UP OR SHUT UP! You can go to hell for judging people ya know! Hurry up & go on!
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Jasper, TN

#14 Jun 14, 2012
I know these officers may not be "perfect" they are HUMAN as I said before! To ERR is HUMAN. But they have also done a lot of good for Bridgeport too! There have been several Meth busts due to them doing their jobs! And has YOUR house been broken into lately? I have called them out in the middle of the night because I heard something outside, may have been a dog, but alone at night makes you leary of every creepy unsual sound in the middle of the night & NEVER have they failed to come to my rescue & check it out! They've always come when me or my neighbors had an emergency, and I personally appreciate what they do for Bridgeport, even if they do have their OWN personal issues! They set those aside to deal with OURS! So with that being said, get your @ss down to the station & SIGN UP if you can do better or SHUT THE HELL UP!
just sayin

Jasper, TN

#15 Jun 14, 2012
You said it yourself-anyone who is honest wouldn't partake in the "machine". I have little to no faith in them. Also, I have already worked at the police department, thus my lack of confidence and I will leave it at that. Needless to say, I wasn't employed long with the PD because I couldn't just turn a blind eye. I signed up and got the hell out. You are exactly right that they have their own personal issues. The reason some people automatically see officers as the enemy is because a lot of ppl know how they really are and have a problem being arrested by these dip-shits who to some are their enemies. Most of these so-called police officers are on a power trip or were bullied as a child or have a God complex. Are you one of them? lol. Sounds like it!!! As for judging people, how many of these "thugs" have been helped by the PD? They are labeled and harassed by them-not helped. Sounds like I touched a nerve. I WILL NEVER SHUT UP! These things I have stated are common knowledge among the citizens of these towns. MOst, not all, of our enforcers of the law are crooks, liars, drug users, whoremongers and thieves. They sure as hell don't have a problem trying to ruin someone who doesn't go along with them or buckle and cower down to them!!!!Ponder on that. When you take that oath-YOU SHOULD OBIDE BY THE LAWS before you try to enforce them! The police have never treated me fairly and I am sure that a lot of other people would say the same. Like I said, more of them need to be found out and exposed for who they really are and what they REALLY do. I seen in the paper that the ABI is investigating missing money in Scottsboro. Maybe you should call the ABI and tell them that you think it is okay for the money to be gone because officers don't get paid enough! lol. YOu sound like an idiot.
just sayin

Jasper, TN

#16 Jun 14, 2012
Let me also say that I am not bashing or running anyone down-I am stating facts. Either you are the police or you are one of those who kiss their ass and like to say you are friends of the police. P.S. I have had to call them recently and let me just say that they weren't in any hurry to protect and serve me. They never showed up! LMAO.
just watching

Jasper, TN

#17 Jun 14, 2012
sounds like stevenson pd.
uh huh

Morristown, TN

#18 Jun 14, 2012
Gosh "just sayin" you sure are aware . I know what you say is right. I just can't prove it. I have never been treated fairly by the police at bridgeport. They seem to have thier own agenda. And 22 minutes to answer a 911 call in bridgeport, There is something way wrong with that. I finally had to dial the police office # listed in the phone book to get an officer. I could of been dead. Yeah. protect and serve. it never happens. especially the protect part. And I don't care what your job is. Its never ok to write a bad check. No one makes "enough" money so, stop trying to lean on a lie to get past your pathetic self. I'm sure If I owed someone five hundred dollars and wrote a bad check I would be in jail until I paid it. Mr. Potter is not special. He just thinks he is.
Dont sleep on duty

Jasper, TN

#19 Jun 14, 2012
just sayin wrote:
You said it yourself-anyone who is honest wouldn't partake in the "machine". I have little to no faith in them. Also, I have already worked at the police department, thus my lack of confidence and I will leave it at that. Needless to say, I wasn't employed long with the PD because I couldn't just turn a blind eye. I signed up and got the hell out. You are exactly right that they have their own personal issues. The reason some people automatically see officers as the enemy is because a lot of ppl know how they really are and have a problem being arrested by these dip-shits who to some are their enemies. Most of these so-called police officers are on a power trip or were bullied as a child or have a God complex. Are you one of them? lol. Sounds like it!!! As for judging people, how many of these "thugs" have been helped by the PD? They are labeled and harassed by them-not helped. Sounds like I touched a nerve. I WILL NEVER SHUT UP! These things I have stated are common knowledge among the citizens of these towns. MOst, not all, of our enforcers of the law are crooks, liars, drug users, whoremongers and thieves. They sure as hell don't have a problem trying to ruin someone who doesn't go along with them or buckle and cower down to them!!!!Ponder on that. When you take that oath-YOU SHOULD OBIDE BY THE LAWS before you try to enforce them! The police have never treated me fairly and I am sure that a lot of other people would say the same. Like I said, more of them need to be found out and exposed for who they really are and what they REALLY do. I seen in the paper that the ABI is investigating missing money in Scottsboro. Maybe you should call the ABI and tell them that you think it is okay for the money to be gone because officers don't get paid enough! lol. YOu sound like an idiot.
Tell the truth, The reason you are NOT at the police department is because your lazy azz could not pass the physical part of the school! It took you 25 min. for you to run a mile and a half! I forgot, you lied about the pushups too! Oh, my shoulder......LOL!
john black

Riverside, AL

#20 Jun 14, 2012
just sayin wrote:
Potter has a wife who likes to try and keep up with the Joneses. Either way, I have a problem with someone telling me what to do when they can't take care of their own affairs! It is one thing to have some kind of checkbook balancing error and end up with a bad check (IT happens to the best of us). Pick it up.(they give you plenty of time to take care of it if you are responsible). But to keep on and on writing them says to me that you think you are above the law and a crook yourself (as most of them are).
thats what you think you dont know nothing about them just what you was told.so are you a god i dont think so take that and smoke it.

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