Rockmart Police Making Gun Charges that Do Not Exist

There are 20 comments on the Nov 27, 2012, Examiner.com story titled Rockmart Police Making Gun Charges that Do Not Exist. In it, Examiner.com reports that:

Tammy Overstreet at the Polk County Crime Examiner is reporting that the Rockmart police arrested Phillip Lee Woods at a local pizzeria and charged him with carrying a deadly weapon at a public gathering.

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Truth

Rome, GA

#21 Dec 13, 2012
resident wrote:
<quoted text>And, many more just like them I'm sure. But, going after these types would require getting off of their LAZY Azzes and actually doing what our tax dollars pay them to do! They would rather stop the average citizen for seat belt violation, much easier way to generate money, and doesn't require much effort.
Yet when you read arrest reports you notice that those seat belt stops result in D.U.I., suspended license, no insurance, and drug arrests some times. I would say that is doing their jobs.
Truth

Rome, GA

#22 Dec 13, 2012
MSO4 wrote:
<quoted text>I agree. Criminals with badges hate armed citizens.
I think the police hate armed citizens that are not responsible enough to carry them. They are a danger to everyone.

“Unions are still scum ”

Since: Dec 07

Atlanta

#23 Dec 13, 2012
Truth wrote:
<quoted text>
I think the police hate armed citizens that are not responsible enough to carry them.
How is that determination made?
GUNJOE

Marietta, GA

#24 Dec 14, 2012
MSO4 wrote:
<quoted text>How is that determination made?
Name one that you've seen them arrest for true charges. All the charges have been dropped for Mr. Brown . Now just an arrest report because our police don't know the laws that they are sworn to protect. And there is a higher percentage of law enforcement officers that commit spousal abuse than any other profession.
GUNJOE

Marietta, GA

#25 Dec 14, 2012
Truth wrote:
<quoted text>
I think the police hate armed citizens that are not responsible enough to carry them. They are a danger to everyone.
Sorry MSO$ that should have went to this post........

“Unions are still scum ”

Since: Dec 07

Atlanta

#26 Dec 14, 2012
GUNJOE wrote:
<quoted text>
Name one that you've seen them arrest for true charges. All the charges have been dropped for Mr. Brown . Now just an arrest report because our police don't know the laws that they are sworn to protect. And there is a higher percentage of law enforcement officers that commit spousal abuse than any other profession.
If someone should be arrested it is the fool that allowed someone to steal his patrol vehicle that contained weapons. But that little incident was swept under the rug.
BIGUN

Jacksonville, FL

#27 Dec 15, 2012
MSO4 wrote:
<quoted text>If someone should be arrested it is the fool that allowed someone to steal his patrol vehicle that contained weapons. But that little incident was swept under the rug.
He and his bunch will be gone when the newly elected sheriff takes office. They tried to keep that quiet until after the election.
Truth

Rome, GA

#28 Dec 19, 2012
MSO4 wrote:
<quoted text>How is that determination made?
In this case it's easy. If he had a problem he could step outside and call the police. Instead he went outside and retrieved a gun and went inside a restaurant. So I guess if the argument got worse what was he going to do start shooting? What about the innocent people in the restaurant that might get shot. I would say he is not responsible enough to carry a weapon in public.
Truth

Rome, GA

#29 Dec 19, 2012
GUNJOE wrote:
<quoted text>Sorry MSO$ that should have went to this post........
What does spousal abuse have to do with an irresponsible person such as this taking a firearm in to a restaurant because of an argument?
BIGUN

Jacksonville, FL

#30 Dec 20, 2012
Truth wrote:
<quoted text>
I think the police hate armed citizens that are not responsible enough to carry them. They are a danger to everyone.
Direct responce to this , more cops are bad than average citizen.
Dragon

New Orleans, LA

#31 Dec 21, 2012
And criminals without badges are the first one's to complain. Since none of you know the truth about the story and probably never will, you are all just saying what you think you may know, but do not really. I bet every one of you that has a serious problem with someone and your life or the life of someone you know is in danger, you would be very glad to see the criminals with badges as you call them, mainly because you know they will put thier life on the line to save you, would you?
GUNJOE

Kennesaw, GA

#32 Dec 21, 2012
Yeah , that's pretty good law enforcement to charge him with a law that hasn't been on the books for 2 years and the chief explaining the charges in the paper. Now they have to drop the charges regardless of what the truth is . Not all are bad but they need to know the laws they are sworn to protect and get paid to enforce. These are jobs just like yours and mine with pay . They choose to be in law enforcement.
Truth

Rome, GA

#33 Dec 22, 2012
BIGUN wrote:
<quoted text>Direct responce to this , more cops are bad than average citizen.
Direct response to this you sound like a disgruntled convict or just an idiot.

Since: Oct 12

Western * U*S*A*

#34 Dec 22, 2012
MSO4 wrote:
<quoted text>I agree. Criminals with badges hate armed citizens.
I see you still have your hatred of authority.This may be something that you should seek professional help for.

:-)
BIGUN

Jacksonville, FL

#35 Dec 22, 2012
Truth wrote:
<quoted text>
Direct response to this you sound like a disgruntled convict or just an idiot.
Nope , never been to jail and have a masters in criminology. It's just idiots like you that spout off about a man that was protecting himself by the means given to him by our constitution and broke no laws and and made no threats to anyone but still went to jail because a bunch of bunny huggers were afraid.He may be the one that is around when something bad happens to you and no police around. I don't agree with why he did it but it is still his right.
Dragon

United States

#36 Dec 23, 2012
It may have been the wrong charge, but when you go out to your vehicle and retrieve a gun after an aletrcation with someone inside, wether you pull the gun or not it was done for the sole purpose of intimidating the person he had the conflict with. It's called terroristic threats and acts, which is a felony and can be charged with carrying a gun during the commission of such an act. If you are that afraid of someone you call for help you do not go get a gun to try and scare the other person therefore making the situation worse and could have even cost someone more dearly than just a trip to jail. Duh! It is called common sense.
Truth

Cedartown, GA

#37 Dec 24, 2012
BIGUN wrote:
<quoted text>Nope , never been to jail and have a masters in criminology. It's just idiots like you that spout off about a man that was protecting himself by the means given to him by our constitution and broke no laws and and made no threats to anyone but still went to jail because a bunch of bunny huggers were afraid.He may be the one that is around when something bad happens to you and no police around. I don't agree with why he did it but it is still his right.
Sounds like he is the idiot. He went outside because he felt threatened and instead of calling the police he retrieves a gun and goes back inside. So was he planning on shooting somebody? What about the innocent people inside that might have got hit by a stray bullet? Yep he's an idiot alright. Some idiots have degrees. So do you have one also?

“Home In Georgia Now”

Since: Jul 07

The "City of Gold" in Georgia

#38 Dec 25, 2012
MSO4 wrote:
<quoted text>I agree. Criminals with badges hate armed citizens.
??

“Unions are still scum ”

Since: Dec 07

Atlanta

#39 Dec 25, 2012
Booming Thunder wrote:
<quoted text>I see you still have your hatred of authority.This may be something that you should seek professional help for.
:-)
Not really slick. Just take a peek at how many loser cops that are convicted of crimes. Truly amazing.

“Unions are still scum ”

Since: Dec 07

Atlanta

#40 Dec 25, 2012
John In North Carolina wrote:
<quoted text>??
John, I was pulled over years ago in Temple and I had a Browning Hi-Power in the front seat. This loser cop gave me the third degree saying I put his life in danger by carrying a loaded weapon. When I explained the car was an extension of my home, he starteted popping his jaws about how he was the expert in law, and that I would have to keep my pistol unloaded. I immediately asked for a supervisor to come to the scene. He said he would give me a "pass" this time.

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