Dismissed Tickets, Raises Stir Contro...

Dismissed Tickets, Raises Stir Controversy In Kanawha Prosecutor's Office

There are 28 comments on the WCHS-TV Charleston story from Jan 24, 2014, titled Dismissed Tickets, Raises Stir Controversy In Kanawha Prosecutor's Office. In it, WCHS-TV Charleston reports that:

Some controversy is brewing in the Kanawha County Prosecutor's Office. Some people are claiming there was possible favoritism going on between Mark Plants and his former secretary, who is now his wife.

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truthy

Charleston, WV

#1 Feb 4, 2014
no one is above the law.
TMoney

Charleston, WV

#2 Feb 4, 2014
What are the rules applicable to having a post removed?
concerned voter

Charleston, WV

#3 Feb 4, 2014
check terms of service

Since: Feb 14

Charleston, WV

#4 Feb 4, 2014
Replaced her with her brother (his brother-in-law). Someone should FOIA the hiring records to determine if the brother-in-law was hired outside of the traditional process.
truthy

Charleston, WV

#5 Feb 4, 2014
all u need is a GED and special talents......LOL
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marks friend

Charleston, WV

#9 Feb 5, 2014
You people need to get a life and leave him alone
Joe Public

Charleston, WV

#10 Feb 5, 2014
I do not believe that it is inappropriate to examine the facts relating to potential favoritism, nepotism or possible misuse of public funds or public office. It certainly was fair game when Bill Charnock was prosecutor and the rules with the instant prosecutor should be no different. The public is entitled to know if its elected official used sound judgment in his dealings with his girlfriend who, incredibly, gave birth to his baby (conceived while both parents were married to other people). If there were perks, trips or other favors provided by the prosecutor to his girlfriend (particularly if those involve the expenditure of public dollars).
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said it right

Charleston, WV

#12 Feb 6, 2014
Joe Public wrote:
I do not believe that it is inappropriate to examine the facts relating to potential favoritism, nepotism or possible misuse of public funds or public office. It certainly was fair game when Bill Charnock was prosecutor and the rules with the instant prosecutor should be no different. The public is entitled to know if its elected official used sound judgment in his dealings with his girlfriend who, incredibly, gave birth to his baby (conceived while both parents were married to other people). If there were perks, trips or other favors provided by the prosecutor to his girlfriend (particularly if those involve the expenditure of public dollars).
Agreed! Right on Point!
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marks friend

Charleston, WV

#14 Feb 6, 2014
Charges should be filed for anyone posting about Mark Plants family. This man faces dangerous people everyday and dosen't have time for criminals to expose his family life on topix.. This is a form of harassment . Shame on those who have . Nobody cares about these tickets . And we are talking about a baby here for Gods sake people . Leave his baby alone . You people are not Americans . You must be on welfare .
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Joe Public

Charleston, WV

#24 Feb 6, 2014
Nearly every one of my posts removed. Is the Prosecutor using his office/position to cajole Topix into removing legitimate issues from public discourse on Topix?
truthy

Charleston, WV

#25 Feb 6, 2014
marks friend wrote:
Charges should be filed for anyone posting about Mark Plants family. This man faces dangerous people everyday and dosen't have time for criminals to expose his family life on topix.. This is a form of harassment . Shame on those who have . Nobody cares about these tickets . And we are talking about a baby here for Gods sake people . Leave his baby alone . You people are not Americans . You must be on welfare .
wow we are not American? we are on welfare? I think if you look at the post no one said anything about a baby except for you!!! your a good friend.---if I remember in an earlier post you said we shouldn't question the prosecutor because he played football for wvu.
this is a news story---legit---in all the newspapers---this is a public forum for discussions about new worthy news and this is what topix is for----but topix has become a place where people can post anonomously about private people----this has happed to me personally and I report abuse to topix and a post might be taken down in 3 days---sometimes not at all.
if you notice there is a place where law enforcement can get right thru to topix so they can have things removed in real time----this is favoritism also.
TOPIX IS UNFAIR TO PRIVATE PEOPLE.
I GUESS QUESTIONS NEWSWORTHY EVENTS ABOUT PUBLIC OFFICIALS IS NOT ALLOWED BECAUSE TOPIX IS SCARED OF THEM BUT IF YOUR A PRIVATE PERSON YOU MEAN NOTHING TO THEM AND LET ME TELL YOU FROM EXP THEY DONT CARE.
truthy

Charleston, WV

#26 Feb 6, 2014
AND IM TIRED OF ALL MY POST ABOUT THE PROSECUTORS OFFICE BEING REMOVED SO IVE QUIT EVEN TRYING TO DISCUSS ANYTHING HERE----disgusting
Joe Public

Charleston, WV

#27 Feb 6, 2014
Truthy, what other forums are there for the public to raise this issue? Vent line with local newspapers?
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Joe Public

Charleston, WV

#29 Feb 6, 2014
And if your conduct demonstrates that you are an ineffective leader and exercise extremely poor judgment, then you are not fit for the public office. Period. Too much at stake to have someone hold that seat who is not a strong leader and sound decision-maker. Period.
Character

Hansford, WV

#30 Feb 6, 2014
Joe Public wrote:
And if your conduct demonstrates that you are an ineffective leader and exercise extremely poor judgment, then you are not fit for the public office. Period. Too much at stake to have someone hold that seat who is not a strong leader and sound decision-maker. Period.
This goes beyond ineffective leadership. This is blatant disregard for rules. "I'm Mark Plants, people know me, I'm special, and I don't have to follow the rules" Trust me - this is what is going through this guys head. When you have someone in office who has the capability to indict anyone they chose- and that someone is dishonest, and has complete disregard for rules or - for that matter - his family - that is a dangerous person.
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Joe Public

Charleston, WV

#34 Feb 6, 2014
Character, I can't argue with you. The public deserves answers. No witch hunt, but truthful and complete answers.
dont stop posting

Charleston, WV

#35 Feb 7, 2014
truthy wrote:
AND IM TIRED OF ALL MY POST ABOUT THE PROSECUTORS OFFICE BEING REMOVED SO IVE QUIT EVEN TRYING TO DISCUSS ANYTHING HERE----disgusting
'truthy' don't stop posting. the 'corrupt' guys experience a 'win'-- keep on posting -make your opinions heard - a lot of people will get to read what you have to say before 'they' remove -- these corruptors are self-appointed dictators and must be removed from their government positions. the State of West Virginia belongs to the people of West Virginia and any 'elected' appointed official that tries to 'take' away your Constitutional rights, suppress your opinions ARE TO BE REMOVED FROM OFFICE BY THE PEOPLE.
salute

Charleston, WV

#36 Feb 7, 2014
Joe Public wrote:
And if your conduct demonstrates that you are an ineffective leader and exercise extremely poor judgment, then you are not fit for the public office. Period. Too much at stake to have someone hold that seat who is not a strong leader and sound decision-maker. Period.
Right On!
Joe Public

Charleston, WV

#37 Feb 7, 2014
The Gazette is slowly reeling out the story.
trolly

Charleston, WV

#38 Feb 7, 2014
3 yrs ago my old boss where I was working at starting seeing a secretary there and he was fired.....security escorted him out.
not sure the reasoning could have been so the company wasnt liable for a harassment suit even tho no one said anything that the secretary filed anything----I mean she couldn't it was wanted attention.

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