Sheriff says no to safety center

Jun 1, 2013 Full story: Columbia Daily Herald

Plans for a one-stop Family Safety Center to serve Maury County victims of domestic violence may be dead in the water after Sheriff Enoch George declined to sign a necessary letter of support for the project.

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Columbia, TN

#1 Jun 3, 2013
This town needs to get into the century!!! I'm so tired of the POLITICAL BS!!! Not all abuse is happen because of alcohol!!! Please that's a cop out!!!! All's Anyone who is charged with DV ONLY gets 11/29 and they know it ...Or the Judge says poor fellow or poor lady Take anger management that will help ...Load of Bull.......... Never fails people always wait till something serious happens to the victim.......TIME TO TAKE A STAND... most people will not get involved unless it happens to them ...... shame shame
citizen

Columbia, TN

#2 Jun 13, 2013
“I’ve worked pretty hard to keep metropolitan government out of Maury County and spent money out of my own pocket and did a lot of talking and politicking to keep it out of Maury County,” George said Thursday.“Whenever they have the (fundraising) benefit for Hope House, there’s a presence of alcohol,” he said.“Whenever we have the cancer walk, the Relay for Life, you don’t see a bunch of people out there smoking.”
The subject of alcohol and domestic violence also played a role in the sheriff’s refusal to support the Family Safety Center.

Later he recants and says:The sheriff on Tuesday told the Maury County Safety Committee he still has qualms about the grant, but he said his decision was neither political in nature nor a lack of support for initiatives to stop domestic violence.I concluded myself I didn’t feel like I needed to write a letter in support of something I didn’t feel was going to be beneficial to the taxpayers of Maury County
then he says:Several commissioners said they were disappointed last week when they learned George would not write a letter for the Family Safety Center, a program that would provide for a plan of action against domestic violence and ultimately combine the resources of several law enforcement and nonprofit offices under one roof.

i think this all speaks volumns about who we have elected. In NO way could this project have been anything but beneficial to our community! This is about Gearge relinquishing control, and keeping info about his work force "in house" Heaven help any of those within his department have to deal with outside forces getting wind of any Domestic violence issues and dealing with them in the same way as the general public? Lets not air "our" dirty laundry within the department...gotta keep those dirty little secrects in house?
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Asheville, NC

#3 Jun 16, 2013
Maybe cause most of the polices wives would be there.

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