Does anyone ever run against a judge or the DA

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Belinda

Atlanta, GA

#1 Apr 3, 2008
Those of you who have been around Doglasville for a long time, have you ever known of someone to run against one of our esteemed judges such as David Emerson. What about David McDade?

What is the general feeling about McDade? Arrogant SOB or popular hard on crime guy?
graveflower

United States

#2 Apr 3, 2008
david mcdade i believe fought to keep gernaldo wilson in jail. i could be wrong on that but if it is true i think that is complete b/s. the whole case against gernaldo was b/s. that kid should have never been put in jail especially for that long of a period. but that is probably a different thread it just persuades me to not like mcdade....also this could be hearsay but i had heard that his son was involved with a teacher at alexander and he did nothing about it....go figure... but like i said that could all be rumored.
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RNtogo

Villa Rica, GA

#3 Apr 3, 2008
Arrogant as hell...Expects to be treated better than everyone else. Has interrputed the triage needs of other patients by loudly throwing around his "DA" status. Meanwhile, people like Travis Tritt and his family wait quietly and patiently up to 3 hours like the rest of our humble DC neighbors - knowing they could be harrassed at anytime if someone figured out who they were. Hard on crime? Hmmm...don't you think public figures are in office for their own self esteem issues and that their tenure usually has nothing to do with making our community a better place to live?
RNtogo

Villa Rica, GA

#4 Apr 3, 2008
Oh yea...our cheerleading coach Miss McCarley...HA! McDade's son? Funny, but sad. I'm sure McCarley is preying on other teen boys now because we all just turned a blind eye. Child sexual predators...nuttin serious, huh?(sarcastic).
Belinda

Atlanta, GA

#5 Apr 3, 2008
It was McDade's son that she had an affair with? She is still teaching? I didn't know who she was so I googled it and all that I can find is the news snip-it from when she was arrested.
Belinda

Atlanta, GA

#6 Apr 3, 2008
From Atlanta Magazine:

McDade’s tough stance on sex crimes seems reasonable, noble even, until a closer look is taken at several recent cases in Douglas County, including one indirectly involving McDade’s own teenage son.

At the time that Genarlow’s trial was underway, just down the hall in the same courthouse, Douglas County Judge Robert James Baker was hearing the case of Alexander High School English teacher and cheering coach Kari McCarley. The 27-year-old was found guilty of having a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old male student who attended the school where she worked. She was sentenced to three years probation and 90 days in jail.

McDade says he recused himself from that case because his then 17-year-old son, a student at Alexander High, had been interviewed by investigators about the case. The boy had told investigators that McCarley had called his cell phone nearly 30 times. McDade says his son was never romantically involved with McCarley.“I was pissed off as hell about the outcome, but [because the victim was 17] the maximum sentence she could have received by law was three years,” explains McDade.“We suggested prison time, but the judge imposed a sentence that he felt was right. She [McCarley] was not having sex with a student directly under her supervision.”

But there are also other cases of adults—white adults—prosecuted by the Douglas County District Attorney’s office for sex crimes involving minors and received far lighter sentences than any of the teens in the Douglasville Six case.

Case in point: Jack Stewart, a 24-year-old volunteer coach at Heirway Christian Academy in Douglas County, who received 30 days in jail and 10 years probation for fondling the 15-year-old daughter of a couple whose house he was living at temporarily. McDade notes that he objected in court to the “inappropriately light” sentence.

In the case of 26-year-old George Tsimpides, First Offender status was extended in a sex crime. Tsimpides received 20 days in jail after he pleaded guilty to luring a 15-year-old girl he’d met on the Internet to Arbor Place Mall with the intention of engaging in sex with her. McDade says he publicly objected to that sentence.

The D.A. himself has not been immune to sexual misconduct charges. In 1995, two female employees who worked in his office claimed McDade sexually harassed them, creating a “hostile work environment.” The charges were later dismissed. McDade insists they are irrelevant.“According to the summary judgment, I won completely and they lost completely,” he says.

These cases, according to the Douglas County chapter of the NAACP, point to a pattern of discrimination. The civil rights organization, which has led rallies in support of the Douglasville Six, contends that if the young men involved were white the charges would have been dismissed.“The D.A.’s office is caught up in that good ol’ boy syndrome, misapplying a law that was never meant for teenagers,” says chapter president Kimberly Alexander.

Since: Jul 07

Douglasville

#7 Apr 3, 2008
I know McDade ignored cases of child molestation during the Gernalow Wilson case because they didn't get him as much time on TV. I was told by several of the prosecutors in his office of this!
Belinda

Atlanta, GA

#8 Apr 3, 2008
The stupidest thing was trying to make the video public.
Bill Arpian

United States

#9 Apr 3, 2008
RNtogo wrote:
Oh yea...our cheerleading coach Miss McCarley...HA! McDade's son? Funny, but sad. I'm sure McCarley is preying on other teen boys now because we all just turned a blind eye. Child sexual predators...nuttin serious, huh?(sarcastic).
I hope you have proof, or a mighty good lawyer. This is Libel and Slander IF you can not backup your comments!(sincere)
RNtogo

Villa Rica, GA

#10 Apr 3, 2008
Bill Arpian wrote:
<quoted text>I hope you have proof, or a mighty good lawyer. This is Libel and Slander IF you can not backup your comments!(sincere)
McCarley was arrested ... And I questioned McDade's son because of the previous post. Kind of like "McDade's son, seriously - no kidding?" Re-read my post - I used a question mark dorf... Where's the slander? Quit jumping to conclusions. Geez. Oh...I called you a dorf ...is that slander, too?
Bill Arpian

United States

#11 Apr 3, 2008
RNtogo wrote:
<quoted text>McCarley was arrested ... And I questioned McDade's son because of the previous post. Kind of like "McDade's son, seriously - no kidding?" Re-read my post - I used a question mark dorf... Where's the slander? Quit jumping to conclusions. Geez. Oh...I called you a dorf ...is that slander, too?
Your boss said you need to go clean the toilets before you leave, and room....needs p mopped.
Name callers have there place on this forum.
RNtogo

Villa Rica, GA

#12 Apr 6, 2008
Bill Arpian wrote:
<quoted text> Your boss said you need to go clean the toilets before you leave, and room....needs p mopped.
Name callers have there place on this forum.
Yes, and you have done a good job of doing just that. It was you who expressed the following opinion on the forum......"Sounds like Mike Everson Klan and Prays Mill members are live and well. Still pushing the "cult" mentality. Mike Everson is gone.- but twe still have Morris and CJ Ellis to deal with. Smucks".......... sound familiar Arpian? A little bit of name calling going on, eh? We all have opinions, that is what this forum is about. Free to express and free to disagree. This story must hit close to home for you because you seem to be overly upset about it. My opinion stays the same on the subject,just an observation about child predators. Now...I MUST get back to mopping the floors; and for future reference, watch what you say, I'll probably be changing YOUR diarrhea and urine soaked diaper one day. Appreciate.

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