Cop Cutbacks: Small Towns See Big Changes

Sep 30, 2008 Full story: NBC 15 Online 6

Sept 30, 2008 --Main Street, Elberta is a long way from Wall Street, but it's effects are felt even here.

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Foley, AL

#1 Oct 4, 2008
Why is it that these towns are cutting back on service and putting the people that have been paying a police and fire tax at risk but the mayors are getting pay raises and the towns continue to add other things for pleasure but they put the citizens safty at risk and not to mention the alread under paid police have we not relized that the FBI said that crime is increasing and these leaders think that we should cut police???? also have the leaders not noticed that Loxley PD was just involved in a shooting ???? where is the common scense of the so called leaders???? they say that they are bettering the towns by getting pay raises but police are paid around 14 dollars a hour and now their already dangerous job is being made more dangerous by the people that tell them how much they care from them seems that they are only helping the criminals not the people of the town why dont we all show our support for the people that put their life on the line wheather we always agree with them or not and tell our city leaders or should i say our criminal leaders that if they cut our police and cause our own saftey to be in jerpody that we will have them removed from office and then we could save the money we spend on them for use by our police????
thankful

Bay Minette, AL

#2 Oct 7, 2008
Well keep voting the same piece of s%$# of mayor in and you will continue to have this problem. In the case of Loxley, why does someone run against the crook and make a difference. There is no excuse for ANYONE in that crap town to complain when they continue to have the same crooks running the town year after year after year.
Make a difference and run next time. That is why I would NEVER live in the Loxley city limits. You get what you vote for.
Blessed

United States

#3 Oct 7, 2008
thankful wrote:
Well keep voting the same piece of s%$# of mayor in and you will continue to have this problem. In the case of Loxley, why does someone run against the crook and make a difference. There is no excuse for ANYONE in that crap town to complain when they continue to have the same crooks running the town year after year after year.
Make a difference and run next time. That is why I would NEVER live in the Loxley city limits. You get what you vote for.
The town is glad you don't live in the city limits or close-by. Oh didn't you work there at one time?
thankful

Bay Minette, AL

#4 Oct 9, 2008
Is there somewhere there to work? Just kidding. No I have lived in Foley for about 22 years, worked in Daphne for about 12 years. The town has been known for speed traps for many years and have seen many comments on these forums about the town and can only wonder what has been going on. They have had the same Mayor since dirt was discovered and we just keep hearing so many negative things about the town. That is why I made the comments I did and you do get what you keep voting for.My family and I have avoided that area of town and even take "the back roads" to avoid Hwy 59 as much as possible. Hopefully one day they can restore their town but the only way to do that is to rid the town of those running it because the only running that seems to get done is the running the small town name into the ground. I only made a comment about what I have read and heard and that is why I dont "live in the city limits or close by" and I am glad too.
Have a good day.

Since: Oct 08

Summerdale, AL

#5 Oct 20, 2008
I am amazed that I have not heard more outrage from our community about these proposed police cutbacks. Since Chief Peaden came to office, crime in Elberta is down. Our police department has cracked down on the drug trafficing through this small town. Their response time is quick and they are thorough. We have 3 schools within this town and if there were ever an emergency, how will these cut backs affect the safety of our children. This police department not only makes you feel safe as a member of the community, it puts no-one above the law, no matter how long you have lived here. That may be the problem - I have lived in the community about 10 years but I am still considered an outsider. I have even been told - when talking positively about the police department that my kind wasn't welcome here. Anyone that doesn't agree with the old families here is not accepted. It is sad to see this town never change - it is growing but not changing - the same families continue to run the town and will continue to keep it stagnet. I support this community and love living here but am truely worried that these police cutbacks will harm our town.
rudy

Gulf Shores, AL

#6 Oct 20, 2008
These cutbacks have nothing to do with old families here. Less police can handle the load with less jurisdiction while the County Sheriff handles the out of town area. the town cannot afford more police and growing businesses add more taxes than neighborhoods that cost the town more. I hope the new mayor realizes this if he can get us our of the hole the town is in financially from the previous "leaders"

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