Franklin mayor clashes with Springbor...

Franklin mayor clashes with Springboro police; cited for driving on the sidewalk

There are 14 comments on the Middletown Journal story from Sep 3, 2010, titled Franklin mayor clashes with Springboro police; cited for driving on the sidewalk. In it, Middletown Journal reports that:

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Mr Fix It All

Dayton, OH

#1 Sep 3, 2010
Sounds like justice was served and that the mayor thought he could use his postion of authority to get out of a citation!
Former Springboro citizen

Miami, FL

#2 Sep 13, 2010
I think this is another ridiculous action by the springboro PD. I feel that no one was hurt, Im sure theyre pretty little white CEMENT sidewalk wasnt damaged. I think they have nothing to really do so when they see something of this nature, they freak out. Most cities would turn their head especially if they were dealing with another incident, due to them not having time to get the guy that gave them room to do their job, for riding on the sidewalk. Pitiful.

Since: Oct 09

Springboro, OH

#3 Sep 13, 2010
Former Springboro citizen wrote:
I think this is another ridiculous action by the springboro PD. I feel that no one was hurt, Im sure theyre pretty little white CEMENT sidewalk wasnt damaged. I think they have nothing to really do so when they see something of this nature, they freak out. Most cities would turn their head especially if they were dealing with another incident, due to them not having time to get the guy that gave them room to do their job, for riding on the sidewalk. Pitiful.
With all due respect, you, mr former resident, are an idiot and don't know what you are talking about. I was there and saw the whole thing go down. The Franklin Mayor was WAY out of line and should have been charged with more than just riding his motorcycle on the sidewalk in a residential area where the street WAS NOT blocked. The mayor could also be charged on a regular basis for speeding through my kids neighborhood on his Harley. I'm sick of arrogant bastards like him who think they can do whatever they want. I applaud the Springboro PD for their actions.

Next time I suggest that you keep your mouth shut unless you know what you are talking about.
sigh

Springboro, OH

#4 Sep 14, 2010
Stay Alert 2 wrote:
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With all due respect, you, mr former resident, are an idiot and don't know what you are talking about. I was there and saw the whole thing go down. The Franklin Mayor was WAY out of line and should have been charged with more than just riding his motorcycle on the sidewalk in a residential area where the street WAS NOT blocked. The mayor could also be charged on a regular basis for speeding through my kids neighborhood on his Harley. I'm sick of arrogant bastards like him who think they can do whatever they want. I applaud the Springboro PD for their actions.
Next time I suggest that you keep your mouth shut unless you know what you are talking about.
I too saw the incident and there was no reason whatsoever for him to ride his motorcycle on the sidewalk - except that he was too impatient to wait three minutes or turn around and go another direction.

What if he would have hit someone walking out of their driveway onto the sidewalk? Then people would be complaining that the police didn't do anything to stop him from riding on the sidewalk.

And then to go to a Council meeting and basically tell the council that the police "need to look the other way" on certain things is reprehensable! He is an elected official! Well, maybe not for too much longer.....
Former Springboro citizen

United States

#5 Sep 14, 2010
Stay Alert 2 wrote:
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With all due respect, you, mr former resident, are an idiot and don't know what you are talking about. I was there and saw the whole thing go down. The Franklin Mayor was WAY out of line and should have been charged with more than just riding his motorcycle on the sidewalk in a residential area where the street WAS NOT blocked. The mayor could also be charged on a regular basis for speeding through my kids neighborhood on his Harley. I'm sick of arrogant bastards like him who think they can do whatever they want. I applaud the Springboro PD for their actions.
Next time I suggest that you keep your mouth shut unless you know what you are talking about.
And you are a citizen that no one cares about. Were your kids run over as the Harley came through? NO. Were your streets damaged? NO. In the ghetto, people come thgough and shoot kids, I say you just deal with a speeding motorcycle. And if that was you avoiding the traffic in the road, and you did not damage anything, you would not want to go to court for it either. And I suggest you keep YOUR mouth shut because you are just as annoying as the SPD.

Since: Oct 09

Springboro, OH

#6 Sep 15, 2010
Former Springboro citizen wrote:
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And you are a citizen that no one cares about. Were your kids run over as the Harley came through? NO. Were your streets damaged? NO. In the ghetto, people come thgough and shoot kids, I say you just deal with a speeding motorcycle. And if that was you avoiding the traffic in the road, and you did not damage anything, you would not want to go to court for it either. And I suggest you keep YOUR mouth shut because you are just as annoying as the SPD.
Why should I keep my mouth shut when this affects ME? I live here and saw the aftermath of accident between the Lexus SUV and the Chevy Trailblazer. I saw the Franklin mayor acting like a damn fool. You are a former citizen possibly residing in the Atlanta area who obviously has a chip on their shoulder regarding Springboro.

Hope you are now happy in Atlanta. Are you now living in the ghetto? I hope your kids are doing alright down there. I've read a few things in the news down there about crime, the police, and other things but really cannot comment since I really don't have any first hand knowledge. I have been there a few times though. Big airport, nice Radisson, decent food, and too much traffic.

We're doing just fine here in Springboro without you. You can let go now and settle in in Atlanta.
franklin citizen

Mason, OH

#7 Sep 15, 2010
anouther springboro cop on a power trip
John Wane

Dumfries, VA

#8 Sep 16, 2010
franklin citizen wrote:
anouther springboro cop on a power trip
Don't knock it. This is the most exciting thing thats happened in Springboro since the new Chipotle opened. You shoulda been there!
Former Springboro citizen

Miami, FL

#9 Sep 16, 2010
Stay Alert 2 wrote:
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Why should I keep my mouth shut when this affects ME? I live here and saw the aftermath of accident between the Lexus SUV and the Chevy Trailblazer. I saw the Franklin mayor acting like a damn fool. You are a former citizen possibly residing in the Atlanta area who obviously has a chip on their shoulder regarding Springboro.
Hope you are now happy in Atlanta. Are you now living in the ghetto? I hope your kids are doing alright down there. I've read a few things in the news down there about crime, the police, and other things but really cannot comment since I really don't have any first hand knowledge. I have been there a few times though. Big airport, nice Radisson, decent food, and too much traffic.
We're doing just fine here in Springboro without you. You can let go now and settle in in Atlanta.
And again no one cares about you. And im having a blast in Atlanta where the cops have something to actually do besides pulling people over for riding on the sidewalk. Much better than Springboro. Now settle down yourself lame Springboro and continue to get man handled by the PO- Lice

Since: Oct 09

Springboro, OH

#10 Sep 16, 2010
Former Springboro citizen wrote:
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And again no one cares about you. And im having a blast in Atlanta where the cops have something to actually do besides pulling people over for riding on the sidewalk. Much better than Springboro. Now settle down yourself lame Springboro and continue to get man handled by the PO- Lice
The Atlanta police actually have something to do? Sorry to hear the crime rate is so high to keep them so busy. Yeah, I guess you are right, driving on the sidewalk is nothing compared to investigating all the murders and major crimes you have down there. Probably about like Detroit I'm guessing. Hope NCR paid for a security system in your new house down in the ghetto.
Former Springboro citizen

United States

#11 Sep 17, 2010
Stay Alert 2 wrote:
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The Atlanta police actually have something to do? Sorry to hear the crime rate is so high to keep them so busy. Yeah, I guess you are right, driving on the sidewalk is nothing compared to investigating all the murders and major crimes you have down there. Probably about like Detroit I'm guessing. Hope NCR paid for a security system in your new house down in the ghetto.
Actually when you give the other citizens of the community respect, you dont have to worry about crime being inflicted on you. I dont need a security system. But if you were to move down there with this stuck up atitude... I would reccommend a top of the line system, as well as bars on your windows.
Goodness

Dayton, OH

#12 Sep 23, 2010
A violation of law is still a violation of law. I say if it was a just stop then why all the commotion.

Riding on the sidewalk is not normal and if the mayor thinks it is he should allow the people in his town to ride their cars and motor bikes on the sidewalk...I guarantee the people of that town would want people to be ticketed for it.
ROTFLMAO

New Carlisle, OH

#13 Dec 5, 2011
"Former Springboro citizen" is probably the Mayor of Franklin being he is the only one upset by this incident. If not then he has nothing better to do while spending his day in his grandmothers basement surfing the web.
Wildcat

Lenoir City, TN

#14 Mar 21, 2012
Don't know anything about what went on here but I will say springboro police have been running speed traps and fee grabbing for well over 40 years!

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