Henning Postal Shooting Update

Henning Postal Shooting Update

There are 73 comments on the WREG story from Oct 20, 2010, titled Henning Postal Shooting Update. In it, WREG reports that:

Mary Hammock is appalled at reports that a fake camera was installed at the Henning post office.

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poppax3

Humboldt, TN

#1 Oct 20, 2010
They think robbery was the motive. Why would this be any different than any other public place. We don't have cameras everywhere. People seem to think if it has something to do with the government there is this bottomless pit of money. Outfitting every podunk post office with security cameras is rediculous.
memphis111

Memphis, TN

#2 Oct 20, 2010
poppax3 wrote:
They think robbery was the motive. Why would this be any different than any other public place. We don't have cameras everywhere. People seem to think if it has something to do with the government there is this bottomless pit of money. Outfitting every podunk post office with security cameras is rediculous.
Would you say that if it was your wife, daughter, sister. I don't think so.
PR C

United States

#3 Oct 20, 2010
ok poppax 3 The goverment is spending money on things that is things we could do without, instead of securing peoples lives!! I think cameras should be put in all goverment places , reguardless if it is a outside toilet or a big office!!!No your family probably dont work where cameras are needed.
Ifyouonlyknew

Amston, CT

#4 Oct 20, 2010
I was also in an armed robbery - thank God we were blessed that no one got killed - but all four were caught & served their time. When I returned after the months of admin leave, all I asked for was a silent diress button to the (state ploice) as we were also in a small rural setting, and for me not to be alone..... I checked into it at the cost for the diress button would have been $300.... and the POOM said no..... now years later I am being pushed out due to the NRP & forced into a medical retirement.... My heart goes out to the community & the families....
wacky

Los Angeles, CA

#5 Oct 20, 2010
I think their should be cameras on every jobs their is. because we just dont know who will get off chain. just to be on safe side. thank you!
Nicole

Ripley, TN

#6 Oct 20, 2010
IF IT HAD ANYTHING TO DO WITH DRUGS THEY'LL BE BUSTING THEY ASS TRYING TO CATCH THE DRUG DEALER...ONLY IF THE POST OFFICE HAD CAMERAS!!THE FAMILY OF THE VICTIMS IN MY PRAYERS!
BPyane

Memphis, TN

#7 Oct 21, 2010
My son works at a small post office in east TN. so I believe there should be cameras in these buildings! Im not saying the cameras would have stopped these people from being shot, but it sure would be helping to catch these thugs! My prayers go out to these family,s!
cocerned

Hudson, NH

#8 Oct 21, 2010
I don't believe the union would want camera's I have known for years that management wants to put camera,s in. The union here had they ones we had removed.
John Michigan

Ionia, MI

#9 Oct 21, 2010
The post office only cares that a camera is covering the employees and don't care about employees. Too worried about the employees stealing.
maytty

Candor, NY

#10 Oct 21, 2010
just steal a stamp then they will instal cameras.
Valerie

Erin, TN

#11 Oct 21, 2010
The heck with cameras. Desperate crazy people don't care if there is cameras. ALL post offices should have bullet proof glass!!! Most post offices, anyone can jump right over the counter. Wake up people! This IS America and millions of dollars of tax payers money is spent on total bullshet! IF there had been bullet proof glass, those two women would still be alive.
Valerie

Erin, TN

#12 Oct 21, 2010
PS. I am NOT in Roanoke, Al. LOL. I am in Tennessee, near Memphis.
Rowdy2j

Raleigh, NC

#13 Oct 21, 2010
I have had over 40 yrs either as a career postal employee or contracted to a company doing work for the Postal Service.
When I worked on a window 25 yrs ago, it was hairy then. You never knew what kind of person was coming into the facility. We had homeless, druggies, crazy and just plain trash that came in. We had to slow our customer service down to make sure that everything we had was secure from theft. Since I retired in 1992, we had had truck drivers shot and killed, postmasters in rural facilities robbed and raped and all types of problems. If i was a clerk or carrier I would not oppose any security . Incidentally, I knew and worked with John Sharkey, I knew him to be a honest, hard working person, both as a clerk and as a union rep. Let poppax3 take on the challenge that postal people have - he would be singing a different tune - if he was still alive to sing,
Rowdy2j

Raleigh, NC

#14 Oct 21, 2010
I am also in Memphis, TN. The home of the most dedicated postal people.
Carl

Raleigh, NC

#15 Oct 21, 2010
Cameras would not have saved the lives of the victims. Cameras don't stop bullets.
Epiphany

Memphis, TN

#16 Oct 21, 2010
Carl wrote:
Cameras would not have saved the lives of the victims. Cameras don't stop bullets.
Wow! You are really observant, dumb ***, we know cameras don't stop bulletts, but maybe they could have captured an image of the robber/robbers and the police would at least have a discription of who did this. Your comment is so utterly stupid, one wonders if you even have brain in skull of yours.
Voice of Reason

Covington, TN

#17 Oct 21, 2010
Ok folks, voice of reason here. The government used billions of dollars to bail out banks and wall street, who in turn lined their fat wallets with the money. They should have used that money to protect government employees no matter how small the office. Everyone needs to think long and hard about this: If the government treats their OWN employees with such disrespect and disregard how do you think they feel about US citizens? On a personal note, everyone please pray for the family of these two wonderful ladies who both left children (and grandchildren). God bless.
Gov employee

Raleigh, NC

#18 Oct 21, 2010
At the end of the last qaurter, Several Post offices had big screen tv's installed. They could have used that money to install the cameras. R.I.P
Reality

Spring, TX

#19 Oct 21, 2010
Unfortunately most companies including government offices walk a fine line on putting cameras in a work place. Worker's unions and employees themselves fight this all of the time because of the worker's right to privacy being violated. The only reason employee's don't want cameras around them is because they don't want to be caught screwing off, vandalising, or stealing. At the company i work for grown men put urine and feces on each other's lockers, write profanity on every surface they can and other equally childish things but we can't catch the person doing it because we are not allowed to violate their privacy. So before you start yelling they are cheap or don't care about the employees look at the other side of the situation. Your fellow employee puts your life in danger by yelling about their right to privacy. I myself think that a company should have a right to place cameras anywhere and everywhere on their property. A few bad apples can ruin the whole bushel!
Gov employee

Raleigh, NC

#20 Oct 21, 2010
Carl wrote:
Cameras would not have saved the lives of the victims. Cameras don't stop bullets.
The cameras could aid in helping catch the people responsible.

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