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Black and whites missing

Dubuque, IA

#1 Nov 15, 2011
According to the front page of today's Southern Illinoisan Johnston City was without police protection Sunday when a fight broke out.
Where is all this leading?
Public safety is a must in anytown, and it really disturbs me that if we call the police we may not get anyone to respond.
Seriously

United States

#2 Nov 15, 2011
Black and whites missing wrote:
According to the front page of today's Southern Illinoisan Johnston City was without police protection Sunday when a fight broke out.
Where is all this leading?
Public safety is a must in anytown, and it really disturbs me that if we call the police we may not get anyone to respond.
In case you haven't heard, JC is a million dollars in debt. From what I have heard, soon we will have NO officers on duty at night. We will have to rely on County. It would be a great time to buy a gun if you don't own one.
Never Happen

Davenport, IA

#3 Nov 15, 2011
Seriously wrote:
<quoted text> In case you haven't heard, JC is a million dollars in debt. From what I have heard, soon we will have NO officers on duty at night. We will have to rely on County. It would be a great time to buy a gun if you don't own one.
Just keep it locked up so these little turds don't break in and steal it. I've made the choice to not call 911. It really didn't do me a damn bit of good when I did. I feel I can have a much more sobering influence on these youth should the occasion arise....
Black and whites missing

Dubuque, IA

#4 Nov 15, 2011
Lay off the "codes inspector", make the street truck quit driving up and down the streets without doing anything, and cut the city hall hours for a start.
Do away with non-essential areas, but every town needs police protection.
Even as inept and dysfunctional as Johnston City's police dept is, the crooks know someone might stumble on to them doing something wrong.
The Express

Marion, IL

#5 Nov 15, 2011
I don't know about you but I'm getting fed up with Boyd and his group of merry followers justifying their screw ups by saying: we have no money and let's blame the other guy. The truth is no town has any money but they are not constantly whining about it. Boyd said when running for office he had all the answers. The "Keith Boyd Express" as he called it at McDonald's "Everyone can get aboard or get off the tracks" Well after seven months it seems this town is a serious train wreck. The bottom line is this city made a mistake by electing these people. Boyd won by conducting the dirtiest campaign this town has ever seen. By promising everything to everybody then after getting elected betraying them. During the election Boyd blamed everything on the finance chairman. OK he is now the finance chairman. Think about it during the campaign if Boyd said I'm going to get rid of the fire dept, raise your sales tax, raise your gas tax, raise your water bill would any of you elected him to office? Come on JC let's make these people accountable for their actions.
Recovering Big Mac

Dubuque, IA

#6 Nov 15, 2011
City council meetings held monday through friday at McDonalds in Johnston City from 11 till 1.
Qualifications to attend are:
No morals.
Able to lie.
Talk in a foul language.
Make promises you can't keep.
Rag about everything though you know nothing about the topics or persons.
Enjoy being intoxicated most of the time.
Have to much time on your hands. AKA have no life.
Find out you are in over your head when you get elected.
Thrive in making others miserable.
If you meet any (or all as most do) of these drop by and join us.
We have many males members and one old female member so pleae join us.
HaHa

United States

#7 Nov 15, 2011
Man, you penders are everywhere geez! Give it up!
Come back

Marion, IL

#8 Nov 15, 2011
Great come back
Legal

Christopher, IL

#9 Nov 15, 2011
I hope Mr. Boyd knowns if he is a bar owner, which I believe he is the owner of a bar in Johnston City. He can not hold an elected seat in the State of Illinois. Check the law books on that one. Did anyone check into this when he ran for office.
sorry

Mount Vernon, WA

#10 Nov 15, 2011
Legal wrote:
I hope Mr. Boyd knowns if he is a bar owner, which I believe he is the owner of a bar in Johnston City. He can not hold an elected seat in the State of Illinois. Check the law books on that one. Did anyone check into this when he ran for office.
I believe you might be referring to Mr. Crabtree. Mr. Boyd does not own a bar.

Since: Nov 11

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#11 Nov 16, 2011
Mr. Boyd owns Mr. Crabtree so he owns a bar.
Happened before

Dubuque, IA

#12 Nov 17, 2011
I don't think this was the first time. Just the first time something happened while no officer on duty.
no more

Carbondale, IL

#13 Nov 18, 2011
It doesnt matter talks are in the works of getting rid of the pd between dec and jan anyway.
Happened before

Dubuque, IA

#14 Nov 18, 2011
I keep hering the same thing around the coffee shops.
Where is Matt Dillon

Dubuque, IA

#15 Dec 16, 2011
Does Johnston City still have a police force? I keep hearing the town is getting ripped off, police are never in town, some shifts are not covered, on and on and on.
Who is accountable for the police?
I really didn't have a feeling one way, or the other, on the fire dept, but the police are supposed to PATROL and catch the bad guys 27-7.
Again, who is accountable for the police? The mayor? Police Commishioner? Chie? Merit board? How about some answers before someone really get hurst.
No More

Fenton, MO

#16 Dec 16, 2011
Where is Matt Dillon wrote:
Does Johnston City still have a police force? I keep hearing the town is getting ripped off, police are never in town, some shifts are not covered, on and on and on.
Who is accountable for the police?
I really didn't have a feeling one way, or the other, on the fire dept, but the police are supposed to PATROL and catch the bad guys 27-7.
Again, who is accountable for the police? The mayor? Police Commishioner? Chie? Merit board? How about some answers before someone really get hurst.
Where did you get your spelling education a cracker jack box?
Where is Matt Dillon

Dubuque, IA

#17 Dec 16, 2011
No, I work for the city. I can't read either that makes me qualified to work for Johnston City.

Since: Nov 11

Location hidden

#18 Dec 17, 2011
Where is Matt Dillon wrote:

quote" "Does Johnston City still have a police force? I keep hearing the town is getting ripped off, police are never in town, some shifts are not covered, on and on and on.
Who is accountable for the police?
I really didn't have a feeling one way, or the other, on the fire dept, but the police are supposed to PATROL and catch the bad guys 27-7.
Again, who is accountable for the police? The mayor? Police Commishioner? Chie? Merit board? How about some answers before someone really get hurst."

Where did you get your education a Cracker Jack box or Johnston City school system, lol?

What we have here is a failure to Communicate; or is it that we elect people in this country to office regardless of their education?unquote"

In my opinion, in order to seek a Government position, from a local level all the way up to a position such as Senator or President, one would have to have a degree in Business Administration, a Law Degree, an Associate Degree in American Government and Politics, and lastly would have to have served at least four years in either the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, or Coast Guard and have an Honorable Discharge. They should also be required to pass the test given to become a US citizen.(I'll bet there are a lot of our public politicians that would be unable to do that now!)

The way it works now is Joe blow in the democratic or Republican party knows someone, or they donated some money to someone and the next thing you know, they are in a position of leadership. How can you be an expert in running a country if you have never had the training? If I wanted to become a millionaire; I would not go seek advice from a person that milks goats for a living, I would go seek advice from the likes of Warren Buffet or Bill Gates.

What we have here in the United States is the good old boy politics as usual; and I guess that worked back in the day of Congressman Kenneth Gray when we had our coffers full. However, now-a-days we need someone in office that understands finance as well as Government/Politics and has a strong understanding of the importance of having a strong military. So until we put in place some qualifications for holding office we will have a goat milker and Joe Blow, the bartender telling us how this country should be run.

I find it a little ironic that if I want a job as an Illinois State Policeman I have to have a degree in Administration of Justice and go to the Academy. If I want to have a career as a truck driver I would have to go to school to learn how to drive a truck but, if you want to be President of these United States all you have to do is be at least 35 years old and be a citizen of the United States - no degree is required. With that being said, it looks like they have also lowered those standards as well.
Hootie Hoo

Des Moines, IA

#19 Dec 17, 2011
Nice rant Dennis.
No respect for pd

Des Moines, IA

#20 Dec 18, 2011
I bet they had to turn themselves in to get caught. LMAO
The keystoners were probably watching cartoons at the department. LMAO

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