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Would you support a new Sheriff for Butts Co. and Why?

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Rocket Man

Cartersville, GA

#1 Nov 16, 2010
Who would support a newly elected Sheriff for Butts Co.? It seems with the Overby scandal and the two officers who refused to testify in court and all the other shameful acts committed by the officers and Sheriff it is time for a change.
UGA54 JACKSON GEORGIA

AOL

#2 Jun 25, 2012
I DO!!!! A jail employee was arrested last week for bringing dope into the jail.A multi million dollar lawsuit was filed recently against the county for locking up the cleanup crew working for the bank as they forclosed on one of the deadbeat deputies houses.A black man was beaten half to death by deputies a month or so back, lawsuit being filed very soon.A woman held 10 months in jail with no charges just released, lawsuit coming soon . Several lawsuits pending and more coming. I would say watch the news but the local paper and radio are so intimidated by the sheriff they don't report any of this stuff.The sheriffs dept. is showing up at funerals and all the church meetings or anywhere they think they might fool somebody into thinking they care about the people.Where have they been for the last 8 years since the last opposed election.Don't forget the major busted for drugs never arrested and almost kept his job only leaving after the GBI was called in several times.Flovilla is a speed trap trumped up by the former mayor and the sheriff his good buddy.Last month it was found that more tha 100 thousand dollars went missing in Flovilla in the past few years under the old mayors rule.Who's buddy did I say the old mayor was? The corruption has been rampant in this county for a long time and its time for a change.What do you think?
Butts Co

Cartersville, GA

#3 Jul 5, 2012
UGA54 Jackson, now please just tell us how you know there is a lawsuit coming? Do you really think people believe you? I mean how do you know? Was there someone who got locked up and decided they would sue to get money because thier civil rights were violated when Gene Pope's boys got them? Oh that happens in every county. Don't try to baffle anyone with lawyer Bull$hit. We don't believe it!
UGA54 JACKSON GEORGIA

AOL

#4 Jul 6, 2012
Butts Co wrote:
UGA54 Jackson, now please just tell us how you know there is a lawsuit coming? Do you really think people believe you? I mean how do you know? Was there someone who got locked up and decided they would sue to get money because thier civil rights were violated when Gene Pope's boys got them? Oh that happens in every county. Don't try to baffle anyone with lawyer Bull$hit. We don't believe it!
Check the JPA they report on about half of the suits filed against the sheriffs office and still have more than enough to talk about.

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#5 Jul 7, 2012
Did you read the one with Long being sued for excessive force?
tired of lies

United States

#6 Jul 10, 2012
UGA55 wrote:
Did you read the one with Long being sued for excessive force?
Nope,because its some bull you made up.Mr. Long must have really sunk your boat you stalk his name on that computer like a cat stalks a bird .You best leave it alone before you break probation.

Since: Jul 12

Mcdonough, GA

#7 Jul 11, 2012
+ I personally respect that Sheriff Pope will not tolerate any crap, not even from his own employees. I was just a few weeks ago I read that he and his staff arrested one of their own.(FACT)
+ That to me shows that he is not only on top of the local criminals but also those SNAKES who weasel their way into the law enforcement field as well!(TRUTH)
+ I want to commend Sheriff Pope for keeping the same standards for everyone and holding his people accountable for their actions (TRUTH)
+ Every county has similar issues, but I dare you to go North and ask for the same level of service that you get here in Butts County, hell even south for that matter!(FACT)
+ Gary Long (by his own statements) worked for Sheriff Pope for 8 years, however he didn't mention all the "other" places he has worked which tells me he doesn't possess stability or good work ethic, which are two key characters I want the Sheriff of my county to possess!(FACT)
+ Oh, and lets not forget to mention that taking a contract job overseas DOES NOT constitute serving your country, it merely serves as a great PERSONAL INCOME benefiting the only the person in the contract.....NOT U.S. Citizens, Nice try though!(TRUTH/FACT)

**********NOW THERE IS A FEW TRUTHFUL FACTS THAT SHOULD HIT THE STREETS OF JACKSON!!!!!!****
Med42

Stockbridge, GA

#8 Jul 20, 2012
Gene Pope's doing just fine as Sheriff. He's cleaned house by firing and demoting personnel. The Overby saga was driven by the DA. The Sheriff or GBI cannot force the DA to prosecute. The Grand Jury investigated and reported findings to the DA with a "No Bill," live with it. The Sheriff & his deputies have ALWAYS been at the funerals in Butts County. Flovilla's lack of proper previous management has nothing to do with the Sheriff of the county. And it's $75k owed; not $100k. You need to get your facts straight, UGA54, before opening your pie-hole.
boinky

AOL

#9 Jul 24, 2012
Med42 wrote:
Gene Pope's doing just fine as Sheriff. He's cleaned house by firing and demoting personnel. The Overby saga was driven by the DA. The Sheriff or GBI cannot force the DA to prosecute. The Grand Jury investigated and reported findings to the DA with a "No Bill," live with it. The Sheriff & his deputies have ALWAYS been at the funerals in Butts County. Flovilla's lack of proper previous management has nothing to do with the Sheriff of the county. And it's $75k owed; not $100k. You need to get your facts straight, UGA54, before opening your pie-hole.
Whats your job over at the sheriffs department?
The Artist

AOL

#10 Aug 29, 2012
Yes I would!!!! The department now has a bad reputation with lots of people around butts county.Almost everyone you talk with can't wait until the election to vote against the people now running the depatment.
Rabid Dog

AOL

#11 Oct 4, 2012
Med42 wrote:
Gene Pope's doing just fine as Sheriff. He's cleaned house by firing and demoting personnel. The Overby saga was driven by the DA. The Sheriff or GBI cannot force the DA to prosecute. The Grand Jury investigated and reported findings to the DA with a "No Bill," live with it. The Sheriff & his deputies have ALWAYS been at the funerals in Butts County. Flovilla's lack of proper previous management has nothing to do with the Sheriff of the county. And it's $75k owed; not $100k. You need to get your facts straight, UGA54, before opening your pie-hole.
Alright then was it 49 or 50thousand they stole down there?
twocents

Sylacauga, AL

#12 Oct 4, 2012
Justis4all wrote:

+ Gary Long (by his own statements) worked for Sheriff Pope for 8 years, however he didn't mention all the "other" places he has worked which tells me he doesn't possess stability or good work ethic, which are two key characters I want the Sheriff of my county to possess!(FACT)
+ Oh, and lets not forget to mention that taking a contract job overseas DOES NOT constitute serving your country, it merely serves as a great PERSONAL INCOME benefiting the only the person in the contract.....NOT U.S. Citizens, Nice try though!(TRUTH/FACT)
**********NOW THERE IS A FEW TRUTHFUL FACTS THAT SHOULD HIT THE STREETS OF JACKSON!!!!!!****
Moving up in your career actually means the opposite of your "fact". Obviously you wouldn't know anything about that. Also you should check what his job was as a contractor since you do so much fact checking. Without that income it might not have been possible for him to run in this election. Then we would be stuck with Gene. So in that sense butts county is part of this country and he is doing us a great service right now. Even if you can't see it through all of your dim facts.
Jacksonite

Macon, GA

#13 Oct 6, 2012
twocents wrote:
<quoted text>
Moving up in your career actually means the opposite of your "fact". Obviously you wouldn't know anything about that. Also you should check what his job was as a contractor since you do so much fact checking. Without that income it might not have been possible for him to run in this election. Then we would be stuck with Gene. So in that sense butts county is part of this country and he is doing us a great service right now. Even if you can't see it through all of your dim facts.
Amen!
stayin real

Lithonia, GA

#14 Oct 11, 2012
UGA54 JACKSON GEORGIA wrote:
I DO!!!! A jail employee was arrested last week for bringing dope into the jail.A multi million dollar lawsuit was filed recently against the county for locking up the cleanup crew working for the bank as they forclosed on one of the deadbeat deputies houses.A black man was beaten half to death by deputies a month or so back, lawsuit being filed very soon.A woman held 10 months in jail with no charges just released, lawsuit coming soon . Several lawsuits pending and more coming. I would say watch the news but the local paper and radio are so intimidated by the sheriff they don't report any of this stuff.The sheriffs dept. is showing up at funerals and all the church meetings or anywhere they think they might fool somebody into thinking they care about the people.Where have they been for the last 8 years since the last opposed election.Don't forget the major busted for drugs never arrested and almost kept his job only leaving after the GBI was called in several times.Flovilla is a speed trap trumped up by the former mayor and the sheriff his good buddy.Last month it was found that more tha 100 thousand dollars went missing in Flovilla in the past few years under the old mayors rule.Who's buddy did I say the old mayor was? The corruption has been rampant in this county for a long time and its time for a change.What do you think?
the proof is not in he paper this week why was it removed????
http://www.jacksonprogress-argus.com/news/201...
Jacksons Finest

Mcdonough, GA

#16 Oct 12, 2012
stayin real wrote:
<quoted text>the proof is not in he paper this week why was it removed????
http://www.jacksonprogress-argus.com/news/201...
This was in the paper in June you moron. Before you post something, please get your facts straight. That's the problem with this election; there's too many spewing mouths that don't know what they are talking about. Just talking to be making a noise.
Tracey

Macon, GA

#17 Oct 12, 2012
If you would take the time to research the public information available, you will find at the time of arrest, there was not, and to this date has still not been an eviction notice filed in any court or served on Mr. Filbeck for the house they were taking stuff from. They also unlawfully converted the property to their own use instead of setting it by the road or auctioning it off as required by law.

I say they should have been prosecuted, but unortunately they were let go by higher up's who were intimidated by accusations.
entertained

Sylacauga, AL

#20 Oct 12, 2012
stayin real wrote:
<quoted text> unlike most I am not here to argue or embarrass any one, i just want to know why some things are swept under the carpet? depending on who it will help or hurt. Grow up, the comments you make about people only paints your picture, there are more important things to deal with in our county than your petty jelousy of some one in particular. Right is right and wrong is wrong, I only stand for the fact that every one has the right to know EVERYTHING that is going on. before the poles open. this is not personal in any way. stick o the support of a new sheriff and leave your childish drama out of it. You will get yours and all you keep dishing out will come back to you a hundred fold, God don't like ugly. Don't judge me or anyone else for that matter then you will not be judged as well. People posting things to hurt people, that has nothing to do with, what we need for our protection, in this county. stick to the REASON. NOT YOUR PERSONAL PLEASIN..... JUST SAYIN! STAY REAL.
It is better to "not respond" and let people wonder if your an idiot, than respond and remove all doubt! By the way, I thank you're a moron, too.
I aint a lyin ma

AOL

#21 Oct 12, 2012
entertained wrote:
<quoted text>
It is better to "not respond" and let people wonder if your an idiot, than respond and remove all doubt! By the way, I thank you're a moron, too.
You "thank" he's a moron? Do you have a mirror?
entertained

Sylacauga, AL

#22 Oct 12, 2012
I aint a lyin ma wrote:
<quoted text>You "thank" he's a moron? Do you have a mirror?
WOW, you found my typo. I am impressed. you're only half as stupid as I thought. Must be all that pond scum you've been inhaling?

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