FBI: Former Cocke County sheriff took thousands in payoffs

Aug 13, 2007 Full story: WKRN-TV Nashville 21

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FBI: Former Cocke County sheriff took thousands in payoffs" KNOXVILLE, Tenn. A former Cocke County sheriff is accused of being paid thousands of dollars in exchange for protecting illegal gambling operations ... via WKRN-TV Nashville

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Nashville, TN

#1 Aug 15, 2007
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United States

#2 Aug 17, 2007
I believe the story speaks for itself. Just allot of he said/she said and nobody saw anything. ADA Neil Smith will resort to defaming someone, through the media, when he can't get a Grand Jury to return a indictment. This is a result of his abuse of power and his vindications in play. Another good example of this is the story about Harold Grooms, of Newport, that was released by the infamous US Greeneville Court. According to them, Harold Grooms is one dangerous man. This could come only from a pompass arz with no merit under his belt to admit he is wrong. This type of behavior has been going on for years. Agent Ferrell took over Agent Mann's investigations, but look what Agent Mann got when he was caught releasing gov info and covering up a prostitution ring.
Give me your take on the Federal Judge issuing a federal warrant using the "Patriot Act" to search a barn in Del Rio, TN at 3 am prior to raiding the "Cocke Fight." I am still in awe trying to figure out what sort of Terrorism these chicken fights would have on our nation. Do you believe these fighting roosters are Sadam in disguise who will take over the government and feed Americans to a wood chipper?
I would love to start a debate on this issue, but, I don't know where to begin. I'm really afraid one of these roosters will attack me while I'm walking my dog or have a bomb under their wing and blow up the apt compex I live in... Please help because I know there are still some Roosters out there?????
Not

Knoxville, TN

#3 Oct 7, 2011
No big suprise here. They all criminals.
who dat

North Middletown, KY

#4 Oct 8, 2011
maggie mae wrote:
I believe the story speaks for itself. Just allot of he said/she said and nobody saw anything. ADA Neil Smith will resort to defaming someone, through the media, when he can't get a Grand Jury to return a indictment. This is a result of his abuse of power and his vindications in play. Another good example of this is the story about Harold Grooms, of Newport, that was released by the infamous US Greeneville Court. According to them, Harold Grooms is one dangerous man. This could come only from a pompass arz with no merit under his belt to admit he is wrong. This type of behavior has been going on for years. Agent Ferrell took over Agent Mann's investigations, but look what Agent Mann got when he was caught releasing gov info and covering up a prostitution ring.
Give me your take on the Federal Judge issuing a federal warrant using the "Patriot Act" to search a barn in Del Rio, TN at 3 am prior to raiding the "Cocke Fight." I am still in awe trying to figure out what sort of Terrorism these chicken fights would have on our nation. Do you believe these fighting roosters are Sadam in disguise who will take over the government and feed Americans to a wood chipper?
I would love to start a debate on this issue, but, I don't know where to begin. I'm really afraid one of these roosters will attack me while I'm walking my dog or have a bomb under their wing and blow up the apt compex I live in... Please help because I know there are still some Roosters out there?????
You are either a newcomer to Newport ,kin to Harold Grooms, or a blooming idiot. Do you like drugs in the school or animals killing each other in the name of "sport".:You should move to Mexico. You would fit right in.
Maggie Mae

Morristown, TN

#5 Apr 25, 2013
who dat wrote:
<quoted text>You are either a newcomer to Newport ,kin to Harold Grooms, or a blooming idiot. Do you like drugs in the school or animals killing each other in the name of "sport".:You should move to Mexico. You would fit right in.
"Idiot" No I am not kin to Harold Grooms and your answer to my post is that of someone who is very uneducated. How many years has it been now since 2008? The subject here is using the terriost Act to break up a chicken fight which was designed to use against Terriost such as the Boston Bombers...now who is the idiot?

What I said in my post is of truth unless you can prove otherwise...The last I checked Harold Grooms has not been charged with anything now has he?
damn

Dunlap, TN

#6 Apr 26, 2013
How much money has left this county since the rooster fights got shut down? Well just see how busy I40 truck stop is now and if you didnt enjoy the fights you didnt have to go. Since all these guys had to give up there sport they started bringing in the pills to feed there families. That was a good move on the laws behalf now they got plenty to do.
Maggie Mae

Morristown, TN

#7 Apr 27, 2013
damn wrote:
How much money has left this county since the rooster fights got shut down? Well just see how busy I40 truck stop is now and if you didnt enjoy the fights you didnt have to go. Since all these guys had to give up there sport they started bringing in the pills to feed there families. That was a good move on the laws behalf now they got plenty to do.
The government and law enforcement provide the majority of drugs to sell so they can catch the little man who buys them...the gov then allows the drug pusher to keep the proceeds he gets from selling them. Then Fontes, TBI and Gov. put in the paper the "BIG" drug busts which isn't anyone but people who are addicted to them. They got to keep their job and in order to look good they get the little people and let the Main Subjects stay on the street...
InGoodFaith

Greenwood, IN

#10 Dec 25, 2013
welcome to life

Morristown, TN

#11 Dec 26, 2013
damn wrote:
How much money has left this county since the rooster fights got shut down? Well just see how busy I40 truck stop is now and if you didnt enjoy the fights you didnt have to go. Since all these guys had to give up there sport they started bringing in the pills to feed there families. That was a good move on the laws behalf now they got plenty to do.
maybe they should learn to be contributing members of society and get jobs instead of swindling and breaking the law.
my lord

United States

#12 Dec 26, 2013
hey the chickens are personel property.can u not harvest your livestock how you wish.if they wanna harvest there gamecocks so be it its theres.dont matter how they do it.how can you take these peoples constitutional rights from them.beside its not a crime against a person or a persons property.you may not like it so dont go.some people dont like hunting dont do it.but dont push your beliefs on someone else.look at it this way as long as abortion is allowed to kill innocent babys and its legal then why would it be illegal to kill a chicken.
tom

Parrottsville, TN

#13 Dec 26, 2013
who c. strange
justoneintheknow

Knoxville, TN

#14 Dec 26, 2013
does anyone know what the chicken savers done with the chickens at the pit when t hey saved them from fighting? Well the do gooders had a van truck on the premises with 55 gal barrels hooked up to the exhaust. they stuffed the cocks in the barrels and the cocks fought until the carbon monoxide took effect and killed them. they would empty the barrels until they had killed approximately 400 cocks.the cocks would have been better off with their owners at least half of them wold have gone back home.
alberto

Denver, NC

#15 Dec 26, 2013
I dont care to get into the political arena. But consider this: They spent alot of time and money to shutdown/outlaw cockfighting. Now you can turn on your tv and watch MMA fighting were two humans beat each other senseless. So why do we broadcast that worldwide and applaude it, but when a bunch of greasy old fat guys want to fight chickens we send in the state law dawgs to shut it down? I cant understand that.
hsus

Bennettsville, SC

#16 Dec 26, 2013
now you know we saved all those roosters ya right.just like thw state trooper said when he asked what they were gonna do with them.put them in a barrel an killem.he said they really saved the animals so the hsus could kill them all.
Fez

Harriman, TN

#17 Dec 26, 2013
alberto wrote:
I dont care to get into the political arena. But consider this: They spent alot of time and money to shutdown/outlaw cockfighting. Now you can turn on your tv and watch MMA fighting were two humans beat each other senseless. So why do we broadcast that worldwide and applaude it, but when a bunch of greasy old fat guys want to fight chickens we send in the state law dawgs to shut it down? I cant understand that.
A chicken can't say, "no, it don't want to fight."
We don't raise mma fighters for the sole purpose of fighting.
We don't send mma fighters to their deaths.
We don't chop mma fighters heads off when they can't perform.
And honestly if you can't understand how something this simple works....wow, I hope you don't have kids or any near by neighbors because your kind of stupid rubs off.
Super Chevy

Davidson, NC

#19 Dec 26, 2013
Its Cindy Miller not Mantooth. I agree Brent and Bullett tried to tell the Taylors not to hand out Maurices cards out on the company clock but like always them 2 think they rule
Really

Charlotte, NC

#20 Dec 28, 2013
MAURICE SHULTS lol he took layoffs too. That's what we need another sheriff like that.
fact

Murfreesboro, TN

#21 Dec 28, 2013
Super Chevy wrote:
Its Cindy Miller not Mantooth. I agree Brent and Bullett tried to tell the Taylors not to hand out Maurices cards out on the company clock but like always them 2 think they rule
they all 4 suck asses they did it with big john they do it with ford they will suck ass whoever comes next
cat fish

Lancaster, SC

#22 Jan 2, 2014
They also closed down all the hore houses
pete

Parrottsville, TN

#23 Jan 2, 2014
Maurice said we will get back hore houses and cockfighting oboy cant wate

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