Threats by the Blount County Sheriff,...

Threats by the Blount County Sheriff, James Berrong

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You can believe it

Knoxville, TN

#1 Aug 8, 2010
You have worked for an organization for years. One day your boss calls you in. He tells you he has a tape of a conversation where his wife, suspicious about his extracurricular activities, asked you to confirm her suspicions. He tells you that:“your ass is fired, you get out of here”. He then tells you:“I’ll burn your house down, set your dog on fire and there won’t be a member of your family left, do you understand me?” Then he adds “I won’t hire it done, I will do it myself! Do you understand me?” Would you feel that your rights have been violated?

This is the scary picture painted in a recent lawsuit ruling by the Sixth Circuit Court of appeals. These threats were not made by some Mafia thug. They were allegedly made by Blount County Sheriff, James Berrong.

Incredibly, the Court of Appeals concluded Berrong’s threats did not rise to a constitutional violation because the threats did not “shock the conscience”. We do not know about the Appeals Court Judges, but these threats surely shock consciences of most of our citizens – especially when the come from the top law enforcement officer in Blount County.

The department is already facing multiple $1,000,000+ lawsuits alleging serious mistreatment of citizens – including a local physician. The lack of professionalism at the top of our Sheriff’s Department seems to have the county careening toward disaster.

http://www.blounttn.net/nucholsappeal.htm
You can believe it

Knoxville, TN

#2 Aug 8, 2010
Sheriff threatens women, elderly, even Commissioners
http://www.blounttn.net/sheriffthreats.htm

Recently, there have been disturbing reports of harassment and threats by some members the Blount County Sheriff’s department against citizens of the county who dare to criticize the department.

The latest example occurred at the January Commission meeting. Ron McTigue, 77 years old, found himself being waved out of the Commission room into the hall by Sheriff James Berrong. The Sheriff told McTigue that if he continued to ask questions about what happened to the 28 Sheriff’s vehicles missing from the recent inventory, that he would sue McTigue.
You can believe it

Knoxville, TN

#3 Aug 8, 2010
http://www.blounttn.net/index.htmlMayor Cunningham, Sheriff Berrong and Finance Director Bennett recently launched an all-out effort in the press to try once again to cover up the problem of the 36 missing Sheriff’s vehicles. Apparently, they recently did a physical inventory of the Sheriff’s vehicles, and found the number of vehicles matched what was on the county inventory. This does nothing to resolve the problem of the 36 vehicles that went missing in fiscal year 2007.
Double O 6

Hendersonville, TN

#4 Jan 8, 2011
You can believe it wrote:
http://www.blounttn.net/index. htmlMayor Cunningham, Sheriff Berrong and Finance Director Bennett recently launched an all-out effort in the press to try once again to cover up the problem of the 36 missing Sheriff’s vehicles. Apparently, they recently did a physical inventory of the Sheriff’s vehicles, and found the number of vehicles matched what was on the county inventory. This does nothing to resolve the problem of the 36 vehicles that went missing in fiscal year 2007.
And the funny thing is while working for the sheriff Dept, as fleet maint,(before they put all the inmates in there to do that job) I had brought that to their attn, and all I got the next day was a pink slip. REASON: Paying to much attn.
So i put nothing past good ole Jim bob.

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