Probation Officers Abuse there power

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billy

Lake City, SC

#1 Jan 11, 2013
Point blank. If they are mad they will take it out on you. Even if your trying your best to get yourself straight.
Bombardier

Bowling Green, KY

#2 Jan 11, 2013
What did they do to you, and why?
Yep

Morristown, TN

#5 Jan 11, 2013
If you are paying your monthly supervision fees, paying your restitution (if a requirement), showing up for your appointments, serving your community service (if a requirement), passing your drug screens when/if given, working or actively seeking work and doing as you are expected to do then they can not abuse their power. I have been on probation before and was actually granted an early release from it due to getting everything done that was expected of me and by following the rules.
no money

Morristown, TN

#6 Jan 11, 2013
Yep wrote:
If you are paying your monthly supervision fees, paying your restitution (if a requirement), showing up for your appointments, serving your community service (if a requirement), passing your drug screens when/if given, working or actively seeking work and doing as you are expected to do then they can not abuse their power. I have been on probation before and was actually granted an early release from it due to getting everything done that was expected of me and by following the rules.
How can you pay when you don't have a job? That's just getting out and being a felon?
billy

Winnsboro, SC

#7 Jan 11, 2013
Some of us have bills and can't pay every time because we live from paycheck to paycheck already then when ever the probation officer gets mad at all. Even if they have no excuse they threaten to send you to jail because there in a bad mood and they wanna abuse there power cuz it makes them feel better..
fly on the wall

Newport, TN

#8 Jan 11, 2013
Don't do anything to put yourself in a situation of having to see a probation officer and you won't have to worry about it.
Yep

Morristown, TN

#9 Jan 11, 2013
When I was on probation I didn't have a job. I sold personal items like computers, video games, etc. just to be able to make my payments. Did it suck? Yes. But I got into the trouble so I can't blame anyone but myself. I missed a payment here and their but was never threatened or talked down to.
Steve-O

Elizabethtown, PA

#10 Jul 15, 2013
Wait until you get convicted of something you didn't do and wind up under someone's thumb where you never ever dreamed you'd be.(no, that's not me, it's someone I know). You will sing a different tune my self righteous friend. Shallow and naive.
fly on the wall wrote:
Don't do anything to put yourself in a situation of having to see a probation officer and you won't have to worry about it.
roxyb

Morristown, TN

#11 Jul 16, 2013
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“Not sure I need a headline..”

Since: Jun 13

Miami, FL

#12 Jul 16, 2013
I'm curious how do they abuse their power? If you are a law abiding citizen you wouldn't be dealing with one in the first place. And being guilty for a crime you didn't commit? C'mon how many of our nations inmates sing that same tune? The problem with our judicial system is that the laws are to soft. A crime is a crime! And regardless of jail space all criminals should face some sort of jail time regardless of how petty one thinks the crime is. But this would only cost tax payers more money and homeowners more taxes to make bigger jails..
tenngirl123

Tampa, FL

#13 Jul 16, 2013
SuburbiaMom wrote:
I'm curious how do they abuse their power? If you are a law abiding citizen you wouldn't be dealing with one in the first place. And being guilty for a crime you didn't commit? C'mon how many of our nations inmates sing that same tune? The problem with our judicial system is that the laws are to soft. A crime is a crime! And regardless of jail space all criminals should face some sort of jail time regardless of how petty one thinks the crime is. But this would only cost tax payers more money and homeowners more taxes to make bigger jails..
Well how about instead of more jails we put anti drug programs back into schools and start some rehabilitation and life skills programs. Most people in jail don't have the life skills necessary to get a job and keep it or maintain a home or anything of that nature. If people had any feeling toward their fellow man we wouldn't want to see people locked up like animals. Granted their are some people who are beyond help and jail is the only answer, but before you sit on your throne and judge everyone walk a mile in their shoes. Maybe you need to step out of suburbia for a while and get a taste of the real world we live in. I promise its not all rainbows and giggles like you might think. Just cause you may have a cushy little life that your comfortable in doesn't mean that's the way it is for everyone.
tenngirl123

Tampa, FL

#14 Jul 16, 2013
Oh yes and while I'm at it. Do you know what extent you would go to feed your children or keep the power on another month? These are everyday problems for a poor person. I doubt if you've ever had to face these dilemas. And i hope you dont ever have to. Just think about what you would do if you were faced with it.

“Not sure I need a headline..”

Since: Jun 13

Miami, FL

#15 Jul 17, 2013
tenngirl123 wrote:
Oh yes and while I'm at it. Do you know what extent you would go to feed your children or keep the power on another month? These are everyday problems for a poor person. I doubt if you've ever had to face these dilemas. And i hope you dont ever have to. Just think about what you would do if you were faced with it.
Life skills... Work hard to have what you need.. My husband works two jobs.. Sleeps perhaps less than 5 hours a day. So we can afford two mortgages. The house we're in and the house we're renovating. Plus on his one day off after church he goes and paints and does what he can to save a dollar at the house being renovated. I've cleaned toilets at the Orange Bowl in Miami and washed dishes all while attending university and raising 2 toddlers.. You either have a go get it attitude or a poor me attitude.. Stealing was never an option. My husband and I sacrificed living in a small place for years when our children were smaller to put a down payment on a house.

The problem today is people want things without working for it. Complain they don't have a job but are to proud to clean a toilet. So they sit at home complaining of no money or wont work for fear of losing food stamps and what not and on top of it all can't even raise their own children. So please save your lectures for a person who hasn't worked to the point of blistering their hands... Neither my husband nor I were born with a silver spoon in our hands. We've worked hard to get the things we have today. As well as raise three straight 'A' students one of which is physically handicapped who writes by using her mouth..

“Not sure I need a headline..”

Since: Jun 13

Miami, FL

#16 Jul 17, 2013
Meant to say in our mouths not hands. And while I'm on the life skills.. My husband and I both had absent fathers. He wasn't raised or taught how to be a man he learned how to be a grown man and worked and provided. We know what being poor is and thus why we work our butts off to never be in that situation again.

Since: Feb 09

Athens, TN

#17 Jul 17, 2013
SuburbiaMom wrote:
Meant to say in our mouths not hands. And while I'm on the life skills.. My husband and I both had absent fathers. He wasn't raised or taught how to be a man he learned how to be a grown man and worked and provided. We know what being poor is and thus why we work our butts off to never be in that situation again.
Ma'am, if I could hug you right now I would. If more had this attitude we would all be much better off.
2centz

United States

#18 Jul 17, 2013
SuburbiaMom wrote:
Meant to say in our mouths not hands. And while I'm on the life skills.. My husband and I both had absent fathers. He wasn't raised or taught how to be a man he learned how to be a grown man and worked and provided. We know what being poor is and thus why we work our butts off to never be in that situation again.
Good for you! I have also worked 2 jobs & so has my husband..stealing has never,been an option.
That being said I can also agree with what Tenngirl is saying. There are a lot of young people who are in & out of jail who really don't have any life skills. My daughter teaches special ed in another town but she told me most special ed students today are kids who come from dysfunctional homes & who have had little to no parental guidance. These kids grow up trying to make it but really lack skills they should have been taught when they were small.
There are more & more kids growing up homeless or living in sad conditions because of the drug lifestyle across Tn.
What about

Morristown, TN

#19 Jul 17, 2013
SuburbiaMom wrote:
<quoted text>
Life skills... Work hard to have what you need.. My husband works two jobs.. Sleeps perhaps less than 5 hours a day. So we can afford two mortgages. The house we're in and the house we're renovating. Plus on his one day off after church he goes and paints and does what he can to save a dollar at the house being renovated. I've cleaned toilets at the Orange Bowl in Miami and washed dishes all while attending university and raising 2 toddlers.. You either have a go get it attitude or a poor me attitude.. Stealing was never an option. My husband and I sacrificed living in a small place for years when our children were smaller to put a down payment on a house.
The problem today is people want things without working for it. Complain they don't have a job but are to proud to clean a toilet. So they sit at home complaining of no money or wont work for fear of losing food stamps and what not and on top of it all can't even raise their own children. So please save your lectures for a person who hasn't worked to the point of blistering their hands... Neither my husband nor I were born with a silver spoon in our hands. We've worked hard to get the things we have today. As well as raise three straight 'A' students one of which is physically handicapped who writes by using her mouth..
If your attitude was so correct, what about the person who is unable to work. That person is... what? Relegated to poverty her whole life because of something beyond her control?

How about the mentally challenged? Because you think that you are more 'worthy,' such people must live off the crumbs of your greed and ambition?

Dear,(and yes I use that phrase condescendingly) however you rationalize it, your philosophy is seriously flawed.

While it's true that stealing is wrong, so is pushing people out of the way to get what you want in life. That is the essence of the winner take all, dog-eat-dog, survival of the fittest mentality you espouse.

Btw...you seem young, shall we watch with a certain..."saw that coming" attitude for your first divorce when your lifestyle tears your family in half?

“Not sure I need a headline..”

Since: Jun 13

Miami, FL

#20 Jul 17, 2013
What about wrote:
<quoted text>If your attitude was so correct, what about the person who is unable to work. That person is... what? Relegated to poverty her whole life because of something beyond her control?

How about the mentally challenged? Because you think that you are more 'worthy,' such people must live off the crumbs of your greed and ambition?

Dear,(and yes I use that phrase condescendingly) however you rationalize it, your philosophy is seriously flawed.

While it's true that stealing is wrong, so is pushing people out of the way to get what you want in life. That is the essence of the winner take all, dog-eat-dog, survival of the fittest mentality you espouse.

Btw...you seem young, shall we watch with a certain..."saw that coming" attitude for your first divorce when your lifestyle tears your family in half?
We aren't talking of the handicap. I have a handicap daughter. Who is wheelchair bound who can't walk nor move her hands. This post isn't about those who fit in this category!!!
I've never stepped on any one nor pushed anyone to get where I'm at. Nor has my hubby. You missed the part stating we've worked and worked and worked to acquire what we have!
I'm 33... Happily married.. It's taken work yes work for my hubby and I to be happily married... Filed for divorce twice but again 'worked' through our issues... If you put your family first anything is possible!!! Luckily neither of us have ever disrespected each other thus being able to 'work' on our issues.. I think you get the point.. Everything in this great life requires work!!!! It can't be taught, perhaps instilled, but still comes from within... I can write a book on my hardships growing up and devastations Ive endured that no human should... But I'm a fighter from within and refuse to sit and complain.. In 33 years I've had to dust myself and stand up more times then one person should in a lifetime. And it's those low moments in life one should learn from not dwell in!!!!
Again this comes from within!

“Not sure I need a headline..”

Since: Jun 13

Miami, FL

#21 Jul 17, 2013
justsomedude wrote:
<quoted text>Ma'am, if I could hug you right now I would. If more had this attitude we would all be much better off.
Lol Thank you... I wonder why people get mad at this mentality..? This country was founded on hard work not hand outs!!!

“Not sure I need a headline..”

Since: Jun 13

Miami, FL

#22 Jul 17, 2013
2centz wrote:
<quoted text>Good for you! I have also worked 2 jobs & so has my husband..stealing has never,been an option.
That being said I can also agree with what Tenngirl is saying. There are a lot of young people who are in & out of jail who really don't have any life skills. My daughter teaches special ed in another town but she told me most special ed students today are kids who come from dysfunctional homes & who have had little to no parental guidance. These kids grow up trying to make it but really lack skills they should have been taught when they were small.
There are more & more kids growing up homeless or living in sad conditions because of the drug lifestyle across Tn.
Unfortunately I know what you are saying this is a sad sad cycle..

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