illegal activities amoungst veterans

illegal activities amoungst veterans

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WTH

San Jose, CA

#1 Nov 29, 2012
BINGO is ILLEGAL in the state of TENNESSEE! Why is Post 203 in Spring City Tn. playing BINGO FOR MONEY? Why when the veterans are notified in Nashville of the illegal activities at POST 203 their inquiries are ignored? Why do we have laws if the VETERANS are allowed to break them? POST 203 in SPRING CITY TN plays BINGO with CASH MONEY payouts! Why is this allowed? Letters have been sent to Nashville and they will allow them to have ILLEGAL GAMBLING at Post 203 in Spring City, TN. There is a lot of trouble at that Post with the commander bullying people and not allowing certain veterans to attend monthly meetings at the post
Agree

Asheboro, NC

#2 Nov 29, 2012
The illegal gambling going on at Post 203 in Spring City, Tn. is crime! Bingo is illegal in the state of Tennessee to be played with money payouts! This year the commander has said "There will be no Christmas dinner for the post or unit" the commander will be giving out fruit baskets to the small group of illegal gamblers that attend the illegal bingo on Satiurday nights in Spring City, Tn. The commander is punishing the post and the unit for informing Nashville of the illegal activities at Post 203! Illegal bingo is played every Saturday night starting at 6:00 pm. The early birds cost 2.50 and the games are 10.00 dollars. The commander has stated he will never have any reprocusions for illegal gambling. This is wrong! Nashville needs to do their job and come to Post 203 in Spring City,Tn. And arrest this commander and his daughter and the veterans involved in this Illegal Gambling! Nashville even prints in news letters and their magazine that "No American Legion is to play bingo in any American Legion building." Post 203 in Spring City, Tn plays bingo with cash money payouts! This is against the law in the state of Tn! Post 203 has 5 members in attendance at monthly meeting the commander has told the rest of the veterans if they don't like the illegal activities at Post 203 to stay away! You white hats in Nashville need to do your job! Come to Spring City Tn Post 203 and charge this commander with illegal activities! We in Spring City know the names that are allowing Post 203 to make a mockery of the state law! We will take this matter to other state veterans if you do not do your job! You laugh at the citizens who write you letters shame on you! Your a disgrace to the decent honorable veterans who have served our country! Do your job and arrest the commander and all 5 veterans who are involved with the illegal gambling at Post 203!
bubba

Hamer, SC

#4 Nov 29, 2012
It's not unusual for veterans organ izations to profit from illegal activities. Bootlegging in dry counties and various types of illegal gambling, such as poker machines, etc. Its common for a group of veterans, espically American Legions, to take over through elections, posts, and then profit themselves through illegal activities. Not to say that many of the same posts do not do a lot for the their communities in the process. Not saying all of them are this way, but many are, and a lot of this is skimmed off, and a lot goes to non-vets.

“standing up for America.”

Since: Feb 09

Joelton

#5 Nov 29, 2012
Would you feel better if they gave out gift cards? It's a crying shame when a group of veterans can't get together with fellow soldiers who the served with or at least have something thing in common with that most of America doesn't and couldn't and play a game or two and win a couple of bucks. I think they deserve that at least considering they have put their life on the line or was welling to, but no it's the peace loving hippies who still don't care about the soldier. I'd like to thank ever man and woman who has ever served in the forces and to those you have lost a loved one in war " THANK YOU"!
Crooks

Kings Mountain, NC

#6 Nov 29, 2012
Post 203 in Spring city tn does not play with other veterans. They are crooks the skim so much money off the top hardly any goes back to the community! They are handing out food boxes for the needy and the bingo players are on the list! Our community is out raged by their illegal activities. And after reading some of these posts I'm more out raged! Bootlegging illegal gambling this is wrong! They can have dinners and dances in the community and stop these illegal activities! This is shameful and has changed my opinion of the post in my small town. They need to abide by the law!
Crooks

Kings Mountain, NC

#7 Nov 29, 2012
wdever wrote:
Would you feel better if they gave out gift cards? It's a crying shame when a group of veterans can't get together with fellow soldiers who the served with or at least have something thing in common with that most of America doesn't and couldn't and play a game or two and win a couple of bucks. I think they deserve that at least considering they have put their life on the line or was welling to, but no it's the peace loving hippies who still don't care about the soldier. I'd like to thank ever man and woman who has ever served in the forces and to those you have lost a loved one in war " THANK YOU"!
Excuse me, they are not playing with veterans! There are minor children at this illegal bingo event! If it were a group of veterans that would be fine. Bingo is illegal in the state of Tn. And the veterans should abide by the law! Just because they have served our country does not give them the right to break the law!
Crooks

Kings Mountain, NC

#8 Nov 29, 2012
bubba wrote:
It's not unusual for veterans organ izations to profit from illegal activities. Bootlegging in dry counties and various types of illegal gambling, such as poker machines, etc. Its common for a group of veterans, espically American Legions, to take over through elections, posts, and then profit themselves through illegal activities. Not to say that many of the same posts do not do a lot for the their communities in the process. Not saying all of them are this way, but many are, and a lot of this is skimmed off, and a lot goes to non-vets.
What a shame I certainly will spread the word for mothers think this is an honor to serve our country! But actually they teach our children to break the law!
Crooks

Kings Mountain, NC

#9 Nov 29, 2012
WTH wrote:
BINGO is ILLEGAL in the state of TENNESSEE! Why is Post 203 in Spring City Tn. playing BINGO FOR MONEY? Why when the veterans are notified in Nashville of the illegal activities at POST 203 their inquiries are ignored? Why do we have laws if the VETERANS are allowed to break them? POST 203 in SPRING CITY TN plays BINGO with CASH MONEY payouts! Why is this allowed? Letters have been sent to Nashville and they will allow them to have ILLEGAL GAMBLING at Post 203 in Spring City, TN. There is a lot of trouble at that Post with the commander bullying people and not allowing certain veterans to attend monthly meetings at the post
Yes bingo is illegal in the state of Tn. So teach your children fighting for our country is a bad thing! I don't want my kids thinking they are above the law and have free reign to break the law. To many mothers have lost their children to war. This is not an honorable organization ! They are law breakers!
Unfair

Manchester, TN

#10 Nov 29, 2012
Dang you've got to be kidding me! Do they run drugs too? Heck do they cook meth? Being a solider has become a disgrace in America! Figures I always thought they were no good. Bet they rob banks to! Well sounds like our country is going to hell with the help of the Military. Nobody has any pride anymore
Unfair

Manchester, TN

#11 Nov 29, 2012
WTH wrote:
BINGO is ILLEGAL in the state of TENNESSEE! Why is Post 203 in Spring City Tn. playing BINGO FOR MONEY? Why when the veterans are notified in Nashville of the illegal activities at POST 203 their inquiries are ignored? Why do we have laws if the VETERANS are allowed to break them? POST 203 in SPRING CITY TN plays BINGO with CASH MONEY payouts! Why is this allowed? Letters have been sent to Nashville and they will allow them to have ILLEGAL GAMBLING at Post 203 in Spring City, TN. There is a lot of trouble at that Post with the commander bullying people and not allowing certain veterans to attend monthly meetings at the post
You've got to be kidding me! Bingo is illegal because of the corruption found in the 1980's figures the Military would be right there in the corruption. Being a solider is a disgrace in America ! I knew the government was corrupt should have figured the military being a part of the government would be corrupt to! Teach your kids the military is a disgraceful place to be. It's no good corrupt . Teach your kid to be a doctor a general or a major is disgraceful!
Veteran

Elgin, SC

#13 Nov 29, 2012
I served my country and got the hell out never in my life have I ever been so exposed to a bunch of people who play so dirty! Women send your kids to college! Keep them out of the military!
who are you

Nashville, TN

#14 Nov 30, 2012
Crooks wrote:
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Excuse me, they are not playing with veterans! There are minor children at this illegal bingo event! If it were a group of veterans that would be fine. Bingo is illegal in the state of Tn. And the veterans should abide by the law! Just because they have served our country does not give them the right to break the law!
"Just because they have served our country does not give them the right to break the law!"
It's people like you who think it is ok for the police to break the law.
who are you

Nashville, TN

#15 Nov 30, 2012
wdever wrote:
Would you feel better if they gave out gift cards? It's a crying shame when a group of veterans can't get together with fellow soldiers who the served with or at least have something thing in common with that most of America doesn't and couldn't and play a game or two and win a couple of bucks. I think they deserve that at least considering they have put their life on the line or was welling to, but no it's the peace loving hippies who still don't care about the soldier. I'd like to thank ever man and woman who has ever served in the forces and to those you have lost a loved one in war " THANK YOU"!
You ARE a real American and a real Patriot. These others should move to China.
Useless

Lebanon, VA

#16 Nov 30, 2012
Haven't you heard everybody is crooked these days. Especially those in uniform! They know Spring city's post 203 is playing illegal bingo they flat out do not care! They want the money that's all they care about! nothing about morals or breaking the law. Money money money. My dad quit paying dues years ago because of the illegal bingo at post 203 . He sent a letter but it was ignored. Just do not pay dues with no dues nor members they cease to exist! Simple, area's now are in Need of members don't join ! It's simple they break the laws of the land with your dues! Just don't renew your dues in June! Look at all the homeless veterans we have! And you think this is a good organization? I don't! The young men that come back from war their minds tormented, missing body parts., the red tape they have to go through years of waiting for money due them. Very simple when they start to do what's right, pay your dues and be a member until than don't pay your dues.
Something to think about

Bowling Green, KY

#17 Nov 30, 2012
Dwelling Pondering an Suicise is a bad situation,,
dwelling can lead the mind into accepting death. and a bad time of night could happen for the wrong reasons
This is true. One thinks of death everyday and learns not to fear it. The timing has to be right and things have to be put in order so loved one's don't have to deal with a big mess of cleaning up anything or anyone having to worry about burial expenses. Sometimes the mind takes all it can take. Never assume someone isn't for real just because they talk about it, that sometimes means they are preparing you and themself
It could be as much as hating oneself day after day or experiencing a sudden panic attack in the middle of the night. Some people believe one can be so tormented that their freewill is compromised
Watch it

Lebanon, VA

#18 Nov 30, 2012
Lots of people in there right minds if anything happens to any of us you will be held responsible !
Something to think about

Bowling Green, KY

#19 Nov 30, 2012
That post was about suicide.
Aware

Lancaster, SC

#20 Nov 30, 2012
We are aware of that! Also aware of who we are dealing with! We want the illegal gambling at the American Legion Post 203 and the corruption at the post to stop! We have hungry veterans in our town and grocery stores have donated food to feed the hungry and post 203 is giving some of the food to the illegal bingo players! Gambling in the American Legion for money is illegal in the state of Tn. Our veteran's that are hungry will go without a Christmas dinner because Post 203 is feeding illegal gamblers that are playing bingo every Saturday night at Post 203 starting at 6:00 pm! We want to clean up our post and start to cater to our veterans!
proudvet

Hamer, SC

#21 Nov 30, 2012
Unfair wrote:
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You've got to be kidding me! Bingo is illegal because of the corruption found in the 1980's figures the Military would be right there in the corruption. Being a solider is a disgrace in America ! I knew the government was corrupt should have figured the military being a part of the govompensation are very generousernment would be corrupt to! Teach your kids the military is a disgraceful place to be. It's no good corrupt . Teach yo I do not regretur kid to be a doctor a general or a major is disgraceful!
I am a 100% service connected veteran. I absolutely do not regret my time in the military, and my medical benefits and compensation are very generous. But I must say that many American Legion posts do engage in illegal activities that are overlooked by local authorities. And not all of the proceeds go to charitable purposes, but that is not to say that these posts don't do much for their communities. Years ago, in the small town in which I lived, there were shootings in American Legion elections, because of the money involved in the bootlegging.
Flim Flam

Nashville, TN

#22 Nov 30, 2012
I don't know what you want someone in Nashville to do (I don't know who the "white hats" are but it's unlikely that they have arrest powers), however, illegal gambling is a violation of Federal law as well and covered, IIRC, under RICO. Call the FBI.

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