hawkins co. court & sheriffs dept.

hawkins co. court & sheriffs dept.

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wondering

Kingsport, TN

#1 Feb 23, 2012
these two organazations take in ENORMOUS amounts of money every
month. this money should be public records but no-one can give
anyone documented evidence as to where this money is spent.i have ask specific questions to specific people in our justice system
but everyone says they dont know or understand where the money goes
because they always claim to be broke and are making phone calls soliciting donations for the police dept.every time i turn around.
not counting the 15$ a day they charge the inmates for their upkeep. trustees do the cooking and cleanning.inmates wear the same uniform the entire time . where does all that money go?
JUST ASKING hoping to get a believable answer...
lol

Sevierville, TN

#2 Feb 23, 2012
wondering wrote:
these two organazations take in ENORMOUS amounts of money every
month. this money should be public records but no-one can give
anyone documented evidence as to where this money is spent.i have ask specific questions to specific people in our justice system
but everyone says they dont know or understand where the money goes
because they always claim to be broke and are making phone calls soliciting donations for the police dept.every time i turn around.
not counting the 15$ a day they charge the inmates for their upkeep. trustees do the cooking and cleanning.inmates wear the same uniform the entire time . where does all that money go?
JUST ASKING hoping to get a believable answer...
Its been said time and again. If the state and feds would come audit every account for every dept and service and office in the county, alot of folks would be in jail. Its not fair to those who have been honest and can't or are not allowed to prove it either. Want to find out whats wrong with this place, follow the money.
Religulous

United States

#3 Feb 23, 2012
IMHO, both depts and more have been abusing the system. Unfortunately, head jackass in charge, Melvin Bailey, has signed into law a provision which he admitted, makes it easier to wrongfully use funds.

You won't ever get a real answer until the existing people are all voted out. Unfortunately, in this cointy, everyone keeps re-electing a majority of the asshats that keep bending us over.
lol

Sevierville, TN

#4 Feb 23, 2012
Religulous wrote:
IMHO, both depts and more have been abusing the system. Unfortunately, head jackass in charge, Melvin Bailey, has signed into law a provision which he admitted, makes it easier to wrongfully use funds.
You won't ever get a real answer until the existing people are all voted out. Unfortunately, in this cointy, everyone keeps re-electing a majority of the asshats that keep bending us over.
In a perfect world without corruption. Those in office would be proud to show the public just how well they represent the citizens. When politicians and gov employees fight to keep ledgers and accounts hidden from audit or public view. Bet on there being an issue we all would be mad about. The only way this will come crumbling down is if the people get mad enought to vote.
Bulldog

United States

#5 Feb 24, 2012
On this months commission meeting agenda there is an amendment to the sheriff's department pay scale. They list out the current pay scales. There is also an amendment to the general fund and the drug control fund. These are public records. They amend them at every commission meeting. I don't know where the extra money they keep requesting goes nor where they expect it to come from.

Next commission meeting, Monday 2/27, 7:00PM Bus depot (old raley vaughn)
Memories

Schuylkill Haven, PA

#6 Feb 24, 2012
Can anyone remember when Darrell Rouse and Jack Purkey robbed the county blind? They worked in the courthouse and had friends and family working with them. They extorted who knows how much money and it was a big conspiracy within that little realm of people. Rouse and Purkey went to prison and so did Rouse's wife, I am assuming some probably let those take the downfall and went unpunished, but nevertheless it happened and that many of the bad guys got caught.

So when new officials are elected in and they decide to let all the people under them go, I think it might be a good idea to watch who they put in their places. If friends and family members wind up there, instead of qualified random people, some antennas should start going up.....Just sayin...keep those eyes peeled people.....
Adult Voter

Bristol, TN

#7 Feb 24, 2012
Memories wrote:
Can anyone remember when Darrell Rouse and Jack Purkey robbed the county blind? They worked in the courthouse and had friends and family working with them. They extorted who knows how much money and it was a big conspiracy within that little realm of people. Rouse and Purkey went to prison and so did Rouse's wife, I am assuming some probably let those take the downfall and went unpunished, but nevertheless it happened and that many of the bad guys got caught.
So when new officials are elected in and they decide to let all the people under them go, I think it might be a good idea to watch who they put in their places. If friends and family members wind up there, instead of qualified random people, some antennas should start going up.....Just sayin...keep those eyes peeled people.....
New officials are not allowed to let anyone go to hire new people. Just sayin...
Taylor did otherwise

Morristown, TN

#8 Feb 24, 2012
Adult Voter wrote:
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New officials are not allowed to let anyone go to hire new people. Just sayin...
Taylor let people go to hire new people, didn't he?
Jerry

Maryville, TN

#9 Feb 24, 2012
Didn't we have a pharmacist that didn't have license to do that. Hmmmmm. And a car dealership that stole also. What else?
Adult Voter

Bristol, TN

#10 Feb 24, 2012
Taylor did otherwise wrote:
<quoted text>Taylor let people go to hire new people, didn't he?
I fired one, and now he is being sued for it.
Pennington

Missoula, MT

#11 Feb 25, 2012
There are so many things going on in this county people pointing fingers. PEOPLE making comments about others. pointing fingers, saying hurtful things, But do we really know the truth or are we lisening to otherss and running with it There are alot of things have happen since this new election year. I have seen lie's that were told during election. Are now happening promises made that have taken place. And funny how you never see our NEWLY Sheriff is never out in public. Well that is unless its a big function with 100's people. Or now of course if TV is involed. Have you forgot your people that voted for you ???? People you made promices to And mainly have you forgot your last words to everyone Please pray for me and God Bless.Those words got you alot of votes and how are you using them now? If the public only knew the true YOU
Illusions

Johnson City, TN

#12 Feb 25, 2012
Pennington wrote:
There are so many things going on in this county people pointing fingers. PEOPLE making corunning around mments about others. pointing fingers, saying hurtful things, But do we really know the truth or are we lisening to otherss and running with it There are alot of things have happen since this new election year. I have seen lie's that were told during election. Are now happening promises made that have taken place. And funny how you never see our NEWLY Sheriff is never out in public. Well that is unless its a big function with 100's people. Or now of course if TV is involed. Have you forgot your people that voted for you ???? People you made promices to And mainly have you forgot your last words to everyone Please pray for me and God Bless.Those words got you alot of votes and how are you using them now? If the public only knew the true YOU
Bull Stt! If the Sheriff was out shaking hands or seen too much out in the public, YOU would be on "here" crying foul. Saying, Oh, he's out running around when he should be working. Boo Hoo! The Sheriff is not the problem in Hawkins Co.
REALLY

United States

#13 Feb 25, 2012
sheriff may not be the problem but what sheriff is letting some up the ladder get away with is destroying the entire department

OPEN YOUR EYES SHERIFF take a stance away from the buddy system for a change, lots of voters watching
Pennington

Novato, CA

#14 Feb 25, 2012
Lot of VOTERS LOST
Count Chocula

Newport, TN

#15 Feb 25, 2012
wondering wrote:
these two organazations take in ENORMOUS amounts of money every
month. this money should be public records but no-one can give
anyone documented evidence as to where this money is spent.i have ask specific questions to specific people in our justice system
but everyone says they dont know or understand where the money goes
because they always claim to be broke and are making phone calls soliciting donations for the police dept.every time i turn around.
not counting the 15$ a day they charge the inmates for their upkeep. trustees do the cooking and cleanning.inmates wear the same uniform the entire time . where does all that money go?
JUST ASKING hoping to get a believable answer...
This is just igorance. The sheriff's budget and invoices are public documents and if you want copies they're available. Also, the state audits the sheriff and court audits and if they have one penny missappriated they will bring down the hammer. It happens all the time.

This is just the moronic ranting of a family member of a jail bird. Instead of getting mad at the sheriff, why dont you take responsibility to get you son, boyfriend, whatever, off drugs and out of jail. Jail isn't supposed to be fun.
balled

Ringgold, GA

#16 Feb 25, 2012
Well, we all know it didn't go for a good sturdy tarp for the K9 dog kennel.
Pennington

United States

#17 Feb 25, 2012
Im sorry im not a jail bird I use to be a close freind. Till the election was won now I am someone who may get spoke to if passed on the street by the Sheriff.
want to know

AOL

#18 Feb 25, 2012
what happens to all the money the drug unit take away from people they arrest. and all the money when they sell their homes and cars they seized. they buy 3 new Tahoes with some of it where is the rest
Tax Payer

Knoxville, TN

#19 Feb 25, 2012
want to know wrote:
what happens to all the money the drug unit take away from people they arrest. and all the money when they sell their homes and cars they seized. they buy 3 new Tahoes with some of it where is the rest
Take a wild guess.
another voter

Union City, TN

#20 Feb 25, 2012
Adult Voter wrote:
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I fired one, and now he is being sued for it.
Are you Taylor and slipped up here? "I fired one and now 'he' is being sued for it! Hmmmmmm!

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