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southaven mayor greg davis; desoto sheriff bill rasco

There are 26 comments on the WREG story from Sep 2, 2010, titled southaven mayor greg davis; desoto sheriff bill rasco. In it, WREG reports that:

The sheriff wants to issue ankle bracelets to those charged with non-violent crimes in order to relieve jail overcrowding.

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american

Hernando, MS

#1 Sep 2, 2010
Sheriff joe,CAN SHOW YOU HOW TO SAVE MONEY.
Snake

Hernando, MS

#2 Sep 2, 2010
Ankle bracelets for non violent offenders??? Sure, sounds good...and make them pay the $10.00 a day to be free-- also/// How about getting back to the old chain gangs if they screw that up. dig a few ditches, pick up trash, bring yer own lunch and go home after?? "wiping it off boss!"

Wiping it off luke-
Laughing at You

Olive Branch, MS

#3 Sep 2, 2010
Ankle bracelets and community service would be great. Make them clean and mow the parks and set up the bracelets where they have to be near the home monitoring station during non work hours. It will save taxpayers money plus we will get some basic maintenance done.
William Vaiden

Olive Branch, MS

#4 Sep 2, 2010
I think that it would be a good idea to let non violent inmates released with ankle braclets. There are some there that should not be there at all.
lwranger

Hernando, MS

#5 Sep 2, 2010
If I were the sheriff, i'd tell Mayor Davis that I would no longer house his non violent offenders! Tell him to find somewere else to house them if he doesn't want to cooperate. I'd take the violent felony ones, but he could find other accomidations for the others..Either use the bracelets or figure out some other way to keep up with your prisoners Mayor Davis!!
Kimmi

Sioux City, IA

#6 Sep 2, 2010
lwranger wrote:
If I were the sheriff, i'd tell Mayor Davis that I would no longer house his non violent offenders! Tell him to find somewere else to house them if he doesn't want to cooperate. I'd take the violent felony ones, but he could find other accomidations for the others..Either use the bracelets or figure out some other way to keep up with your prisoners Mayor Davis!!
It is probably a good thing that you are not a sheriff, because you go in with that kind of attitude you would be witout a job. I knpw if I was th mayor you wouldn't cme in telling me to do,and/or what you are or are not going to do and expect to keep your job NO WAY!!!!
Dude

West Helena, AR

#7 Sep 2, 2010
Is it not a fire hazard to have over a required number of people in a building? If so, wouldn't it be an illegal act to house more people than the building is rated for? Just saying.
Kimmi

Sioux City, IA

#8 Sep 2, 2010
I don't know if I would support the bracelets or not. You already have the program in place for them to do community service. So for the ones that was sentenced to a higher punishment the crime they committed had to be something to deserve it. I have to look at it this way if someone did something to me,my family,friends,or a business I run and they got put in jail then i would expect them to stay there not let them out to run a round with a bracelet on their ankle for me that would be like a slap in the face.
EvlMcgyver

Lewisville, NC

#9 Sep 3, 2010
Wouldn't necessarily be a bad idea for those out on bond either. It's true that they could probably be removed (only saw one on t.v.), it would be helpful to know that the monitoring company knows where "Joe, the accused Rapist" is at all times. Shoot! Take that one step farther and provide Apple with the GPS numbers so they can create an App to let you know you're standing next to someone wearing a bracelet! OH! Maybe even make a "collar" instead of a bracelet and make it bright orange with taser capability! Then they wouldn't be able to hide the fact they are a criminal! Of course, then someone would jailbreak their iPhone and go around tasering criminals for fun... bzzzzt! More fun than a bug zapper!
publics

United States

#10 Sep 3, 2010
How many people are in jail for no-violence offenses? I would say the jails in America are full of them.
I agree with the sheriff. I think we have the wrong people in jail, put the mayor of southhaven butt in there and he would agree with the sheriff.
Mississippi

Memphis, TN

#12 Sep 3, 2010
I would have to hear the definition of ‘non-violent’. If they have raped someone,*I* would consider that violent. If they got caught smoking a joint, I would have to say share. BUT, if they got caught with loads of drugs & money, I’d like to know ‘how would an ankle bracelet stop them from selling?’ Take the money from the bust & build another jail! Too many if’s an but’s to know the answers.
Cross-eyed Mosquito

Jackson, GA

#13 Sep 3, 2010
Bill Rasco is doing a good job with what he has to work with. Before passing judgement on what is the best way to handle this situation you need to go to the jail and see what is taking place there. There are a number of people locked up that do not belong there. Our justice system is broken and needs to be fixed. just because a person has been sentenced by a judge does not tell the whole story in a lot of cases. When a person goes to court it is a matter of who you know (or who your attorney knows) on how you are going to be treated. The truth does not always prevail. The judges and prosecutors for the most part are unable to determine truth. They throw the book at lessor criminals while letting hardened criminals walk free. That is why when some of these crimes take place and the person who committed them has a record a mile long we wonder why this person was walking free. It is because our jails are full of people that should have been given a warning and sent home while truly bad people go free. The Southaven Police Department offers the Barney Fife course to train their officers instead of doing real police work. Unfortunately when you get to court the judge listens to the officer and his opinion rather than trying to understand the truth. I believe in strict punishment for criminals but our system is completely backwards for the most part. The sheriff has no choice but to deal with the inmates as best he can. Even when he knows someone does not belong there he is still required to hold them until their sentence is complete. The overcrowding causes violence among the inmates. The ones that usually get the worst end of it are the ones that should not be there in the first place. I wonder how Greg Davis would feel if one of his children sat behind bars because of one of his over zealous officers harassed them and twisted the truth. (It HAPPENS)
Mike

Southaven, MS

#14 Sep 3, 2010
they ALREADY use anle bracelets for non violent offenders in the Southaven court. how is this a story? The PROBLEM is that the sheriff wants the city's mayors to tell the judges how to sentence... this is a problem due to separation of powers and could get the cities into serious problems. i.e. elected officials (mayors, council members) deciding court cases/sentencing??? is that what they want?

also, what is not mentioned is that desoto county has been sitting on multiple millions of dollars for the construction of a larger jail for many years now and have simply refused to build one.
Cop

Purvis, MS

#15 Sep 3, 2010
Mayor Davis is an idiot, if he research the sheriff is only recommending people that are being held for child support, driving while license suspended etc,(non violent misdemenor crimes). He sure did rush to get Ricky Jobes out of jail as soon as he could!!!
Cynic

Memphis, TN

#16 Sep 3, 2010
Screw the bracelets! Build more prisons, hire more guards. Better for the economy and will reduce the crime rate because all of the crooks will be in jail where they belong.

I would rather increase my taxes to build a prison and hire guards than to provide free food to a druggie on the street so he is healthy when he burglarizes my house while wearing his ankle bracelet.
Desoto County Resident

United States

#17 Sep 3, 2010
When a person is arrested and put into jail during the weekend, there is no judge there to set a bail until on Monday. Therefore; citizens are paying for extra time for the inmate to be housed. After a person has served his/her number of hours required in jail, he needs to have a bail set so he can get out until he goes to court. That would eliminate overcrowing on the weekends.
Desoto County Resident

United States

#18 Sep 3, 2010
Cop wrote:
Mayor Davis is an idiot, if he research the sheriff is only recommending people that are being held for child support, driving while license suspended etc,(non violent misdemenor crimes). He sure did rush to get Ricky Jobes out of jail as soon as he could!!!
Totally agree!
drscott

Greenwood, MS

#19 Sep 3, 2010
Tag em and bag em !
drscott

Greenwood, MS

#20 Sep 3, 2010
I will say one thing desoto county does not put up with the crap a lot of cities in mississippi do.
I wish more cities would be as proactive against crime like they do.
Sam

Biloxi, MS

#21 Sep 3, 2010
Built outside tents they do it in harrison county.

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