Mother On A Mission Fights Drunk Driving Problem
Sun photo by O.J. Early Nancy Goins, president of the Greeneville-Greene County chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving, kneels next to the MADD license plate on her car Monday at an event held at Hardin Park to recognize area law enforcement officers active in DUI enforcement.
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#1 Aug 4, 2012
MADD has made some real progress. They need to think outside the box if they truly want to save lives. Ron Ramsey, Leutenant Idiot from Blountville gets money from Jack Daniels and other liquor distributors and manufacturers. He's also in bed with some gang members that want to privatize the prisons. Marijuana never gets anybody killed. So if MADDS quest is to save lives they should listen up. if its not, then just keep hollering in to megaphones while your children die. The reason that the Cribs and the state reps won't legalize the pot is because the jails would empty (costing corporations who run the prisons $million$ ) people would drink 1/3 less alcohol, costing the liquor companies $million$ .... 100,000 people wouldn't die each year costing $million$ to the funeral home industry. ALL MAJOR CONTRIBUTORS to Leutenant IDIOTs CAMAPIGN. If they want to save lives, they should push to legalize pot...otherwise keep pushing this bumper stickers and spreading the pain.....it's your kids, not mine.
#3 May 14, 2013
I do agree that duis and drug offense are as much about money as anything. And there is too much profit AND people with 'a' job that rely on other people being convicted.
The big problems in fighting drunk drivers or drug offenders is from those not involved in an accident or whose drug habit really hasn't cost them YET. If they continue their behavior the consequences will escalate.
To me the big thing with any crime is that the criminal should be forced to clean up their mess and deal with their victims directly at least once(I think it's NJ that considers this cruel and unusual punishment). A drunk driver should be forced to go out to an accident scene and help clean up debris and watch the bloodied victims be given treatment. They need to be shown a victims medical and/or burial bills. They need to be shown a child crying over the loss of a parent.
A drunk driver should not only be forced to see what happens to people but they should be forced to look at all physical damage and the bills to repair them. A junky burglar should be forced to clean up a mess they created while robbing a house. They should be forced to do things clean up and/or replace broken windows/glass. They should be forced to replace everything they stole and/or reimburse an insurance company. The criminal must see the actual affects of their crime and not just do time.
Since: Jul 13
#4 Jul 24, 2013
Generally MADD favors:
Education (about the dangers of drunk driving), advocacy and victim assistance
Strict policy in a variety of areas, including an illegal blood alcohol content of .08% or lower and using stronger sanctions for DUI offenders, including mandatory jail sentences, treatment for alcoholism and other alcohol abuse issues, ignition interlock devices, and license suspensions
Helping victims of drunk driving (this includes family members and other loved ones of both innocent victims and guilty impaired drivers)
Maintaining the minimum legal drinking age at 21 years
Mandating alcohol breath-testing ignition interlock devices (IIDs) for everyone convicted of driving while legally impaired
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