Jail time for man who stole historic fence
William Patrick Gallop, 32, of Jasper, pleaded guilty to stealing the irreplacable iron fence from the Lanier Family Cemetery in July of this year.
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#1 Nov 4, 2010
This Man claims to have stole a fence, but the county of Newton is stealing a name from a family cemetery and putting their own name on it even though the family members are strongly protesting it. The state needs to step up and stop this group of people who are single handedly destroying the history of Newton County Texas, and replacing it with their own account regardless of the truth. Names mean a lot more than these people think they do. And I wish that the citizens would stand up to these bullies, but they are afraid of them, and if you knew the history of Newton County you would not blame them. These people use all sorts of intimidation tactics on the general population to get what they want, and they always seem to be able to cover their tracks even though the evidence is still sitting there for the whole world to see. Messing with cemeteries is just wrong, and messing with a particular families cemetery could be considered a hate crime even if you think it was just for money.
#2 Nov 14, 2011
I do not condone stealing anything, but I hate it when someone tells me that they can break the law to catch someone. This state has a photo ID requirement for anyone to be in public. So! Why is the Jasper County Sheriff's office requiring a picture to be taken of all recyclers. The minute a non- peace officer takes a picture from an unfixed camera by an employee of the recycler center, the photo is no longer admissible in court because the line of evidence has been broken. They could have doctored the photo or it could be a part of a conspiracy plot by any number of people, So why does the sheriff require a recycler to invade the privacy of his citizens. which is a breach of federal law. Mr Linder said it quite eloqantly. It's not whats legal but it's what they can get away with. This state has a photo ID law, to require the recycler to take a photo of it's patrons would be unconstitutional, and futhermore I would like to add that if the photo's are used in any manner other than ID. The recycler and the sheriffs office as well as the recyclers insurer and employees could be held liable for possible criminal charges and civil compensation. Why would the sheriff of Jasper County require anything other than the presentation of a photo ID when according to the line of evidence law the picture taken by the company would be inadmissable in court as well as any evidence gathered with it's use. Read the constitution please.
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