28 tickets issued in Niangua River la...

28 tickets issued in Niangua River law enforcement patrol

There are 8 comments on the KYTV Springfield story from Jul 18, 2012, titled 28 tickets issued in Niangua River law enforcement patrol. In it, KYTV Springfield reports that:

Springfield, MO - Captain Juan Villanueva, commanding officer of Troop D, Springfield, announces the results of an enforcement saturation conducted on July 14, 2012, on and around the Niangua River, in Dallas and Laclede counties.

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yeah yeah

United States

#1 Jul 19, 2012
The so called cops that patrol that area are crooked! They lie just to be able to issue tickets. I refuse to float the niangua river for that reason. 3 years ago my husband and I were sharing a raft with 5 others and we got stopped because we looked under age (supposedly) and so they searched our raft only to find a small glass bottle of patron in our trashbag and one empty beer can that had fallen out of the trashbag but was still in our raft under the trash bag. Our group was issued 2 tickets one for having the glass bottle and one for "littering" and the cops told us that two people had to volunteer to take the tickets our we would all be issued tickets. I volunteered for the glass bottle ticket and was told it was only an 8$ ticket. Needless to say two trips to Buffalo and more than 100$ later I was completely outraged. The judge refused to listen to what I had to say and when I did not come prepared to pay the 136$ price tag the judge said I had until 4 o'clock that day to pay or I would have a warrant issued. I guess I never realized how much Dallas county really needs money because this is highway robbery. I have not been floating on the niangua since and when I read stories like this I feel sorry for anyone who has to suffer the wrath of the Dallas county "justice" system. Its not justice when the police officers are liars and the judge supports them.
SuZ

Fairmont, WV

#2 Jul 19, 2012
feel better?
guest

United States

#3 Jul 20, 2012
That reminds me of what our founding fathers wrote of King George in our Declaration of Independence, where they noted... "He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people, and eat out their substance."

Maybe one day soon we'll have enough brave souls to rise up against our tyrannical government, like they did two centuries ago, pledging their lives, fortunes, and sacred honor.

Give me liberty or give me death.- Patrick Henry
yeah yeah

United States

#4 Jul 20, 2012
guest wrote:
That reminds me of what our founding fathers wrote of King George in our Declaration of Independence, where they noted... "He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people, and eat out their substance."
Maybe one day soon we'll have enough brave souls to rise up against our tyrannical government, like they did two centuries ago, pledging their lives, fortunes, and sacred honor.
Give me liberty or give me death.- Patrick Henry
Well said.
Reality

Waynesville, MO

#5 Jul 30, 2012
I have been floating Missouri's rivers for 35 yrs. I avoid the summer idiots at all cost. Every fall I float out a boat full of trash which makes me sick. If you want to scream, yell and act like an idiot, stay home. These rivers are a gift from nature and shouldn't be abused. I'm sorry more didnt drown
Rick

United States

#6 Aug 8, 2012
If you don't want to pay the fine then don't do the crime. I have never had any trouble with the law on the river and I have floated the niangua river all my life.

Rick
noone

Lenexa, KS

#7 Aug 16, 2012
guest wrote:
That reminds me of what our founding fathers wrote of King George in our Declaration of Independence, where they noted... "He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people, and eat out their substance."
Maybe one day soon we'll have enough brave souls to rise up against our tyrannical government, like they did two centuries ago, pledging their lives, fortunes, and sacred honor.
Give me liberty or give me death.- Patrick Henry
During the revolutionary war 3% of the population took up arms. Think what 3% would be today.
Brittany

Springfield, MO

#8 Jun 26, 2013
We've been floating with NRO for years and haven't had a problem yet,but I have had friends get a B.W.I. on a raft which is one of the most ridiculous things I've ever heard of. We've also had a few get a littlering ticket for trash being in the raft.Which to me is also ridiculous because it's not like your raft is going to flip letting the trash flow into the river. I agree the river is a gift from god, but so were rafts,beers, and loud humans.....

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