Maury County TN Sheriff Under Fire fo...

Maury County TN Sheriff Under Fire for Racial Profiling of Hispanics

There are 57 comments on the The Voice story from Jun 22, 2007, titled Maury County TN Sheriff Under Fire for Racial Profiling of Hispanics. In it, The Voice reports that:

The Hispanic Organization for Progress & Education , NAACP and the Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Coalition, we will be hearing the concerns of a fearful community. via The Voice

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citizen in maury

Columbia, TN

#43 Jul 8, 2010
VBarnes wrote:
<quoted text> Writerman you are either a dumb dumb or you have no vocabulary other than Hillbilly Nazis. I would venture that you aren't that well educated and probably live off welfare or some other government program and you probably think you are profiled because you have never and probably never will contrubute anything to the country that supports you. I praise any police officer that does something about the problem we have in Tennessee or the other border states regarding illegal immigrants. Does the word "illegal" mean anything to you Writeman? If not get out the dictionary and let it define the word for you. If you break the law you are entitled to pay for that infringement. You are probably one of those who blame the law and its enforcement agents for all your woes and then you call them the first time something happens that frightens your timed soul. Get off your soapbox and be part of the solution and not part of the problem. If you are an illegal immigrant then go home because we dont want lawbreakers in this country any more than we want all those welfare recipients who squander the natural resources of this country and give nothing back to it.
being a law enforcement officer does not make you immune to illegal activities. law enforcement is supposed to uphold the law and there are boundaries to what each jurisdiction can do LEGALLY. i do agree illegal immigration is a huge problem, as is prejudice and sterotyping in this country. it is a shame that people who claim to be "educated" aren't truely educated enough to read their own posts and see the ignorance in them. where is your christian additude? you DO profess to be one? read your own post V. as a christian and an american i am ashamed at the additudes here. i too am concerned for illegal immigration, but nothing i see here is the solution. your comments a cruel and dehumanizing. as were the nazis behavior. have some class, you are no lady and i pray for your soul. law enforcement must abide by and enforce the law as it is written. this should have been handled differently and the citizens of maury county wouldnt have issue with it. there are proper procedures and divisions in place to deal with it.
SID

Columbia, TN

#45 Jul 8, 2010
davidjones wrote:
i think all yall should stop crying about this! give these people a break they are just trying to better themselves! we dont repay evil for evil! sheriff , focus on things that matter!
Yup thats what my Grandmother and Grandfather did years ago..Came from Italy But!They followed the law! paid taxes asked for nothing ... Paid there own way .Why? Cause they wanted to better there self's and they did with out crying racism or poor me.They busted there butt's working for everthing they owned!And they followed the law..So... I have nothing against anyone wanting to better there self's but why should americans have to pay for them to have better things like Ins..Food stamps ect.... do it the right way and I can welcome anyone!
does her homework

United States

#46 Jul 26, 2010
Hey Davy Jones, stay in Alabama! You have no idea how many illegal people are around here, and I love Mexicans, so sorry, that's not it! You have no idea what an awesome Sheriff we have either, and Writerman, stick to writing your liberal crap elsewhere, you're probably lazy and on gov welfare mocking our hard working sheriff who could run doughnuts around you. We have one of the finest doing a job that everyone in the legal field should be doing. Damn the fed gov not doing their jobs, this is our laws jurisdiction and thank God they do their job. If you haven't noticed we take you talking about our sheriff personally! Both of you are ignorant to what you are even talking about so go mind your own. People like you are part of the problem. By the way, this hill billy is a native new yorker, and the only nazi's I've seen are the ones taking over our government and the brain dead following them.
does her homework

United States

#47 Jul 26, 2010
hey oh please, I don't know these Barnes, but you got it all wrong, if you'd read what she is referring to by Hillbilly Nazis, it is what the guy she is writing about called all of us around here. Sounds like you're the one that has a personal problem with her, and not thinking about this issue at all.
dont_worry_about _it

Lexington, TN

#48 Aug 2, 2010
I think Sheriff Enoch George is doing a fine job. I think they all illegal aliens need to be sent back. there only here to take what we got. They think they own this town. I think all illegals needs to be shot on site like they do in there country.. I don't like them and I don't think they need to be here. And for those that dont' like this I will tell you want you can do and that's Kiss my A**.

“"Eatin' Ain't Cheatin!"”

Since: Sep 06

Thompson's Station, Tn

#49 Aug 2, 2010
married to a mexican wrote:
im married to a mexican, yeah its hard to come here legally when they apply for a visa and its denied so they have no other choice but to come here illeglly hoping to better themselvs. we want them to work for us but we cant issue a drivers license i think thats bull crap. they live in fear as do i of getting pulled over just because he is mexican. you may not know but most of them do pay taxes, my husband is paying child support to a kid thats not even his.
I have a wife that wasn't born here. It took time and some monry to get her Green Card. My son is half American and the State of Tennessee is sitting on sending me his Proof of Citizenship for over two years now. There needs to be some serious reform on good people wanting to live in the U.S.. The present laws make it so even if you have a claim you can't get documents. But if you are totally illegal it is easy. WTF!.
Educate Yourself

Spring Hill, TN

#50 Aug 7, 2010
Mexican Hillbilly wrote:
Today I'm driving near Maury Co. I haven't seen such lousy driving since I left Monterrey, Mexico. Then I started looking who was behind the wheel.
Then go back to mexico
Educate Yourself

Spring Hill, TN

#51 Aug 7, 2010
beavis wrote:
<quoted text>thats you sorry judgement! If they want rights do the right thing! otherwise leave! they are driving down our wages and benefits. Companys love them cause they are cheap! but they are also un skilled! You are the reason they come here! stupid assed woman! Bet hes got a wife and kids in MEXICO ALSO! This is what pisses me off a wife here and one there. THAT IS BIGAMY! But its ok since he is a Mexican trying to better his life! Wake up! this is BULL CHIT! you are part of the problem! Not the solution! If you love him so much move you butt back to mexico with him otherwise shut the puck up! hOE!
GENIUS! Applause!
Stop Being Cowards

Spring Hill, TN

#52 Aug 7, 2010
oh please wrote:
<quoted text>Oh Please Mrs Barnes! You are so full of it. I know you. You really need to stop with the BS. Like you and yours are "productive" members of society? some of your family doesn't work for a living, and draw a "check", Get off your soapbox and stop being a whiney hypocrite. i am from culleoka and grew up there. unlike half your family, i grew up and moved out of my parents home and became a "productive member of society. and i did it all without filing bankruptcy, which is the equivalent of dumping debt on the american tax payer. and i am honest and dont feel the need to constantly whine about my family or their business or my life as you do. culleoka folk know you and avoid you and yours. you need medication. you are no expert on any subject except gossip and running others down. get a life, grow up and let all those "men" in your house do the same. i feel sorry for them, you were their shining example. do you ever stop talking about everyone behind their back? you are a miserable person and can't stand the thought of anyone else being happy. shame on you for your ugly mouth and constant name calling. how ugly is it to call anyone dumb dumb or a hillbilly nazi? you are to old for this type of behavior and you do it constantly. everytime me or my family see you down at the store you are whining about your family and friends. im glad you aren't my mother. she always brags on her family and is a true friend to all. your children would be embarrassed of you if they knew.
I am getting so sick and tired of being on the boards and having you cowardly people attack the Barnes family, why don't you stop hiding behind psuedo names on this webpage and just come out and say who you are and say it to their face.

She didn't call anyone a hillbilly nazi, a man called all of us citizen from maury county that, so she was defending us. So do some research before you blame someone.

Secondly, I am ABSOLUTELY furious that you would slander her sons. If you really KNEW her and HER family, you would know two out of her four sons served our country and fought wars to keep our freedoms and safety protected AND WERE HIGHLY DECORATED (not to mention her husband. Two out of her four sons were in horrific accidents (other peoples stupidity) that almost killed them, and they are both disabled and unable to work. One of them is disabled for life, but I think it is FAIR and RIGHT that he recieve aid for him serving us bravely. If anyone should recieve a check from the government it is the people who served. The other son is unable to work until he is able to walk and makes a complete recovery. HE WAS a full time worker, full time college student, and a reserve deputy...so he was serving our county...serving you! He was robbed out of a lot of time and a lot of opportunities, so don't you dare SIT there and rip him down because he recieves some aid to be able to eat and survive. Her other son is an officer that faithfully serves our county and community and puts his life on the line everytime he puts on his uniform. Don't you even sit her and call her sons worthless or pieces of trash... they are all honorable and worthy of the utmost respect.

I know WHO YOU ARE and I will be sure not to give you any business and all my friends and friends friends don't give you business. You are a coward and a snake.

If it werent for their mom and dad, the disabled sons would have no where to live or sleep, so don't judge or be so ignorant!

As far as wanting brownie points or pity or praise for "moving out" and making your "own" way, remember it isn't on your own you have been successful, it is the people of this community and the barnes as well that have made you able to survive. Pride comes before the fall.

Shut your big fat mouth, or step up and say it to their face and let them KNOW who you are.

Since: Jul 10

Jackson, TN

#54 Aug 8, 2010
oh please wrote:
<quoted text>Oh Please Mrs Barnes! You are so full of it. I know you. You really need to stop with the BS. Like you and yours are "productive" members of society? some of your family doesn't work for a living, and draw a "check", Get off your soapbox and stop being a whiney hypocrite. i am from culleoka and grew up there. unlike half your family, i grew up and moved out of my parents home and became a "productive member of society. and i did it all without filing bankruptcy, which is the equivalent of dumping debt on the american tax payer. and i am honest and dont feel the need to constantly whine about my family or their business or my life as you do. culleoka folk know you and avoid you and yours. you need medication. you are no expert on any subject except gossip and running others down. get a life, grow up and let all those "men" in your house do the same. i feel sorry for them, you were their shining example. do you ever stop talking about everyone behind their back? you are a miserable person and can't stand the thought of anyone else being happy. shame on you for your ugly mouth and constant name calling. how ugly is it to call anyone dumb dumb or a hillbilly nazi? you are to old for this type of behavior and you do it constantly. everytime me or my family see you down at the store you are whining about your family and friends. im glad you aren't my mother. she always brags on her family and is a true friend to all. your children would be embarrassed of you if they knew.
Hi the Allen's
Stop Being Cowards

Spring Hill, TN

#55 Aug 8, 2010
hello heath bar

Since: Aug 10

Location hidden

#56 Aug 9, 2010
It would appear that some of those casting the stones are not capable of understanding the post. I agree with the person who said that Ms Barnes was defending the folks of Maury County versus calling them Hillbilly Nazis. It is also apparent that you are careless in your disclosure of what may be viscious slander of a person or persons who have not only contributed to the county but to their country. Why would someone be so callous as to call a person who was disfigured physically and left a cripple for life a burden on society and the county. I would venture that the county does not pay a single dime for the upkeep of either of these brothers.

I think the respondent who called you out to face your person and put your charges into vocal statements so they have the opportunity to answer your personal problems.

Since: Aug 10

Location hidden

#57 Aug 9, 2010
citizen in maury wrote:
<quoted text>being a law enforcement officer does not make you immune to illegal activities. law enforcement is supposed to uphold the law and there are boundaries to what each jurisdiction can do LEGALLY. i do agree illegal immigration is a huge problem, as is prejudice and sterotyping in this country. it is a shame that people who claim to be "educated" aren't truely educated enough to read their own posts and see the ignorance in them. where is your christian additude? you DO profess to be one? read your own post V. as a christian and an american i am ashamed at the additudes here. i too am concerned for illegal immigration, but nothing i see here is the solution. your comments a cruel and dehumanizing. as were the nazis behavior. have some class, you are no lady and i pray for your soul. law enforcement must abide by and enforce the law as it is written. this should have been handled differently and the citizens of maury county wouldnt have issue with it. there are proper procedures and divisions in place to deal with it.
I do not think that a Christian attitude has anything to do with breaking the law. If you are such a person who believes that we can change the Immigration Laws and allow those who have broken the law to become legal and lawful citizens then we have erred in out teaching process when you were in school.
Laws are made to keep a society in an operating mode that allows all parties to participate without fear of injury or danger to person or personal property. This is the basis of law. It places order in an otherwise orderless society. If you think laws were made to be circumvented then perhaps you also need to return to the classroom and listen to a few good history lessons and some lectures on the building of laws and how they are enacted.
I would also suggest that you keep to the subject when voicing your opinion so that the message does not sound like a bunch of rambling, loose cannons that have no caretaker.

Since: Aug 10

Location hidden

#58 Aug 9, 2010
Stop Being Cowards wrote:
<quoted text>
I am getting so sick and tired of being on the boards and having you cowardly people attack the Barnes family, why don't you stop hiding behind psuedo names on this webpage and just come out and say who you are and say it to their face.
She didn't call anyone a hillbilly nazi, a man called all of us citizen from maury county that, so she was defending us. So do some research before you blame someone.
Secondly, I am ABSOLUTELY furious that you would slander her sons. If you really KNEW her and HER family, you would know two out of her four sons served our country and fought wars to keep our freedoms and safety protected AND WERE HIGHLY DECORATED (not to mention her husband. Two out of her four sons were in horrific accidents (other peoples stupidity) that almost killed them, and they are both disabled and unable to work. One of them is disabled for life, but I think it is FAIR and RIGHT that he recieve aid for him serving us bravely. If anyone should recieve a check from the government it is the people who served. The other son is unable to work until he is able to walk and makes a complete recovery. HE WAS a full time worker, full time college student, and a reserve deputy...so he was serving our county...serving you! He was robbed out of a lot of time and a lot of opportunities, so don't you dare SIT there and rip him down because he recieves some aid to be able to eat and survive. Her other son is an officer that faithfully serves our county and community and puts his life on the line everytime he puts on his uniform. Don't you even sit her and call her sons worthless or pieces of trash... they are all honorable and worthy of the utmost respect.
I know WHO YOU ARE and I will be sure not to give you any business and all my friends and friends friends don't give you business. You are a coward and a snake.
If it werent for their mom and dad, the disabled sons would have no where to live or sleep, so don't judge or be so ignorant!
As far as wanting brownie points or pity or praise for "moving out" and making your "own" way, remember it isn't on your own you have been successful, it is the people of this community and the barnes as well that have made you able to survive. Pride comes before the fall.
Shut your big fat mouth, or step up and say it to their face and let them KNOW who you are.
This reply was well stated. The simple truth lies in the idea of facing your accusers or at least being able to defend yourself against their slanderous remarks.

It is easy to write on a blog or piece of paper but more difficult to face your person with the same statement knowing that there is no merit to your charges.
Anonymous

Lacoochee, FL

#59 Aug 9, 2010
Congratulations to Sheriff George and Terry Potts for a well run race....
Blandiloquent

Round Rock, TX

#60 Aug 9, 2010
I know and love the Barnes more than anyone else posting on this little foul shipwreck of a board.

Anyone who has a problem with any of their family is going to have to step through me first. Which could be a serious issue, since so many posters are local.(That fact alone is pure hilarity since we all know the quality of the education system in the middle TN area)

Any relevant posters can contact me if they want advice on how to better anonymize their postings, which I strongly recommend.

I believe that I'll continue my trolling, I'm bored today and hopefully in my attempts to disrupt the petty bickering someone will make some tasty waffles.

Since: Aug 10

Location hidden

#61 Aug 9, 2010
Mexican Hillbilly wrote:
<quoted text>I have a wife that wasn't born here. It took time and some monry to get her Green Card. My son is half American and the State of Tennessee is sitting on sending me his Proof of Citizenship for over two years now. There needs to be some serious reform on good people wanting to live in the U.S.. The present laws make it so even if you have a claim you can't get documents. But if you are totally illegal it is easy. WTF!.
You speak of issuing drivers licenses to illegal aliens and think it is okay. Let's give an example from Mexico. You are not given a Mexican Drivers License when living in their country. You are an alien even though legal. You will most probably either qualify for an International Drivers License or not drive. We make it much simpler here in the US than other countries. I know of a country that put illegals in jail and didnt let them correspond with anyone until their trial date was met. It is easy to condemn the US and their laws but those who do this have most likely never been outside the US. It is a different world in most countries than here. Most countries take a personal affront to people breaking their laws.

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