SWVA Judge Facing Hit-And-Run Charge

SWVA Judge Facing Hit-And-Run Charge

There are 15 comments on the Http story from May 6, 2008, titled SWVA Judge Facing Hit-And-Run Charge. In it, Http reports that:

Printer Friendly Our media partners at the Wytheville Enterprise report, M. Keith Blankenship, a former Wythe County commonwealth's attorney and current juvenile court judge, found himself on the wrong side of ... via Http

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Lisa

AOL

#2 May 9, 2008
Shane needs to get a grip. Everyone in Wythe county has to know what he is without him telling them in such a nasty way. It is really hard to imagine what Keith Blankenship has done to make so many people as sick as they are over him. I have yet to talk to anyone that has had any better of an opinion but leave his family out of this. I know of a few people that thinks the same of him and has had to set before him before. I myself know he is a little ass hole just from hearing it from friends who I trust. Just bounce his little ass out and put him in the same cell with someone like Shane and I think that would be enough.
tom

Johnson City, TN

#3 May 15, 2008
Lisa wrote:
Shane needs to get a grip. Everyone in Wythe county has to know what he is without him telling them in such a nasty way. It is really hard to imagine what Keith Blankenship has done to make so many people as sick as they are over him. I have yet to talk to anyone that has had any better of an opinion but leave his family out of this. I know of a few people that thinks the same of him and has had to set before him before. I myself know he is a little ass hole just from hearing it from friends who I trust. Just bounce his little ass out and put him in the same cell with someone like Shane and I think that would be enough.
who
Truth

Pulaski, VA

#5 Oct 14, 2008
This Blankenship man disgusts me. I hope he pays dearly for what he has done to me. This is just proof of "What goes around comes around." Justice is served...
citizen of wythe county

AOL

#6 Nov 10, 2008
I have know Mr. Blankinship for 34 years, I can not believe that anyone in this cummunity, would think of him as being an ass hole, or any other derogatory name, He is a fine man just doing his job. He probably just under a lot of stress, and these ---- people getting on his nerve.
Shane Funk

AOL

#7 Dec 18, 2008
citizen of wythe county wrote:
I have know Mr. Blankinship for 34 years, I can not believe that anyone in this cummunity, would think of him as being an ass hole, or any other derogatory name, He is a fine man just doing his job. He probably just under a lot of stress, and these ---- people getting on his nerve.
How freaking stupid can you really be. You dumb ass little bastard has never set through any of his court cases. What are you his mother or something? How in the hell could you possibly defend such a little piece of shit. Have you ever known anyone to look at a cop and say I am a judge you are not taking me to jail. Then start a fight with the cop. No because they would have been beaten to death took to jail found guilty of the Dui found guilty of beating the cop. That goes to show that the cop was as fucking stupid as you and as crooked as that litte fucking bastard.
penpal

AOL

#9 Dec 18, 2008
I bet his food is real tasty when he eats out
Honest from Wytheville

AOL

#10 Jan 5, 2009
This is all real crazy and not worth talking about once you can understand it. You see a judge is a person just like a cop. Cops and judges are real good friends. These rings form one great big family. They take care of each other because they should. What makes them different is the fact that they have enough sense to keep their nose clean in order to better themselvs. We are all alike. All crooks, drunks, sinners, you name it. They are no different but they do show up at bad recks and they do show up when somebody gets shot. The court system is fucked and allways has been. They set the bench and we go to jail. Thats all the difference. Keith Blankenship was all around molded to be a judge but not smart enough to keep his own nose out of trouble any way it took as the others have. Every person in the sheriff department of all these suronding countys have done something in their life. Hell the buch from Grayson has gotten away with murder. I don't have a clue as what ever really happen to smith and chillhowie police. Wythe county has long totaly fucked.

Yes Keith Blankenship just got a little slap on the wrist. As for us we could do better and hope for a break like that some day. For now understand your local law inforcement, stay out from under their feet and you wont be pissed when they get to walk away from three or four felonies with a hundred and fifty dollar fine while you are still setting in jail without trial for a dui or something of that nature.

Understand we are beat, there is nothig anybody can do. Our rights are gone, so its best to learn to bow, stand up set down if you have ever been in front of one of these crooks in the courtroom. Its hard and it took me until now to learn this. Don't wast your life thinking this court system is worth thinking about much less all the anger I have read on this particular site.

Be Good, BE Cool
Honest from Wytheville

AOL

#11 Jan 5, 2009
Sorry in the last sentence in the second to the last paragraph I meant to say, "while you were still setting in jail without bond for a rufusal or something of that nature.

I also want to add had that been someone other than Keith are the family you would be setting in jail for curse and abuse, resisting arrest, refusal, more than likely assault and battery, Obstruction of justice... DO I need to go freaking on.

Just partaking in this forum has made me need a drink year you people are right they should have hung the ass hole.

Be good and you wont have problems, break the law and you just wont feel good and stuff.
me too

AOL

#12 Jan 9, 2009
Honest from Wytheville wrote:
This is all real crazy and not worth talking about once you can understand it. You see a judge is a person just like a cop. Cops and judges are real good friends. These rings form one great big family. They take care of each other because they should. What makes them different is the fact that they have enough sense to keep their nose clean in order to better themselvs. We are all alike. All crooks, drunks, sinners, you name it. They are no different but they do show up at bad recks and they do show up when somebody gets shot. The court system is fucked and allways has been. They set the bench and we go to jail. Thats all the difference. Keith Blankenship was all around molded to be a judge but not smart enough to keep his own nose out of trouble any way it took as the others have. Every person in the sheriff department of all these suronding countys have done something in their life. Hell the buch from Grayson has gotten away with murder. I don't have a clue as what ever really happen to smith and chillhowie police. Wythe county has long totaly fucked.
Yes Keith Blankenship just got a little slap on the wrist. As for us we could do better and hope for a break like that some day. For now understand your local law inforcement, stay out from under their feet and you wont be pissed when they get to walk away from three or four felonies with a hundred and fifty dollar fine while you are still setting in jail without trial for a dui or something of that nature.
Understand we are beat, there is nothig anybody can do. Our rights are gone, so its best to learn to bow, stand up set down if you have ever been in front of one of these crooks in the courtroom. Its hard and it took me until now to learn this. Don't wast your life thinking this court system is worth thinking about much less all the anger I have read on this particular site.
Be Good, BE Cool
I have to agree with just about every person here. This little ass hole has really shook up a bunch of people around here. Wythe county has long, long needed an enima and rid itself of these people.

I think that it is very improtant for others to realize that this blankeship guy really has done nothing but skip hand in hand with the rest of that bunch in the courthouse. I remember it has not been all that long ago here in wythe county that a person held another by gun for over 24 hrs. He finaly shot her in the head. Not one of those bastards had the guts to rush they guy or put a bullet in his head. They just offered him snaks and wahter until he finally shot her in the head. In a courtroom they are fearless. When they are setting around with each others balls coupled in their hands they are just fine. Ruthless even but get so much as 10 of the gutless bastards by them self and they are limp.

They all can go to hell. I would not bow to those fucking drunk bastards either.
me too

AOL

#13 Jan 9, 2009
citizen of wythe county wrote:
I have know Mr. Blankinship for 34 years, I can not believe that anyone in this cummunity, would think of him as being an ass hole, or any other derogatory name, He is a fine man just doing his job. He probably just under a lot of stress, and these ---- people getting on his nerve.
Dear God, its true you are either his mother or a wythe county judge.
rainsbows over Wytheville

AOL

#14 Jan 9, 2009
Just recently I recieved a warrant through the wythe county police department. I was just for an overdue bill or something but I found it crazy that the court system had the warrant packed full of flyers for internet service and shit stapled right inbetween all the real pages and stuff. The sheriffs department is really advertising. Cool if they are making any money.

No he is a ass hole they are all crooked and Ill be damed if I'm going to walk in there and let any of the filth judge me.
Benj

AOL

#15 Jan 13, 2009
I think its a real shame you people where this man is a judge is just don't have the balls to clear shit like this off the bench. It does not suprise me the rest of the system does nothing as they have long been just like this one.

Don't you feel sick inside knowing that each case that this man was a part of don't mean shit.

Does it not bother you that this man has made a laughing stock out of all of you.

Does it not bother you that he would have thrown any of you in jail for a hell of a lot less.

Does it not bother you that he has not paid for a single thing that he did.

Does it not bother you that this man has shit in your very face.

Does it not bother you that this man has used your tax dollars to shit in your face.

Of course not because you are way to inbread to understand things of this importance or to understand what it means to be fleeced.

You will because he will be sitting back on your bench before you know it.

You will because he will not think twice about giving you about three years to think about him while serving time for doing the same thing he did or less.

I agree with others on this you people deserve this.
mark litteral

Charlottesville, VA

#17 Jul 29, 2009
Mr. Blankenship apparently is having some problems. He needs help and compassion, and a punishment that serves him and the community. He does not need to be ruined for life. He didnt rob a bank or kill anyone. Life is full of if ands and buts..but the facts in this case are the guiding factor for this to be disposed of. He needs counsiling, over a long period of time and remived from the ability to buy booze and get to the real reason he is drinking, help solve that if possible. Then let him continue with his life. The thing of wanting to punish people for life over mistakes is like beating a dead horse. It serves no purpose and hurts us all.
mark litteral

Charlottesville, VA

#18 Jul 29, 2009
correction i misspelled several words in the response above. removed is the word in line 5. and it bothers me that the guy above can say sh-- so many times and it shows his lack of proper education.
SoBit

New Rochelle, NY

#19 Oct 26, 2009
Hey mark, is it anything like being a felon over a traffic violation? That means you can't vote, own a firearm (hunt), is included on job apps....etc. That punishes you for life. This Judge has seen to do this to many people and not just DUIs, you can become a felon for minor, non-violent, victimless offenses too. Yeah, I know if you don't break the law you don't have to worry, but a 23year old buddy of mine is now considered a felon for driving on a revoked license because he couldn't get a ride to a job interview that he desperatly needed. Now he will be punished for life.
So a judge, who isn't like everyone else...Sits in a seat of leadership, gets a DUI and I bet will get lost in the shuffle.
For the one who says Police and Judges are like anyone else, no they aren't. They are sworn into a government seat, taking on the responsibility of a community leader. Protecting the citizens and are supposed to provide an example to be looked up upon. Not be hated by the community and corupt.
Needless to say, this is an old community, there are a lot of families and friends who have found their way into the leadership roles and learned how to make it profit them by breaking the laws they are supposed to enforce. This has been going on for a long time and they pick the members of "club." Unless people start standing up, speaking out, and get the attention of the national public it will never change. However, if you get evidence of wrong doing and make sure that it gets to National News, not the daily rag, you might start embarassing the state legislature enough to start making some changes. Maybe not, but it will get the ball rolling for future investigations. But, as long as it is just complained about locally they will all just wash their hands and go have a drink together laughing at the futile attemps of a weak, controlled community who is paying for their tab!

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