No justice for all in Fishers drunken driving case

What message has the Fishers Police Department sent to children all over the Indianapolis area? Better yet, will children lose respect for Principal Scott Syverson's authority after his drunken driving stop? ... Full Story
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sarah

Carmel, IN

#1 Dec 31, 2007
December 30, 2007

The Board of School Trustees has scheduled an Executive Session for January 4, 2008 at 8:00 AM to discuss personnel issues; this is a closed session. The meeting will be held at the Administration Office located at 13485 Cumberland Road, Fishers, Indiana.

WHY ??? is this meeting closed to the public ????
Buckwheat Carson

United States

#2 Dec 31, 2007
Fishers doesnt care what message they send to Indy Children!! Its all about Fishers 24/7.
richard crainium

Newark, OH

#3 Dec 31, 2007
Its called the super coming up with a story to save her arse
sarah wrote:
December 30, 2007
The Board of School Trustees has scheduled an Executive Session for January 4, 2008 at 8:00 AM to discuss personnel issues; this is a closed session. The meeting will be held at the Administration Office located at 13485 Cumberland Road, Fishers, Indiana.
WHY ??? is this meeting closed to the public ????
JA in Indy

Chicago, IL

#4 Dec 31, 2007
sarah wrote:
December 30, 2007
The Board of School Trustees has scheduled an Executive Session for January 4, 2008 at 8:00 AM to discuss personnel issues; this is a closed session. The meeting will be held at the Administration Office located at 13485 Cumberland Road, Fishers, Indiana.
WHY ??? is this meeting closed to the public ????
It's a closed session because they will be discussing a personnel issue - which is very appropriate.

We don't have public lynchings any more - and we don't need a mob of angry and resentful parents making decisions that affect someone's career.
JA in Indy

Chicago, IL

#5 Dec 31, 2007
The Town of Fishers, nor the officer, sent any message to any children. It is only the public outcry and media that made the message available to the public.

People get "breaks" all the time. Maybe because of a personal relationship, maybe the circumstances are borderline, sometimes just because they appear to be nice people who have made a mistake - and an officer recognizes that the person is sincerely remorseful.

I was given a break under similar circumstances years ago - and the scare of being stopped was enough to keep me from ever making the same mistake again.

While a discussion about whether officers should be given this kind of latitude in the future is worth having - there's no need to turn this into a personal vendetta against an individual (the principle or the officer) that will wreak havoc on their lives and careers for months or longer.
Mister Narwhal

Indianapolis, IN

#6 Dec 31, 2007
Our schools suck bad. The vast majority of the teachers should be doing something they can truly put their heart and love into...like baking a cake. HaHaHa...just kidding...I only meant that a little bit.

Thank you.
Frustrated

San Francisco, CA

#7 Dec 31, 2007
The officer should NOT be condemned. The principal made a call to the officer's superior which alone should NOT have occurred. However, since the call was made the officer was put in an unacceptable position. He would be possibly condemned by his superiors if he did arrest the principal....and condemned if he did give the principal a break. What a position to be in...lose..lose!
rls

Indianapolis, IN

#8 Dec 31, 2007
Every drunk doesn't need to go to jail. If they did, we would be backing busses up to every bar and lounge at 3am. Officer discretion is part of the job. If officers enforced every law on the books equally, society would be outraged the other way.

Rus

“ D'oh ”

Since: Dec 06

Indianapolis

#9 Dec 31, 2007
Wow, I knew it was only a matter of time before someone would write a letter to the editor in order to play a race card.

Since: Dec 06

Indianapolis, IN

#10 Dec 31, 2007
i am surprised nobody has brought race into this yet like always in these forums. Perhaps because he is a white officer in the 'burbs. Let it had been a black principal at IPS #( pick whichever one) and he or she would have been cyberlynched by now with 200 posts on the subject. Very interesting indeed!
Working for the Man

Marysville, OH

#11 Dec 31, 2007
Mister Narwhal wrote:
Our schools suck bad. The vast majority of the teachers should be doing something they can truly put their heart and love into...like baking a cake. HaHaHa...just kidding...I only meant that a little bit.
Thank you.
Did you pass the ISTEP?
Geez Louise

Marysville, OH

#12 Dec 31, 2007
PARTY AT THE NICKEL PLATE TONIGHT!

PRINCIPAL DRINK FREE!!!!!!!!!!
Frustrated

San Francisco, CA

#13 Dec 31, 2007
Click on CNN.com
Just read where there is a campaign to stop drunk driving. U.S. government is allocating $7 million for this! MADD approves! Now if this is getting nationwide publicity and millions of dollars for financing, there is absolutely NO justification for this principal! Five beers??? How many does it take to make one exceed the legal limit? Does this principal have a PROBLEM???
School Board & Supt. DO YOUR JOB!!
Avon calling

Lexington, KY

#14 Dec 31, 2007
Working for the Man wrote:
<quoted text>
Did you pass the ISTEP?
Wow, people from Avon sure do seem to have a big chip on their shoulders about students passing the ISTEP. There's a comment on nearly every thread. heh
Geez Louise

Marysville, OH

#15 Dec 31, 2007
Avon calling wrote:
<quoted text> Wow, people from Avon sure do seem to have a big chip on their shoulders about students passing the ISTEP. There's a comment on nearly every thread. heh
Sarcasm at it's finest hillbilly from Kentucky!
Driver 1

New Albany, IN

#16 Dec 31, 2007
JA in Indy wrote:
The Town of Fishers, nor the officer, sent any message to any children. It is only the public outcry and media that made the message available to the public.
People get "breaks" all the time. Maybe because of a personal relationship, maybe the circumstances are borderline, sometimes just because they appear to be nice people who have made a mistake - and an officer recognizes that the person is sincerely remorseful.
I was given a break under similar circumstances years ago - and the scare of being stopped was enough to keep me from ever making the same mistake again.
While a discussion about whether officers should be given this kind of latitude in the future is worth having - there's no need to turn this into a personal vendetta against an individual (the principle or the officer) that will wreak havoc on their lives and careers for months or longer.
So! You commit a crime and get away with it, the Principal commits a crime, and you want him to get away with it, but in the future others can be expected too be arrested? Why not arrest them all? Any or all could have created havoc on their lives (not important) and careers (also not important) but too innocent crash victims which are very important! Stupidity should not be rewarded nor accepted.
Do SOMETHING

Kingston, MO

#17 Dec 31, 2007
The police thought the woman in Independence was someone else, they did not know she was a principal. They acted thinking she was possibly a violent criminal. This was an accident of identity and there is no comparison to the DUI stop in Fishers. Why does the media have to grasp straws to find the holes in justice? I blame you, Monique, for another effort to separate the black from the white... and to put forth your own obvious bigotry with your words. Wake up and see that you in the media help create, separate, and foment the racism today.
Hmmm

Indianapolis, IN

#18 Dec 31, 2007
Wow, I knew it was only a matter of time before someone would write a letter to the editor in order to play a race card.
-People will stop bringing up the race issue when everyone starts getting treated like equals. It doesn't make any sense to me or to anybody in thier right form of mind, how a 5-6 month pregnant black woman is made to lay down on the pavement in front of her kids, while an outstanding member of the community who happens to be white man, is given an escort home for driving while under the influence of alcohol....
-I'm black and I live in Noblesville...My brother was pulled over for no apparent reason one night when he was 2 minutes away from home and had to show the officer his I.D to prove that he lived in the neighbourhood.....I'm not saying everything is about race, but @ times it is....
Unfortunate

United States

#19 Dec 31, 2007
Don't even think about pulling the Race card. I'm pretty sure if you bring it up, you simply have no other educational response, except to say it's a Race thing. This has ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to do with Race. Nothing. Get a life.

Rus

“ D'oh ”

Since: Dec 06

Indianapolis

#20 Dec 31, 2007
Hmmm wrote:
I'm not saying everything is about race, but @ times it is....
...and this time isn't one of them.

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