Law Enforcement Out in Full Force for...

Law Enforcement Out in Full Force for 35th Foxfield Spring Races

There are 39 comments on the NBC29 Charlottesville story from Apr 26, 2013, titled Law Enforcement Out in Full Force for 35th Foxfield Spring Races. In it, NBC29 Charlottesville reports that:

The scene could be described as controlled chaos - with thousands of spectators setting up around a series of five horse races.

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zooloo

Charlottesville, VA

#1 Apr 27, 2013
Why do they continue to have this ridiculous event??? So ..who is paying for all 200 cops watching over these spoiled drunks??
oldman

Charlottesville, VA

#2 Apr 27, 2013
I believe this "ridiculous event" raises a ton of money for charities....
oldman uva grad

Charlottesville, VA

#3 Apr 27, 2013
most of these people do not know their ass from a hole in the ground...
Greene

Barboursville, VA

#4 Apr 27, 2013
Rich liberal drunks, so it's ok
Weston Von Richie

Charlottesville, VA

#5 Apr 27, 2013
oh you jealous little people that don't
live near or attend FoxField, such pitiful people.
Yeah right

Charlottesville, VA

#7 Apr 27, 2013
oldman wrote:
I believe this "ridiculous event" raises a ton of money for charities....
Bull s h I t.... Underage drug use and drinking is all this event produces... You are Delusional!! It costs far more money to hire law enforcement and the jerks that break the law than what the charities receive.

Nice felony cocaine arrest. Explain that one away genius
peanut gallery

United States

#10 Apr 27, 2013
Yeah right wrote:
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Bull ****.... Underage drug use and drinking is all this event produces... You are Delusional!! It costs far more money to hire law enforcement and the jerks that break the law than what the charities receive.
Nice felony cocaine arrest. Explain that one away genius
1. is there such a thing as underage drug use? what is the minimum age for using illegal drugs?
2. police officers do not get 'hired' for this event, they get paid salaries and work in the county every day of the year.
3. it does not cost money to arrest people, every arrest made at foxfield generates income for the county in the form of court costs, fines, fees, bail, etc. in this case the felony cocaine and dui arrests will likely generate the most money.
Yeah right

Charlottesville, VA

#11 Apr 27, 2013
peanut gallery wrote:
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1. is there such a thing as underage drug use? what is the minimum age for using illegal drugs?
2. police officers do not get 'hired' for this event, they get paid salaries and work in the county every day of the year.
3. it does not cost money to arrest people, every arrest made at foxfield generates income for the county in the form of court costs, fines, fees, bail, etc. in this case the felony cocaine and dui arrests will likely generate the most money.
1. You know what I meant
2. Private security was hired as well as some of the officers on duty were paid overtime for this event. I know that for a fact... Feel stupid yet?
3. Cost taxpayer money to try some of these individuals and put them up in "hotel jail".. Ugh... Research before typing
Really Too

Buena Vista, VA

#13 Apr 27, 2013
Yeah right wrote:
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1. You know what I meant
2. Private security was hired as well as some of the officers on duty were paid overtime for this event. I know that for a fact... Feel stupid yet?
3. Cost taxpayer money to try some of these individuals and put them up in "hotel jail".. Ugh... Research before typing
You are 100% correct about this!
peanut

United States

#14 Apr 28, 2013
Yeah right wrote:
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1. You know what I meant
2. Private security was hired as well as some of the officers on duty were paid overtime for this event. I know that for a fact... Feel stupid yet?
3. Cost taxpayer money to try some of these individuals and put them up in "hotel jail".. Ugh... Research before typing
1. I don't know what you mean, you have very poor grammar.
2. Foxfield's race director of 23 years Patrick Butterfield says there is increased security for Saturday.
"I think there has been an increase in the presence because of what happened in Boston and events of this type obviously are subject to problems, so they've brought in some more people and they brought in some dogs to look for explosives and things like that," said Butterfield.
The $200,000 security plan also focuses heavily on making sure participants are drinking responsibly and have designated drivers.
The cost of security is paid for by event organizers.
3. When a wealthy person is arrested they pay much more into the system than the $20 it costs to keep them in jail for a night. Average cost of a DUI for the offender is around $4000. Police have to meet quotas for tickets because they bring money in to the system. The prison industrial complex is a money making machine.
4. your social security check takes more of our tax money than anyone at a horse race.gfy
Old Hare

Louisa, VA

#15 Apr 28, 2013
peanut wrote:
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1. I don't know what you mean, you have very poor grammar.
2. Foxfield's race director of 23 years Patrick Butterfield says there is increased security for Saturday.
"I think there has been an increase in the presence because of what happened in Boston and events of this type obviously are subject to problems, so they've brought in some more people and they brought in some dogs to look for explosives and things like that," said Butterfield.
The $200,000 security plan also focuses heavily on making sure participants are drinking responsibly and have designated drivers.
The cost of security is paid for by event organizers.
3. When a wealthy person is arrested they pay much more into the system than the $20 it costs to keep them in jail for a night. Average cost of a DUI for the offender is around $4000. Police have to meet quotas for tickets because they bring money in to the system. The prison industrial complex is a money making machine.
4. your social security check takes more of our tax money than anyone at a horse race.gfy
Quotas?! You really are clueless about LEO's... It also costs the county taxpayers and state tax payers in fuel costs. Those cars and command centers didn't just materialize at Foxfield, they were driven there. You could also add transport of the arrested subjects to those costs.
him

Charlottesville, VA

#16 Apr 28, 2013
Fat girls wrote:
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I was there.. Mean to say but UVA has some of the ugliest girls on the planet. Fat girls in sundresses???#getatan #quiteatingsomuch
Doesn't matter! Any girl that attends uva has sold their soul to the liberal agenda anyway! Liberal women don't have sex, they screw your wallet!
amaithi

Charlottesville, VA

#17 Apr 28, 2013
Yeah right wrote:
<quoted text>
1. You know what I meant
2. Private security was hired as well as some of the officers on duty were paid overtime for this event. I know that for a fact... Feel stupid yet?
3. Cost taxpayer money to try some of these individuals and put them up in "hotel jail".. Ugh... Research before typing
sounds like you would benefit from an anger management course. you get on this post spouting a bunch of crap and insulting people for no reason. that type of attitude is not very productive in our society. you won't get far in life insulting people and being hostile. nobody will give you any respect if you don't respect others. wishing you luck, my friend...you are going to need it.

“Equal Opportunity Not Results!”

Since: Nov 08

Charlottesville

#18 Apr 28, 2013
amaithi wrote:
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sounds like you would benefit from an anger management course. you get on this post spouting a bunch of crap and insulting people for no reason. that type of attitude is not very productive in our society. you won't get far in life insulting people and being hostile. nobody will give you any respect if you don't respect others. wishing you luck, my friend...you are going to need it.
I'm sure that you have never insulted anyone for no reason. Or gotten angry and spouted off...Besides, I didn't detect an over abundance of anger in his postings. Now if you want to know what I would like to "spout off" about it is the absolute lack of respect from the young drunk Obama supporters that left Foxfield looking like a trash heap. Much like the OWS crowd that held rallies around the country. And how do I know that they were Obama supporters. You only have to look past all the trash and girls throwing up to see the 2012 stickers on the bumpers.
DbAg

Waynesboro, VA

#20 Apr 28, 2013
peanut wrote:
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1. I don't know what you mean, you have very poor grammar.
2. Foxfield's race director of 23 years Patrick Butterfield says there is increased security for Saturday.
"I think there has been an increase in the presence because of what happened in Boston and events of this type obviously are subject to problems, so they've brought in some more people and they brought in some dogs to look for explosives and things like that," said Butterfield.
The $200,000 security plan also focuses heavily on making sure participants are drinking responsibly and have designated drivers.
The cost of security is paid for by event organizers.
3. When a wealthy person is arrested they pay much more into the system than the $20 it costs to keep them in jail for a night. Average cost of a DUI for the offender is around $4000. Police have to meet quotas for tickets because they bring money in to the system. The prison industrial complex is a money making machine.
4. your social security check takes more of our tax money than anyone at a horse race.gfy
You obviously don't know what you're talking about when it comes to Law Enforcement. No agency in this area has quotas. The normal patrol shift (officers working the street) are getting paid their normal salaries. The officers and deputies that are working Foxfield are working for "overtime" pay. Officers working these type of events get paid time and a half. This is basic stuff peanut.
Yeah right

Charlottesville, VA

#21 Apr 28, 2013
DbAg wrote:
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You obviously don't know what you're talking about when it comes to Law Enforcement. No agency in this area has quotas. The normal patrol shift (officers working the street) are getting paid their normal salaries. The officers and deputies that are working Foxfield are working for "overtime" pay. Officers working these type of events get paid time and a half. This is basic stuff peanut.
Peanut is absolutely clueless. He/she thinks everything is owed to him. Also, in reference to the shot on my grammar... Those who use that comeback know that they are defeated. Usually a crack about grammar is used to make up for some sort of deficiency.

Amaithi "anger management?" I can assure you, I am very calm... Stick to the topic... Your deviation also shows that you have no other intelligent response to the topic at hand.
amaithi

Charlottesville, VA

#22 Apr 28, 2013
Yeah right wrote:
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Peanut is absolutely clueless. He/she thinks everything is owed to him. Also, in reference to the shot on my grammar... Those who use that comeback know that they are defeated. Usually a crack about grammar is used to make up for some sort of deficiency.
Amaithi "anger management?" I can assure you, I am very calm... Stick to the topic... Your deviation also shows that you have no other intelligent response to the topic at hand.
and those who disrespect by insulting others show that they have some hostilities. if you are against foxfield, don't go. i can understand that, as i don't wish to waste my time with a bunch of drunk kids,either. i don't understand, though, why you feel the need to be so negative and insulting. nobody is harming you by attending foxfield, and the fact that police officers are paid time and a half should have no bearing on how you live your life. there are many events that require extra security in town...big deal. there are certainly more serious wastes of money going on in this town every day. as for a pile of drunk kids, i can't think of a better way of dealing with them than caging them in at foxfield and dumping a bunch of law enforcement into the mix. it's better than having them drunk running all over town. they do that all the time at frat parties, but i don't see you complaining about that happening every friday and saturday night. relax, man.
amaithi

Charlottesville, VA

#23 Apr 28, 2013
C-Ville Patriot wrote:
<quoted text>I'm sure that you have never insulted anyone for no reason. Or gotten angry and spouted off...Besides, I didn't detect an over abundance of anger in his postings. Now if you want to know what I would like to "spout off" about it is the absolute lack of respect from the young drunk Obama supporters that left Foxfield looking like a trash heap. Much like the OWS crowd that held rallies around the country. And how do I know that they were Obama supporters. You only have to look past all the trash and girls throwing up to see the 2012 stickers on the bumpers.
you are right, i don't get angry and spout off at people for no reason. i don't even do it when there is a reason. as for anger, the insults come from hostilities. anyone with a valid point to make doesn't need to be insulting to do so. i am sorry that you appear to be so upset that the candidate for president that you supported lost the election. maybe it is time for you to get over that. i don't think that the presidency is as important as you seem to think it is. it is congress that runs the show. it is big business and corporate greed that run congress. if you don't like foxfield, don't go. it is that simple. you have a choice in this country, and that is one of the reasons it is the greatest place on earth to live, no matter who the president is. good luck, buddy. have a beautiful day.

“Equal Opportunity Not Results!”

Since: Nov 08

Charlottesville

#24 Apr 28, 2013
amaithi wrote:
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you are right, i don't get angry and spout off at people for no reason. i don't even do it when there is a reason. as for anger, the insults come from hostilities. anyone with a valid point to make doesn't need to be insulting to do so. i am sorry that you appear to be so upset that the candidate for president that you supported lost the election. maybe it is time for you to get over that. i don't think that the presidency is as important as you seem to think it is. it is congress that runs the show. it is big business and corporate greed that run congress. if you don't like foxfield, don't go. it is that simple. you have a choice in this country, and that is one of the reasons it is the greatest place on earth to live, no matter who the president is. good luck, buddy. have a beautiful day.
I have gotten over it but the people that I was referring to at the race and in the paper are a constant reminder of the lack of respect the 2012 crowd has for others. Besides I thought they were also supposed to be part of the "Green Movement". But they sure were trashing mother earth yesterday.

What's amazing to me is that you couldn't or wouldn't agree that they were trashing the place. You'd rather redirect the conversation to make me the problem somehow. Classic young liberal move...
amaithi

Charlottesville, VA

#25 Apr 28, 2013
C-Ville Patriot wrote:
<quoted text>I have gotten over it but the people that I was referring to at the race and in the paper are a constant reminder of the lack of respect the 2012 crowd has for others. Besides I thought they were also supposed to be part of the "Green Movement". But they sure were trashing mother earth yesterday.
What's amazing to me is that you couldn't or wouldn't agree that they were trashing the place. You'd rather redirect the conversation to make me the problem somehow. Classic young liberal move...
first of all, i have no political preference...democrat, republican, libertarian, whatever. none of that means anything to me. it is just another way of subdividing all of us as human beings. attaching titles to yourself just widens the gap between yourself and every other person. we are all one, brother. and, yes, many of the attendees of foxfield are irresponsible with the way they deal with their trash. that said, there are people who are employed to take care of such issues. we could say that all the tents that go up prior to the race are an eyesore, however, there are companies making money to erect and take down these tents. the trash issue is handled and people are working an honest job to clean up. nothing wrong with that. if you drive any road in the county you will notice that the roadsides are completely trashed by people who litter. there is nobody getting paid to clean that up...it is done by volunteers who spend their own time doing it so our planet will look better. i don't think you or anyone else has the statistics to say that it is liberals or conservatives doing the littering or the cleaning.
as for redirecting the conversation to make you look like the problem, well, i hate to say it, but you are part of the problem. until you and everyone else sees that we all share this planet; we all are the same flesh and bone and blood, nothing will change. i appreciate your input, friend, and wish you the best.

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