Dec 12, 2011
Roane County isn't the only county where there is a lot of corruption, not the only county where the "snitches " are treated like they are "law abiding pillars of the community" and the honest hard working citizens are treated like THEY are the criminals. I think that you are speaking about Tennessee, but West Virginia has MORE than it's fair share of corruption as well. Especially the smaller counties like Ritchie, Dodrige County, Wirt County, Calhoun County, among others. I know that people are stopped for "speeding ",(although they may have been but most of the time they are not) and then they are given a cell phone number and they are told that "if they give them information about a drug dealer, or the name of someone who buys from one, they will make the ticket disappear"... ... I can't imagine how many people that "illegal and immoral" act has gotten hurt or killed. Even telling them that you don't know anyone because you don't do drugs will not sway them from pushing someone into such an act and trying to DO THEIR JOBS FOR THEM !!!! They get paid to investigate people, not harass young kids into putting themselves and their families at risk. I have not had this happen to me personally, but it did happen to someone I love and that person still has the card with the "personal " cell phone number on it, although they paid the ticket and they paid the court costs (which is highway robbery alone). The only reason they still have the card is because it will come in handy when filing a complaint of harassment and corruption the next time this happens to them or to someone close to them be it a family member or a friend. It's a shame that people are having to pay for bogus tickets because there is so much corruption it's like a cancer. I imagine it's like this everywhere, but there are some honest and decent officers, they are just rare and there number is much smaller than the average citizen realizes. (Jul 31, 2012 | post #16)
I have been trying to get the same point across. The doctors that I know do their best to test and make sure that the meds they prescribe are being used by the patient. They also check the levels. The responsibility lies with the person who makes the bad choice, not the doctors that are sincerely trying to help those in severe chronic pain, and yes, I just happen to have a debilitating condition myself, so I know what I have said here is a FACT. I am not expected to live much longer, but I appreciate that I don't have to suffer as bad as I did for about three years because I refused to take anything out of fear but when you are dying, that seems to be a moot point doesn't it? The meds are only supposed to ease the pain and make it bearable, not completely stop it like some people think it will. They are the ones that usually OD, because they don't follow the directions. That is sad, but true. (Jul 9, 2012 | post #129)
Huff Creek is a great place. I agree Nikki, but honestly the ones who are dissing it need to realize that people are what makes a place great and NO PLACE is immune to the drug problem that Huff Creek has. It is a problem in big cities as well as the smallest towns. People make choices, that does have an impact on places, but that is not the only thing that a person should look at, places have good people too, and that is true of Huff Creek as it is anywhere else. (Jul 9, 2012 | post #147)
at last I have the points for today........ (Jul 9, 2012 | post #267)
posting for props .......... (Jul 9, 2012 | post #265)
This should be interesting. This is a wonderful place to live and raise a family, but I, like many others, have noticed the increased drug activity by watching the papers. This is a serious concern for ALL citizens in this county. I fear that the problem will only get worse, it will never feel as safe as it did in the 80's before "meth" was ever heard of around this area. I hope the movie does show the friendliness of the community and the atmosphere that welcomes tourists not only in summer but year around, especially during the hunting season. (Jul 9, 2012 | post #1)
Thank you Mrs. Murphy. I appreciate all the prayers I can get. I hope you are well and that life is good. (Jun 27, 2012 | post #167)
I nee to receive props when you ladies can help me with that... Thank you.... =) (Jun 27, 2012 | post #206)
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