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fusillade762: Hill will remain sheriff unless he is convictedI fail to see the asinine in this story. Innocent until proven guilty, and all that.his state law enforcement certification has been suspended since he was indicted, which means the sheriff cannot make arrests or serve warrantsOK, there it is.
Apos: A few more stories like this and GA might be eligible for a Fark tag.
Bronzemom: nothing more ignorant in this world than a Yankee, bless their little ol' cold blooded hearts.got no manners either
Wayne 985: A Southern man running from the law who gets elected sheriff? Wasn't this a subplot in Django Unchained?
BronyMedic: What a douchebag, and this county is goddamn stupid for not including a behavior and morality clause in his contract he agreed to when he was elected.Wayne 985: A Southern man running from the law who gets elected sheriff? Wasn't this a subplot in Django Unchained?No. Just Small town, good old boy corruption. There's a thousand little Sheriff Joes, you just hear about the one in Arizona.
vestona22: There's an interesting backstory here that doesn't seem to be getting reported, and I'm not sure I understand it myself.This isn't the first time Victor Hill's been elected to this position. The last time, he posted snipers on the roof and walked out a fairly significant number of (oh by the way white) mid-level department personnel. His reason/excuse was that the department was full of a good 'ole boy system that needed to be wiped out.During his first "tenure" it seems he was pretty effective at reducing crime by going after what he considered the root cause of it. He shut down strip joints, message parlors, liquor stores, etc. (I know, a real kill joy.) But in the end it seemed to work.So that's why everyone's so hung up now. He got kicked out of office for (supposedly trumped up political) charges, but in the end the people wanted him back. Hence his reelection.If I got any of that wrong, please correct me, but there's something weird going on, which may explain why this isn't so cut and dry as it seems.
HideAndGoFarkYourself: Georgia, like every other state in the country (i'm assuming based on experience) have laws in place that prohibit felons from serving as police officers. In this case, he is an accused felon, not a convicted felon, ergo, he's allowed to keep his job until he's convicted. Anyway, his law enforcement powers have essentially been suspended, meaning he can't do anything anyway.
fusillade762: I fail to see the asinine in this story. Innocent until proven guilty, and all that.