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Pam Hamburg April 15, 2014 at 12:22 pm
Dennis, please reread what I wrote: 'After all, if you are taken into custody and accused of aRead More crime, then interrogated, LEO's can LIE to you, but don't you dare lie to them!' Works both ways. Sorry you gave up riding due to stupid motorists. In a way, I don't blame you, but I refuse. I love it. It's better than therapy and cheaper too. I love the good we riders do. ABATE works very hard on this issue, so does the MRF. That's why there are signs and window stickers everywhere: Watch Out For Bikers! I have found the biggest infraction by a motorist is failure to yield right of way, resulting in serious injury and even death, to the rider and passenger, if there is one. These motorists are cited ONLY for failure to yield right of way. A misdemeanor. A fine. Big deal. The charge SHOULD be negligent driving, vehicular manslaughter. The motorist was RESPONSIBLE. I bet that woman who missed her exit and caused the death of a rider wasn't charged for vehicular manslaughter, if anything at all. All I can say is that she will have to live with that for the rest of her miserable life. What she did endangered ALL motorists. The rider paid for her error with his life. No doubt it devastated his family and friends. Like throwing a pebble into a pond. As far as harassment goes, you have not ridden lately. Although I haven't been a victim (yet), I know others who have. I can cite stories. Some years ago, a rider and others set up a benefit event for our veterans, got all the right permits, etc., at Big Pipe Creek Park outside of Taneytown. I went the first night (Fri.). Every single rider was being stopped by the cops before being allowed to be on their way. There were pepper cannons. Someone could have murdered 10 people in Carroll County and not a cop would have responded. I only stayed long enough to hear some bands. All the way home from Taneytown to Westminster, some 10+ miles, I was followed by a sheriff. At Englar Road, where I had to turn off, the sheriff made a U turn and headed back to Taneytown. No harassment there, no sir. I returned on Sunday to find the event wrapping up and hardly anyone was there. Saturday was dismal too. The promoter ended up $500 in the hole and NO money for our veterans! I kid you not, not only were local LEO's there, but also troopers, FBI, ATF, and more. This happens at swap meets also, esp. the ones held at Howard County Fairgrounds. There is a police command center in a huge r.v. type vehicle. Undercover everywhere. We are videotaped and listened to. Pictures are taken of license plates, no matter what kind of vehicle. All of this is because of a minority 1% of riders that engage in criminal activity. I've seen 1%ers at swap meets and there has never been any problem. They are there for the same reasons we are. Treat them with respect as you would everyone else and you get respect back. I'd love to have a conversation with you, Dennis :) But I've hijacked this convo long enough :(
Dennis Gilpin April 15, 2014 at 04:33 pm
Pam, Thank you for supporting our veterans, as I am one myself. My favorite place to rideRead More was in Hartford county. Tried riding around Washington D.C. but 495 was just plain crazy. I did skydiving for years and found it was safer than riding a bike on Marylands highways LOL
Kennesaw April 16, 2014 at 01:54 am
I noticed that several of my posts on this thread were missing courtesy of a Mr. Dennis Robaugh,Read More Associate Editorial Director for Patch Media. Patch has a long history of such deletions, I see that it now continues under the 'new' Hale Global brand as well as under the old AOL administration. Says quite a lot about the 'freedom of the press' here on Patch. You can see some of my comments over the years about Patch at the message board: http://kennesawpatch.proboards.com/index.cgi
A 63-year-old North Carolina man who was kidnapped from his home on Saturday was rescued from a southeast Atlanta apartment complex late Wednesday night. Credit: Patch file
Elizabeth Elizabeth April 11, 2014 at 10:17 am
Lock em up. Throw away the key - we can't allow gang members to terrorize the community.
Edward Brunson April 12, 2014 at 01:00 am
Do you know the difference between us and Scandinavia/Iceland? I would say, but I would be called aRead More racist.
Scott Donald April 14, 2014 at 11:29 am
You're absolutely right: Scandanavia has much stronger gun restrictions than we do, and they haveRead More much less violent crime. Couldn't agree with you more.
ray April 14, 2014 at 05:51 pm
I always suspected that golfers were pedophiles.
Sally Barry April 15, 2014 at 01:24 pm
There aren't enough over-21 ho's to go around? They have to bring in helpless children for the bigRead More macho sports nuts? I will never be able to see ANY sports event without thinking of this. It's everywhere. Why is that?
Chris April 15, 2014 at 01:30 pm
one question: Pay a women for sex its prostitution, put a camera in the room its porn (legal), noteRead More to hookers bring a camera
Lorys Marison Padilla. (Photo courtesy Gwinnett County Jail.)
David Brown April 9, 2014 at 08:17 am
Sex trafficking is indeed a serious problem in metro Atlanta. Just ask my friends at the NightlightRead More Ministry. Shame on the men who patronize these girls and women.
A Decatur man has been arrested after allegedly showing up for court drunk and fleeing from the courthouse. Credit: Screenshot from WSB TV
brenda April 13, 2014 at 08:27 pm
HE WONT BE THE LAST FOOL THAT TRIES THAT STUNT
junk-yard-dog April 14, 2014 at 08:53 am
What I do not understand is ……this guy is in the court room and just got sentenced,Read More and was therefore (or should have been) in the custody of court officers/police ……How the heck did he get away in the first place and why did they not catch him before he got into his truck. Someone needs to take a look at that.
David Weaver April 14, 2014 at 09:11 am
JERRY S. The breath test starter interlock system doesn't really do anu good. I have a sister inRead More law that had one on her car. When she was driving while under the influence she just made her young daughter blow into the devise and " WALA!"
Angela Rabotte, 26, was found dead in a wooded area near Lilburn. Photo submitted by Gwinnett County Police
Omar Monroe April 6, 2014 at 08:40 am
It's so sad that such a beautiful woman & mother, snuffed out by some jealous idiot, this isRead More happening to much these days, people just don't walk away quietly into the sunset anymore.
Angela Rabotte, 26, had been missing since Saturday. Photo submitted by Gwinnett County Police
Anita French April 3, 2014 at 04:42 pm
This hurts...my heart goes out to her darling daughter and family and friends.
clancey April 3, 2014 at 04:43 pm
Lilburn police will lead the investigation...enough said. Nothing will come of it...sad.
Sandra April 4, 2014 at 07:54 am
Prayers for the family of this beautiful lady...
Facebook grab from Fox 5 Atlanta shows a happy toddler and mom.
djg4952 March 31, 2014 at 12:30 pm
Thank you, Mom for having her in her car seat!
Powdertowner March 31, 2014 at 02:23 pm
Perhaps Mom should have had it the car seat strapped in correctly.
Victor Marshall April 10, 2014 at 11:31 am
@powdertowner - My thoughts exactly. This could've had a very different outcome without that carRead More seat being strapped in properly. Very lucky little girl indeed.
WXIA-TV Facebook screenshot.
Amy March 31, 2014 at 07:39 am
The attacker is a bully and his parents were fully aware of it. As a parent of a non physicallyRead More violent bully, you know when your child is a bully because he bullies his siblings. I used to get complaints from parents of frightened children about my son all the time. My son was finally cured of his bullying ways when another bully punched him with brass knuckles on. Well wishes to the Egan family. This little boy did not deserve this. Nobody does.
Omar Monroe March 31, 2014 at 07:57 am
If thats the case then Melissa Hickson, he deserved what he got, my neighbors daughter was bulliedRead More for a long time, the bullies would be so bad that they even followed her home, waiting down the street to catch her outside, she told her parents but they didn't do anything, when she finally had enough and fought back, she was expelled, and had to go to alternative school.
stephen m george jr mpa March 31, 2014 at 02:36 pm
Something important to think about regarding this situation is ...almost every kid perpetrating aRead More school mass shooting WAS a victim of bullying ...and they had enough. So, let's just brush this crime under the rug and pretend it didn't happen ...and see what happens next.
Maria Zeeyala Torres, 44, has been charged with second-degree vehicular homicide, no drivers license and failure to maintain lane. Credit: Gwinnett County Detention Center
gpurs March 29, 2014 at 10:46 pm
Illegal aliens kill 13 REAL Americans every day in this country. But who cares? Democrats willRead More continue to push for rights for these illegals because they know that the illegals will pull the handle for Dumbocrats. The Democrat party is the party of handouts to the illegals, the lazy and other leaches....
Omar Monroe March 30, 2014 at 08:21 am
Pay David Brown no attention, he's like a hair bump on someones butt; you must not drive much, I amRead More on the roads all the time, I have to drive from location to location. I have noticed more Ethiopians in the Memorial drive area too, and they move like snails, I have been to other countries and they drive like maniacs, but they get her and drive 5 miles an hour.
Omar Monroe April 13, 2014 at 09:27 am
spurs, an Elsavadorian ran over a woman and her two children like they were squirrels in the road,Read More the baby boy died, this piece of work fled back to his native country.
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