|This is what a RED light looks like!|
Please allow me to place this in proper perspective. I walk miles in our downtown every day. My spouse walks miles downtown everyday. Once-in-awhile some of our six grandchildren walk with us. We have walked through that very intersection. Suppose your little event happened as the two of us and our six grandchildren were crossing the street? What then Sheriff Bill? This is the reason we have the laws we have and they should be obeyed. Should we screw up we must suffer the consequence of our actions for two reasons. One: That we learn a lesson that hopefully we will pay attention next time. Two: To establish examples for others so that they clearly understand that there will be consequences for their actions.
You and the law may consider yourself somewhat protected from the consequences of your actions because of your and the counties position. That doesn’t indicate that you must abide under the rules of that protection. My spouse stated it best, “he needs to man-up.” Yes, Sheriff Bill, you have been gifted with a perfect opportunity to prove that what you say you stand for is real. Do you stand for anything? Prove it! Here are my recommended actions and I am very sure most of your supporters and those opposed to you will agree.
- Demand that the investigating officer charge you with your illegal action. It is my opinion that this officer should be reprimanded by the police department for failing to charge you in this very clear and confessed infraction. Without doubt, had it been me, I would have a ticket and a court date.
- Plead guilty as charged and pay the fines and court costs.
- Pay for repair of OUR vehicle you damaged.
- Pay for the repair of the other vehicles you damaged.
- Pay for any medical expenses incurred by the occupants of the vehicles you damaged.
- Pay for any city property which may have been damaged by the accident.
|Forsyth Sherriff Bill Shatzman|
Ten's of thousands of eyes are on you. Welcome to the glass house!
Revised 6:30 AM Friday November 12, 2010
Without doubt there was considerable conversation on the streets, in the halls, offices, boardrooms and across the social networks of our Salem yesterday on this topic. Following several such conversations I posted this article at 4:55 PM yesterday (Thursday) afternoon. In all fairness it is imperative that I don't leave this hanging considering overnight happening addressed in this mornings Winston-Salem Journal. Please access the article by clicking on the link below:
Thank you Sheriff Bill! It's is a new day in Salem.
Added Saturday November 13, 2010