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Welcome to Coquille?

Welcome to Coquille?
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This may qualify as one of those ‘Justice Files of Shame‘ stories. Today, according to witnesses Coquille PD officers Bryant and Sanborn stopped an elderly disabled couple traveling from Myrtle Point to Coquille at the Safeway parking lot. The driver Shane Scott had been reaching for a cell phone and the officers determined that he had not slowed down to 45mph quickly enough.Coquille PD leave one legged man on the street

What ensues is that the couple, both disabled and living on a fixed income had apparently allowed their insurance to lapse in January. The police dutifully towed their 1966 Mazda and left them sitting on the street corner with a few belongings.

Also responsible for providing for their granddaughter the couple will blow any money they might have used on insurance, housing and heaven forbid, food on towing and impound fees. Again, this is a legislative issue and we cannot expect the police department to exercise any judgment or concern themselves with whether or not the community really benefited from punishing people for being poor.

Once, the police department was a place to go if you needed help. Now if you are down and out you better hide or they will want your ID or charge you with vagrancy or tow your car and leave you on a street corner.

My daughter has skated with their granddaughter at the community center. No doubt, she will not be able to afford to skating any time soon, much less have a ride there. Scott, who lost a leg in a motorcycle accident and requires crutches to get around just sort of shook his head, “We just can’t get ahead here”.

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When my oldest son, a Marine, left for war and crossed the border from Kuwait into Iraq in March 2003 I started writing my conscience. After two tours that young combat veteran’s mother is now an ardent peace activist and advocate for social, environmental and economic justice. MGx has matured since those early vents and ramblings and now covers relevant and important local and regional matters in addition to national and global affairs.

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220 Responses to "Welcome to Coquille?"

  1. Open Yr Eyes  May 22, 2008 at 7:27 PM

    I honestly thought Ruthie was genuine,But it is obvious once again I may have been wrong.Would someone really make up a tragic death just to get to Cory?? if so that is just wrong and sick.I would sure hope not!!

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  2. themguys  May 21, 2008 at 12:35 PM

    Me too, of course.

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  3. Cory Courtright  May 21, 2008 at 12:31 PM

    OK Ruthie…..apparently you are just ignoring my comment so…… If you go to the world forum (and I know you know your way there!)- go to the topic Justice for Leah. K? Now, go to page 132, scroll about half way down and OOPS! There it is! Your comment – I went to your daughters site…..blah blah blah blah…….so obviously you do know a “little” more about her case than you are willing to admit. Also, since we are all entitled to have our own comments and thoughts………I hardly believe your name is ruthie……..which is cool….be whoever you wish on here……but don’t come on here and try to feed these intellegent people of your thoughtfulness and honesty. Personally, I think you know ALOT more about the Leah Freeman case than you are aparently willing to admit.
    By the way if the story is true about your neice then I am sympathetic about that…..that would be a terrible thing…..I’m not saying it’s not true but some of your posts lead me to think otherwise. Sorry about the neice if it is true.

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  4. BetteJo  May 21, 2008 at 12:08 PM

    Okay I have to go right now because I need a breaker.

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  5. themguys  May 21, 2008 at 12:06 PM

    ruthie, “Thou Dost Protest Too Much?”

    Nice try .

    Gee, who’s smarter?

    Us? Or the people who put themselves out there as the ones that TELL US they want to solve murder?

    No wonder they can’t find (strike that, everyone in town knows WHO) a way to solve these murders. They couldn’t find their way out of a “poke sack”.

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  6. Cory Courtright  May 21, 2008 at 11:55 AM

    UMMMM…ruthie is it?

    You said: “The only things I know about things case – I have read on these forums”. Is that correct? Just asking. Don’t get upset – seriously it’s just a question as I do have a solution to your problem.

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  7. BetteJo  May 21, 2008 at 11:50 AM

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VieOKENwbJU

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  8. BetteJo  May 21, 2008 at 11:45 AM

    BOY HOWDY DO I FEEL LIKE THIS GUY TODAY!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NRVBGJ1jYYI

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  9. magix  May 21, 2008 at 11:33 AM

    Mexico sure sounds good, doesn’t it! By the way, BJ, we will be having a short impromptu little birthday party for the little blonde “hell” raiser just to sing her happy b’day when we get there.

    Also, did you see that Frasier only got 68% of the vote even running unopposed? Maybe if he would prosecute a serious murder… he might have a better show of voter confidence.
    See you soon

    M

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  10. ruthie  May 21, 2008 at 11:21 AM

    I said I wouldn’t post here again but I feel the need to clarify. The only things I know abou this case, I have read on these forums. I have never misrepresented myself. Yes I am new to these forums but I am not a newbie when it comes to computers. Navigating the internet is not difficult. Cory, I am sorry it hurts you so to see your daughters picture in the news. You told me a couple days ago that we should try to keep my niece’s name in the media to help solve her hit and run. I just assumed you would welcome any press that gets people talking about your daughters murder. I can’t convince anyone that I am who I say I am so it is a waste to try. I am sorry if you find my motives suspect. I have always tried to be reasonable an see all sides of an argument. I don’t believe I have been combative or mean or hurtful, I am sorry if you think I have.

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  11. BetteJo  May 21, 2008 at 11:21 AM

    By the way I think I am going to start packing right now…no not weapons just clothes for my trip to mexico later cause I will tell you what I can’t wait to get there!

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  12. BetteJo  May 21, 2008 at 11:19 AM

    themguys says:
    You are right BetteJo

    finally someone who can see the truth! Praise gawd and speak to my heart I see the light!

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  13. themguys  May 21, 2008 at 11:15 AM

    You are right BetteJo.

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  14. BetteJo  May 21, 2008 at 10:50 AM

    You know I personally have not attacked any officers of the CPD you know why? Because I do have respect for the job. I have respect that any person would puts their lives on the line to protect citzens or a country. Mary your son is so frackin good lookin while he does it too let me tell ya! Okay sorry my CRAZY PILLS ARENT WORKING! what I am trying to say is that people need to stop making it all about them. We have a murder to solve here that A MURDER this isnt a joke or a game or a hobby or something to do because you are bored. This is a real life hard to see hurtfull, nasty dirty murder that could have been solved long ago but things were fracked up beyond belief. I dont feel one bit sorry for anyone on the CPD. You all made the choice to be officers. YOU made that choice. Just like anyone else there are good things and bad things that come with the job. No I don’t put my life on the line for my job, but I do work hard same as the next person.

    You will be criticized for doing things right or wrong not matter who you are or what you do.

    I never wanted to be tangled up in an argument about cake or traffic tickets. all I care about is Leah…L-E-A-H…has everyone completely lost their minds here???? SERIOUSLY get a fracking grip!

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  15. Cory Courtright  May 21, 2008 at 10:49 AM

    Ruthie –

    Whenever I did interviews I ALWAYS asked when they were going to air. I am Leah’s mother so therefore I would have the opportunity to see the segment if I felt I was up to it as some days are not good for me and I just don’t know how much I can handle in a day. I have been hurt enough and to see Leah’s face and hear her name on tv is very devastating – with no notice.
    BetteJo you are SO RIGHT about Tim Novotny. That man has been nothing but kind to me and shows so much compassion. I have nothing but good words for him….and the rest of the KCBY staff.
    I am not going to get into name calling nor will I name the individual who said this to me but it went something real close to this: ” You do not own this case, it is owned by the state. You are her mother, nothing else”. Boy I’m telling you if anything ever made my heart sink to my toes – it is that statement. Hurts to even type it. I will say it was said by someone very close to her case.
    It is nearly impossible to explain to anyone who has never been on a roller coaster ride like I have.
    Ruthie……you just need to know facts before you speak…………………………or do you?

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  16. magix  May 21, 2008 at 10:40 AM

    hey, themguys, remember a while back when we had some posters posing as fbi agents?

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  17. BetteJo  May 21, 2008 at 10:39 AM

    You know thats it I am so sick of being nice…UH OH MUST BE MY MENTAL DISORDER HUH! Lets see hmm pin the tail on the crazy person! You know I can’t believe that people are so Fracking out of touch that they can’t see what is right in front of their fracking face! Do they really think that their little “con” game isnt totally transparant?

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  18. themguys  May 21, 2008 at 10:23 AM

    Ruthies first post I am aware of:

    ruthie wrote:I will start this by admitting I am fairly new to the area and don’t know much about the Leah Freeman. My question is why are you people so upset about this CVCS group? I can’t in any of your posts find anyway in which they have wronged you. You think they are a joke, so why so much hatred? None of them seem to respond to you, so what do you hope to accomplish? All you are doing is giving them free press. I had never heard of them until you started posting their name and website. To Kay-who cares if they have a secret forum you can’t enter? They are a private group comprised of private citizens, they have every right to conduct business out of you sight. They are not a government entity, nor do they claim to be based on their website. My mom always told me that when you hold on to hate the only person you hurt is yourself>

    “I am interested in friendly-debate, no name calling and hateful remarks.”

    Veddy Interestink !

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  19. BetteJo  May 21, 2008 at 10:22 AM

    Ruthie, unfortunately you are right, the press doesnt have to notify Cory before they publish something however a little courtesy for the victims family is not too much to ask for. Mr. Novontny at KCBY is in my opinion one of the most professional and caring reporters I have ever come into contact with. He cares about Leah and her family and I know that he would never intentionally publish something about Leah without letting Cory know. I think that he was led to believe that Cory knew the story was running. I have refrained from commenting on the CVCS because of many reasons alot of them stemming from my attempt to remain civil and not loose my cool. I am finding it harder and harder to contain my opinions on them and their methods. Cory has been through enough already people can you just BACK THE FRACK OFF? I mean seriously how much bullshit can someone take here? When is it going to be enough?

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  20. ruthie  May 21, 2008 at 12:20 AM

    I saw neither story so I don’t know the cicumstances surrounding them. How would the people know when the story would air? That is up to the news agency, not the interviewee. Them Guys, I don’t know who you are. But I found my way to this site from the world forum. I imagine that is the same way you found out so much about me. I have no idea what your last comments mean. Since you find me so distateful, I will no longer post here. I am interested in friendly debate, no name calling and hateful remarks.

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  21. themguys  May 20, 2008 at 9:00 PM

    Why ruthie honey, good to see you here !

    For a “newbie” you sure found your way around here quite well haven’t you sweetheart?

    Good for you !

    How are things down in the “sticks” south of Bandon?

    How’s that retired hubby of yers?

    Boy, you sure did “learn the ropes” quickly about magix, didn’t you?

    Wow, yer little eyes must be tired !

    Hey ruthie, do you collect bottles?

    Green ones and blue ones and clear ones……

    know what I mean ruthie honey?

    No wonder the cops here can’t solve two murders of teenagers in this county.

    Maybe, just maybe they’re too busy eatin cake and pissin in bottles?

    Hummmmmmm???????????

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  22. magix  May 20, 2008 at 8:58 PM

    Here’s the thing, ruthie, Cory has been assured by members of CVCS that she will be notified of any media ahead of time. Naturally, seeing your dead child when you aren’t expecting it would be upsetting in any event, particularly when you have been promised otherwise.

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  23. ruthie  May 20, 2008 at 8:25 PM

    I don’t mean to be insensitive, but your daughters case is public domain. The press doesn’t have to notify family members. It is freedom of the press. Magix you don’t noyify the people you write about before you post it here on you site. It is the same senario.

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  24. magix  May 20, 2008 at 8:05 PM

    There seems to be a general lack of sensitivity in the law enforcement community retired or active

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  25. Cory Courtright  May 20, 2008 at 7:55 PM

    Well, did ya all get to see the lovely news again tonight? Yep. There she was …Leah Freeman and once again “someone” failed to tell the family. Real nice huh?

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  26. themguys  May 20, 2008 at 5:40 PM

    BetteJo // May 20, 2008 at 9:31 am

    That be some fine police work!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOYQLsfISCw
    OH MY GAWD !!!

    It’s Bryant outside Farr’s yesterday !!!

    I just KNOW that’s what I saw !

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  27. magix  May 20, 2008 at 3:57 PM

    I don’t know, BJ, do you really think any of the CPD could rise to the occasion?

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  28. BetteJo  May 20, 2008 at 9:31 AM

    That be some fine police work!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOYQLsfISCw

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  29. BetteJo  May 20, 2008 at 9:24 AM

    This is all for your viewing pleasure!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wKZzUC2Ejic

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  30. Open Yr Eyes  May 19, 2008 at 9:33 PM

    ok see you there.

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  31. Open Yr Eyes  May 19, 2008 at 9:32 PM

    I thought that was breaking the law???? Dont they have to??WTF??They know how you feel about that,they just dont care!!! Ass hol*s

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  32. Cory Courtright  May 19, 2008 at 9:29 PM

    Hey let’s bounce back to the world forum since Mary went to bed on us!! At least we can watch lurkers there!!!!!!

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  33. Open Yr Eyes  May 19, 2008 at 9:28 PM

    Night Magix!!!!

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  34. Cory Courtright  May 19, 2008 at 9:27 PM

    It was a very nice segment. I just hope they remember to notify family next time.

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  35. Cory Courtright  May 19, 2008 at 9:26 PM

    You get yer butt up there then! Good Night Mary.

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  36. Open Yr Eyes  May 19, 2008 at 9:25 PM

    Yes.I got the e-mail!!! Glad to see it on the news

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  37. magix  May 19, 2008 at 9:24 PM

    This girl has a big day ahead of her tomorrow. I have to save the world, house the homeless and feed the hungry and stuff like that.. plus it is story time and I am being ordered upstairs.

    G’night

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  38. Cory Courtright  May 19, 2008 at 9:24 PM

    Oh yes I’m sure he had on that almighty seat belt.

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  39. magix  May 19, 2008 at 9:22 PM

    yes, I know, but he must have been wearing a seatbelt. OYE, if you are sure to wear a seatbelt, your idea could fly

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  40. Cory Courtright  May 19, 2008 at 9:21 PM

    Oh well, I’ve been told orange isn’t really my color!

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  41. Cory Courtright  May 19, 2008 at 9:20 PM

    Yeah well what he did was FAR from legal!!

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  42. magix  May 19, 2008 at 9:18 PM

    Probably not a good idea, tempting but probably not legal

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  43. Cory Courtright  May 19, 2008 at 9:16 PM

    You could even do a ride along with me!! Can’t ya just see me now driving that big ole semi??Ha! Don’t think I can’t! Oh yeah!

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  44. Open Yr Eyes  May 19, 2008 at 9:16 PM

    Magix is it illegal to protest in front of his house? That would be something!! I would just Love to sneek there one night a put ton’s of pics. of Leah all posted to his house and car!!

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  45. Cory Courtright  May 19, 2008 at 9:13 PM

    Yeah well I told ya 18 wheels…..and a dozen roses!!!

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  46. Cory Courtright  May 19, 2008 at 9:12 PM

    Did you get your email OYES???

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  47. Open Yr Eyes  May 19, 2008 at 9:11 PM

    I can not beleave that scum bag,had enough nerve to tell the cashier you run your big mouth!!! He hasn’t seen anything yet!! Waite and see scum bag.

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  48. magix  May 19, 2008 at 9:09 PM

    Yes, that is where they go

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  49. Cory Courtright  May 19, 2008 at 9:07 PM

    That is where they go isn’t it? Thought that was what it said!?!? It had the CPD # on the screen for leads. Maybe I’m wrong.

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  50. magix  May 19, 2008 at 9:05 PM

    That just left me cold. More power to ’em but I just felt like any leads sent that way will not produce any more results than sending them to CPD.

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  51. Cory Courtright  May 19, 2008 at 9:05 PM

    OYES should be here soon………she has an email she needs to read!

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  52. Cory Courtright  May 19, 2008 at 9:02 PM

    Sure is taking a long time. Wonder why? Hey what did ya think about the news clip?

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  53. magix  May 19, 2008 at 9:00 PM

    Honestly, I do not know what I would do in that situation. Keep turning the rocks over and looking under them, I guess.

    Leah’s killer will go down, we will just have to persist and it will happen

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  54. Cory Courtright  May 19, 2008 at 8:56 PM

    OMG! It was horrible! That face just gives me chills up and down my spine. I never said a word to him but I whispered in the cashiers ear who he was (I know her)……Apparently he said to his cashier “Look at her….she just can’t shut her big fu***** mouth.” Too bad I didn’t hear him (she told me after he left) cause believe me the CPD would have had their hands full tonight. I’d of wollupped that M***** F*****! Seriously!

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  55. themguys  May 19, 2008 at 8:55 PM

    Good night ladies, them dust bunnies wore my ol butt out today.

    Sleep well.

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  56. magix  May 19, 2008 at 8:50 PM

    I heard you ran into a prime suspect today. That must have been a real exercise in self restraint

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  57. themguys  May 19, 2008 at 8:49 PM

    Mrs. Bryant on how her husband does his job:

    Our officers can not just say oh- ok break the law I won’t tow your vehichle, no- because then that would make them bad officers, but they do their job fairly and with integrity, because they all took an oath that they live by when it comes to their job!

    OOPS ! GUESS THEY CAN, HUH?

    Maybe Mrs. Bryant should explain this for us all again.

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  58. Cory Courtright  May 19, 2008 at 8:48 PM

    Whoa Themguys!!!!

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  59. Cory Courtright  May 19, 2008 at 8:47 PM

    Ah crap! What is with all the emails today??

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  60. themguys  May 19, 2008 at 8:46 PM

    Must be fun being a cop, you can pick and choose who to bust.

    Har de har har.

    Karma is a bitch, I’m tellin ya.

    What a great guy.

    Glad to know Bryant is still able to work and laugh, huh?

    Life goes on.

    Except for Carl Foster.

    Except for Leah.

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  61. Cory Courtright  May 19, 2008 at 8:39 PM

    Oh yeah…..Did ya hear what I experienced today?

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  62. magix  May 19, 2008 at 8:33 PM

    Heard a funny story last week. Witnesses told Bryant pulled someone over in front of the hardware store for not having the seatbelt fastened. Turned out to be a Myrtle Point cop and his kid.

    So they laughed about it and Bryant let him go. Selective enforcement that is.

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  63. Cory Courtright  May 19, 2008 at 8:29 PM

    Sure is quiet this evening Magix!

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  64. themguys  May 19, 2008 at 3:43 PM

    No, sadly Gawd doesn’t speak to my heart.

    She saves that for the special people I suppose, George Bush says Gawd told him to invade Afghan. and Iraq.

    Who knew Gawd was so warlike?

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  65. BetteJo  May 19, 2008 at 3:41 PM

    Don’t know themguys maybe you should pray on it?

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  66. themguys  May 19, 2008 at 3:34 PM

    There goes my damn insulin count again.

    Dratz BetteJo.

    THAT is how they all stay so ‘sweet’ isn’t it?

    What happened to all that damn sweetness and light? Where’d it all go?

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  67. BetteJo  May 19, 2008 at 2:18 PM

    Now magix just because you dont like “cake” doesnt mean you cant respect it, and lay down at the foot of the cake baker and revere in its presence all while envisioning the happy place where you are carefree and sugar filled with goodness and gladness and the sugar plum fairies and the bobsy twins announce to the world CAKE GET YOUR CAKE FRESH CREAMY WONDERFUL CAKE!

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  68. magix  May 19, 2008 at 9:40 AM

    You are so clever! Personally, I am not a cake fan so I do not mind maligning cake… or pointing out those that have their cake and eat it too

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  69. BetteJo  May 19, 2008 at 8:38 AM

    Well, Well, Well I leave for two days to do some hard work and I come back to 500 pages! geez ! Something that has been talked about here and other places has deeply disturbed me and I must speak out…my gawd how can anyone in thier right mind make fun of such a beautiful, creamy, blue and white frosted culinary masterpiece of a cake such as that? All that creamy goodness, The expertly frosted depiction of well I am not sure what type of uniform that was…come to think of it that “policeman” had no eyes, and you can’t tell if it was an icecream man or a cop and what is up with the crooked fingers? What about the shirt and tie? And did you notice that the ear of the “officer” had hair frosted in it? Also I am surprised how small the cake was…obiviously not every member of Coquille’s finest organization was meant to have a piece? Surely they wouldn’t leave anyone out?Also did you catch that along the side of the “cake platter” there were the words “use caution” hmm obiviously eating cake is tricky buisness…all this aside people please understand we must protect the sanctity of the cake! We don’t want to have to wait another 8 YEARS to find out who got their cake and eat it too!

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  70. Open Yr Eyes  May 18, 2008 at 10:24 PM

    I missed all the fun!! Darn company!! LOL

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  71. Cory Courtright  May 18, 2008 at 9:57 PM

    You all have a wonderful night alright?

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  72. Cory Courtright  May 18, 2008 at 9:56 PM

    Well, I guess I will go check my email before I go to bed……I am so very puzzled…..I was getting so many lovely emails from some cop wives and I’ll be durned if I haven’t gotten any since the “party”. What do you suppose is up with that?? They said they were my “friends” and well, they wouldn’t lie….they are married to cops right?

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  73. Cory Courtright  May 18, 2008 at 9:43 PM

    I’ve just been thinking about that lovely cake. Ya know pictures tell a thousand words……is that how the saying goes? My “friend” fairviewbitch dang it fairviewman surely knows right?

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  74. Cory Courtright  May 18, 2008 at 9:15 PM

    Cake anyone???

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  75. Cory Courtright  May 18, 2008 at 9:09 PM

    Patience is a vertue.

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  76. Cory Courtright  May 18, 2008 at 9:08 PM

    Hey I have a wonderful idea…….since fairviewbitch oops I mean fairviewman doesn’t seem to want to reply here……..how about you just “email” me? Huh? What do you think about that wonderful idea? HUH? Wanna do that? I’m thinkin’ your answer just might be NO! Right? That’s just fine and dandy…..”friend” – perhaps I will just email YOU!!! Do you like that idea there? We shall see huh?

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  77. Open Yr Eyes  May 18, 2008 at 6:41 PM

    Wow!!! Someone from the PD responded?? That is amazing!!never thought I would live to see the day!!

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  78. Cory Courtright  May 18, 2008 at 5:42 PM

    Well I gotta run now……I know I know – you’re all so sad to hear that…..don’t worry I shall return and I hope to Gawd some of the lurkers will have the courage to come out and play soon. It’s like I just feel the eye balls rolling all over the screen and are waiting for me to leave……must be that paranoia someone was talking about on the World forum

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  79. Cory Courtright  May 18, 2008 at 5:10 PM

    Now if we could just hear from the real coward “fairviewpunk” oops I mean “fairview dude” sheesh……man oh man that is a hard one to print.

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  80. Cory Courtright  May 18, 2008 at 5:02 PM

    No you do not live in a perfect world……this is wonderful Coos County Mr. Sanborn. Isn’t it just great? Murders go unsolved and no one has to answer to the family…….No you do not understand how I feel. Anger? Yes Sir….lots and lots of that I have……..why you ask? Because the wonderful department you work for screwed up MY daughters case. Yep that’s the way I understand it. Terrible thing isn’t it?
    Now about that lard assed cake you mentioned – I’ll just bet that was a party and a half. Did you all have a great time? And how do you feel about this new organization we have here now…CVCS? Oh come to think of it I didn’t see many from that organization in the pics. In fact I must have missed your photo also….hmmmm. Some of you must have been around the corner. Well I am so sorry to hear you won’t be commenting on here anymore. I will give you credit for not “hiding” like so many others you work with do. Thanks for your comment Mr. Sanborn. Trust me…I wear my seat belt. I obey the speed. I don’t even drink let alone drink and drive so you probably won’t be seeing much of me…….however I AM out here. Been real nice talkin’ with ya……..And you have yourself a great day too and yadda yadda yadda!

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  81. Sanborn  May 18, 2008 at 4:45 PM

    Ms Courtright,

    At the time of your daughters death, I was stationed at Fort Lewis, Washington. I have no personal knowledge of the case, nor how it was handled. I only returned to the area last April after leaving Afghanistan in March.

    I can not comment on the case as I have absolutely no personal knowledge on the case. It would be completely unprofessional of me to comment on it, or about any of my fellow officers. The fact is, I am a rookie on probation who likes his job and his community. I am not at liberty to talk about any of the things you would like me to.

    I can never put myself in your shoes, nor would I want to. I don’t want to imagine what it would feel like to lose a child. I absolutely feel for you. I also feel that due to my position, my job, you might also automatically disqualify anything that I might say.

    I understand this. I know you must have a lot of anger built up. I would too. The only reason, I have opened myself up to this is because I have been commented about on this site. I would only hope, that people take the time to at least speak with me before making assumptions about my charachter.

    I think that as a person, this is the least I can ask. But, I also understand I don’t live in a perfect world, I also know I am in a position where people are not going to like me.

    Once again, I will always do what I feel to be the right thing, regardless of how others feel about it. I will do it with compassion and conviction, just as I live my life.

    I apologize I have not responded sooner, but, I have been enjoying the weather and doing some yard work. Once again, I feel for your situation, and sympathize. I too, hope for Justice for Leah.

    As far as the “lard-assed cake” goes. It took about two days to digest. I had to do an extra hour in the gym for it, but the punishment is worth it sometimes.

    Magix,

    This will more than likely be the last time I post on your site. It is not because I am scared, or anything like that. It is because, you all might want me to comment on issues I am frankly unqualified to speak about.

    Items like the above case. I am learning every day, once again for everyone, please say hello to me. I am just a normal guy trying to do a job. I like my job, but it is not my life. I hope you all have a great day and enjoy the weather!

    Respectfully,

    Sean Sanborn

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  82. Cory Courtright  May 18, 2008 at 2:44 PM

    Sure wish that coward “fairviewdude” would come on and answer some questions. Or Sanborn for that matter. Surely they can’t be scared of litele ole Me??!

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  83. Cory Courtright  May 18, 2008 at 2:12 PM

    Oh yeah … believe it!

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  84. magix  May 18, 2008 at 2:08 PM

    You are right! I never thought of that, Cory, you are so clever… they enforce laws in the interests of public safety, Leah’s murderer is probably one of those fine upstanding Coquillians that always buckles up and wears a helmet when riding a motorcycle around the block.

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  85. Cory Courtright  May 18, 2008 at 2:07 PM

    Wait a minute…….crime stoppers? Aren’t those the people who are gonna solve Leah’s murder?? How can they have time to do so much at once?

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  86. Cory Courtright  May 18, 2008 at 1:58 PM

    I dunno but I do know this….whoever killed Leah Freeman must have had that seat belt on.

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  87. magix  May 18, 2008 at 1:56 PM

    Maybe those crime stoppers are out stopping crime, locking up seatbelt and u-turn anarchists

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  88. Cory Courtright  May 18, 2008 at 1:47 PM

    Well good Gawd! How long can it take to digest that fatty looking lard assed cake???

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  89. themguys  May 18, 2008 at 1:46 PM

    It’ll take a hell of a lot more than soap and water to clean this bunch up.

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  90. themguys  May 18, 2008 at 1:45 PM

    there you go magix them $5.00 dollah words again, they’ll think you’re mentioning washing their little fat cheeks with soap and water.

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  91. magix  May 18, 2008 at 1:39 PM

    Well, now Cory, it is hard to type when you are digesting all that cake. I understand cake makes you sleepy and soporific.

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  92. Cory Courtright  May 18, 2008 at 1:29 PM

    I’ve been reading over this “little” thread and I have a question……Why is it noone wants to answer my questions? Hmmm. Like Fairviewman and oh I dunno…Sanborn. Must just be big mouths……..sheesh……sure didn’t mean to run them off. They had so much to say earlier and now nothing. Well I did say I’d be waiting and patient. Well Gawd……………

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  93. Cory Courtright  May 18, 2008 at 12:35 PM

    Well I can’t see callin’ ya “themguys”!!! So there Surley!!!!

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  94. themguys  May 18, 2008 at 12:27 PM

    Oh Cory, I don’t think ANYONE Gawd talks to would do such a thing, for reals.

    Surely you misunderstood them.

    I remember how sweet they all were, I had to up the dose of my daily insulin just reading them.

    And don’t call me Surely.

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  95. Cory Courtright  May 18, 2008 at 12:20 PM

    Yeah but they said they did. For reals! They said they like me and they understand my frustrations. Tell me this isn’t true…….Gawd, you mean they lied to me huh?

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  96. themguys  May 18, 2008 at 12:07 PM

    Not as long as they have that Gawd thingey to tell them they’re doin the right thing.

    Run like hell from people who tell ya they’re doin The Lords Work.

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  97. Cory Courtright  May 18, 2008 at 11:56 AM

    You mean they don’t care about me “today”?

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  98. themguys  May 18, 2008 at 11:51 AM

    Silly you Cory, today is The Lords Day, they’re all listenin’ fer Gawd to speak to their hearts, course Gawd is busy on the Sabbath, so it’s takin a little longer than usual, must be a busy signal .

    Let me repeat: THERE’S A SPECIAL PLACE IN HELL FOR SOME PEOPLE.

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  99. Cory Courtright  May 18, 2008 at 11:34 AM

    Surely there is something wrong with my email…I haven’t received any emails from all my “friends” from CPD today. OH no. You don’t suppose they have forgotten me do you? Naw that just can’t be right. Huh? I was getting so many there for a while. Where have they gone guys?

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  100. themguys  May 18, 2008 at 11:33 AM

    “Karma’s a commin’ ……and hell’s a commin with her”.

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  101. themguys  May 18, 2008 at 11:32 AM

    magix // May 18, 2008 at 9:34 am

    It is Honor Police Week isn’t it? So the retiring chief has joined CVCS and Leah is the top priority at long last. Hard to make any sense of that. Why now, all of a sudden

    Hey magix, read all about it:

    Gawd talks to their hearts, that’s why now.

    And Gawd also KNOWS their hearts, they told me so.

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  102. Cory Courtright  May 18, 2008 at 11:15 AM

    Let’s see…….hmmmmm…..they must be still eating on that fat cake. They usually jump on coming here – well, Sanborn did. Wonder where he is today. Must be out there “Serving and Protecting”. Wonder where they were on June 28,2000?

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  103. themguys  May 18, 2008 at 11:04 AM

    I’d like to see some of the local cops or their wives respond to your questons Cory.

    Come on guys, what do YOU think about your department not opening up this investigation so this mother can have some peace?

    Any thoughts from any of you on this last day of :

    NATIONAL POLICE WEEK?

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  104. Cory Courtright  May 18, 2008 at 9:50 AM

    Why yes it is honor police week. Oh yes the CVCS and Chief Reaves together at last. Wasn’t that the plan all along? I am sitting her this morning wondering where all those loving and caring emails are from the police wives and such. Hmmmm…..surely they haven’t forgotten me “all of a sudden”. Are they angry with me maybe because I figured it out??? Well, that’s ok I have lived with so many lies and deceit for eight long years now – guess I can handle some more huh? Wow I am alot stronger than I ever gave myself credit for. My Daddy would be so proud of me. How sick can it get???? Have you ever seen such bull shit in your life?? Seriously, does ANYONE out there really think for one minute that if this were their child that this case would be where it is today? Not for a second.

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  105. magix  May 18, 2008 at 9:34 AM

    It is Honor Police Week isn’t it? So the retiring chief has joined CVCS and Leah is the top priority at long last. Hard to make any sense of that. Why now, all of a sudden?

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  106. themguys  May 18, 2008 at 8:28 AM

    What a little love fest for the CPD and CVCS.

    Hey ChiefMan !!!!

    Will you serve cake to the victims Mom?

    Will you turn this case over to someone who knows how to eat cake with one hand and solve a crime with the other?

    We know your policies can rid this town of those pesky , crippled, one legged, poor, uninsured drivers, cyclists with no helmets, and other important crimes.

    How about cold blooded murder when everyone in this town knows who did it? How bout that Mr. ChiefMan?

    Pigs like cake, who knew?

    Honor my ass !

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  107. Open Yr Eyes  May 18, 2008 at 1:48 AM

    I too feel that you being a part of the department of coquille police you should have a word or two or three for Cory.As far as that goes you might just be the only one who has any words.Pull back that rug they have Leah’s case hideing under and see it how we see it.do you have kids? if so think about it……..what would you do if you were in the spot she has been standing in for almost 8 years now?the same dam spot!!

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  108. Cory Courtright  May 17, 2008 at 11:46 PM

    Well then Sanborn,
    Why don’t you have a word or two with some of your co-workers and strike a match under their asses and remind them that they have an 8 year old murder to solve? Do you remember Leah Freeman? Probably not. I don’t believe you’ve been here long enough, but surely you’ve heard of her. Why don’t you give your views on that case for the readers if you would? For instance, do you agree with the way her case was handled? Do you think it might just be time to do a little something for the poor little girls justice that she has yet to receive? Someone was mentioning all their stress………what about the stress of Leah’s family? No one cares about that….just their own I guess. My stress doesn’t matter? Well maybe it will when something happens to me……I do have one living daughter left and she will carry on for me just as well so it doesn’t stop with me.
    National Police week. Does anyone really expect me to do cartwheels over our department? After the treatment I have gotten from them? Sure……just as soon as hell freezes over. I have been so disrespected by “some” in your department – why? Well because someone murdered my 15 year old daughter I guess. Make any sense to you? Come on Sanborn, surely you have some answers here. I’ll wait patiently.

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  109. them-other-guys  May 15, 2008 at 10:13 PM

    I would like to say to my friend and co-worker. Thanks for being a good person. I would also like to note that Officer Ulmer and Officer Bryant are also Veterns! I would also like to say the other day I let alot of hurtful, mean comments get the best of me and I shouldn’t have, everyone who knows me, lately with all the stress of things, I let it really bother me, and hurt, they also know that I am a very caring person-full of heart and compassion, I am a mom of two who loves my kids more than anything and just wants a nice, safe community(like it was when I was their age and growing up here) for them to grow up in. Recently our officers got a bunch of thank you letters/drawings from the little ones up at Lincoln School-looking at them all brought tears to my eyes, that was so special and sincere these kids know everyone of our officers and they all look up to the officers. Everyday I find myself putting myself in other people’s shoes and all I want to do is help when I can, give them a big hug when needed(4 U Cory), and just hope someday this community can come together as one, I know it is alot to ask, but who knows!!! I shouldn’t have let my emotions get the best of me the other day, but My husband and kids are my life and everyone at the Police department and city hall are my second family!!! Sometimes I feel like the Officers are under seige for doing their job, as for police accountability I am for it completely and I know for a fact my husband is also, all good officers are. We all feel that these officers that are a disgrace to the badge are just that a disgrace, and our officers should not be compared to that. Anyways I came on cause I wanted to thank Sean for his comment and hope things said -don’t have to be mean anymore. I hope you all can just leave it at. You all have a good night!!!

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  110. themguys  May 15, 2008 at 12:26 PM

    (very quietly as I am in self-exile)

    I couldn’t resist coming here and saying a huge:

    THANK YOU Sean.

    Thank you for your service and thank you for your thoughtful piece.

    (I’ll go back quietly now)

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  111. magix  May 15, 2008 at 11:55 AM

    Sean, first I want to say thank you for your service to your country, no one is more appreciative than me. Also, I want to thank you for thoughtful comment above and invite you to say hello to me as well.

    Yours is the first overture from the police department that gives me hope that we can all work together to solve many of the ills that plague our city and county. Again and again I have stated that I am not anti-cop and again and again I have stated that many of the issues are legislative and not the fault of a police officer.

    That said, I also believe that leadership defines the culture of any organization – as a former military man, surely you must agree – and I believe that the local leadership has 1) placed undo pressure upon its officers to ‘prove their worth’ on a daily basis and 2) ignored the numerous complaints and concerns of the average citizen.

    Thank you again, I sincerely appreciate your comment.

    It is a beautiful day and I am off for a bike ride.

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  112. Sanborn  May 15, 2008 at 11:39 AM

    Hello Folks,

    I just wanted to introduce myself, as I have recently been talked about on this website. My name is Sean Sanborn and I am an Officer with the Coquille Police Department.

    I just wanted to let you know Magix, that I actually enjoy the video’s and such on your website. Although, I don’t agree with all of your views, I respect your right to your opinion.

    I notice a lot of generalized comments have been made and wanted to invite you to please say hi to me if you see me on the street. However, as much as you disagree, none of this will change the way I do my job as I have been trained to do by the state of Oregon.

    Magix, I respect your son, I too am a war vet who returned last year. I lived in the dirt and the blood, and have an idea of what he might have went through. If any of you need help and are in an emergency, call 911, I will not hesitate and I will never hesitate to fulfill my oath.

    This I believe is true of all of my fellow Officers. I know things might be said about this comment, and it does not bother me. Fire away. I have made mistakes in life and in this job and I can admit that. But I sleep well at night, knowing that I do the best job I can for the city, it’s citizens and my family.

    respectfully.

    Officer Sean Sanborn

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  113. magix  May 15, 2008 at 11:27 AM

    Thanks BetteJo! I will have to dig around for a clip from the magnificent seven so you can see the ‘panther walk’ Yumm!!!

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  114. BetteJo  May 15, 2008 at 9:47 AM

    themguys this one is for you!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bp-C-yj0KDI

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  115. BetteJo  May 15, 2008 at 9:44 AM

    Hey M this is just for you…

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0pgvy0yKhGw

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  116. magix  May 14, 2008 at 2:34 PM

    I hear I am a bitch too, Cory! Glad to know I am in such good company.

    We will be sharing Margaritas and goodies later. Same time and place if you want to join us.. You too Open Yr Eyes

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  117. Open Yr Eyes  May 14, 2008 at 2:02 PM

    Ha Ha Fiarviewman!!! Guess Cory told you!! She is right ya know,your place isn’t as cozy as you think it is!!

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  118. Open Yr Eyes  May 14, 2008 at 1:53 PM

    I love the fact that Magix, Kay and others exercise their right to speek!!questions 4 5& 6 are very good questions Bettyjo!!!

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  119. Cory Courtright  May 14, 2008 at 12:51 PM

    Well well well FAIRVIEWMAN – don’t think your livin’ the life of luxury out there in fairview…..aparently you have forgotten where Leah Freeman’s body was found. You think you’re all safe and snug as a but in a rug out there in hicksville???? Do ya huh??? You come on here and call people cold hearted bitches? Now seriously how do you think that makes you look?? Pitch forks and Hell huh? I got MY pitchfork and would love to stick it up your stupid dumb ass. How ya like that there FAIRVIEWMAN?? You need to come out of the bushes there coward and face reality…….A 15 YEAR OLD GIRL WAS MURDERED IN YER LITTLE NECK OF THE WOODS and you think you are safe and sound? Whoa you must be dumber than I thought! Or perhaps one of those involved in Leah’s death……EVERYONE IS A SUSPECT DON’ T YA KNOW? Ya wanna come back on here? Ya wanna call me a bitch…..Guess what? I AM a bitch and if ya can come out and ‘play’ a little I’ll show ya how much of a bitch I am. Come on! I’ll be waiting.

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  120. themguys  May 14, 2008 at 10:17 AM

    Thank you BetteJo, that takes us back to where we need to be to discuss these issues.

    I’ll be gone for a while so maybe things will have a chance to calm down.

    When I return I’ll get my ‘clever on’, instead of my ‘mean on’. I much prefer that !

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  122. BetteJo  May 14, 2008 at 8:51 AM

    I posted this over at the world forum:

    You know it isnt such a hard concept to think that it is possible to support the police while asking for accountability at the same time. Those videos are disgusting displays of human beings at their worst! Yes the police in Coquille are just doing their job…maybe the job that they are being directed to do is the problem then?

    To the CPD personally I have defended members of your force such as Officer Bryant because I believe you to be good people. Even though I support you, I also expect that you be accountable for your actions the same as the next person. I posted some very disturbing images on magixs site because I think that people need to be reminded that there are some pretty bad “apples” out there as far as law enforcement goes. Yes magix and Kay can get very harsh in their criticism of the CPD but I have taken the time to try and get to know and I have a better understanding of why they get so upset. It is important for the citzens of this community to know and understand their rights. It is the basis for our whole government. There is nothing wrong with individuals getting involved and moving for change when they see a need for it. This has made magix, CCC and Kay targets because they are not just accepting what they are told at face value. They are seeking for explanations and justifications. It is their rights as tax paying citzens. I think you will find that there are alot more people in this town that think the way they do but they are not as vocal, nor do they want to be in the spotlight.

    I find it really disturbing that the biggest crime that we have had perpetrated in this community the murder of a teenage girl has been mishandled so badly. It is not the fault of the officers on the force at this time. They were not there during the initial investigation. The chief yes he was. However the more research I do the more I find fault in how the case was handled at all levels. Here are the questions that I feel Cory deserves to have answered:

    1. Why has the DA been so quiet about this case?
    2. Why has the DA refused to bring in outside agencys to help in the investigation
    3. Why has the City Manager not applied more pressure for the case to be solved?
    4. Why has the Chief of police not pushed for more help.
    5. Why has the Coos County Sherriffs office been virtually non-existent in this case when Leah’s body was found outside city limits in the county’s jurisdiction?
    6. Why have the County elected officials not pushed for something to happen here?

    These are fundamental problems with this case. Do they have anything to do with the CPD you bet they do.

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  123. themguys  May 14, 2008 at 7:35 AM

    Cops on a power trip there fairviewman?

    Naaaaaaaaaaawwwww

    If you watched the video of the fat ass cops ‘arresting’ fourteen year old boys and girls then you saw the charges they were going to put on these kids didn’t you? Yeah, you know, like resisting arrest? Bogus all the way, truth hurts don’t it? Except when it’s hidden.

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  124. fairviewman  May 13, 2008 at 9:19 PM

    You are a cold hearted bitch you know it!!!LOL!!!!A power trip had not one damn thing to do with it… it is called taking a swing at a officer, resisting arrest, and police doing what they were taught in the academy when some drugged out meth head takes a swing at you and resists arrest! Frankly I am glad that is at least one meth head off our streets….gee you guys seem to keep tabs on the police doings then how come you never say anything about all the good things they do, oh I know why because then you guys would have to admit that the police in Coquille are not the bad guys you make them out to be. The only people on a power trip are you 4%. Good Riddens!!!!!

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  125. themguys  May 13, 2008 at 8:37 PM

    fairviewman:

    I’m sorry we can’t all be as dignified as you.

    Luckily they didn’t have film of two on one breaking Fosters neck.

    Cops on a power trip? Naaaaaaaaaah

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  126. fairviewman  May 13, 2008 at 8:24 PM

    All those videos are terrible, but seriously, it’s those cops that make the good ones look bad and sick to their stomachs because those bad cops are a disgrace to the badge. You people can not compare them to CPD officers, they are all good cops, you see these bad cops and immediatly assume all cops are. You guys crack me up how you think that cops are all on this power trip-get a friggin’ life, they are all human beings just trying to do their job honestly and fair and sadly having bottom feeders like you that won’t give them a fair chance. Luckily they don’t have to answer to any of you, and you all are 4% of the community that feel this way. But for what I have seen on here, you all are ruthless, heartless cowards! I am almost glad I don’t live right in town. Well that is all I am going to say because from what I have seen –anyone who comes on here to voice their opinion good or bad, you attack them with hurtful, nasty comments. So you all can take your pitch forks and go back to hell!!!

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  127. themguys  May 13, 2008 at 6:27 PM

    HAPPY NATIONAL POLICE WEEK !!!!!!!!!!!

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  128. magix  May 13, 2008 at 6:15 PM

    It is all just about power. Cops are threatened if you do not accede to their power. Giving power to people incapable of handling it is a huge mistake and the law enforcement of today fosters the type of behavior we have witnessed on these videos. They are encouraged to behave like this.

    It doesn’t have to be this way. Police do not have to behave the way they do. In Coquille we have too many officers frantic to hit 20 officer initiated encounters per day and skulking around speed traps.

    They are not cops anymore they are low paid lackeys doing the dirty work of collecting fine revenue and insurance and justifying the existence of the DAs office. Pick pockets with guns and badges and a bad attitude

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  129. themguys  May 13, 2008 at 6:03 PM

    Then teach your children and young adults what THEIR rights are.

    Seems as though pigs have taken a liking to our children now.

    You know skateboarders can be rude little dicks, but all you have to do is talk to them. There isn’t a lot for a fourteen year old boy to do in most towns. They are annoying sometimes, but they are kids, they are always annoying to some people.

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  130. themguys  May 13, 2008 at 5:44 PM

    WATCH these videos, show them to your children, show them to your neighbors, then go to the CCC meetings and LEARN WHAT RIGHTS YOU STILL HAVE LEFT.

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  131. themguys  May 13, 2008 at 5:43 PM

    I hate to do this, but I just found one I couldn’t believe, look at this list here. Do any of you CPD wives and supporters deny these incidents happened? And do you deny that the cop, from now on I’ll use pigs, because these guys ARE pigs, would have gone into court with his DA and lied? You bet your life they would. And these are just the tip of the iceberg, these people were lucky there were cameras. So please, keep your praise for some other ears.

    THIS IS WHY THERE IS SO LITTLE RESPECT FOR COPS TODAY.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kBeB81PPlng

    LET’S ALL CELEBRATE NATIONAL POLICE WEEK. !!!!!!!!

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  132. BetteJo  May 13, 2008 at 4:39 PM

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2SFV_bzSAuY

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  133. BetteJo  May 13, 2008 at 4:31 PM

    Here is another one!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MPseyY0Vg0E

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  134. BetteJo  May 13, 2008 at 4:12 PM

    This one is absolutely horrifying I am not kidding I have never seen anything like this ever!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DLTos7N4gSM

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  135. magix  May 13, 2008 at 4:11 PM

    This is why I have such a problem with what happened to Carl Foster. You wrinkle your nose at a cop and they behave like this.

    There is no excuse for such a lack of professionalism in public service

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  136. BetteJo  May 13, 2008 at 4:09 PM

    Thanks M got your email!

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  137. BetteJo  May 13, 2008 at 4:03 PM

    Beware this is one that is really hard to watch these are just KIDS!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aFUpa0OwlyU

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  138. magix  May 13, 2008 at 4:02 PM

    by the way, i sent you an email

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  139. magix  May 13, 2008 at 4:02 PM

    Somewhere on my blog I have the video where the cops dumped a quadriplegic out of his wheel chair to make sure he wasn’t faking and then others walked around laughing at him on the floor. He broke two ribs in the process – all over an old traffic ticket

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  140. BetteJo  May 13, 2008 at 3:51 PM

    oh and this one…

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G63FEamhpA0

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  141. BetteJo  May 13, 2008 at 3:46 PM

    Here is another one…

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJaAe7sYoCA

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  142. BetteJo  May 13, 2008 at 3:15 PM

    Where in the HELL are they that a speeder gets pulled over with a gun in their face?

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  143. magix  May 13, 2008 at 3:13 PM

    Or, the environmentalists!!!!!!!

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  144. magix  May 13, 2008 at 3:12 PM

    That is horrible, absolutely awful. John Dean, once special counsel to Richard Nixon, has a book out entitled “Conservatives Without Conscience”.

    Thankfully, Dean is a conservative with a conscience but what he details how some people seek out or require an authority figure to follow. Once they find that authority they are capable of doing anything no matter how inhumane because the authority has absolved them of responsibility. They no longer have a conscience, do not think for themselves and do the bidding of the ‘authority’. G Gordon Liddy is a prime example.

    For some the authority may be God, for others the authority may be the police chief and others defer to the Draconian Oregon statutes to absolve themselves of guilt and clear their conscience.

    Probably, a huge percentage, not all of course, of those who become cops are conservatives without conscience. Therefore, it was effortless for them to leave a one legged man on the street corner and tow his car. Or for the cop in that video to be incensed because she dared defy his authority,

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  145. themguys  May 13, 2008 at 3:10 PM

    Or Jimmy Carter.

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  146. BetteJo  May 13, 2008 at 3:09 PM

    Umm yeah right! he will just blame it on global warming!

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  147. themguys  May 13, 2008 at 3:03 PM

    Tinydick, maybe you’d be more comfortable discussing the next topic, any thoughts on it?

    Trade deficit is weakening our global standing

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  148. themguys  May 13, 2008 at 2:56 PM

    Geez BetteJo, that’s even hard to watch. Thank you for showing us.

    Well I was running errands and it looks like Flamedick came back with his wonderful way of communicating.

    Flamedick says: BetteJo, you were always nice in Highschool, I’m sorry life has made you bitter as well.

    Flamedick, I’m sorry yer dick is so small, if it weren’t you wouldn’t be so threatened by women. I hear they have pumps for that ! You know: PUMP YOU UP !

    I hear men with big ears and hands are very well endowed, you just proved that men with small dicks have small minds to match.

    Thanks for the fun.

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  149. BetteJo  May 13, 2008 at 2:36 PM

    Hmm seems there is a lot out there I haven’t seen!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ibSwITK4jjQ

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  150. magix  May 13, 2008 at 1:34 PM

    Hmmm, if flamelick is a cop and IF CPD had a code of ethics and professional conduct flamelick’s comments might be violating an ethical code….

    Well, I have met today’s deadline and am now off for a bike ride and some exercise … then maybe I will head off for Portland for some, uh, you know….

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  151. BetteJo  May 13, 2008 at 1:22 PM

    well I hate it when people dont just come out and say who they are, why beat around the bush?

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  152. magix  May 13, 2008 at 1:15 PM

    Gosh, BetteJo, flamelick is sounding more and more like a cop now. No wonder flame…. is no fun to talk to.

    He better keeps his hands off your husbands dick, I am sure your husband wouldn’t appreciate it.

    Me, I have rules… I never date anyone who lives closer than Portland.

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  153. BetteJo  May 13, 2008 at 12:45 PM

    Also why is asking people to be responsible and follow the law that they are sworn to uphold? Where exactly do I come across as being bitter? Oh yeah well when I talk about the way my friend has been treated yes I am bitter. Am I bitter because I expect our elected officials to treat everyone the same? am I bitter because I want responsiblity and accountability to apply to everyone? Am I bitter because I expect that there should be compassion and empathy towards others in this world? Am I bitter because even though I don’t share the same views on officer Bryant as some of the people who post here and can still talk with them and be civil to them? Come on now explain what you find to be so bitter.

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  154. BetteJo  May 13, 2008 at 12:41 PM

    oh flamelick I am not bitter I am saddened for my friend who has been through so much. Hmm thats really funny you mentioned highschool cause with the way I remember it I was always treated poorly there. Surely your memory of the school must be different then mine. Also I’d be worried if you were touching my husbands dick!

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  155. flamelick  May 13, 2008 at 12:33 PM

    Ha, damn I got a better response then I expected. Thanks for proving my point now you guys have a nice day, o”KAY”.

    BetteJo, you were always nice in Highschool, I’m sorry life has made you bitter as well. And believe me that was not an offer I would’nt touch any of you with your husbands dick.

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  156. magix  May 13, 2008 at 12:13 PM

    You bet! I’ll be there whooping and hollering right with you

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  157. BetteJo  May 13, 2008 at 12:08 PM

    Okay so then its on we shall attend those meetings cameras blazing and get some action on this case!

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  158. themguys  May 13, 2008 at 12:05 PM

    They HATE to be in the press more than anything else. We need to stack every meeting they have and DEMAND movement on Leahs case. Period.

    Great idea, I will leave the DA blank as well.

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  159. BetteJo  May 13, 2008 at 11:58 AM

    No I will not vote for him.

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  160. magix  May 13, 2008 at 11:48 AM

    Well, then a speech to him might be good and definitely leave the box on the ballot blank. Better yet, write in anyone else

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  161. BetteJo  May 13, 2008 at 11:36 AM

    Oh you better believe that is going to be the topic of my speech! But as a little birdie recently informed me the DA has control over who is involved in the investigation of the case…

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  162. magix  May 13, 2008 at 11:32 AM

    In my opinion the real problem is that the Coquille PD are not crime fighters, they are traffic cops. Hell, Bryant had six stops in a thirty minute period recently.

    They do not fight crime they lurk, they troll, they skulk and get fat sitting in their cars but they do not fight crime or solve murders. They do not prioritize crime over traffic violations.

    The next time you talk to city council press to have the city manager order the chief to turn the case over to an agency that can handle murder cases.

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  163. magix  May 13, 2008 at 11:19 AM

    Good! We have to make changes locally. So let me throw in my two cents here…
    I prefer Main over Griffith.

    I will not check the box beside Paul Frasier, I want him to have a very low show of voter confidence which may cause him to rethink his prosecutorial guidelines.

    While it doesn’t matter much in the primary, vote for Goche for State Rep and Eldon Rollins for State Senate unless you are unaffiliated like I am.

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  164. BetteJo  May 13, 2008 at 11:18 AM

    I was born and raised in Coos County and left here for a short time in my twenties to live in other areas of the state. The murder of Leah Freeman happened while I was away. Recently I have reached out to Cory Courtright to show her support and help keep Leah’s case in the spotlight. I am so outraged about the way that she has been treated by our elected officials in this county. They have been too busy schmoozing the people in this county that can buy their way into anyone’s pocketbook to focus on Leah’s case at all! I am glad for the family of that couple that was killed by the hit and run driver that there case was solved so quickly it must be a relief for them. Why is it that the DA found the time to pressure for that case to be solved? Is it because the couple was from out of town and the county didn’t want this place to get a bad name like don’t vacation in Coos County you might get killed? sounds harsh I know but seriously they take care of something like that in months and drag on an investigation in the murder of a teenage girl indefinetly? Eight years and no one from the outside is brought in to help, no one has been arrested, the case is not being kept in the spotlight, the list goes on. So Leah’s family wasn’t the most prominent family in town. They weren’t vacationing here from another part of the state. Why not publicize for us the guidelines that define how a case is handled. That information is neccessary for the public to know so that when someone else gets murdered in this town that we will know what importance will be assigned to the case and when we can expect that every law enforcement agency will utlitzed in finding the killer and bringing them to justice!

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  165. BetteJo  May 13, 2008 at 11:07 AM

    I admit I have not followed the candidates in any of the races at the local and state level because I had been focused on the national level. I am in the process of changing that however and I have a feeling that the members of the local area governement are going to get tired of seeing my face!

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  166. themguys  May 13, 2008 at 11:01 AM

    You are so right Bettejo.

    And the new editor at The World came out with a glowing endorsement of Griffith.

    Here we go again !

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  167. BetteJo  May 13, 2008 at 11:01 AM

    Yes, and accountability for the law enforcement, the city council, the court system, the government at the local, state, and federal levels, and the average citzen. Remember those days when you saw people stop and shake each others hand on the street or say hi how are ya? those days are long gone and even for a young ‘un like me that is depressing. I think that accountability starts in the home and works its way outward. Teach your children respect, dignity, compassion, and for gods sake people a little humor doesn’t hurt either!

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  168. magix  May 13, 2008 at 10:55 AM

    You have that right, BetteJo… This is why I feel we have to work hard at the local level to get competent, intelligent, compassionate, pro education people elected.

    Really pay attention to the ballots this season. Really understand the initiatives and the state and local candidates. This is where we can make change and model it for the rest of the country

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  169. BetteJo  May 13, 2008 at 10:44 AM

    Yes mam I watched that one yesterday after your link over at the world’s forum…it is interesting. Magix you are absolutely right insurance in general is the biggest money making scam there is. It is made mandatory yet so unaffordable. Thats right people go ahead and vote for Obama and Clinton or Mccain because those jokers have not done anything to help in this situation!

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  170. themguys  May 13, 2008 at 10:38 AM

    In response to BetteJo:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wECusN2BUqI

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  171. magix  May 13, 2008 at 10:31 AM

    As I have stated several times in this post, this is a legislative issue. Laws are enacted claiming to be for the public safety but do not take into account the costs and impact to society. Insurance companies lobbied legislators to make insurance mandatory and while I agree with aspects of that the real motivation is not public safety but corporate gain.

    No one is saying the cops weren’t within the law when they put this poor struggling old couple out on the street. What I am saying is that we have to change legislation that mandates this type of behavior.

    Few people can afford to be a citizen of this country anymore. Locally, we have a high unemployment rate and our community should band together, including the police to try and fix the problems that lead to joblessness NOT do things that contribute to it.

    Public safety is a broad issue. This couples granddaughter, who relies on her grandparents isn’t any safer for what happened to them yesterday. Being poor should not be a crime and it certainly should not be fined and it certainly should not be punished and humiliated.

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  172. BetteJo  May 13, 2008 at 10:18 AM

    The bad thing here is these days driving is vital to working. Alot of people now won’t even hire you if you don’t have “reliable” transportation thats even at the lowest paying jobs. My husband got a speeding ticket in Coquille oh I’d say about 2 years ago and it was for going 5 miles over the posted speed limit and the ticket was for over $150…$150 pays alot in my family and we had to really budget that in at the time. What really pisses me off is that in the “safety corridor” where everyone is supposed to go 50 mph I see county and city officers speeding by doing at least 60-70 mph without their lights on! Whats up with that? Why do they get to be in such a hurry? Not that I would drive that fast anyway because if I did I would be considered that I was recklessly driving but since they have a uniform and a GUN that makes them more deserving and qualified to operate vehicles at higher speeds?

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  173. themguys  May 13, 2008 at 10:12 AM

    My point exactly BetteJo. As the economy worsens we are going to see more and more of these incidents. People just can’t make it here. I have a friend who’s been in business her entire life 50 years old. Took her a year to even get a job, works full time and takes home $800 per month.

    You cannot support a family on $800 a month.
    Shame on the employers who are taking advantage of the bad economy. Hell in my neighborhood we pay $10 per hour for someone to mow our lawn !

    I don’t look forward to it, it’s going to be easy pickins and the CPD will have a field day, just think about all those confiscated vehicles !

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  174. BetteJo  May 13, 2008 at 10:04 AM

    There are a lot of people in this county that are having the same problems with keeping up with the rising costs of living. It becomes a choice for many people do I eat this month or do I pay my car insurance. Seriously I have been in that situation before and thankfully have had family to help me but not everyone is that lucky. For whatever reasons they had these people made the choice to drive while suspended or without insurance.(I do not know all the details on the case) The police officers in my opinion should not be held responsible for those individuals choice to chance getting caught. HOWEVER I think that leaving anyone on the street in their condition was not an acceptable solution to the problem regardless if they called for someone to help or not. Driving without insurance in the bigger cities is as common as changing your socks, but people are not “afraid” to do it because the police in those areas are concerned with far bigger criminal activity, and don’t waste their time looking for the person not wearing their seat belt. In our small community we thankfully don’t have alot of major crime, but when we do it does seem to take an awful long time for those cases to be resolved….oh I forgot we are still waiting for the biggest case of all to be solved!

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  175. themguys  May 13, 2008 at 10:00 AM

    Guess no one’s gonna come on and remind us how great the CPD’s actions were yesterday. AFter all, it is National Police Week. All week. Every day this week.

    Keep yer head down Coquillians, don’t ever, ever make eye contact. They sense fear.

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  176. themguys  May 13, 2008 at 9:51 AM

    Backing up is the ONLY way flamelips is gonna get any.

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  177. BetteJo  May 13, 2008 at 9:47 AM

    Hey flamewick what exactly do you have against a good roll in the hay, a rustic frolick in the sack, a quick afternoon delight, or a naughty nibble now and then? Hate to break it to ye ‘ol flamer but yes there is nothing insulting to a woman of a certain age being told they need to get laid in fact when you make that offer you should consider and quite frankly expect to get your bones jumped right on the spot…so please don’t put out an offer you can’t back up…

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  178. themguys  May 13, 2008 at 9:38 AM

    Oh no ! Another tattler, geez what is it with these guys? Maybe I’ll have to take back that “big” guy label. If flamesuck, I’m sorry flamelick would take a few minutes to read the comments on your site, you have a lot of nice conversations, poor thang, just got it’s little shorts all in a knot for nothin, there’s probly nothin there !

    Maybe it will come back and speak with us again, real soon. Maybe not.

    Some people just don’t know how to deal with “uppity women”.

    In all seriousness flameproof, you began your attempt at conversation calling names and telling us we need to get laid more. You can’t really expect a thoughtful intelligent person to respond in a thoughtful way did you?

    Why don’t you try it again hon, then maybe you won’t have to tattle to others about us.

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  179. magix  May 13, 2008 at 9:20 AM

    I don’t know, themguys, sometimes flamelick reveals a feminine side…. check out Dian’s http://concernedcitizensofcoquille.blogspot.com/2008/04/some-of-you-might-have-noticed-peace.html#links

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  180. themguys  May 13, 2008 at 9:14 AM

    magix ? I think flamelick is advertising HIS sexual prowess, what a name thar big fella ! Boy, what a tiger you must be huh? Such a big guy ya gotta come on a persons blog and show yer arse right outta the gate ! Wowee ! Don’t worry magix, flamelick(sounds better all the time) has gotten all his Fux News shows all messed up, he doesn’t know if he’s spouting Hannity or Limpball or O”Lielly.

    Like I said his Mommy will take away his computer time when she finds out he’s up so late.

    Nice to see ya here you big bad boy you.

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  181. magix  May 13, 2008 at 5:38 AM

    Why is it, flamelick, that the only people that come to defend the Coquille PD are people like you and this officer’s wife?

    Honestly, the comments she made, if they are really representative of the mindset at the department, illustrate WHY Coquille PD is so maligned and mistrusted.

    Now, I am curious. What makes you think you are an expert on my sex life? Are you being presumptuous or are you trying to keep tabs on me?

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  182. flamelick  May 12, 2008 at 11:49 PM

    Oh magix and themguys why is it everytime someone makes a comment on your blog (wich is not very often) you guys team up and try your hardest to put them down and belittle them?

    Oh wait I know its cause you both are no good bitter mean lonely @&%$*! who need to get laid once in awhile. If you don’t want anybody’s comments then disable the comment sections and just tell your little stories.

    Oh and I know why are P.D. is so terrible its dun- dun- duh “GLOBAL WARMING” its the cause of everything these days right? What a bunch of bullshit!!

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  183. magix  May 12, 2008 at 7:48 PM

    It might force them to stay in shape. Or give them some respect for the kids on the other team or just allow everyone to be human.

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  184. themguys  May 12, 2008 at 7:39 PM

    Oh I don’t know magix, contact sports with Coquille PD?

    Think, once again, I’ll pass on that one.

    How will touch football alter the predatory behavior of the CPD?

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  185. magix  May 12, 2008 at 6:34 PM

    Boy, that must be old! When was the last time you saw a cop walking?

    There ain’t no law enforcement cheetahs in Coquille, that is for sure.

    Personally, I would love to have an annual baseball game or soccer game or something between the cops and the ‘malcontents’.

    We could have team names – the cops could be the ‘enforcers’ and the citizens could be the ‘criminals’ or better yet the ‘anarchists’.

    Then everyone could have beer and barbecue afterward and meet like fellow citizens and not predator and prey.

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  186. themguys  May 12, 2008 at 6:22 PM

    Taken from Crime Stoppers website:

    It is National Police Week this week, a time to to honor and remember those in law enforcement here locally and nationwide! 😀

    A Policeman’s Prayer

    Dear Lord, be with me on my beat
    this day and every day.
    Grant that each weary block I walk,
    may ease a brothers way.
    Let me be kindly to the old
    and to the young, be strong~
    But let me triumph over those
    whose acts are cruel and wrong.
    And if according to your plan,
    I am to lose my life,
    Please bless with your protecting hand
    my children and my wife.

    *Author Unknown*

    Cept for that bothersome part about “easing my brothers way”

    And this part: “and let me be kindly to the old”

    OOPS ! SOMEONE forgot those parts today didn’t they?

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  187. magix  May 12, 2008 at 6:01 PM

    The best solution is to lobby for reasonable laws and vote out and down maniacs like Kevin Mannix, et al Continue to write letters to the editor pointing out the cost to society for these punitive punishments and re-emphasize the importance of education and the return on investment to the taxpayer for education.

    Let this cop wife bask in the glow of her hubby’s heroic act today.

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  188. themguys  May 12, 2008 at 5:48 PM

    Truthfully, your comments have demonstrated the most amazing lack of compassion I have witnessed in a long time. So distressing to live among people so unfeeling about their fellow man.

    I know magix, I was just thinking about all the posting on The World site Sunday, even a hardened old retired sheriff showed more compassion, it’s amazing.

    Stepford Wives comes to mind, when I hear this kind of defense of things indefensable.

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  189. themguys  May 12, 2008 at 5:43 PM

    cause like I said you only stand up for the criminals. Go, figure!!

    Mary is standing up for the crippled, elderly poor couple your husband put out on the street this morning, THAT is calling this old couple criminals.

    Perhaps you misstated?

    I know themguys doesn’t want to, I kind of wonder why, might see how nice and professional the officers all are. Oh well, Best wishes all!

    NICE AND PROFESSIONAL THEY ALL ARE?
    NAW, THAT’S NOT THE REASON, LIKE I SAID, I’M OLDER AND MY SPINE IS PROBABLY LIKE SWISS CHEESE, AND YOU KNOW HOW THAT CAN END.

    YOU JUST CONTINUE TO EXPLAIN AWAY INCIDENT AFTER INCIDENT, TO SUPPORT YOUR MAN , WE ARE ALL TRYING REALLY HARD TO UNDERSTAND THAT ONE !

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  190. magix  May 12, 2008 at 5:39 PM

    Nice try?!?! Whoa there wife, I did provide a ride to complete their original destination and then returned them to reconnoiter with the aunt. Maybe you should get your facts straight also!

    Truthfully, your comments have demonstrated the most amazing lack of compassion I have witnessed in a long time. So distressing to live among people so unfeeling about their fellow man.

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  191. themguys  May 12, 2008 at 5:35 PM

    I never once said that couple was criminals I said they broke the law! There is a difference.

    Since you are so close to the law, what exactly IS the difference between a criminal and a law-breaker?

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  192. them-other-guys  May 12, 2008 at 5:29 PM

    Go ahead get your little comments in, !, you did not give that couple a ride, the aunt came and picked them up(nice try), and 2) I never once said that couple was criminals I said they broke the law! There is a difference. I also said I was sorry for their situation but he should have thought about that before driving! You all have a nice day, and I hope things get better. The offer does always stand to come down and visit for any of you. I know themguys doesn’t want to, I kind of wonder why, might see how nice and professional the officers all are. Oh well, Best wishes all!

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  193. themguys  May 12, 2008 at 5:27 PM

    Do you know me, have you talked to me have you spent time getting to know me, then you do not know a damn thing about me, I have more compassion then all of you put together, mine is just for the good people, not the criminals!

    LUCY ! YOU’VE GOT SOME SPLAININ TO DO !

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  194. magix  May 12, 2008 at 5:17 PM

    Wow, by them-other-guys own definition, her husband is a ‘criminal’, just as awful as the one legged man with the valid California driver’s license.

    Yet she wants to us to show compassion to her husband while she shows none to this old couple.

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  195. themguys  May 12, 2008 at 5:12 PM

    To themguys- whatever-Officer Bryant did not poach – he was fishing and helping another guy that was having problems when the state police showed up and seen he didn’t have one tagged- he did not deny it or make up excuses, he took his ticket and paid it.

    So what was the charge? Did he break the law?
    Did he lose his license?

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  196. themguys  May 12, 2008 at 5:09 PM

    them-other-guys // May 12, 2008 at 4:52 pm

    What if someone hopped up on drugs broke into your home had a gun to your head and one of officer’s responded and helped you, how would you feel then, I would like to know? Our officers are not out there to hurt the good, if they break the law they pay the consequences just like bad! Everyone makes their own choices!!

    WHY, I WOULD BE VERY GRATEFUL THEY DID THE JOB THEY’RE PAID TO DO.

    ANY MORE QUESTIONS?

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  197. themguys  May 12, 2008 at 5:05 PM

    You just seem to not care, and when you made the violin comment to me, that was about my kids that love their daddy, and I would have to be the one to tell them if something happened to daddy while he was out here trying to protect and serve all of YOU!

    WHATEVER !!!!!!!

    Guess what? All our kids love their Daddys did you know that?

    Daddy could get another job.

    Thank you for the invite to ‘come on down’ and meet ya’ll, I’ll pass thank you.

    Blogging is wide open ma’am, if you don’t want to discuss issues, perhaps there’s a kinder , gentler, less honest site somewhere where you’d feel more comfortable.

    I’m sorry, but it seems to me some officers on this force have a little too many ‘skeletons’ in their closet. Don’cha think?

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  198. them-other-guys  May 12, 2008 at 4:55 PM

    I happen to be on my time at home, thank you for wondering! Even though it really is not any of your business.

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  199. magix  May 12, 2008 at 4:55 PM

    My lord, look at this! She is trying to paint these people as criminals!!!! They are just poor and trying to get by and by the way, I provided them with the ride because Dian who witnessed this altercation called me at home to see if I could help them.

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  200. them-other-guys  May 12, 2008 at 4:52 PM

    What if someone hopped up on drugs broke into your home had a gun to your head and one of officer’s responded and helped you, how would you feel then, I would like to know? Our officers are not out there to hurt the good, if they break the law they pay the consequences just like bad! Everyone makes their own choices!!

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  201. themguys  May 12, 2008 at 4:51 PM

    TO THEM OTHER GUYS:

    them-other-guys // May 12, 2008 at 4:08 pm

    Oh sorry for not answering you themguys, I am the proud wife of Officer Bryant and I work at City Hall, so, I haveread both sides and listened to the recording, since it is part of my job! By the way your welcome on your comment about the name I chose!!

    JUST A LITTLE CURIOUS, ARE YOU ON MY TIME RIGHT NOW? WHAT EXACTLY IS YOUR JOB THAT ALLOWS YOU TO BE ONLINE BLOGGING ALL AFTERNOON?

    DOES THIS JOB PAY WELL?

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  202. themguys  May 12, 2008 at 4:49 PM

    FROM THEM OTHER GUYS:

    Do you know me, have you talked to me have you spent time getting to know me, then you do not know a damn thing about me, I have more compassion then all of you put together, mine is just for the good people, not the criminals!

    YEAH, IS THAT WHAT JESUS DID?

    TAKE YER KIDS TO SUNDAY SCHOOL?

    WHAT DID JESUS SAY ABOUT LOVING YOUR FELLOW MAN?

    IN WHAT CHAPTER DOES IT SAY ” GO OUT AND LOVE YOUR FELLOW MAN – EXCEPT FOR THE CRIMINALS”.

    MY BIBLE DOESN’T HAVE THAT CHAPTER.

    GOOD LUCK WITH ALL THAT EMPATHY, IT’S SERVING YOU REAL WELL.

    WHAT WAS IT AGAIN YOU WANTED ME TO DO WITH MY VIOLIN?

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  203. them-other-guys  May 12, 2008 at 4:48 PM

    Who is full of anger!! I am just hurt and upset!!! Nobody intended on breaking anybody’s neck, it was a terrible accident that happened and there was underlying cicumstances on Mr. Foster’s part that didn’t help, why is it everyone tries to get pity for all the drug dealers and drunks around here, that is what I don’t understand. We have kids having to live in terrible , non-livable homes because their parents care more about getting high then their kids, we have kids that are not dealing with life very well, and wanting to hurt themselves, we have elderly that need to be looked after but most of time their kids don’t want to help, that is here lately what are officers have been having to deal with, trying to HELP these people and babies. I am sorry if I contradicted myself a few times, but I was having a hard time dealing with your comments. You just seem to not care, and when you made the violin comment to me, that was about my kids that love their daddy, and I would have to be the one to tell them if something happened to daddy while he was out here trying to protect and serve all of YOU! So, that hurt. I do just want everyone to put their differences aside and work together. If someone disagrees with something talk to them or their boss, don’t come on the blogs and say hurtful stuff! I keep praying that someday this will all just stop, but that is probably asking for too much!

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  204. themguys  May 12, 2008 at 4:44 PM

    From them other guys:

    How dare you say I am not emphathetic or vindivtive, I am just standing up for the truth and our community. Sorry but I am not going to feel sorry for not one damn meth head in this town-the ones I am going to feel sorry for are the innocent kids that have to live with the crap and abusive parents. Maybe that couple should have thought about the consequences before him driving suspended, and maybe the two times before, they were not thrown out on the street, they were called a ride and were fine.

    UMM, I OPEN MY MOUTH AND MOVE MY LIPS, YOU MA’AM JUST MADE MY POINT.

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  205. themguys  May 12, 2008 at 4:35 PM

    From them-other-guys in re: to her husbands involvement in breaking another mans neck:

    Whatever!!!

    I remember well how furious that made me when my youngest daughter used that phrase about everything !!!! SHE was a teenager, and it was 20 years ago.

    Doesn’t infuriate me now, it just makes me sad.

    Oh, you weren’t going to be mean?

    . Geddry paints this sad, sad story for these people that broke the law and made the choice to drive illegally. Ms. Geddry if you are going to post stories you better tell the whole truth, not just your version-to make our officers look bad, which entails you telling lies for the most part.

    THIS is how YOU play nice? Wow, hate to see ya on a bad day !

    Damn right I’m angry ! That someone with a badge and a gun can paralyze someone, throw people out on the streets, literally, lock up a case to hide the truth about murder,and their supporters come on here and praise them for their GOOD WORK. Yeah, makes me really angry.This is a symptom of something much deeper and much darker.

    We ain’t in Kansas anymore.

    Oh, and I believe you when you say:
    I just want everyone to get along,

    THEN ! In the same sentence, you end with this:
    you can take you violin and you know the rest!!!

    Actually, there you go again, Karnac, reading my mind again, how DO you do that?

    Why don’t you finish your sentence for me?

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  206. them-other-guys  May 12, 2008 at 4:31 PM

    themguys, do you live in Coquille?? Everyone pretty much knows that I am Officer Bryants wife and that I have worked for the City of Coquille for almost 3 years now. Why don’t you come down and meet me face to face and get to know me or any of the officers before you talk trash about them. Like I said why can’t everyone just work together!! Why is that too much to ask for!! You guys let your hatrid take over and it hurts people! I’m sorry for whatever causes it but why talk like this about someone or thing you know nothing about.

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  207. them-other-guys  May 12, 2008 at 4:26 PM

    Yes you can smart—, it is PUBLIC RECORD!!! And I did answer you about the not poaching why don’t you go back and read it, and what the hell does the chief of Bandon have to do with anything?? You have a problem with me working for the city of Coquille, I took an oath also, to do my job and fair! I can not believe some of these people in this town, you all just see your side god forbid you come down and get to know all of us, talk to us, just say hi wanted to meet you. If you have issues you need to stop taking them out on us. By the way who are you??? Have a nice day!

    What do you mean by handy, so what, that does not mean anything, I have my jobs to do and he has his job as a Police Officer to do.

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  208. them-other-guys  May 12, 2008 at 4:20 PM

    My god who is full of hatrid on here, did you read what you wrote themguys, you sound like such a angry person. I don’t know what to say anymore you all are just so hateful against people you don’t even know! You obviosly don’t give a damn about anyone do you or their feelings. Yes everyone of these officers chose this line of work, because it was something they all wanted to do help protect and serve their town they grew up in, not be trashed on. You all do not realize how hurtful the things you say are. I wasn’t going to be mean cause, I just want everyone to get along, all this crap hurts, so themguys frankly since you don’t give a damn you can take you violin and you know the rest!!!

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  209. themguys  May 12, 2008 at 4:15 PM

    So the officers’ wife also works in City Hall, that must be really handy for you.

    Can I come to City Hall and see the case and hear the recording? That might be interesting.

    You didn’t answer my question regarding poaching charges against a police officer, I understand the Chief in Bandon lost his job because of those charges. Surely the DA prosecuted, right?

    How was your husbands’ case resolved?

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  210. them-other-guys  May 12, 2008 at 4:08 PM

    Oh sorry for not answering you themguys, I am the proud wife of Officer Bryant and I work at City Hall, so, I haveread both sides and listened to the recording, since it is part of my job! By the way your welcome on your comment about the name I chose!!

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  211. them-other-guys  May 12, 2008 at 4:03 PM

    To themguys- whatever-Officer Bryant did not poach – he was fishing and helping another guy that was having problems when the state police showed up and seen he didn’t have one tagged- he did not deny it or make up excuses, he took his ticket and paid it. On your little comment about the guys neck-, it was a freak thing , doesn’t help the man had messed up bones from the path of drug use he chose!. You all seem to want the drugs and criminals here, sorry our police don’t look the other way for that crap, especially when it is damaging our kids. How dare you say I am not emphathetic or vindivtive, I am just standing up for the truth and our community. Sorry but I am not going to feel sorry for not one damn meth head in this town-the ones I am going to feel sorry for are the innocent kids that have to live with the crap and abusive parents. Maybe that couple should have thought about the consequences before him driving suspended, and maybe the two times before, they were not thrown out on the street, they were called a ride and were fine. Do you know me, have you talked to me have you spent time getting to know me, then you do not know a damn thing about me, I have more compassion then all of you put together, mine is just for the good people, not the criminals! I am the most empathetic and caring person, I wouldn’t be on here standing up for what I believe in if I wasn’t. You shouldn’t judge people before meeting them, you probably have talked to me before and seen how nice I was and don’t know it. I’m sorry for the couple’s situation, but they are the only one’s responsible for making the choice to break the law, what if I someone would have been driving opposite him and he hit them head on and they had babies in the car , all because he was reaching for a cell phone! That is why there are laws. Why can’t everyone just get along! I do not understand at all! My babies have to grow up in this town, and so do all the other kids in this community, this crap is not setting a good environment to them, those kids look up to the police, they all know they are here to help and protect them, they don’t need you all shredding that for them. Get to know the officers- go for a ride along, everyone needs to just quit the hurtful things and get along, we are suppose to be a community that works together not against!! I am not going to judge you, Have A Nice Day!!

    Mary, wearing a seatbelt is a law, they get pulled over for not wearing one cause it is the law!! That getting pulled over could very well save their lives.. do you think of that. There is a reason for all the laws!

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  212. themguys  May 12, 2008 at 3:57 PM

    THEM OTHER GUYS:

    . Oh all law enforcement is bad, the da’s crooked that is what is in your mind!!

    OH I GET IT, I WONDERED WHO THIS WAS, IT’S ‘THE ALKNOWING KARNAC’ IT’S A PSYCHIC ! WHO WUDDA GUESSED?

    AND THIS ONE:

    There is far more citizens for our officers than against them. Why don’t you put your hatrid aside and get to know our officers, go for a ride along, instead of being against them.

    UMM, THINK I’LL PASS ON THAT ONE I’D LIKE TO KEEP MY SKELETON INTACT A LITTLE LONGER IF YOU DON’T MIND. I’D BE FAIR GAME, I’M OLD AND MY SPINE IS PROBABLY LIKE SWISS CHESEE – THAT WAS IT WASN’T IT?

    AND THIS:

    did you ever think that they have children that look up to their daddy’s and consider them heros,

    THEY VOLUNTEERED DIDN’T THEY? WERE THEY DRAFTED INTO THE CPD? WHO KNEW? SORRY, I LOST MY VIOLIN OR I’D PLAY FOR YA, I HAD TO SELL IT TO PAY FOR A BURNED OUT HEAD LIGHT. I REALLY MISS IT.

    OR THIS GEM:

    Once again you are standing up for the criminals

    YOU MEAN THESE CRIMINALS?

    Coquille PD leave one legged man on the street

    ACTUALLY , I TRIED TO CUT AND PASTE THEIR PICTURE, WOULD HAVE BEEN MORE OF AN IMPACT, BUT YOU GET THE IDEA.

    OR THIS:

    Our police are not out to get anyone, they are trying to protect and serve EVERYONE.

    AND WHAT – EXACTLY – AND WHO – WAS SERVED BY THIS INCIDENT TODAY, HUH?

    EVERY ONE OF US SHOULD BE ASHAMED FOR ALLOWING THIS ATTITUDE TO PREVAIL.

    “STUPID IS AS STUPID DOES” FORREST GUMP.

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  213. themguys  May 12, 2008 at 3:32 PM

    My namesake hasn’t explained where it got its’ information. My namesake only showed one side of the story didn’t it? How can you post one side of the story and get away with it?????

    “I’m not a smart man – but I know what love is.” Forrest Gump.

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  214. them-other-guys  May 12, 2008 at 3:31 PM

    Once again you are assuming–you don’t know the facts, you are stating what you think. Oh all law enforcement is bad, the da’s crooked that is what is in your mind!! You were not there, and THE officers did not break his neck, he had the problems already that didn’t help the situation. Once again you are standing up for the criminals, he chose to resist -he chose his path of years of drug abuse! Whatever!!! There is far more citizens for our officers than against them. Why don’t you put your hatrid aside and get to know our officers, go for a ride along, instead of being against them. Have you ever tried to talk to any of them on a civil level or even a personal level, did you ever think that they have children that look up to their daddy’s and consider them heros, you know their kids don’t always know if their daddy is going to come home safely or at all, they sure in the hell don’t need people like you talking trash about them, this is not LA or some other town were yes some have those bad officers. Those type of officers are a disgrace to the good officers that swear by their oath! If you have a problem with anyone go to them and talk to them, don’t post it with only your side and not the other. If someone breaks into your home and hurts you, what are you going to do, let them or are you going to call the police so they can help you! Which believe it or not they would be there to help no matter what because of that oath each officer has sworn by!!! Our police are not out to get anyone, they are trying to protect and serve EVERYONE. You make it like everyone should get to break the law, drunk drivers can drive and keep killing innocent people, druggies can keep destroying our children out there-seriously is that what you want, they are not out to get anyone, they are just doing their job, no matter what the call is they still respond and handle it professionally and by the book!!!Mary! I don’t get it. Take the time Mary, get to know them!

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  215. magix  May 12, 2008 at 3:15 PM

    That couple made no effort to deny they were driving without insurance and freely told me about their past experiences with having their vehicle towed and crossing the line or I would have redacted them-other-guys comments. They are not criminals, simply on hard times.

    Again, until we shed some of these draconian laws from our books certain members of society will gladly play hall monitor or lurk in their patrol cars looking for improperly clasped seatbelts.

    We have to vote very carefully in local elections.

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  216. themguys  May 12, 2008 at 3:03 PM

    Oh great, can’t come up with an original name? Geesh. By the way there, I think you need to just take a minute here and tell us all – in public – where you got ALL OF YOUR INFORMATION ! How do you know so much about what happened today?

    You seem to have an “inside” line there ma’am.

    Do you know the officers involved?
    Wasn’t Officer Bryant charged with poaching some time ago? How’d that turn out, can you get us that information?

    Wasn’t Bryant involved in the ‘accidental’ breaking of a mans’ neck?

    From them other guys (glad you like mine that much! Copying is the most sincere compliment!:

    If you don’t like Coquille, because our police do their job and don’t look the other way for law breakers—go back to California!

    Guess that depends on what you consider “doing their job now doesn’t it?”

    As to appealing to your humanity on this issue?

    hahahahahahahahahahahahahahhahhahah
    ain’t none there is there now?

    Wow, what a really nice person you must be, just full of compassion and empathy.

    I GOT MINE, AND SCREW YOU !!!!

    I’ve know people like that before, very very vindictive and actually enjoys other peoples’ suffering.

    This elderly couple is suffering, and you come on here to strut around praising a police dept. that can’t solve a murder when everyone involved knew exactly who did it? But two on one can break an older man’s neck, then say, OOPS?

    Then these stellar examples of law and order throw a crippled , elderly, destitute couple out on the street with their belongings and tow their car. Yup, good enuff fer ya, huh?

    Shame shame shame

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  217. magix  May 12, 2008 at 2:45 PM

    them-other-guys says “How can you post one side of the story and get away with it????? ”

    The same way DA Paul Frasier could state only one side to a grand jury and absolve your husband of breaking, needlessly breaking someone’s neck during an arrest

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  218. them-other-guys  May 12, 2008 at 2:22 PM

    How can you post one side of the story and get away with it????? Did you mention that was reaching for a cell phone, which caused him to swerve over the center line of the highway- no,(which could have caused an accident) did she mention that the driver was driving while suspended and the passenger was also suspended so she couldn’t drive, which is against the law-NO, the officers did not make them do that-does she mention that they have been towed 2 times before (from other agencys)for the same thing-no, does she mention that they lied about insurance-no. Did she mention that the officers called somene for them to come pick them up-no.They made those choices on their own-maybe they should have thought of the consequences before breaking the law, do the officers know every person’s background and financial situation when they pull them over-NO.By the way obviously you don’t tell facts, can’t even get the car right(it’s a 1997 Mazda 626), also they were coming from Powers not M.P. Our officers can not just say oh- ok break the law I won’t tow your vehichle, no- because then that would make them bad officers, but they do their job fairly and with integrity, because they all took an oath that they live by when it comes to their job!! You all trashing our officers need to learn and practice some integrity! . Geddry paints this sad, sad story for these people that broke the law and made the choice to drive illegally. Ms. Geddry if you are going to post stories you better tell the whole truth, not just your version-to make our officers look bad, which entails you telling lies for the most part. Not to mention the whole traffic stop was recorded with the people admitting their wrong doing. Quit making up your sad, stories that only show one side of the story, also Our Police station was, is and always will be a place for ANYONE to go to for help-our officers will always be their to help them all, they don’t make anybody break the law-those people make their own decisions. How funny that you only stand up for all the law-breakers, and others of such. Hide from the cops you say- Only criminals hide from the cops-!! By the way Mary those thugs in vests are the ones that get DRUNK DRIVERS off the road and DRUGGIES off our streets so our kids can have a safer environment to grow up in, it sounds like to me that all of you don’t want that safe of an environment for our kids, cause like I said you only stand up for the criminals. Go, figure!!They also respond to calls of women, kids and sometimes men getting beat or abused and help them, they help the elderly when they call and need assistance, they take calls of dogs attacking people (one of the mail carriers in particular), they are here for our community not against it- how come you can’t mention all the good they do. Bottom line the police are needed and do their job the best. By the way we are funding to have the best police force, which protects it’s community and helps the community, and also works with all the schools and the kids to help make them safer and better and upholds their oath to protect and serve!! If you don’t like Coquille, because our police do their job and don’t look the other way for law breakers—go back to California! No I am not an officer I am a citizen of Coquille, that keeps up on public record and supports our officers all the way. Thank you officers and Happy National Police Week!!

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  219. magix  May 12, 2008 at 1:15 PM

    The ship is sinking precisely because we invest in punitive punishment rather than helping all citizens be healthy and productive.

    The children suffer the most and have no hope for a future… the schools are underfunded and their parents can’t afford to feed them properly because they are funding a bunch of thugs in bullet proof vests and carrying big sticks.

    Education is the best known deterrent to crime but Oregon will not invest in it. Go figure.

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  220. themguys  May 12, 2008 at 1:02 PM

    I cannot believe this one. I think this just proves the point, hide from the Coquille Police Dept. at all costs.

    Yeah, then we can sit back and listen to the sheeple, oh oh oh, they can’t drive without insurance, and registration, etc. ………..in other words, to hell with ya poor people, yer not MY responsibility.

    Well folks, this ship is sinking, and we’re all going down with it. At my age, I really wish I COULD go to the police if need be.

    Won’t happen in Coquille.

    Surely they have a law against being poor in public, right? That’s exactly what they have.

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