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David Melson

Arrest records: Your right to know

Posted Thursday, October 4, 2007, at 7:49 AM
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  • I have no problem with publishing the jail intake or other news worthy articles in the paper. If you don't want your name in the media, there is just one thing you need to do and that is OBEY THE LAW.

    -- Posted by cordell on Thu, Oct 4, 2007, at 8:06 AM
  • It doesn't matter to me if it is in there or not because I don't plan to be listed in it (unless I get a speeding ticket which I did once while in college but it didn't embarrass me). I think it is more or less something the paper prints for those individuals who are nosey and likes to get into everyone's business. There is nothing really legit about printing it but it's a small town and people like gossip and the paper obliges. I mean really . . . does it matter who got caught speeding??

    -- Posted by jaxspike on Thu, Oct 4, 2007, at 8:55 AM
  • It don't bother me either even if it wasn't published everybody in town would know what had happened anyway because of gossip.

    -- Posted by Dianatn on Thu, Oct 4, 2007, at 11:04 AM
  • LOL... But what is the purpose of putting people's names in the paper for violating seatbelt laws or speeding?

    Include that in the comic section, perhaps?

    -- Posted by darrick_04 on Thu, Oct 4, 2007, at 1:27 PM
  • I love seeing what people have been up to, but hey I am just a gossiper. It doesn't bother me because I also don't plan to be in the blotter anytime soon.

    -- Posted by ljd75 on Thu, Oct 4, 2007, at 2:49 PM
  • Personally, I like to know what's going on in town... especially if anyone in my neighborhood has been troublesome. Having young children in the neighborhood, I'd like to know who's been arrested for *alleged* drugs,*alleged* DUI and/or *alleged*domestic violence, since the reports list the streets where the *alleged* offenders lived. That way, I could have a better eye on who my child associates with in the neighborhood. I'd kinda like to see updates to the Sex Offender Registry listed in the paper periodically. It's already online for public viewing, why not update it in the paper too?

    JMO.

    -- Posted by craftin_mom on Thu, Oct 4, 2007, at 6:36 PM
  • I think that the jail intake should continue and I look at it all the time. I don't ever plan on being in it so it doesn't bother me. The only advice I can give someone who doesn't want their name in the paper is don't break the law and your name won't be in it. I really think there is alot going on in this small town that goes unpunished. What aggrevates me the most is to see all of these names and all of the crimes they committed and then you see their bond where they bonded out for little of nothing. Then they are out to do whatever they want to the very next day. The punishment doesn't match the crime and the bonds should be alot higher. GO FIGURE!

    -- Posted by jkelley on Thu, Oct 4, 2007, at 7:21 PM
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