dawgalong - You are way off base with these kids and the neighborhood, but you got to tell your other story which is what you wanted to do in the first place. Do not even think these boys are anything like the encounter you had. See my previous posts. The cop was on routine patrol. My family lives in the neighborhood and have never been robbed and didn't know there was a robbery problem.
April 1, 2010 at 9:57 p.m.
I just hope there is a witness to the incident who steps forward with video camera with it all on tape.
April 1, 2010 at 10:47 a.m.
valleya.z.plant - So glad you're gone. And ,BTW,this family is quite affluent.
March 31, 2010 at 7:57 p.m.
If this cop would have just taken one minute, before pulling a loaded revolver and shoving it into the faces of a 10,9, and 7 year old , to see how they were dressed and to just ASK some basic questions,he would have realized what a huge mistake he was making. WPD has a serious bigot problem. This cop needs to be fired. Everybody needs to come out and support this family - NAACP,ACLU and every church in the area. I have never taught my son color. More people need to try this at home.
March 31, 2010 at 12:54 p.m.
This was a clear case of racial profiling. Mr.and Mrs. Simmons are both professionals and have raised these boys with excellent manners and to say yes and no maam. They are excellent parents. My son,who is white as a sheet of paper,plays with these boys throughout the year while visiting his grandparents who live across the street. He is often invited to go with them to Soccer and Football games. He goes with them shopping on occasion just to be with them and have fun.
March 31, 2010 at 12:48 p.m.
This was a clear case of racial profiling. This cop is a racist pig. My son, who is white as a sheet of paper, plays with these boys throughout the year when visiting his grandparents who live across the street. Mr. and Mrs. Simmons are both professionals and have raised these boys to say yes maam and no maam. If the cop would have noticed how they were dressed and just asked some basic questions,he would have realized how stupid his assumptions were. He overreacted to the point of making me think he has a mental defect at some level. I have never taught color to my son.More people should try this in their own homes. My son is often invited to Soccer and Football games and an a shopping trip or two with this family. They are lovely people.Pointing a loaded revolver at 10,9,and 7 year olds is completely unacceptable. He should be fired!
March 31, 2010 at 12:41 p.m.
At one time, Traficant's message was refreshing. I heard him speak in 1981 at KSU Trumbull campus. He was inspiring, but then I heard stories of him as sheriff. He was a brute. The entire political arena needs a massive overhaul. Obama is still campaigning instead of doing, Our local officials get lost once they hit Washington. Our government is a lost cause. This is exactly why small independant gangs who recognize this weakness seem to think they can overthrow or at least disrupt the United Sates without too much trouble.They are right, There is so much chaos and disharmony at the governmental level. This is why year after year this country requires so much more police action and protection. The entire process is spinning out of control, and those who could do anything about it are too busy taking care of their own. Our government officials paychecks are way out of line, and the fringe benefits have caused so many to become dishonest and not true to the cause. The government was originally set up to be self-serving which means if you were a government official, you had to go without just like the citizens. Unfortunately, the milk has been spilt, and it will be impossible to put it back in the bottle unless we vote for a new form of government. The senators and congress persons make way too much money as do everyone underneath them. They are only in this for the money and fringe benefits.There is no way we can fix this because our public officials will make sure we can't.
September 19, 2009 at 2:52 a.m.
The owner of the dog pays all medical and psychological expenses for the victim and all extra expenses incurred by the family. The dog gets destroyed. The owner gets 30 days in jail for negligience toward another human being. The laws regarding this breed need to bemore strict such as only certified dog handlers are allowed to own a pit bull or any dog with over 50% pit bull bloodline. This breed is a one owner dog and statistics have proven over and over again that this is an unpredictable domestic dog.
September 11, 2009 at 5:53 p.m.