This morning as I was fixing my latte’, I stood there wondering what has happened to our Justice System.
News Channel 6 rolls the video camera as the owner of these some 30 dogs, Dennis Brooks, is handcuffed and hauled off to the Roger’s County Jail. Then, the camera pans back to the Police Department employees grim task of rounding up this man’s dogs, walking through ankle deep feces.
In the meantime, the owner, after fingerprinting, and having his photo op, is placed in a cell with a clean floor, free of dog poop, then a jailer sometime after Brook’s arrival to his jail hotel room, is handed a plate of clean food.
And, I’m sure that last night, David Brooks laid his head on a clean pillow with some kind of bedding to cover up with. This man was not required to lift a finger while employee’s of the Claremore Police Department, I.e., Officer Jennifer Cummings, and Officer, Rocky Armbrister, suited up and went about the task of risking their own health breathing in the nasty filth that was stirred up as they struggled to capture these frightened dogs.
If America would drag prisoners off their lazy behinds, and start using them on calls like rounding up these dogs, let them crawl around under a filthy house and send them in to catch these animals, put a shovel in their hands, and work them from daylight to dark, they might think twice before they pull a gun on an innocent victim or, like David Brooks, consider the consequence of crimes against animals because there would be accountability.
We need a wakeup call to justice and hold criminals accountable in a way that they never want to see the inside of a jail cell again.
Personally, I think David Brooks should have been chained to a secure wall inside his house on Kay Street, no worry about providing him water for at least 24 hours, let him worry about how he was going to manage a bathroom break and, just maybe, he would better understand his crime. Of course there would be an outcry from some organization of “unfair punishment”.
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LETTER - Commissioners need to take initiative and retool road fund
It is so disheartening to read the positive stories about Tulsa County Commissioners and then have to stomach the actions of a couple of our current Rogers County Commissioners and several of the past ones.
Letter - District 2 residents are getting exactly what they asked for
Dear Editor:A few years ago, Robin Anderson was paid to attend classes for which she had no requirement to attend. Just to further her education at our expense. If your facts are correct, District 2 Commisioner Helm now has:
FINANCIAL FREEDOM ACQUISITION LLC; Plaintiff,
NORMA JEAN DORSEY AS TRUSTEE OF THE EVELYN HURST REVOCABLE TRUST DATED APRIL 28, 2010; et al. Defendants.
IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF ELVIN WARREN RHOTEN, DECEASED.
Keystone Pipeline project will bring more jobs, revenues
As a lifelong Oklahoma resident, I feel the need to write concerning the approval process of the Keystone XL Pipeline project. As I am sure you are aware this project is awaiting a Presidential permit for the pipeline to cross the U.S./Canada border.
Floral arrangement missing from Woodlawn Cemetery
On Tuesday, Aug. 16, my son and I went to Woodlawn Cemetery to place a floral arrangement on my husband’s grave to commemorate the second anniversary of his passing.
We placed the saddle arrangement on his headstone shortly before 2 p.m.
Freedmen should be Cherokee citizens
To the Cherokee Nations citizens, government officials and chief. I am a Cherokee Freedman. I live in Claremore, Oklahoma. I have been hearing all the decisions about the Freedman citizenship.
CCVB clarifies $200K hotel incentive; reader writes about volunteering
Two letters on 8/7/11
Duty and rest rules for commercial pilots delayed
I’ve read, with interest, Andy Pasztor’s r article in the 02 August edition of the WSJ on the latest delay in the publication of a final rule to update the decades-old duty and rest rules for most commercial flight operations. It has to be a great challenge to take a complex technical issue and reduce it to understandable terms for a general readership.
City refutes allegations of illegal closed-door meetings
The Claremore Progress recently alleged an executive session held by the trustees of the Claremore Public Works Authority (CPWA) was unlawful. The purpose of the executive session was to confer on matters pertaining to economic development and the creation of a proposal to entice a business to locate to the city.
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