twin2175

twin2175 4 years, 4 months ago on Editorial: Judgment lapsed

Native_Craig_Guy I like your idea about trying to get CAPS out of the city. Maybe someone in the city could answer this question for me: What percentage of the CAPS inmates relapse and end up back in jail/prison? Through being around and working in the Craig, I have met many current and prior CAPS inmates. Just from the people that I have met, I would say that 85% of them have relapsed and ended right back in the slammer. Or, they escape, and are never found again. So, what advantage is there in keeping CAPS open in our city? P.S. To the few of you that have made it through CAPS and NEVER gone back, good job on becoming a functioning part of our society.

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twin2175 4 years, 4 months ago on Editorial: Judgment lapsed

McGruber,

Decriminalizing these harmful drugs is not the answer. In reality, if drugs are legalized more of our children will try them and are hooked on these lethal drugs. Then, we will end up with more violence because more people have to get their next fix and will do whatever it takes to get it.

Does Rojas have a prior criminal history? I did research online that shows that 99 grams of methamphetamine has an approximate street value of $10k, or higher in some parts of the country. While I can understand that Rojas is a “model inmate”, the punishment must fit the crime. We are continuing to let offenders make deals with prosecutors that let them off with an insignificant punishment and “another conviction” for the prosecutor. I am in the Criminal Justice program, and I know that 95% of all crimes are settled out of court. However, the judge has to approve the plea decision, and that is where the problem begins. We need to use the mandatory sentencing regulations, and make the criminals know that they will be held accountable if they commit crimes.

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twin2175 4 years, 5 months ago on Craig woman’s trial to begin

I hope she goes down big for these crimes since her boyfriend got off with a stupid slap on the hand. I have punished my children harsher than the sentence Ken Johnson received for committing felonies while he should have been protecting our city.

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twin2175 4 years, 6 months ago on How do you feel about former Craig Police detective Ken Johnson's sentence of seven days in jail plus work release, probation, community service and fines for his felony conviction?

In the opinion poll, what 4 people think that the sentence is too harsh, maybe, Tausha, Ken, and their families? What kind of example does that set for the rest of our city? I guess it tells us that we can commit felonies and just get our hand slapped for it. This is a sad example of how our community deals with felons and the crimes they commit. Both Tausha and Ken should be in jail for at least 1-year, if not longer for the crimes they committed.

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twin2175 4 years, 6 months ago on Former Craig police officer sentenced

Tausha, You and your boyfriend should go away to prison for a long time. Both of you have done nothing but disgrace this community and our legal system. You say that you have a job and work for a living; well, most of us do the same thing. The biggest difference is that we do not sell drugs, doing drugs, partake in illegal activities, and are functioning citizens in the community. You, on the other hand, have been arrested, been involved in many illegal activities (some relating to your boyfriend and the betrayal of the police department), and your mother has custody of your child. I hope that they sentence you to a long time in prison away from here.

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twin2175 4 years, 6 months ago on Child found walking near US Highway 40 outside Hayden

I don't care if this place was licensed or not; how do you let this child (that has a history of getting out) out of your sight? Why were the doors or windows unlocked allowing this child to get out of them? How was this child able to “escape” and found wondering down Hwy 40 where he could have been abducted or worse, killed. I do not care what the circumstances were, this should never have happened.

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twin2175 4 years, 7 months ago on Do you agree with the recent passage of Arizona's tough illegal immigration law?

Why is it that we stop all other countries from coming into the United States illegally; however, anyone jumping the fence from Mexico is entitled to the same rights that we have as US citizens? We are the land of the free, and that implies that the citizens’ of the United States of America; not that anyone that wants to come into our country illegally is free. I am not a racist, I am a United States citizen, and these are my rights.

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twin2175 4 years, 8 months ago on Johnson pleads guilty

Proud Mother; I don’t think that you are a bad mother. Tausha has made her decisions, and that is why she is in the situation she is in now. However, you are a bad grandmother if you think that Tausha’s lifestyle warrants her having custody of her kid. The comments that everyone is posting is their opinion of Ken Johnson and Tausha. If the comments hurt, oh well, most of them are based on facts. I spent a while last night reading all of the transcripts from the investigation. I am disgusted by the reports of illegal activities your daughter and Ken were reportedly involved in. In the report, there were text messages from Ken and Tausha where they discussed “numerous criminal acts the two committed together and/or independently”. In addition, how was Ken helping her? Was it by supplying her with alcohol, or conducting the UA’s himself. Or, maybe it was the inappropriate behavior conducted by your daughter and Ken at the ACET offices. Regardless, it is great that you support your daughter, as someone should. On the other hand, please don’t hate the rest of us that think that your daughter and Ken Johnson should be put in prison for many years.

Reference: Moffat County Arrest Warrant

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twin2175 4 years, 8 months ago on Johnson pleads guilty

I have to agree with everyone's post. If any layperson in our community committed the same crime, they would be facing time in prison, not just a slap on the hand. Why is it that some members of the law enforcement or elected official think that they are above the law, when they are there to uphold the law? This is a disgrace to the community. As a community, we need to let everyone in our local government know that we will not tolerate this behavior any longer. We need to take control of what is happening here, and make changes that will benefit our community. We need officials that will work for the people of Craig, and the needs that we have, and not their own agenda.

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twin2175 4 years, 8 months ago on Bostock: Piercing Problems

Terri, Maybe it is not fair for employers to hire based upon the way a person looks. However, you forget one important detail; employers can hire whom ever they want. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 state that employers can’t base employment upon race, religion, sex, or national origin. Nowhere in the laws does it say that an employer cannot hire someone base upon the blue hair, black fingernails, or a stud in their lower lip. Sure, the candidate might be a great worker and have excellent references; however, what will my shoppers/guests/patients/visitors/other employees think. It is all of those people that I must think about when I make a decision not to hire someone that will not represent a good image of my company. Sorry folks, wake up; this is life. Show up to interviews in proper attire, remove all of your piercings, and cover-up your tattoos. I have attached a link to a website that might help those of you that are unsure of what the proper attire is. http://jobsearch.about.com/od/interviewattire/a/interviewdress.htm

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