Friday, March 2, 2012
It really sickens me to see this group of people who hate law enforcement so much, they look for any excuse to bash them and this shooting incident in Princess Anne is their latest soapbox. The headline seemed to be around facebook and the news feeds "No Gun Was Found" on the guy shot and killed by Police.
Let me tell you something do you think these 2 brave troopers Tyler and Watkins got in their car when their shift started and said I want to kill someone today? These men and women in law enforcement have to make split second decisions on a daily basis that are on that line of life or death and unless you have been in their shoes you should stop this he was unarmed crap.
I am sorry the gentlemen died but he had every opportunity to have kept the situation from escalating in the first place by simple pulling over when the first Officer turned his lights on. Then he strikes the officers cars multiple times and when boxed in tries to accelerate out. We have no idea what these officers thought they saw when they approached the car, he could have pointed his finger at them, but with it being dark and the circumstances that led to that moment it was entirely the guys fault for it getting to that point. When they gave him the verbal commands that he didn't follow he pushed the situation to where it ended up.
I am sure these guys feel terrible about killing someone but they were doing their job and if any one of us were those troopers and had been in their situation with this guy and thought we saw something that was a threat we would have done the same thing to be able to get home to our families.
Posted by Jonathan Taylor at 3/02/2012 05:59:00 PM
While the end of 2011 might have seen a lull in violent crimes, the beginning of 2012 has seen a spike with what seems like shootings every day. The shooting in Delmar yesterday was even more bold considering it was in the daylight hours and it seemed the gunman didn't care who saw what. I hate to see the crime spread northward to Delmar but honestly Delmar might as well be in Salisbury it's like what 5 miles from the north end. Fruitland also has these problems with crime spreading outward from the City core.
The Salisbury Police are doing a great job, it's just that crime never sleeps and is always occurring. Poverty, Drugs or whatever the reasons for this behavior are, it is getting worse nationwide and hitting us here in the Bury hard.
Posted by Jonathan Taylor at 3/02/2012 01:33:00 PM
Dan Kuebler Letter To BOE Chairman W. Sumpter and Superintendent Miles Regarding Principal Changes In Somerset
It has come to the communities’ attention that perhaps, there may be plans for replacing some SCPS principals, and to this end, we offer the following.
A major disservice would be handed to SCPS and the community at large, if a systemic review of our principals’ performance was not performed, rather, they were replaced blindly and without justifiable cause. A case in point is our principal for CAHS, Ms. Monique Ward. Ms. Ward, during her four years of administering and leading CAHS, has accumulated a truly enviable record of yearly, increasing student achievement as proven by the many NCLB program results. Were it not for two, perhaps three CAHS students that spanned two or three NCLB sub-categories, CAHS would have easily exceeded NCLB requirements in the 2010-2011 school year.
What is vitally important and glaringly stands out in Ms. Ward’s case, is that her record of accomplishments was achieved under the non-cooperative and heavy hand of the previous SCPS administration. This is to say that Ms. Ward in many ways was not allowed to run her own “tight ship”, but, was dictated to – on how to run her ship by the Central Office at that time. If allowed to run CAHS on her own terms and empowered to put into place her own uniquely developed corrective actions, we may be looking at a “Blue Ribbon” CAHS.
It would not be an informed management move to replace personnel who were not allowed to manage their own team, but, closely controlled by higher supervisory authority. Again, especially in Ms. Ward’s case, as she has established an enviable track record with both CAHS students and the community at large, any attempt to replace her would have at most, a one in ten chance of improving on her performance.
The SCPS community strongly solicits your assistance in completing a thorough and unbiased review of all principals’ performance such that ill-informed, “knee jerk” replacements of highly qualified, proven performance personnel will not occur.
Posted by Jonathan Taylor at 3/02/2012 08:53:00 AM