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FCPD confirms they are investigating a 'sexting' ring in Fairfax County. Patch archive photo
Rick Young April 15, 2014 at 11:28 am
Once again I say EXECUTE all Pedophiles as they are PURE EVIL and do Satan's work.
Wildermann April 15, 2014 at 11:49 am
Wow, only in Fairfax County would you actually have valuable police time used to investigate teenRead More age play as criminal behavior with the possibility of ruining the lives of some young people with criminal convictions. I'm retired from teaching but still occasionally substitute teach. Cell phones have so permeated the daily culture of school life that I doubt they'll ever get that genie back in the bottle. Some of my sub jobs are in other jurisdictions outside of NOVA. One thing is certain, it is impossible to keep youth from making use of their cell phones during class time. There is a wide range of content the students have access to and being teenagers they are apt to look at what is there because they are curious. I've come to realize that even as a sub teacher, my picture will get taken without my knowledge and shared with other students in the building to let them know they will have a sub later on and who it will be. Regular teachers, school administrators and security personnel are recorded, posted and mocked by many students. The cell phones are used to record student fights in and out of school and posted to You Tube. Provocative and lewd poses are recorded in the hallways and classrooms and shared and as this article says pictures of nudity etc. to the point that one wonders how it could ever be controlled. I don't believe that this kind of behavior is isolated to any one subset of youth but is universal across the spectrum of social, cultural and economic classes. One thing is certain, police investigations and criminal prosecution will be about as effective as radar and speed cameras keeping beltway traffic at 55 mph. Some as yet unknown alternative to policing and prosecution needs to employed. The demand from parents that their children have access to their cell phones in school is lost on this adult that went to school with no such technology and did just fine. Schools still have landlines and today all classrooms have a telephone but ask parents to stop being enablers by demanding that their children have cell phones in school and watch the uproar. Bizarre world!
Pam Hamburg April 15, 2014 at 12:22 pm
Dennis, please reread what I wrote: 'After all, if you are taken into custody and accused of aRead More crime, then interrogated, LEO's can LIE to you, but don't you dare lie to them!' Works both ways. Sorry you gave up riding due to stupid motorists. In a way, I don't blame you, but I refuse. I love it. It's better than therapy and cheaper too. I love the good we riders do. ABATE works very hard on this issue, so does the MRF. That's why there are signs and window stickers everywhere: Watch Out For Bikers! I have found the biggest infraction by a motorist is failure to yield right of way, resulting in serious injury and even death, to the rider and passenger, if there is one. These motorists are cited ONLY for failure to yield right of way. A misdemeanor. A fine. Big deal. The charge SHOULD be negligent driving, vehicular manslaughter. The motorist was RESPONSIBLE. I bet that woman who missed her exit and caused the death of a rider wasn't charged for vehicular manslaughter, if anything at all. All I can say is that she will have to live with that for the rest of her miserable life. What she did endangered ALL motorists. The rider paid for her error with his life. No doubt it devastated his family and friends. Like throwing a pebble into a pond. As far as harassment goes, you have not ridden lately. Although I haven't been a victim (yet), I know others who have. I can cite stories. Some years ago, a rider and others set up a benefit event for our veterans, got all the right permits, etc., at Big Pipe Creek Park outside of Taneytown. I went the first night (Fri.). Every single rider was being stopped by the cops before being allowed to be on their way. There were pepper cannons. Someone could have murdered 10 people in Carroll County and not a cop would have responded. I only stayed long enough to hear some bands. All the way home from Taneytown to Westminster, some 10+ miles, I was followed by a sheriff. At Englar Road, where I had to turn off, the sheriff made a U turn and headed back to Taneytown. No harassment there, no sir. I returned on Sunday to find the event wrapping up and hardly anyone was there. Saturday was dismal too. The promoter ended up $500 in the hole and NO money for our veterans! I kid you not, not only were local LEO's there, but also troopers, FBI, ATF, and more. This happens at swap meets also, esp. the ones held at Howard County Fairgrounds. There is a police command center in a huge r.v. type vehicle. Undercover everywhere. We are videotaped and listened to. Pictures are taken of license plates, no matter what kind of vehicle. All of this is because of a minority 1% of riders that engage in criminal activity. I've seen 1%ers at swap meets and there has never been any problem. They are there for the same reasons we are. Treat them with respect as you would everyone else and you get respect back. I'd love to have a conversation with you, Dennis :) But I've hijacked this convo long enough :(
Dennis Gilpin April 15, 2014 at 04:33 pm
Pam, Thank you for supporting our veterans, as I am one myself. My favorite place to rideRead More was in Hartford county. Tried riding around Washington D.C. but 495 was just plain crazy. I did skydiving for years and found it was safer than riding a bike on Marylands highways LOL
Kennesaw April 16, 2014 at 01:54 am
I noticed that several of my posts on this thread were missing courtesy of a Mr. Dennis Robaugh,Read More Associate Editorial Director for Patch Media. Patch has a long history of such deletions, I see that it now continues under the 'new' Hale Global brand as well as under the old AOL administration. Says quite a lot about the 'freedom of the press' here on Patch. You can see some of my comments over the years about Patch at the message board: http://kennesawpatch.proboards.com/index.cgi
Ericka Lynn Jenkins Miller, 32, of Flint Hill, Va., was charged with robbery; FCPD photo
Sarah Marie Barnett April 6, 2014 at 07:27 am
I used to work with her!!!
John Strother April 7, 2014 at 11:42 am
The officer followed her for more than 1 hour where she crashed near or on 495, the capital beltway.Read More That is a very far distance to have allowed a robber to flee.
Mary Ann Barton (Editor) April 7, 2014 at 11:44 am
Hi John, thanks for your comment; just to clarify, she is from Flint Hill, but the incident tookRead More place in Springfield.
Don't do it. (Patch file photo.)
John Strother April 6, 2014 at 11:03 am
Vincent Careatti, I see your posts and they are either about I-66 or Route 7. it seems you get offRead More the I-66 to get onto local roads when I-66 backs up. Does that make you want to use cut through and speed? Sounds like it to me. I want the police to keep an eye on you. Because of your cut through driving, you make it very unsafe for my neighbors children, the elderly and myself. Stay on your I-66 commuter traffic route and stay the heck out of places you don't belong. You are making things worst being there. You are the traffic many people don't want driving in their neighborhoods. You don't live there, don't visit or do business there, so you just don't belong there.
Lisa April 6, 2014 at 11:46 am
Part of the problem is the length of the traffic cycles. Miss the light and one can end up waiting 5Read More minutes to get going again, and in some cases have to go through multiple cycles to get through the intersection. In our society of impatience, people start doing other things like texting and reading email, then continue to finish up what they are doing once the traffic moves again. I see that every morning that I drive to work.
Alvin Clinton Hicks, Jr. April 6, 2014 at 09:27 pm
All this is simply proof that the regions police departments are not doing their jobs. All policeRead More officers are responsible to traffic duty when on duty. Most have an attitude to justify not doing this responsibly. Yet the death toll and injury toll is rising in every region across the nation. The last year's death toll was over 43,000. With serious injury's in the hundreds of thousands! And Fairfax is no exception. Most police officers think that they are supposed to get paid overtime on what is called 'auxilary' traffic duty assignments on $overtime$. And the dispatch offices are in on it as well. They get thousands of calls daily with traffic complaints directly involving improper Motor Vehicle Operator driving in any given area thru out Fairfax and most go ignored. Yet someone will call in a redundant call by comparison and the patrolling officers on duty will respond to it instead of the thousands involving even reckless driving reports! Bottom line? It is such gross negligence it is simply criminal in and upon itself! Emails. Written letters. Phone call reports about same being received about Motor Vehicle Operator small and big infractions and what is being done about it? A patrol officer will be sent out to investigate a kitty cat being stuck in a tree instead by dispatch, backed up by the on duty officer of the shift? And what is the departments sworn duty and oat to office and position? "To Serve and Protect". And what major subject issue is killing and injuring people more than any other? The Motor Vehicle Operator.
Officer's son arrested after taking cruiser.
James De April 3, 2014 at 11:37 am
Hello Magnotta You are right. Your dad is a hero. He risks his own safety to make others safe. He isRead More today's version of a Knight in shining armor, keeping the kingdom safe from the barbarians. A more noble profession doesn't exist. He sees more misery in a day than many see in a lifetime, it's not easy to deal with that. He needs his family's support. Tell him you love him, tell him how proud of him you are. He needs that.
SB April 3, 2014 at 03:31 pm
I hope he gets what an average black person would get for this type of crime…
Mike Berkemeier April 4, 2014 at 09:08 pm
Waaah, waaah, waaah...stfu. I feel SOOOO bad for you. Jesus, get over it, I am so sick of hearingRead More people like you.
Photo from WUSA9 via Twitter.
Tom Rossing March 31, 2014 at 04:41 pm
O.K. Patch, how do you search a dead man?
mc6 March 31, 2014 at 06:42 pm
Yeah, your title could use re-wording.
Screen grab of snatch theft from WMATA video.
CS March 29, 2014 at 09:41 am
Um, wait... What? Did he just blame the victims and not the punks who commit the crime?Read More "Metro Transit Police Chief Ron Pavlik told the station he believes the increase is because more people are standing on station platforms or aboard trains transfixed by their smartphones."
taffy/toby March 29, 2014 at 04:52 pm
can't wait till our train system comes to Reston!
A tragic accident has left a Springfield man dead Wednesday, after his wife's car was accidentally backed over him after he slipped on ice in their driveway, according to police. Patch file photo
Mary Ann Barton (Editor) March 27, 2014 at 02:51 pm
Sure thing, CS and Ernie!
Deborah March 28, 2014 at 11:41 pm
"after his wife accidentally backed over him in her car". This is not correct. HisRead More wife did not back over him. The car that his wife was driving ran over him as she was driving her car.
John Strother April 7, 2014 at 11:46 am
Alcohol nor speed was a factor, how about prescription drugs? Did this car have a back up camera?Read More Yes, no? If yes, then the woman should had seen him and there would had been an audio beep that he was there. If not, well she could not see him and probably could not hear his cries to stop with the windows rolled up.
Authorities looking for purple freight liner tractor, Virginia license plate 78471PY.
Rick Young March 21, 2014 at 10:36 am
If this is a pedophile let's put him down. Only ONE way to handle a pedophile and that is toRead More terminate him. Otherwise, when he is released he'll wait for another opportunity. They are not human.
File photo of response to the Navy Yard Shootings.
taffy/toby March 19, 2014 at 05:00 pm
just plain sad..
Debbie March 20, 2014 at 11:41 am
If a dog bites a person, it's euthanized. If a human kills another person via their job duties,Read More they're eventually put right into an office environment. I'm surprised this doesn't happen more often.
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