Monday, August 14, 2006
Number 2 tries harder
It appears Larry Wayne West has been arrested again. While he is trying to become the number one, most arrested person in Shelby County, he is now at 156 arrests. However, Kimberly Johnson has also moved up by one to 201 (if you count misdemeanor citations - which some do). I'm thinking Kimberly will continue to pull away in this race, because she is working the streets and when she doesn't get physically arrested, she gets a "hall pass" otherwise known as a misdemeanor citation.
Misdemeanor citations are a wonderful invention of the legislature. They were invented to let criminals know they can continue their criminal ways without the police getting in their way, so long as they don't make a mistake and commit a felony or a serious misdemeanor in the presence of an officer. (ONE OF THE ABSOLUTE WORST LAWS EVER PASSED)
At least Larry is still in jail. He can't make the $100.00 bail apparently. I wonder what the system is doing to try to "rehabilitate" him after 156 arrests? I'm thinking - nothing. I think he needs to be in a program of some sort, like maybe a program at the correctional center for 11 months and 29 days where he might do such interesting things as cut grass, pick up trash, farm, etc. Mr West is due in General Sessions divison 11 on the 17th at 9:00am. I'll be interested to see what the judge does. He will be getting an attorney appointed at his next court date, or so it seems, since he can't make the $100.00 bond.
Posted by John Harvey at 8/14/2006 12:30:00 AM