Sunday, December 28, 2008
Murder, Robbery, Burglary, Drugs, and Probation
What do murder, robbery, burglary, drugs and probation have in common? Please continue reading . . .
A friend of mine, who operates under the nom de plume of Wintermute, brought my attention to my current Thug of the Week. It seems Tim Smith is trying to find himself. This must be the case because, he's not really sure who he is. Over the 39 times he's been arrested, he has forgotten his own name on several occasions.
He has given the following names:
Tim's latest arrest, unfortunately for him, involves a person who has some notoriety. Gail Jones Carson, is a fairly high profile person in this city and she had the good sense to have a security system installed at her home when Tim or what's his name, came calling. The arrest affidavit says Tim, we'll go ahead and just call him Tim, was found standing in front of 2906 Shady Vista, wearing the same clothes as they viewed in Ms Carson's security system. This bolsters my theory that most of these burglars live within 1.5 mile of their victims. Tim lives .8 miles according to Google.
In a previous life, I used to direct the effort for the midnight shift of the SCSO's Fugitive Bureau, and we spent many hours in this area, particularly in Tim's apartment complex.
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Ok, so the point is this, these thugs thrive on chaos, and our "justice" system assists them in this endeavor. Consider this - prior to this arrest, Tim was arrested in 2007 and held to state on the following charges (all on one arrest) AGGRAVATED ASSAULT
BURGLARY - MOTOR VEHICLE
THEFT OF PROPERTY $10000-$60000
INTENTIONALLY EVADE ARREST IN AUTO
LEAVE SCENE OF ACCIDENT INV DEATH
THEFT OF PROPERTY $500 OR LESS
I don't know what happened on the case, but after it went to Criminal Court he entered a guilty plea and got five years probation. That's right, five years probation, with all seven of the charges rolled into one, as far as the sentence goes. Now, that is a stiff sentence. I mean, five whole years! If that won't keep you on the straight and narrow, I don't know what will!
Here are the charges he has had in Criminal Court and the dispositions:
Charge Indictno Agency Dispcode
THEFT OF PROPERTY OVER $500 W9400209 MP GP
THEFT OF PROPERTY OVER $500 W9300474 MP GR
THEFT OF PROPERTY OVER $500 W9300474 MP GP
SEL/DEL/DIST IMITATION CSUB I 00329 MP GP
BURGLARY 98 04581 MP AT
BURGLARY 98 04581 MP AF
MANUF/DEL/SELL C/S 95 01318 MP GP
THEFT OF PROPERTY OVER $500 94 01157 MP GP
CRIMINAL ATTEMPT FELONY 93 07569 SO GP
ROBBERY 90 07721 MP GP
MANUF/DEL/SELL CONTROLLED SUBS 90 02375 MP NP
BURGLARY II 86 05326 SO GP
ROBBERY 86 04608 MP GP
AGGRAVATED ASSAULT 86 02139 SO GR
AGGRAVATED ASSAULT 86 02139 SO GP
GRAND LARCENY 85 00555 MP GP
THEFT OF PROPERTY $10000-$60000 07 06880 MP NP
THEFT OF PROPERTY $10000-$60000 07 06880 MP GP
CRIM ATT-SECOND DEGREE MURDER 05 06799 MP NP
CRIM ATT-SECOND DEGREE MURDER 05 06799 MP GP
THEFT OF PROPERTY $1000-$10000 05 05420 NP
THEFT OF PROPERTY $1000-$10000 05 05420 GP
AGGRAVATED ASSAULT 02 02718 MP NP
AGGRAVATED ASSAULT 02 02718 MP GP
How could anyone hand down such an injustice? This guy should have never had the opportunity to commit this latest crime, because he should have been in the pen! Maybe the judge was concerned about overcrowding the prisons? I don't know about that, but I do know something has got to give. Now is the time to get upset about this so called "justice system". It's anything but justice. The good citizens of Memphis and the surrounding area deserve a better deal than this. Those of us who strive to be good citizens, paying our ridiculous share of taxes, and trying to raise our kids deserve a safe place to dwell. Allowing these thugs to roam the streets, even though they are on "probation", is just wrong.
Please join our fight to change the laws so the miscreants who abound will be sequested in a "safe" place, like prison! Follow this blog and contact your representatives. Here is a link to a webpage that will let you find your representative, senator and the governor. Please be sure to let them know we cannot tolerate the same old, same old. It's time to modify these criminals behavior, or warehouse them.
Posted by John Harvey at 12/28/2008 12:52:00 PM