Comment history's top stories of 2010

You might try reading the Kansas State Statute for domestic violence. Domestic battery is not a felony unless it arises to the level of aggravated battery. Pesky details. Never let them get in the way of a good conspiracy theory.

December 27, 2010 at 10:29 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Leavenworth police investigating man's death after use of stun guns

Quick-everybody have a kneejerk reaction completely based on nothing resembling actual data or scientific fact. Just about every police department in the country uses these things on their own officers for training. If the Taser was going to kill someone, don't you think one of these body-by-Kripsy-Kreme specimens would have keeled over in the classroom by now?

On the other hand, dogpiling the guy in the back of the squad car and "encouraging" to behave in the good old fashioned LPD "don't make me get another officer to ride back there with you" is so much less offensive to the sensibilities.

July 21, 2010 at 8:15 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Douglas County to consider ‘jaw-dropper’ property tax increase of 16.6 percent

Great suggestion. Too bad you have that pesky law about the county sheriff being responsible for maintaining a detention facility.
As far as funding for Bert Nash and Community Corrections, do you have any clue how much they save the county by keeping low level offenders and the functionally mentally ill in the community as opposed to housing them in jail at $150 a day (just a guess based on national averages)?
If you want to complain about the library or Farmland, knock youself out. Complaining about funding basic services is just plain stupid, especially when many already complain about response times for the Sheriff's Office, the quality of roads, etc. Would you like to wait 20 minutes for a deputy in an emergency because their cars won't go over 60 miles an hour because they've got 200k miles on them?

July 8, 2010 at 9 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Perry playoff run put to test

Umm-not that the LJW staff makes mistakes any more often than the rest of us, but...PLHS made it to the regional round under the old 1-team-from-each-district system in 1986-1987. They beat St, Thomas Aquinas in the bi-district round and then lost to a Marysville team that had five kids start for Pitt State's national championship team.

November 21, 2008 at 8:49 a.m. ( | suggest removal )