Sunday, June 26, 2016

Municipal Elections/Ranking Criminals

From readers:

Would you please remind your readers that any resident interested in qualifying to run for office may do so July 5 through July 19, 2016. Call or visit your local town or city clerk’s office. The town of Rogersville for example is in desperate need of candidates, both men & women, for mayor and council. Now is the time for all good men and women to come to the aid of their towns and cities.



We're hearing demands of a total house cleaning not only in Rogersville, but also in Sheffield. While it's unfortunate, there are frequently too few qualified citizens who actually wish to run.


A few days ago we did an article on J.J. Common, calling him our sociopath with the longest rap sheet. A reader sent a public comment to ask if Jerry Don Crowden didn't actually deserve that distinction. While Crowden is indeed serving a 20 year sentence at this point, his list of crimes is still not as long as Common's.

We at one time thought of ranking criminals, and had a few readers ask us to do so. Yet how do you rank crimes? Are three rapes equal to one murder? Three arsons equal to one rape? Assigning a point system sounds good, but actually establishing arbitrary values would be extremely hard. 

We think most of our readers realize that a criminal's sentence depends on the location of his crime, how much money he has for a defense attorney, and whom he knows. It's sad, but it's the truth.


We have a new food review up by Cherry Pitts:

We happily accept food reviews, so if you've eaten somewhere noteworthy recently, please send us a review.

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