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  • Mayor resinds "No Chase" policy

    http://www2.wspa.com/spa/news/local/...7293/#comments

    Mayor resinds "No Chase" policy

    (Wellford, SC)—Wellford Mayor Sallie Peake is rescinding her controversial “no chase” policy, saying she is following the example of an embattled South Carolina congressman.

    “I’m like Joe Wilson,“ says Peake. “He was forced to apologize. I’m changing (the policy) not because I want to, but because I’ve been asked to.“

    Three weeks ago, Peake sent a memo to all Wellford police officers which says: “As of this date, there are to be no more foot chases when a suspect runs. I do not want anyone chasing after any suspects whatsoever.“

    She said she did this because officers kept getting injured during chases, costing the small town too much money in insurance.

    But on Thursday, Peake said she has decided to rescind the policy after talking to 7th Circuit Solicitor Trey Gowdy, who she considers a close friend. She says Gowdy sent her a letter saying he is concerned about the impact her policy could have on the community. Read the letter.
    She called him on Wednesday and they talked.

    “It places officers in an impossible and untenable position to not be able to pursue fleeing felons,“ said Gowdy.

    He said he drafted the letter to Peake after police officers came to talk to him, expressing concern because Peake’s policy conflicts with their sworn duty to uphold the law. He would not say if the officers work for Wellford.

    “It just hamstrings law enforcement in a way that I really don’t think Mayor Peake intended,“ said Gowdy.

    Peake said she has asked the city’s attorney to draft a new policy that will rescind the current order and allow officers to once again pursue suspects on foot.

    “They can run, jump, climb trees, tumble, wreck cars, whatever they want to do,“ said Peake.

    But she’s not apologizing for anything she said last Friday in her fiery interview with WSPA which has been shown on CNN and many other affiliates around the country.

    “I meant what I said, and I say what I mean, and I stand by it!“ said Peake.
    Since some people need to be told by notes in crayon .......Don't PM me with without prior permission. If you can't discuss the situation in the open forum ----it must not be that important

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  • #2
    Originally posted by Mayor Peake #1603 View Post
    “They can run, jump, climb trees, tumble, wreck cars, whatever they want to do,“ said Peake.
    I wish we would get the ok to run, jump, climb trees, tumble, wreck cars, whatever we wanted to do.
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    " 'Blessed are the Peacemakers', is, I suppose, to be understood in the other world, for in this one they are frequently cursed." - Benjamin Franklin

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    • #3
      She should be kicked out of town...

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      • #4
        Originally posted by On the sly
        LOL just another dingbat that shouldn't be allowed to own a piece of sting.
        Yeah, but she did get her fifteen minutes of fame. The world proclaimed her to be an idiot, but she had her time.
        “Truth is not what you want it to be; it is what it is, and you must bend to its power or live a lie.”

        Miyamoto Musashi

        “Life Is Hard, But It's Harder When You're Stupid”

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        • #5
          I don't even live anywhere near Wellford and I'm embarrassed.
          "To know that you know what you know and that you do not know what you do not know; that is true knowledge." - Unknown

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          • #6
            Originally posted by On the sly
            So did Brook Shields after saying, "Smoking kills. If you're killed, you've lost a very important part of your life."
            Priceless!!
            "To know that you know what you know and that you do not know what you do not know; that is true knowledge." - Unknown

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            • #7
              “I meant what I said, and I say what I mean, and I stand by it!“ said Peake.


              OK - anybody else waiting for the day her purse is snatched or her car is broken into. I can predict the local's response.......Geez mayor, I would love to chase that awful criminal, but I know that you REALLY don't want me to.

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              • #8
                It should also be interesting the next time one of their officers is at fault for an accident and they try to punish/write him up for it. "Well, Sgt...the Mayor said it was ok to wreck my car."
                The Lord is my Shepherd.
                I am His sheepdog.

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                • #9
                  “They can run, jump, climb trees, tumble, wreck cars, whatever they want to do,“ said Peake.
                  No hissy spite there then

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                  • #10
                    When the public elects an idiot to office, the expectation should be that the person will continue to behave like an idiot. Happens all the time.

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                    • #11
                      If you haven't watched the interview with Peake....It is priceless.....what a nut.....I thought our mayor was bad.....a link is below

                      http://www2.wspa.com/spa/news/local/...officers/26918

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Iowa #1603 View Post
                        “They can run, jump, climb trees, tumble, wreck cars, whatever they want to do,“ said Peake.
                        Really??

                        Originally posted by Iowa #1603 View Post
                        “I meant what I said, and I say what I mean, and I stand by it!“ said Peake.
                        I still don't like this &#[email protected] - I think she is anti-police! I would vote for a town meeting to throw this &#[email protected] out of town and office
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                        • #13
                          Now that's a person that needs to be tazed with barbs...

                          EDIT* I know, let's all send her an email and tell her just how we as a community feel about her hapless decision.

                          Edit** I tried to find a contact address for the mayor and I can't even find Wellford SC on Mapquest, let alone the mayors office. I suspect Rod Serling has a hand in all this..
                          Last edited by StainlessSteve; 09-25-2009, 01:21 PM.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by drjordan View Post
                            It should also be interesting the next time one of their officers is at fault for an accident and they try to punish/write him up for it. "Well, Sgt...the Mayor said it was ok to wreck my car."

                            That is EXACTLY what I thought when I read what she said. No one in command of an agency would ever say that...we'd run willy nilly all over the city!! Won't stop for my lights and sirens? Oh, hell, here we go!!! ROFL
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by StainlessSteve View Post
                              Now that's a person that needs to be tazed with barbs...

                              EDIT* I know, let's all send her an email and tell her just how we as a community feel about her hapless decision.

                              Edit** I tried to find a contact address for the mayor and I can't even find Wellford SC on Mapquest, let alone the mayors office. I suspect Rod Serling has a hand in all this..

                              [email protected]

                              It's okay honey. I had to use the redneck Google to find it. I speak the language.
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                              I don't agree with your opinion, but I respect its straightforwardness in terms of wrongness.

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