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Criminals went to the back door of a house on South Street in Thomasville, and burst their way inside on Wednesday night. Police say they took several hundred dollars worth of electronics and a YamahaMore >>
Criminals went to the back door of a house on South Street in Thomasville, and burst their way inside on Wednesday night. Police say they took several hundred dollars worth of electronics and a Yamaha four-wheeler, and made a clean getaway.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 9:30 AM EDT2013-05-24 13:30:13 GMT
Information from GA Pundit- Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield soldiers began Memorial Day observances Thursday. Several Gold Star Families - who like the Bookers have lost a family member to conflictMore >>
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Friday, May 24 2013 9:01 AM EDT2013-05-24 13:01:21 GMT
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Legal woes are piling up for the leader of Georgia's Democratic Party. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports (http://bit.ly/199UTSo) that a lawsuit filed in Gwinnett CountyMore >>
A lawsuit filed in Gwinnett County this week accuses Mike Berlon of failing to distribute nearly $1 million from a trust he created for a friend and his son.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:45 PM EDT2013-05-24 03:45:38 GMT
A Cordele man is out of jail tonight, accused of stealing thousands of dollars worth of jewelry from his former employer. Crisp County Investigators say 25-year-old James Aultman stole more than $10,000More >>
A Cordele man is out of jail tonight, accused of stealing thousands of dollars worth of jewelry from his former employer.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:40 PM EDT2013-05-24 03:40:13 GMT
Albany Police are putting on a free gospel concert this weekend. It's free, but they will accept donations to fund the department's annual community picnic in June. Musical artists from around SouthMore >>
Albany Police are putting on a free gospel concert this weekend.More >>
July 2, 2007
On Wednesday 21-year-old Billy Klewitz likely did what he often did, played video games, played guitar, talked to his friends and listened to rock music.
That night he headed out to pick up his sister. Billy was living his normal life doing what he was supposed to do.
Billy didn't know that a few miles away an attempted police arrest was going badly.
He didn't know that 32-year-old Bobby Jones decided to race away from police.
Billy didn't know the chase was headed head on to him.
Billy's normal life ended before he could pick up his sister.
Bobby Jones life ended before he could get away from police.
Those left behind try to make sense of what happened and lay blame.
There is no doubt that Bobby Jones was not doing what he was supposed to do and that he was at fault for this head on collision.
But now we ask, what about the police. Did they do it right?
We agree that we want to police to arrest the law breakers. And police can't just let everyone go who drives away.
But in this case, should they have backed off and picked up Bobby Jones some other time.
We don't know what may have happened if the police had let Bobby Jones go without a chase. Maybe someone else would be hurt or killed.
But we do know is Billy Klewitz was killed when Bobby Jones was chased. We call on our government leaders to examine closely the chase policy and do everything they can to avoid another deadly police chase.