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2/2/2014 6:00:00 AM
Letter: Misdirected rage

Ms. Dane's "rage," which is shared by a great many far leftists, is directed at the wrong person (Jan. 27 KDM).

The deputy was only doing his job. He saw a car on our public highways with no current tags, and when he stopped the vehicle there was no paperwork showing proof of insurance. He had no other choice but to have the vehicle towed.

The fact that your granddaughter did not notice the expired tags, no proof of insurance (which could happen to anyone) or the child had no socks is not the responsibility of the deputy, nor is he paid by the county to baby-sit the two until someone comes to get them, which could be God knows when. He is on the clock and has a job to do.

Your "rage" should be directed at the local car dealership, which is totally responsible for both the tags and insurance. Let's not kill the messenger.

Sam Wise


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Posted: Thursday, February 6, 2014
Article comment by: missing the point

LGD, I believe the political point came in as a great many very left dems believe that they are the victims, not wanting to admit they could ever be wrong even if all indications point to them being wrong.

Posted: Tuesday, February 4, 2014
Article comment by: Thai Mai Shu

@ Original Resident.....

Funny how you see tons of dealer plates on loaner cars all over Kingman.

I believe the "perk" of using dealer tags is one of the most abused and under managed violations on the road today.

I have seen old used pick up trucks with concrete finishing tools and junk in the back and the front full of day workers driving around town on more than one occasion.....now tell me just exactly how that guy got dealer tags for his daily driver?

Posted: Sunday, February 2, 2014
Article comment by: Origional Kingman Resident

Insurance wasn't the issue. The car didn't have current registration- it was unregistered. It is funny how you focus on the insurance, which was the lesser of the problems.
A dealer can not put dealer plates on a loaner car. A loaner car must have a permanent registration. If the officer had let the dealer come down with dealer plates, the officer would have been aiding the dealer in breaking the law.

Your granddaughter got caught up in a situation that may have not been entirely of her own making, but the fault lay with her since she was the driver of the car and the car was not legal for the road.
Hopefully she learned a lesson from this incident and will make sure she is in a legal vehicle, and in possession of the required documentation, the next time she goes driving.

Posted: Sunday, February 2, 2014
Article comment by: anonymous anonymous

We have a system for solving these disputes its called civil court, law suits etc., if the deputy did something wrong, city/county will have to pay for the court costs, judgment etc.! If not then its a settled issue, getting angry in a newspaper commentary will not solve it! Nor will arguing with folks who seem to see evil left wing conspiracies under their beds at night, giving them night terrors!

Posted: Sunday, February 2, 2014
Article comment by: Frank Lee Speaking

Me: "her response.......coming in 3......2.....1..."

Bingo! I am a winner. Can I call 'em or what?

"It was a mistake by the car dealer, but......."

So you backtrack and now assign some blame to the dealer. And then include a "but".

Who could possibly be lying.......the officer, who risks his job/career by doing so? You, who may have done it in a Pavlov's dog-like leftist response to automatically blame the police? Or your granddaughter for reasons of her own. The only ones who risk nothing are you, and her.

And most important of all in this is that you were not there to witness the incident.

Thanks for not disappointing. You have already used the thin blue line, protecting their own bs excuse in a comment elsewhere today.

I knew I could count on you.


Posted: Sunday, February 2, 2014
Article comment by: no way

But wait Sam, it is easier to blame the police, especially in Mohave County. Why are you being such a stickler to details?

Posted: Sunday, February 2, 2014
Article comment by: Frank Lee Speaking

" Ms. Dane's (pout) "rage", which is shared by a great many far leftists......"

Ever notice how many of them always like having govt officials controlling things, making the decisions, calling the shots, and will give them the benefit of the doubt......... unless they are law enforcement or the military?

Her response was driven entirely by her political views. Like most far leftists it clouds her judgement and infests every thought.

Now that the sheriff's office has responded, her response, here or elsewhere, with charges of a law enforcement cover-up for CYA purposes should be coming in 3......2......1.....


Posted: Sunday, February 2, 2014
Article comment by: Lori Gabriel-Dane


I don't understand how this situation has anything to do with being a "leftist." This is a situation that is not connected to any "political view.' This has to do with a disrespectful officer who chose to tow a car rather than have the owner bring the proper insurance papers, etc. so that my granddaughter and great-grandson could drive to the car dealer and get another car or have the proper plates and insurance info placed in and on the car. The officer could have followed my granddaughter to the car dealer and it could have all been straightened out, without leaving anyone stranded.

The MCSO wrote that letter before receiving the formal complaint from my granddaughter that she had to fill out. So it's the deputy's word against my granddaughter's. Guess who MCSO is going to believe - the deputy who will do or say anything to protect his job.

Yes, I agree that the car dealer should have made sure that the car was properly tagged. But I still blame the officer for his decision to refuse the car dealer's offer to bring the deputy the proper paperwork and tags. It was a mistake by the car dealer, but it was thoughtless on the officer's part.

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