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6/19/2014 6:00:00 AM
Letter: Sorry to see sheriff go

Like most other area residents and former residents, I am saddened (though not surprised) to learn of the anticipated retirement of Sheriff Tom Sheahan.

As a former radio personality and newsperson in Mohave County, I had the distinct privilege of knowing and working with Sheriff Sheahan for many years and in many ways. From newsgathering to interviews to community events, I always found him to be friendly and personable while always conducting himself in a professional manner. I have worked with several sheriffs, not only in Mohave County but all over the country, during my years in radio, but NONE have been more cordial, professional and fun to work with than Sheriff Sheahan.

While he will be missed by many, his plans to retire are certainly understandable and we wish only the best for him, his wife and his family. From me personally and from the residents of Mohave County, both past and present, "THANK YOU"!! Your years of selfless service and dedication are sincerely appreciated.

Mioke Daniels




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Reader Comments

Posted: Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Article comment by: Frank Lee Speaking

@pl...

"Eack week i easily come scross live YouTube videos of this governments abuses of citizens"

Hate to break it to you , pl..., but they are not "live", they are recorded then posted there. Amazed you don't know that.

I can also go to YouTube and watch videos of talking dogs, nutty Jesse Ventura, and video related to the time travel hoaxer, John Titor. None of which are true. Just because some loon makes a you tube video where they are spouting accusations of conspiracy and coverup, that does not mean the claims are any more real than yours.


Posted: Tuesday, July 1, 2014
Article comment by: V Stokes

Well lets see Phil...

First, Hell on Wheels isn't a mini-series, it's getting ready for it's 4th season on AMC. Second, "Anson" isn't the name of the lead character, Anson Mount is the actor who plays him. Btw, he's the son of Anson Mount (who used to be the sports editor for Playboy) and has a half brother also named Anson Mount.

So a couple of basic facts you can't get correct and you want us to believe that somehow the mysterious "....." is involved? When you don't allude to a single verifiable incident?

Priceless...


Posted: Monday, June 30, 2014
Article comment by: Frank Lee Speaking

"The tv mini-series "Hell On Wheels" was made about Kingman events...."

Here we go folks.

"A lead character named Robert Bell was killed in the first episode...."

Google the name Robert Bell. I came up with more than 45 MILLION hits. I would be willing to bet there is even more than one or two people with that name around here.

The Little Mermaids lead character is Ariel. The same name as a woman I know. That does not mean the movie was made about her, or me because I know her.

"The Swede" was made up to be as much of a look-alike as Hollywood could come up with as ------"

I wonder who you think "------" is? Brace yourself folks.

"my last name is Swedish."

So of course, The Swede character is all about You

Oh, the character, the "Swede" is said to be NORWEGIAN early on in the series. It's told early in the series that people called him the Swede because they did not know any better.


Posted: Monday, June 30, 2014
Article comment by: pl .....

The TV mini-series "Hell On Wheels" arose out of Kingman events. A lead character named Robert Bell was killed in the first episode (curiously, the name of -----'s closest pal in Kingman, before their falling out after Bell told me that ------ cut and ran in a firefight with the NVA. "The Swede" character was made up to be as much of a look-alike as Hollywood could come up with to ------. Of course, my last name is Swedish from that side of the family. The lead character's name was Anson - heard that one around Kingman before? Of all the names to select from in Hollywood? And the preacher in that series was a takeoff from....I'll stop here. That's a CIA take on events here. I didn't try to explain everything, including the series title - but I can. People can deny reality all they want. And it doesn't change a thing.

Posted: Sunday, June 29, 2014
Article comment by: pl .....

I think what these people want is for me to fall down on my face blubbering like a ruined man. They've got a very long wait.

Posted: Sunday, June 29, 2014
Article comment by: pl .....

I once told someone that a truly condensed version of WWII (let's say the European theatre) could be "It was cold, there was a lot of noise, and we won". I doubt if you'd find a WWII veteran who would be pleased with that one. I have written several letters to the Miner (go down there and ask them) in which I did precisely what you two have asked. There are reasons, which I understand, why those letters were not printed. Between that reality, and the generally insulting tone I find here much (I didn't say ALL) of the time, and the fact that I have offered on numerous occasions to relate these things more fully and believably face-to-face, I made the above comment.

Posted: Sunday, June 29, 2014
Article comment by: Frank Lee Speaking

V Stokes said: "Here's a simple question...what event in Kingman inspired what film or scene in a film or TV show?"

pl..... replied: "yeah, I'll lay it all out in 1300 characters or less."

Guess what, pl...., giving us the name of ONE single film or tv show, a very brief description of the incident in Kingman that led to it being made, the date of the incident, and at least a few of the people involved could be done in WAAAAAAAY less than 1300 characters.

And surprise, you could do so in the form of a letter if you think it will take more than 1300 characters. The limit does not apply to letters.

The only reason you won't is because there are only two links between Kingman and Hollywood. The Highway, and your fairy tales. The first, the highway, is real, actual, you can see it and drive on it.


Posted: Sunday, June 29, 2014
Article comment by: pl .....

yeah, I'll lay it all out in 1300 characters or less.

Posted: Saturday, June 28, 2014
Article comment by: V Stokes

Ya know Phil...if you would just once name names or provide a verifiable fact...maybe, just maybe, someone would believe your spurious claims.

Here's a simple question...what event in Kingman inspired what film or scene in a film or TV show?

Be specific with dates and name some names.

Let us compare them and verify or debunk the issues. I've said before that if you do that with any of your staements, I'll support you to the hilt (and I have plenty of time to do that, even with my "permanent" criminal record).


Posted: Saturday, June 28, 2014
Article comment by: pl .....

Thanks for printing my comments. I'm so sick and tired of the Alice In Wonderland character of so many comments here. Everything I have written regarding how events in Kingman were grist for several multimillion-dollar film and TV productions is absolutely true. I'm good for about 4 to 6 hours at a stretch before heading under the bed covers again for a nap. There's nothing I could do or am going to do physically against the government or against anyone else. But when the sum total of accountability I encounter after what happened here is an anonymous punk treating everybody else as his toilet at this forum, or a pastor at the largest church in town (heard him online a few days ago) saying "we may have made some mistakes, but....." (mistakes? That's it, after people died, all the other crimes committed, and Hollywood doin' the CIA Hee-Haw?) and when law enforcement sees us as .....oh, well.

Posted: Friday, June 27, 2014
Article comment by: pl .....

OK Stokes, got it, you have a criminal record. I don't know what you did, but I do know that even sealing a record - even expunging it (which is not always possible, depending upon the offense) - does not remove it from view in some strategic cases. But there's a difference from being arrested while drunk and disorderly (for example), paying your fine, and moving on, and the government committing crimes against you as the precursor to your arrest, then deploying felon assets to further victimize you. Everything I have written is in the framework of personal beliefs, which is entirely legal. But then, given what they do, why use the term "legal", anyway?

Posted: Friday, June 27, 2014
Article comment by: pl .....

@FLS.....what I think is that the Miner should have censored you years ago until you decided to act like a man and disclose your real name. What I also think is that when law enforcement thinks it's OK to extort and assault someone whom they have already abused, that that citizen has a right to physically attack them in lieu of criminally prosecuting them.

Posted: Friday, June 27, 2014
Article comment by: V Stokes

"I have had contacts with law enforcement which had no repercussions for me."

As have I. But the ones I was talking about sometimes resulted in my arrest and detention. Sometimes just a ticket or summons. I'm not ashamed of it, I did it, I payed my fines, did my penance, and learned from my mistakes. Yet even with all that my life wasn't ruined. Neither will that HS students life be ruined. As long as they straighten up that is. If they continue down the path of drugging and thuggery, then they are responsible for the outcome.

It's really very simple, don't hang out with lowlifes and criminals and you'll probably get through life just fine.


Posted: Friday, June 27, 2014
Article comment by: Highly Amused

My calling the sheriff's office anymore is based on three things:

1) Is it an election year?

If so, they might actually do something. They do want to get re-elected, you know. However, if you have a record of ANY kind, be wary. Odds are, they likely will not believe you, but will file the report, simply to appease you.

2) If it is NOT election year, and the party is known to you, it depends upon their ties in local government if they will be arrested or not. If the party is unknown or you only have suspicions, they may or may not delve into it. (Depends upon the officer, too. Some of them are lazy and do minimal work to get paid. Others actually do their jobs.)

3) Level of corruption. Again, not all officers are corrupt there were many good officers, but many of them have been forced out by other corrupted officers.

As for myself, I've only been involved in a couple minor infractions, both of which were thrown out. Most officers are, however, familiar with my last name due to family in the same town who have done many awful things. But the Good Ole Boy system is still highly in effect. Because of my last name, I am often not believed. They lump me in with those family members who have done bad things and assume we're all the same.


Posted: Friday, June 27, 2014
Article comment by: Frank Lee Speaking

@plan.....

"their nauseous and never ending sense of entitlement"

Are you talking about law enforcement, or people scamming the govt out of SSDI checks?



Posted: Friday, June 27, 2014
Article comment by: Frank Lee Speaking

@plan....

"I have had contacts with law enforcement which had no repercussions for me.

Apparently, you have trouble remembering what you said from one day to the next.

You very clearly stated: "One contact with them and you can kiss your life goodbye."

Trying to back away from that claim now?


Posted: Thursday, June 26, 2014
Article comment by: pl .....

@ Stokes/FLS --- Like many other people, I have had contacts with law enforcement which had no repercussions for me. This was the case in several instances over the years as a commercial driver when I called in highway wrecks, for example. But in the context of my other comments, I should think it would have been clear what sort of contacts I was discussing - for example, the 18 y/o HS student in Kingman 2 years ago arrested for marijuana following a KPD presentation, as the dog smelled pot in her car while departing the campus. That felony contact - though probably her first - will have left her life forever changed for the worse, and I'd like to go well over the Miner's word limit to paint some possible and likely scenarios (which would include enhanced chances of being targeted by police in future, in disgusting ways). Night work, certain unavoidable physical mannerisms/cultural background, and other factors can negatively enhance law enforcement contacts. And there is a reason they keep those police contact cards forever. There is no doubt in my mind at all that facts would warrant the most serious prosecution of some key players in Kingman. It would involve some of what I have written here.

Posted: Thursday, June 26, 2014
Article comment by: Frank Lee Speaking

"one contact with them and you can kiss your life goodbye,"

Yeah because everyone who has had an encounter with them, like a traffic stop, has had their life ruined.

How do you come up with this nonsense?

LOL


Posted: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Article comment by: V Stokes

"...one contact with them and you can kiss your life goodbye..."

How odd, though I had quite a few "contacts" with LE in my younger, crazier, stupid years, my life wasn't ruined. Matter of fact I trained on nuclear power plants and maintained a TS+ clearance for 24 yrs.

I guess if one of those instances had been looking at the stars in the desert it would be a different story?


Posted: Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Article comment by: pl .....

Yeah, thanks to all law enforcement everywhere - one contact with them and you can kiss your life goodbye, but if you do it during an encounter with them you'll probably be charged with disorderly conduct or obstruction of justice, and if you do it in court, you'll be charged with contempt of court. Last month, I watched a cop show, where a much younger detective laughed while saying, "If you leave it up to them (I think that means US), there are no bad guys" - until the cops come along and make sure we can be charged with something. So when can we charge THEM with something (and what more appropriate occasion than when they retire? They love appropriate occasions, Mr. Daniels - like funerals, birthdays, etc.)? We're talking some peoples' life stories here, including the lies and atrocities associated with military service to the treasons and greed behind job losses, and a lot before, after, and in-between, which have constituted the contexts in which law enforcement practices their nauseous and never-ending sense of entitlement.

Posted: Monday, June 23, 2014
Article comment by: Mike Daniels

@pl. et al...

NOT going to argue with you. Your points (HOWEVER valid they may be) should NOT be addressed in a "thank you" letter. That's all I'm saying.

So, with that in mind, again I will simply say "Thank You Sheriff Sheahan for your years of dedicated service". And I'm done.


Posted: Sunday, June 22, 2014
Article comment by: David Gaither

[quote] "Our “esteemed sheriff commented that if any laws regarding weapons were passed that he did on “feel” were constitutional he would not enforce them."

He's pretty much following the example set by your beloved liberal/socialist/ president, Obama. What's wrong with that?


Posted: Sunday, June 22, 2014
Article comment by: pl .....

@Mr. Daniels.....if you will carefully review my comments here, they consisted of a 3-sentence sarcastic posting, then a brief 5-sentence posting which paid nominal lip service to the very real crimes to which I was subjected in Kingman under colour of authority. Everything else I wrote was in response to the anonymous Frank Lee Speaking. Left unchecked, he would discredit the principle of overt and surreptitious government crime, and associated preening and profiteering, to which I was subjected here. I will be no more circumspect towards Sheriff Sheehan than I have been towards church pastors who have cloaked their incompetence and indifference. How would you respond to a commercial truck driver who He-Hawed his way (or remained silent) throughout hearings into his role in a major wreck? Whether you know it or not, these crimes were tied into matters at the national level. Anything else?

Posted: Sunday, June 22, 2014
Article comment by: Mike Daniels

Hey, pl....., , et al:

This letter was NOT intended as a platform for you to complain about the government, Obama, local judges or businesses, etc. It was just intended to thank a man for his dedication in what is a thankless job.

We all know that you can't please everyone and the ones that he was elected to deal with the most are the ones who complain the loudest. But he still persevered in his position. Some of you are glad to see him go? Fine. That is your right. But, from the MAJORITY of us, "Thank You for a job EXCEPTIONALLY done"!

You want to rant about the government, Obama, the "system" or whatever, START ANOTHER TOPIC!!


Posted: Saturday, June 21, 2014
Article comment by: pl .....

@FLS.....as for your comments regarding SSDI, I am retired and collect Social Security retirement, which is not affected by a business income. That was not the case in 2009 when I tried to start a business in Kingman, but I would have exchanged the Disability at the time for business income. Naturally, I had to depend upon others to a certain extent, and found that drugs and alcohol meant more to them than servicing contracts I obtained through advertising at the Miner (including a contract for property maintenance of the Coca Cola bottling plant on Airway). Therefore, unfortunately, an income stream did not develop whereby I would have to report anything. Any more questions or accusations I can help you with?


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