Tatum Received A Fair Trial

Friday, September 27, 2013

Re:  Citizens Group, NAACP Hit Decision Putting Officers In Tatum Incident Back On The Force 

Dear Concerned Citizens for Justice, 

If you were a serious group and not just a bunch of anti-police, you would be at City Hall crying foul over the murders of our police officers while the murderers are alive and well.

A fair trial occurred and a detailed verdict was rendered. That's called justice whether you agree or not.

But if you must, I'm willing to help you with your sign as you march around City Hall. But be gentle. The mayor and chief are very disappointed in the verdict as well.

EXAMPLE: "Warning! CPD is dangerous!  If you are a criminal and in a halfway house high from ingesting a mind altering illegal drug and are causing enough trouble that the CPD is called to respond and you have a knife in that halfway house and disobey many many orders from the police and resist to the point of even running from them, you may find yourself injured as a result."

I know that's a lot of words. Just write on the back of that guy's criminal history sheet, I'm sure it's long enough.

If I may, a quick shout to the judge who has the spine to do what's right despite the dealers of racial cards. 

I also would suggest CCJ stand instead for Chattanooga Criminal Jesters.

Michael Burns

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