Wes Snyder For Chattanooga Police Chief - And Response (2)

Saturday, January 4, 2014
Cleveland City Manager Janice Casteel denied Wes Snyder’s appeal? Woman, have you lost your mind? Wes Snyder was born to be a police officer. His father Bernard Snyder, God rest his soul, was a great police chief for Cleveland. And Wes is cut from the same cloth.

For those that don’t remember Bernard made a mistake too. Someone used inappropriate language around his wife. And Bernard, who was police chief at the time, promptly delivered a whopping of biblical proportions.

Now, Bernard got into a lot of hot water for that. But he carried on and continued to protect the public. And Cleveland was a better place for it.

I asked Bernard one day why didn’t he just retire. He said it was in his blood. He was born to be a police officer.

It’s in Wes Snyder’s blood too. If Cleveland’s city manager is too dumb to appreciate a fine police officer Chattanooga has an opening. And I sincerely hope the powers that be in Chattanooga have enough sense to take advantage of a great opportunity.

Charles Bikas

* * *

That would be a hoot. Bet his emphasis would be on great cost efficencies regarding the command structure and police force....in their retirement plans.

Would get along great with Mayor Andy Berke.

Donald Woods

Knoxville

* * *

  Well I can't believe that people write to you about stuff that is too wild for my imagination, and I thought I had seen it all. But here I am reading The Chattanoogan again this morning and trying to stay calm and answer with a rational reply. This is about Wes Snyder, so I hope all that read this opinion have at least kept up with the situation.

POINTS: 

1. Cleveland City Manager Janice Casteel denied Wes Snyder’s appeal?
 
I say "Thank You to Janice Casteel for taking care of the people of Cleveland and Bradley County".
And, Yes, I know Janice Casteel.
 
2. No one, not even Wes Snyder, was born to be a police officer. It is not a gene you can pull out of your hat and place in someone's body.  His father, Bernard Snyder, was a great police chief for Cleveland. And Wes is cut from the same cloth. Being cut from the same cloth, like any cloth, does not make a strong sturdy dust cover. It only makes one of the same color, not of the same strength.
 

3. And I sincerely hope the powers that be in Chattanooga have enough sense to take advantage of a great opportunity.

I sincerely hope Andy Berke has enough brains to not hire Wes Snyder. 

Julia Buckner



During A Martin Luther King, Jr. March Is Not A Time To Campaign

It truly amazing what Martin Luther King, Jr. accomplished at just 39 years of age. He changed an entire country. Dr. King was not in elected office or in any position of power. Yet, he accomplished more than any politician.  To me the Martin Luther King, Jr.'s vision was an expectation of life centered in education, hard work, and accomplishment that in time would evolve ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Sleep, Kelly’s On Watch

As the most intense week begins in President-elect Donald’s Trump’s ascent to become the most powerful man in the world, it is now strikingly obvious he has surrounded himself with the greatest collection of leaders to ever fill a Presidential cabinet. Each is a proven winner, be it in business, the military, or national affairs. Last week a confirmation hearing were heard for ... (click for more)

Walker Charged With Sunday Night Murder Of Girlfriend In LaFayette

A 29-year-old Walker County man has been charged with murdering his girlfriend, also 29. Sheriff Steve Wilson said David Ryan Walker was charged in the slaying of Candace Ann Hankins. He said she was killed inside a house on Wheeler Road in LaFayette and her body was found in woods behind the house. The sheriff said Walker called relatives to express remorse about the killing. ... (click for more)

Man With Gun Runs From Police At Hamilton Place Mall; Pushes Shoppers Out Of The Way

A man who was found to be armed with a handgun was chased by police early Saturday afternoon. He pushed shoppers out of the way during the pursuit, which included racing down an escalator.   Erwin J. Rogers, 22, of 6111 Nottingham Dr., is facing multiple charges.    Around 1:50 p.m., Chattanooga Police officers working at the Hamilton Place Mall ... (click for more)

Shulman Leads McCallie Past Calhoun In MLK Hoops

The inaugural MLK King of the Court day of basketball action at UTC’s Maclellan Gym is now in the books and there were some pretty good games despite only one of the five games being relatively close. The GPS Bruisers came from behind to beat Van Buren County by a 51-45 final, but the average margin of victory for the other four games was a whopping 26.25 points. Those other ... (click for more)

Warren Replaces Martinez As Vols Secondary Coach

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. --  The Tennessee football program announced Monday that Charlton Warren  has agreed to terms to become the defensive backs coach for the Vols. Warren served as defensive backs coach at North Carolina the last two seasons and also has spent time on the Nebraska and Air Force coaching staffs. Willie Martinez  will not be returning after ... (click for more)